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Gloria Mar Sofia
Looking for a quiet, reasonably priced restaurant in the centre of Sofia where you can get a delicious lunch or lavish dinner garnished with a nice bottle of wine in a pleasant atmosphere? Well, we know such a place - you will find it at 29 Slavyanska Street. Oh, yes, the name is Mar... Gloria Mar.
As we just said, Gloria Mar Restaurant lies on a small and relatively peaceful street at the very heart of the city where the popular landmarks and interesting sites are literally around every corner. This makes the restaurant not only suitable for all sorts of special occasions, lunch breaks, and business or casual dinners, but also turns it into a place where people can get some good rest after all the shopping and walking tours around the beautiful Bulgarian capital.
The restaurant flaunts a clean and stylish interior design with lots of modern ornaments and comfortable furniture. There are several elements that will certainly grab your attention, such as the lucky bamboo plants that serve as natural table dividers, for example, or the large wall with the oriental patterns, the silver candelabra and the enormous aquarium full of exotic fish. The soft pastel colours and the huge windows provide additional elegance and lend the place a great cosy feel. Of course, here is the time to mention that Gloria Mar is sandwiched between two lovely gardens. The first one is located in the street right outside the restaurant, whereas the second is hidden in the courtyard. As a matter of fact, the latter happens to be the favourite spot of the vast majority of the restaurant's regular clients, so in case you really want to dine there, you'd better make a reservation beforehand.
And now for the definite highlight of Gloria Mar: food, glorious food. The staggering abundance and impeccable quality of the exquisite international dishes, fish specialties and refined desserts served at the restaurant are only matched by the fantastic professionalism of the waiting staff and the amazing culinary skills of the chef. The bill of fare is updated in accordance with the season and the lunch menu is different every day. All products used to prepare the food are fresh, including the various types of Black Sea and Mediterranean fish which are directly delivered to the restaurant at regular intervals. If you wish to order some wine together with your food but you don't know how to combine the aromas and bouquets, just ask your waiter to pick it for you. They will surely find the perfect match for your meal. Alternatively, you can simply accompany them to the spacious wine cooler at the far end of the restaurant and select a bottle yourself. This special glass room does not only look very impressive but it is also instrumental for the storage of the various kinds of wine as it has the unique ability to maintain several optimal temperatures at the same time. Another very important asset of Gloria Mar can be found in the fully equipped fancy kitchen - that's the famous Spanish Josper oven, which, together with the chef, is responsible for the heavenly gourmet temptations one can try at the restaurant.
Getting to Gloria Mar is extremely easy and parking there shouldn't be too problematic, either. The Sofia University Metro Station is only a few hundred metres away and there are also several parking spaces reserved for clients of the restaurant. Actually when you reach the place you can just leave the keys to someone from the staff and they will take full care of your car.
You can access Gloria Mar IOS application available on the apple AppStore here.
29 Slavyanska Str., SofiaView Larger Map