Food and drink


Whether it’s traditional Bulgarian cooking or international cuisine you are looking for, (small photo: Villa Marciana) – the restaurants of Varna cater for all tastes:

Villa Marciana

Less than 20 miles outside Varna is the Villa Marciana gourmet restaurant, the jewel in Bulgaria’s culinary crown. Here guests can not only look forward to a sumptuous dining experience but can also be entertained while they eat.


The stylish villa, with its exquisite décor, was originally a school which had stood empty for many years before major renovation began in 2007. The menu features a tempting range of international dishes, with all food lovingly prepared and with the attention to detail you would expect in a restaurant of this calibre.
Villa Marciana is situated in the small village of Padina, less than 5 miles from the historic resort of Devnya, founded by the Roman emperor Trajan.

Di Vine

This exclusive restaurant provides excellent food in attractive surroundings. Fine wine is a key part of the dining experience here and DiWine has its own impressive wine cellar. In addition to wine-tastings and cooking contests, the restaurant also hosts a number of important cultural events.
This popular eatery prides itself on outstanding, attentive service and all staff speak German. DiWine’s menu features a mix of classic Bulgarian dishes and international specialties, with all dishes freshly prepared and always beautifully presented.


Horizont has a reputation among both locals and visiting tourists as one of the best eateries in Bulgaria. Its menu offers a tempting selection of traditional local specialities, as well as various dishes from other culinary traditions, including French and Italian. There is ample seating both inside and out, with 160 tables in the main dining room and a spacious outside terrace.
An added bonus: the restaurant offers wonderful views of the Varna Bay Area.

Mehana Chuchura

For high-quality Bulgarian cuisine right in the heart of Varna, the Mehana Chuchura restaurant is hard to beat. Housed in a historic building dating back to 1885, this popular eatery prides itself on serving tasty traditional fare in cosy, traditional surroundings. Take a look at this video from travel journalist David Hoffmann for a glimpse of what the Mehana Chuchura has to offer: