Since 2012, the students of the prestigious HRC Culinary Academy, Bulgaria’s premiere culinary institute, have been cooking up a storm at Talents Restaurant Sofia near the National Palace of Culture in the capital. As the only student-operated restaurant in Eastern Europe, this place has become beloved by locals who want to satisfy their cravings for high quality food while supporting the cultivation of the students’ skills in the kitchen.  


Its consistently excellent reviews in TripAdvisor are a testament to the fact that this place never disappoints. From the description of their original recipes in the menu to the way they plate and serve the finished product – everything about Talents makes the students’ enthusiasm about their next culinary experiment apparent. Even though the restaurant has earned its reputation as a high-end Sofia establishment, its reasonable prices and unimposing ambiance make it a place you could visit time and again.


The staff are also students of the institute. Over the course of every dinner at Talents they make sure you know your patronage is appreciated. (Last time we visited, we tried a complimentary sour cherry sorbet from fruit harvested from one of the student’s gardens. Talk about a personal touch!)


Why We Go to Talents :

  • The menu rotates each week and always serves up unique combinations of fresh ingredients. You never know what the menu will look like, but you know it’ll be delicious…
  • Culinary students from over 15 different countries with international culinary experience guarantee extreme variety in the menu.
  • The obvious enthusiasm, professionalism and attention to detail from the talented young chefs make every dinner at Talents special.
  • Occasional theme nights, like “blindfold night” where guests dine in the dark (move over Dans le Noir!)
  • Their selection of Bulgarian wines. Ask them to recommend a pairing for your meal, they really know their stuff.

  • Estimated budget

  • Recommended for

    Couples, small groups
  • Hours

    11:00 – 22:00
    Sunday: closed
  • Kitchen

    Until 21:00
  • Website

  • Address

    9, Petar Beron


ADDRESS: 9, Petar Beron

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