La Veranda- stylish restaurant at Horizont Complex in Varna Sea Garden, Bulgaria
Last time visited in July 2015 with family and friends
See… the magnificent view to the sea and the rich sea garden from the terrace of the restaurant, the stylish decoration of the place
Smell… delicious bread; bread sticks, served as a compliment
Taste… any kind of sea food, fresh Black sea fish and mussels, pizza and more from the extensive carte
Feel and Experience… courteous but a little slow service
Hear… pop music like Lady Gaga for example, enchanting tangos chill-out tango of Otros Aires and other type of music, quite eclectic selection
Varna is one of the biggest towns in Bulgaria, extremely busy, offering variety of historical and natural places of interest, museums, universities, as well as many entertainment opportunities like going to the beaches, restaurants, night clubs, disco clubs, dolphinarium, aquapolis and more. One of its biggest attractions is the gorgeous sea garden, legendary with its beauty, size and colorful pallete of nightclubs.
One of the most preferred places in the garden, both for dining and night life, is complex Horizont. It consists of a hotel, night club and 2 restaurants. It is one of the favorite places for marrying couples for their great wedding day. The dolphinarium is very close to it so you can combine a visit to the dolphins’ show, a walk in the garden, a dine at the summer restaurant of the complex and a drink at the night club.
The summer restaurant of Horizont is called La Veranda. It is located on the terrace, with a view to the sea, it the open air but it has also a solid sheltered part. It is decorated with style and you cannot help feeling comfortable and full of high expectations.
La Veranda Varna
The carte is very rich and I was full of doubts if they can sustain such an extensive list of dishes. My local friends assured me that the kitchen is able to prepare every single dish from it.
I found some of the dishes quite extraordinary and decided to experiment with a Bouillabaisse soup, which is very well spread in French Riviera but rare and bizarre for Bulgaria.
There was a lavish quantity of fish and other sea fruit in it but it needed spicing which is expected for a typical bouillabaisse.
I tasted the steamed mussels which smelled wonderfully with the herbs inside and they were prepared exactly as per my taste.
The kids had fish fillet with vegetable garnish, including a wonderful potato mille-feuille.
The pizza was quite good. There is a bakery at the restaurant and any kind of bakery products are prepared with much care and mastery. Be careful with the bread sticks, since they are very delicious and you cannot stand eating too much of them.
My next visit to Varna will definitely include dining at La Veranda.
Address: Varna, sea garden, close to Rappongi beach.
Tel: +359 52 389166
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