A Gastronomic Oasis in Balchik: Corona Restaurant Review

A Gastronomic Oasis in Balchik: Corona Restaurant Review

Introduction:
In the challenging times of the global pandemic, I find myself compelled to share an experience from a unique restaurant in Bulgaria—Corona. While the name may resonate with current world events, I assure you this review is about a culinary gem in Balchik that deserves your attention.

Location:
Nestled next to Balchik Castle and the Botanical Garden, Corona Restaurant offers a great dining experience by the sea. Its proximity to the beach and picturesque surroundings make it an ideal spot to unwind after a day of sun-soaked relaxation or capturing moments through the lens. A parking area approximately 200 meters away allows for a pleasant stroll along the promenade to reach this great restaurant.

Staff Impressions:
The staff at Corona Restaurant is not only welcoming but also exudes professionalism. Being Romanian myself and considering the close ties between Romania and Balchik, exchanging a few words in Romanian with the staff added a personal touch to the overall dining experience.

Culinary Delights:
My review is based on four memorable dinners at Corona, each contributing to a delightful culinary journey.

First Evening:

2 Fish soups
1 Dorada fillet and polenta
1 Portion of mussels and French fries
1 Beer
1 Cuba Libre
Total Cost: 60 leva (Approx. 30-31 euro)

Second Evening:

Chicken and shrimps roulade
French fries
French fries and cheese
Bread
Fish eggs
Dorada
1 Draft beer
1 Aperol
Total Cost: 80 leva (Approx. 40-41 euro)

Third Evening:

Plate of seafood
Greek salad
Greek Zucchini
Sicilian mussels
French fries
Large draft beer
1 Mojito
Biscuit cake
Nugat cake
Bread
Total Cost: 73 leva (Approx. 37 euro)

Fourth Evening:

Pork bonfile
Dorada
Sicilian mussels
French fries
1 Cuba Libre
1 Large water
Total Cost: 60 leva

Conclusion:
Corona Restaurant stands out not only for its reasonable prices but also for the generous portions and impeccable taste. It becomes evident that the cost is justified when considering the exceptional quality and the abundance of food. Despite the challenging times, this culinary experience turned our first holiday in 2020 into a memorable one, and we are confident it will leave a lasting impression on you too.

Final Recommendation:
If ever in Balchik, do not miss the opportunity to savor the offerings at Corona Restaurant. Our experience was nothing short of delightful, and we are sure you’ll feel the same.

2023 update : We found ourselves in Bulgaria again for a weekend and wanted to eat here but somehow, something has changed. While the food was decent, it lacked what we enjoyed so much during our former trips. It could just be a bad weekend or maybe the quality has gone a bit downhill but in any case I would rate this place a grade lower than our initial visit.

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