Floret bar and restaurant of hotel InterContinental in Sofia

Restaurant Floret rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 4.9 out of 5.

November  2020


Seen            5 Big Hearts by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com

Felt              5 Big Hearts by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com

Heard          5 Big Hearts by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com

Smelled      5 Big Hearts by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com 

Tasted         4.5 сърца от 5D Сензографа на placescases.com / 4.5 Big Hearts by the 5D Sensogrpah of placescases.com

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In place of the former Radisson Hotel in Sofia, there is now InterContinental Hotel. I recently mentioned this chain in a review for the Crowne Plaza-Le Palace hotel in Brussels, which is also part of it.

Floret is located on the ground floor of the hotel. There is a separate entrance, but you can also enter from the central one. The lobby has been transformed and has a very beautiful statue, which you can see in the video below.

See ….

…. Small menu with exquisite suggestions;

…. Pleasant interior, without being intrusive, rather very lean, but also very stylish;

… Grand piano in the middle of the hall;

…. There is a disinfectant on each table, which on top of everything is placed in a very stylish glass dispenser.


Feel ….

…. A sense of luxury with finesse (without ostentation and intrusiveness) in every detail – interior, plating, music, service, attitude, food quality, even the design of the toilet. There, in addition to being an impressive water spout, there is also a hand lotion in addition to the liquid soap;

…. Wine by glass is available. They opened a new bottle in front of me.

…. Very polite service, the waiter was wearing a mask, tightly covering the nose, which is very rare in most places. If you are interested in any detail about the food and he does not know it, he will definitely ask and give you the info.


Hear ….

…. Very nice music, different arrangements of famous songs.

Movie watching time: 1:59 min.


Smell ….

…. Aroma of roses in the Entremet dessert with white chocolate, rose water, raspberries, hazelnut praline and rose wine ice cream. A good solution to present Bulgaria to foreign guests of the hotel.

A similar approach, only in a cocktail, was used in the rooftop bar of hotel Hyatt in Sofia, which I wrote about in The Scene Rooftop Bar & Terrace is the VIP box, and the stage is Sofia.

Chef Georgi Boykovski, while still in restaurant Cosmos, had made a dessert Bulgarian rose, with meringue, which had the shape, color and aroma of rose Damascene. Now in his newest restaurant, Gotvarnitsa, meaning Cookery, he has developed the 9th version of his dessert, only this time he has intertwined the traditional Bulgarian breakfast, popara, into the idea. See and read more in Gotvarnitsa – the gastronomic gallery of chef Georgi Boykovski and chef Velin Velikov.

Why the rose is a symbol of Bulgaria read in A short guide for the modern visitor in Kazanlak, the capital of the Valley of Roses, Bulgaria – Part 1 and Part 2.

Taste ….

…. Homemade bread as the beginning of the lunch;

…. Pasta for the day – in this case it was spaghetti with salmon, zucchini and cream – great!

…. The tempura shrimps and the club sandwich was highly appreciated by the children;

…. Pork chop with home-made barbecue sauce, extremely well balanced in taste, aroma, roasting;

…. Only the blanched french fries to it and the club sandwich do not correspond the high level of the other products. I personally highly recommended fresh french fries. Half a heart fell out because of them.

Floret is an extremely nice place, bar & restaurant type, in the center of Sofia. You can take a walk on a Sunday morning to the National Art Gallery in Sofia, then through the garden at Crystal, and then a little further to the parliament, and finally you can sit in the early afternoon in Floret, behind the statue of Tsar Osvoboditel, just then the sun shines on the terrace and the restaurant inside to make you feel relaxed and blissful.

Street Art at Crystal Garden, photo by placescases.com
Street Art at Crystal Garden, photo by placescases.com

How to get to restaurant Floret?

Don’t worry about getting to restaurant Floret in Sofia. Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:

Floret, hotel InterContinental, Sofia, Bulgaria

A: 4 “Narodno sabranie” sq, 1000 Sofia Center

T: +359 877 340000

Е: floret@ihg.com

Opening hours: Mon- Sun 10:00-23:30

If you need to rent a car, you can book it here in the box of the largest booking platform.

Where to stay if you are not from the city?

If you are already planning a visit to Sofia and you prefer to stay in the center, close to Floret, why don’t you try the InterContinental hotel,  I recommend that you book your stay right hereFor your convenience, I have added a booking.com box, which refers directly to their site. I guarantee you’re going to use all your genius discounts and privileges they would offer to you. Just enter the dates of your trip, then hit the Search button and voila. In addition, booking.com are doing their best to make sure that your expectations as a customer are fulfilled. I’ve described an example about the latter in  my story about our stay in Shangri-La hotel in Singapore .


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