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L'etranger

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ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
+359 88 752 3376
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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214 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite places in Sofia to eat. I've been here at least once a year for a nice meal and it never disappoints. This last visit was only for drinks and dessert with friends because of their two stunning desserts. The lavender creme brûlée and their chocolate fondant. Really amazing desserts and it is a lovely... More 

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Thank Thomas H
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a very nice and cosy french restaurant in Sofia. You could easily miss it because it is situated in a more quieter part of the city center..The place is decorated nicely and with style although it's not very big (probably best to make reservation) bu that only adds to the atmosphere.The menu is not very big but the food... More 

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2 Thank Док Ц
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very cozy and delicious. They have a special daily menu which is always a nice surprise. The interior makes you feel you are in Paris. But cuisine is what makes this place worth visiting.

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1 Thank Lyubomira P
Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I visited L'Etranger recently for Dinner with friends and was surprised of the class and gourmet food I experienced. The food is a highlight - light and delightful in taste everything I tried was really outstanding. Everything in my starter - a goat cheese mousse salad was perfect - the tomatoes were naturally ripe and tasty, the goat cheese did... More 

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1 Thank Speedy G
United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with a party of four for birthday meal. Really classy inside, down a worryingly dingy side street, but don't be put off. Waiter was highly attentive. Menu choice wasn't huge but a good enough selection. Food was lovely.. This place is probably more expensive than your average Sofia restaurant but still good value. Between us we had four... More 

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1 Thank Rhian S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant has a good ambient and nice environment. Food was ok but overpriced for the quality. Wine was good and very friendly service..

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Thank Ruzbeh K
ISRAEL
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nice French restaurant. The service was professional and friendly. The food was tasty and the dishes are big. There is very attractive lunch menu.

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1 Thank NitsanB
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

... I'm trying to force myself to write about this place. Simply because at the end of each dinner there I have to be on a long diet plan and therefore I hate myself. The food is so tasty, so you keep eating till the very last piece of your meal. This bistrot is a piece of France in the... More 

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1 Thank Stanimir S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice french Bistro in surprising area. It's like a island, where you step like in Wonderland. Outside area is multicultural mix with local restaurants or arabian style shops and places for duner. And surprisingly you find another world - cosy, charming, elegant, nice beautiful details. And here comes the menu. Exactly as it has to be. Nothing superfluous. Expensive... More 

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1 Thank Mihaela P
bistrot l, Propriétaire at L'etranger, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, as we're acting to restore the "image" you noticed of the real Center of Sofia with our working friends nearby. kvARTal's working ;) More 

Tonsberg, Norway
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Most capitals have their own Greenwich Village-ish are, so does Sofia. Find yourself in this cozy neighborhood, and search up this nice French restaurant in the pretty villa. They have gorgeous cheeses and wine for every taste. And the Ratatouille that is very, very good. The owner couple strolls quietly among the tables and sit down for a chat, if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
Cuisine
French, European, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 752 3376
Description
The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001

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