Тони Джиджи в Бургас- телешки бузи със сос полента Tony GiGi in Burgas

Tony Gigi Gourmet Restaurant in Promenade Hotel, Burgas

Restaurant Norma was replaced by Tony Gigi in the Promenade Hotel. As fans of the hotel, we couldn’t help but visit its new restaurant, especially since our accommodation included breakfast there.

February 2024

Rating for Tony GiGi by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 4.2 out of 5.

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Experience accents as per the 5D Sensograph:

See very chic interior, it was like that before as well. The plating on the dishes was also impressive.

Feel decent service, but not as much when it comes to the breakfast of the hotel.

Hear enjoyable cover versions of well-known songs, music for relaxation, and dining.

Smell the aromas of the wines – a wonderful wine list! Exotic spices in some of the dishes.

Taste the flavors of Thai Asian soup, a delightful appetizer to start the dinner and crispy beef tounge.


To learn more details about the cuisine at Tony GiGi, continue reading the post.

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Тони Джиджи в Бургас- телешки бузи със сос полента Tony GiGi in Burgas
Tony GiGi in Burgas- beef cheecks in polenta souse


See in Tony GiGi …

… The paintings on the walls: they have always impressed me and they change them periodically. You look at them and marvel! In addition to large oil paintings, there are small graphics on the walls, very original, making you contemplate. The entire interior is very pleasant!

… The menu offers interesting choices: there is experimentation with Asian, Balkan, and Mediterranean variations.


Feel  in Tony GiGi

… … The people are friendly during dinner: however, during breakfast, my daughter complained that every morning she greets the bar attendant, but she persistently does not respond. Apparently, she is not very open to interactions with guests.


Hear in Tony GiGi

… Pleasant renditions of well-known hits, which contribute to relaxation and enjoyable dining.

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Smell in Tony GiGi

… The aromas in the Thai Asian soup: a hint of coconut, ginger, exactly as expected.

… The diverse notes in the wine: I recommend getting a bottle. The wine list is wonderful- some of the wines are at very good prices, but the others are also well worth it. Wine is offered both by the glass and by bottle, as well as in a bag-in-box. We tried a Riesling from Austria, Amarone from Italy, and Pinot Noir in a small bottle.

… One of the salamis, Milano, on the charcuterire and cheese platter had an unpleasant odor.


Taste  in Tony GiGi

… … The bread snack they serve at the beginning: always different bread, freshly baked on-site with seasoned butter, yellow in color from turmeric, and olive paste.

… Sausage and cheese platter: it’s worth getting a bottle of good wine and ordering this platter. The sausages are good, except for the Milano salami mentioned above. What impressed me more was the white cherries jam, which added variety to the platter, along with caramelized nuts. I couldn’t see the goat cheese in it that was mentioned on the menu.

… Thai Asian soup: I really liked it, it was also sweet, but that’s expected in this type of meal.

… Salmon fillet with gnocchi, peas, and sweet potato puree: delicious, crispy, well-combined with the side dish.

… Crispy beef tongue: with a coating that makes it crunchy, exceptionally tasty, very different from any others I have tried.

… Decent, but not impressive…

    Shrimp pasta: not bad, but it was sweet, as if they had added sugar or fructose.

    Teriyaki chicken: good chicken, but again, served with sweetened rice.

    BBQ pork skewer: presented originally but not as tasty.

    Surf and turf: well-cooked beef and shrimp in sauce, but somehow didn’t leave a lasting impression.

 … Beef cheeks: not tender enough, and instead of pure meat, there was quite a bit of soft cartilage tissue. I didn’t particularly like the polenta sauce- it was bland, too thin, and in too large a quantit,; the cheeks were swimming in it. I ordered them to pair with the nice Amarone wine, but they weren’t a worthy match.

… Breakfast: relatively good. The first day, the banitsa (cheese and eggs pastry) was oversalted, and everyone returned it mostly uneaten. The sausages were slightly dry at the ends. Small and large bottles of water were abundantly distributed, instead of being poured into a pitcher or in a dispenser. In my opinion, water in bottles should be paid for because it is sipped and then discarded, which is unacceptable for such a precious resource that is already disappearing in some places on the planet.

I would recommend a visit to Tony Gigi’s restaurant, but not at any cost. If you crave something exotic and different, give it a try. However, if you have high expectations, you might be slightly disappointed.

How to get to Tony GiGi?

Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:

A: Burgas Center, “Tsar Simeon I” 1, 8000 Burgas

T: +359 878 200 999

Open hours: 11:00-23:00

How to book your stay?

I recommend that you check the packages that the hotel offers on their website because they are very affordable. But for your convenience, I have also put a box on booking.com. Compare the prices and choose an option.


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