Christmas and New Year in Bansko is followed by thoughts of three questions:
- will there be snow?
- is everything open?
- where is good to eat?
This year, the Kempinski have laid on some mouth wateringly tasty sounding menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year in both their Galleria buffet restaurant and Come Prima restaurant. The prospect of tucking into the scallops starter is good. I’m reckon that the lamb main course, washed down with a decent Bulgarian wine will make for a fine Christmas dinner. The Garlleria Christmas lunch is €44 or 88 lev per person.
A special treat for family and loved ones.
New Bansko restaurants
The five new large restaurants opening their doors for the first time this season:
- Gastros restaurant. Dimitros and Petros serving up fresh fish and Mediterranean dishes. Recommended. Located at the entrance of town opposite the Valon supermarket.
- Queen’s pub, up from ice rink on Pirin street (large, live bands). Reports please.
- Stone Flower Barbeque located on Pirin Street by ice rink (traditional music, too noisy for me to try)
- Euphoria bar and grill right at lights before gondola, (looks nice: more upscale, Chinese restaurant upstairs — opening any day now).
- Mezze restaurant. Now in the location of ByTheWay. Lavina complex. Reports please.
I recently took a look at sushi in Bansko, including the St Ivan Rilski, but also there’s now sushi at Vila Roka and, like last year, at the Florimont hotel.
Will Bansko soon become a gourmet and party destination? I think it already is getting very close to this. These new restaurants make a welcome change from the generally reliable Victoria restaurant (opposite the Kempinski).
Tips Of The Day
- When eating out, a gratuity on top of the bill (cheque) is much appreciated by your waiter or waitress. Wages are still low here, and the Bansko cost of living is not so low!
- Be quick to claim bonus discount for the flexible ski packages including six and thirteen day lift passes.
- Money saving coupons for all ski packages clients.
For an additional savings resource, look for a current Orbitz promotional code