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Dishes from 5 amazing restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo
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5 Amazing Restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo

food is such a rich part of the travel experience.

Zoe McLellan Fifty Plus Nomad.

The quality of restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo is fantastic. It is a great city for foodies like us! The restaurants use quality local ingredients and combine them with the best of international produce. Customers often ask us to recommend our favourite restaurant. We thought it would be better to tell you which 5 amazing restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo our customers tell us they like best. Don’t forget to check out the extra lunch recommendations at the end. They are not-to-be-missed!

Shtastliveca (The Happy Man)

This restaurant is on the main road in the Old Town. It has beautiful flower displays on the roadside together with amazing views across the River Yantra to the monument of the 4 Horseman. The food is delicious. There is a fabulous selection of food suitable for vegetarians and vegans. This restaurant never disappoints us with its food. We have been eating here for 14 years. This restaurant is popular, so you should book. Hopefully you will be like the name of this restaurant after you eat here!

Fresh fish with hassleback potatoes and baked cherry tomatoes at Shtastiveca restaurant in Veliko Tarnovo

Han Hadji Nikoli Restaurant

This restaurant is on the delightful Craft Street (Samovodska Charshiya). It is a beautiful building and also a perfect example of Bulgarian architecture. We love to eat in the courtyard outside on a warm evening. The menu is varied and the food is excellent quality. Open for food from 17:00 every day and from 11am Saturday and Sunday.

Delicious meringue , cream raspberry and exotic fruit dessert with raspberry drizzle and a cup of coffee.

Casa di Bianco Restaurant

This is another of our favourite restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo. It has a superb, seasonal menu. They have become famous for their wonderful sushi menu too. We love their salads. They are varied and packed full of ingredients chosen for their ripeness and full flavour.

Fresh sushi on a white plate.

Ego Pizza & Grill Restaurant

Another fashionable place that serves Bulgarian and Mediterranean cuisine, not just pizza. Ego has a modern interior and terrace that looks out over the river. Gets quite busy on an evening so reservation may be necessary.

Ethno Restaurant

A mix of Greek and Mediterranean food with an extensive Sushi Menu too. Ethno additionally has a delightful and tasteful interior. It has great views across the River Yantra and has a nice ambiance.

A colourful grated vegetable salad with beetroot, carrot, cabbage and parsley with a wedge of lemon.

Finally, here are two more super options if you fancy lunch.

Green Health Cafe

This delightful cafe is set amidst the lush greenery of the Marno Pole Park in Veliko Tarnovo. It is an elegant café with an outdoor seating area overlooking the park. The interior is filled with light and pastel colors of furniture and large mirrors, and serves a variety of cold and hot drinks. They specialise in coffee, tea, latte, natural juices and tea, smoothies and lemonades, as well as many healthy and light meal options and some homemade desserts.


VkusoteriA is a fast food restaurant, whose name literally means “tasty” where you can enjoy delicious burgers of all kinds. They are out of this world! The restaurant also offers a range of vegetarian options, desserts, coffee and to-die-for homemade smoothies.

Delicious burger with potato spiral and mayo

Also check out TripAdvisor’s 10 Best Restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo. We also have a great blog post about restaurants and bars and in Veliko Tarnovo. Another great place for restaurants is Arbanasi. Check out our best picks, chosen for you.

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