Veselo Selo is a traditional Bulgarian restaurant situated in Borisova Gradina park, right behind Vasil Levski Stadium. If you have read our reviews you probably know that there are lots and lots of traditional restaurants in Sofia. Veselo Selo is probably one of the most tourist – oriented restaurants in Sofia.
First of all – the place is huge! It’s one big room filled with tables and a space in the middle, where they perform different kinds of traditional dances and even sometimes cut the hog roast in front of everybody! That is just great if you want to spend an evening introducing someone to Bulgarian culture and cuisine, or learn something about it yourself, but if you are hoping to spend a relaxing evening – this will not be it! The entire restaurant makes me think about a giant “fun factory” – the waiters running around with trays of food, very loud music and at some point even girls performing some sort of belly dancing on the chairs next to your table, and musicians following them around. Don’t get me wrong – this kind of dinner can be fun, but you probably wouldn’t want to repeat it very often.