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Before & After

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12 Christo Belchev St, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 981 6088
08:30 - 22:15
Open now
All hours
Mon 08:30 - 22:05
Tue 08:30 - 22:15
Wed - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The restaurant was lovely and really unusual with quite a quirky design. They also offer dances in the evening which would have been nice if we had been able to go along that evening. We had lunch which was really nice choices from the menu which were different from the usual fare at other restaurants. The food was very cost... More 

Thank veronica l
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had a good dinner here, really good food, nice staff and it was great to sit outside. We recommend it!

Thank Rosa R
Sofia, Bulgaria
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138 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is in the center of Sofia. Old building which was Mara Belcheva's house. The food is average and a bit expensive.

Thank Jivko V
Bern, Switzerland
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This place somehow creates a literary atmosphere and this is not surprising as it used to be a meeting point for cultural events at the beginning of the 20th century. I wish they would raise their food standards a bit, this could be a great place to visit regularly.

Thank CityTraveller1984
Sofia, Bulgaria
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very nice memories, the interior is great, nothing extraordinary, but is a mixture of an old building, nice cafeteria place and feeling in your enormous living room ...

Thank Милослав И
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Haven't been here this year but it is one of my favorite places in Sofia. A lovely tango hall with good food but nothing really exceptional though the beef carpaccio I had there one time was very good indeed. Reasonable prices, good service, cool in the summer ... well worth a visit!

Thank iphikrates
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1,324 reviews
435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,721 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Eastern European cuisine. Located on Hristo Belchev Street, a couple of corners from Vitoshsa, still it remains hidden. The building was a meeting point for many cultural events in the beginning of the 20th century, being the house of the famous Bulgarian poetess Mara Belcheva. Its interior retains the atmosphere of the past – the old fountain remains in the... More 

1 Thank greekcypriot2009
Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Before and After used to be one of my favorites restaurants in Sofia till last night. I had a business meeting. They serve us fake alcohol - rakia Burgas 63 and Slivenska Perla! They did not apologize even they try to deny! Wine - they have good wine list, but they don't have the wines in fact. The main waitress... More 

1 Thank Dushka D
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I came across this restaurant quite randomly, but loved the decor, and ate some delicious fresh fish - I'll be back.

1 Thank Alley_explorer
Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I have to say this is one of the restaurants with really unique atmosphere. It is very cosy and I love their menu. It is very diverse, including Eastern European dishes with a modern twist but also many Central or Western European meals. And most importantly, it is quite healthy which perfectly fits my way of eating !

Thank Lora Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:05
08:30 - 22:15
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Christo Belchev St, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighbourhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 2 981 6088

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?