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ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 88 224 9740
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed yesterday

This wasn't the most obvious place to find but I loved the small, cosy interiors that felt informal and homely. We had a really helpful waitress serving us who was so helpful when we had questions about the menu and wanted recommendations. Dishes were innovative...More

Thank hungryforcake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this restaurant with the free food tour 'Balkan Bites'. We went back there for lunch, so it was pretty calm. The food was really nice (they have a different menu every lunch). My risotto was a little salty, but I didn't mind because...More

Thank kathleenzwijsen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my sister after a long day of hiking. The people where so nice to give us a seat in the shadow because we were sunburned pretty bad. The food was delicious!! I had some duck (which I had never eaten before)...More

Thank NL_Chantal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard so much about the "famous lavanda" that I finally decided to visit for a late dinner for my birthday. I absolutely regret that now. First of all, no noticeable sign or whatever at the door on the street that there is a...More

Thank N_Rashkova
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I really like the garden atmosphere but when the food came up I was frustrated. Cheap products, awful meals ans in the same time very expensive ... the only good thing was the waiter service, he was kind and helpful.

Thank Super9111
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here sat out on the balcony. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful. Great aubergine 'steak' for veggies !

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A good restaurant with a bar at the front. Cool interior and nice seating area outside in the shade. Food was really good, the menu was varied, service prompt, staff very pleasant and food was well priced (water and bread included with the meal plus...More

Thank GZoya
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The setting was lovely. We were lucky it was sunny, so we sat outside. The waitress bought English menus over straight away. We both ordered the Sausages, salad and potatoes. A couple of things were unavailable, but it was around 2:30pm. The food seemed to...More

Thank SputnikCosmos
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Just like eatting at a nice home...very tasty food and atmosphere...great selection and a garden for good weather eating.

Thank Patpv
Reviewed 12 July 2017

nice friendly staff but the overall food is average - I have been many times for work lunches, My collegas like to go there so they choose the restaurant ( because they pay ) but i am not so impressed.

1  Thank Eric K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 224 9740
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Lavanda is a place where you can feel at home and have an exquisite meal and excellent wines. For dinner Lavanda will offer you a seasonal menu with different types of cuisine, creatively and skilfully combined in a sofisticated blend. Our lunch menu is created for busy people, working around and we change it daily, considering a lower price, quickness and variety. Recently we have started a Chef's Thursday events in which we present new ideas, wineries and gourmet specials.
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