Culinary Delights by the Sea: Old Sailor Restaurant Review in Nessebar, Bulgaria

Culinary Delights by the Sea: Old Sailor Restaurant Review in Nessebar, Bulgaria

In the midst of the ongoing pandemic in 2021, travel opportunities have been somewhat limited. However, we seized the chance to explore the enchanting Bulgarian seaside, a destination we had longed to visit. Our focus today is on the Old Sailor Restaurant, a gem we discovered during our trips to Nessebar in 2020 and Sunny Beach in 2021.

Location and Ambiance:
Nestled in the heart of Old Town Nessebar, the Old Sailor Restaurant boasts a charming location. While driving in Nessebar is restricted, a brief walk through the picturesque streets from the nearby parking lot rewards you with the restaurant’s warm ambiance. What sets this place apart is the post-dining experience— a leisurely stroll to the sea or a relaxing moment on the beach.

Staff Impressions:
Having dined here on three occasions, the staff’s demeanor left a lasting positive impression. Their pleasant, helpful, and discreet approach contributed to the overall enjoyable atmosphere.

Culinary Adventure:
Now, let’s delve into the culinary experience, which we thoroughly relished. The portions are generous, and the flavors are exceptional, making it a place worth revisiting.

Meal Breakdown:
First Meal:

Fish soup (x2)
Greek Salad
Draft beer (x1)
Mojito (x1)
Mussels and French fries
Total Cost: 68.10 leva (Approx. 37 euro)

Second Meal:

Cheese with walnuts and honey
Wiener schnitzel
French fries with goat cheese
Pork kavarna
Draft beer (x1)
Aperol (x1)
Total Cost: 56.10 leva (Approx. 30 euro)

Third Meal:

Fish soup (x2)
Mussels and French fries
Garlic bread
Cola (x2)
Aperol (x2)
Total Cost: 58.70 leva (Approx. 30 euro)

Noteworthy dishes that stood out were the delectable mussels, flavorful fish soup, and the unique cheese with walnuts and honey.

Old Sailor Restaurant emerges as a great dining choice, offering substantial portions of delectable cuisine at an affordable price. Whether enjoying the sea breeze post-meal or relishing the diverse menu, this restaurant is a must-try if you find yourself in the area.

2023 Update: We visited the restaurant two more times during a small weekend break we took in Nessebar and while the location moved about 60 meters, the mussels were just as great.
Still a place we can recommend and a place I would gladly return to try the mussels again!