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#124 of 1,085 Restaurants in Sofia
$$ - $$$European, , Eastern European
bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 89 789 5325
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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European, Central European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Really worthy place to stay at any part of the year. Good food, lots of snacks are offered. During warm days they offered shisha as well, which is one of the best on Vitoshka.

Thank Uristas
Reviewed 6 February 2018

For me this is one of the best and quiet restaurants in Sofia. Usually in the evening in the center of the city is quite crowded and you cannot find any place to eat some decent food but this is the place to be. The...More

Thank Rumbeti
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Stumbled accross this place for a quick beer each while site seeing... Ended up staying for 3 coctails and a meal each! Comfee warm relaxed frendly athmosphere inside a sort of glass cube on the main high street. Good for people watching and lovely scenery...More

Thank Helena W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I stopped in for a steak but decided on the burger instead. I just couldn't eat 450 grams of red meat AND have room for a tall beer. I was treated to a delicious cheese burger and nicely cooked hand-cut fries.

Thank rustygrey1951
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice Restaurant, Looked good but food was not that good. Really slow service, and we ordered several dishes, none of them was bad nor great. just an Average restaurant. It was a little bit more expensive than other restaurants in Sofia.

Thank travellistics
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We went into this restaurant to shelter from the relentless rain and were glad we did. The food was lovely and the service spot on. Also the loos were spotlessly clean which is always a good indicator of hygiene standards.

Thank kareno1970
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I've surveyed Vitosha pedestrian mall for a decent dine in restaurant, and this was an exception it seems. The menu was short, which is usually a good sign of a good cook/chef. Selections of duck, steak, and salads. The wine list is just as short...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The restaurant is on the main shopping street in Sofia and is good for people watching whilst enjoying a meal. The menu is varied and the food was very good and reasonably priced.

Thank Phil D
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Right on the pedestrianized tourist drag, Background has friendly staff and an outside patio on the street. Nothing very Bulgarian about the menu, but the food is fine and the prices reasonable. Good spot to eat and people watch.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great drinks and my friends say a strong shisha for smoking. Excellent location on the main walking thoroughfare. Anni and Gabrielle we're both awesome hostesses.

Thank Brian G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighbourhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 89 789 5325
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Background restaurant is situated on the iconic Central trargovska street in Sofia - Vitosha. Will welcome you with minimalist decor reflecting the fine related to design combined with radiation and comfort in every detail. Selected menu - European cuisine with a light and healthy food and a mix of traditional Bulgarian dishes. It is worthwhile to try tagliatelle with veal ragout and cheese pekurino and linguini with clams. Of fish dishes do not miss salmon fillet with roasted vegetables and sea bass fillet grilled with roasted potatoes and tepanada of olives and capers. From salads - spinach salad with stewed tomatoes, chickpeas, olives and marinated feta cheese, flavored with lemon -gorchichen dressing, green salad with French goat cheese salad or classic "Caesar", prepared with all the intricacies of a rich flavor from the combination of crispy bacon, garlic croutons, fresh salad, anchovies, chicken and egg, sprinkled with flakes and Parmesan tossed with Caesar dressing. All this together with freshly baked bread and desserts, prepared and served with extraordinary skill, plus extensive wine list with a selection of wines from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Portugal, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina will make your experience memorable in Background.
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