Pub Alba: "Where To Try The Local Beer!" Top 5 Page for this destination Varna Restaurant Tip by johngayton

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  • Winter Lunch! - Varna
      Winter Lunch!
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One thing I never did find here in Bulgaria was anything approximating a proper drinking pub, but I did try! Pub Alba is nevertheless an impressive edifice comprising 4 floors and a large beer garden and does offer a huge selection of beers as well as an equally extensive food menu.

I only visited once as part of my pub search and whilst I found it to be much more of an eating establishment rather than a pub I did enjoy a very pleasant light lunch washed down by a couple of bottles of the local Varna beer. The place wasn't particlarly busy on a damp midweek lunchtime and the upper floors and garden weren't in use but the ground floor "beerhouse" was buzzy, the service prompt and friendly and the 6 Leva bill more than reasonable.

Favorite Dish: If I remember correctly the menu was in Bulgarian but I found the salad section and opted for the Polska Salata (whose ingredient list was beyond my limited language capability) which turned out to be a deliciously fresh and generous salad with eggs, beans, tomato, cucumber and a few other salady bits, topped liberally with cured pork. What made it stand out from the crowd though was the excellent yoghurt dressing which really lifted the dish into the realms of delish!

Yep, an excellent lunch and excellent price tag!!

UPDATE Jan 2010 - For an excellent Winter lunch try the Bai Ganbo. It's a sort of savoury baked rice pudding with liver, mushrooms and ham - cheap (3.80 leva) and filling!

Address: Maria Louiza Blvd 34
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: On the main drag on the left hand side about 800 metres down from the church, it's the big gaudy green and yellow building.

Sorry no other contact details available :(

Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 5, 2010
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