With its perfect location in the heart of Sofia and excellent mixture of five-star luxury, unique architecture and loads of mesmerizing historical monuments, Arena di Serdica Residence Hotel is an absolute gem, which not only attracts tourists from all over the world but is adored by locals as well. Just like every self-respecting, classy hotel, Arena di Serdica has to offer much more than meets the eye. Its multilayered sophistication does not begin and end with the exquisitely furnished rooms and suites. It extends to unprecedented levels with the amazing wellness club, the charming lobby bar and, of course, the focal points of this review... the hotel's two outstanding restaurants - La Tribuna and La Terazza di Serdica.
La Tribuna Restaurant and Garden is to be found on the hotel's ground floor, right next to the reception. It is for those who love classic interiors and neat summer gardens. This magnificent bistro can seat up to 60 people inside the spacious dining room and additional 40 people in its interior garden and is a preferred spot for casual or business dinners and lunches. The mouthwatering dishes served there present a fine blend of traditional Bulgarian and Mediterranean flavors with the spinach salad, pesto and goat cheese pasta, roast lamb, and mascarpone and chocolate biscuit cake being the definite highlights on the menu... together with the impressive selection of wines, of course.
But La Tribuna has many other special surprises for its guests, too. Self-service buffet breakfast is available from 7 am to 10 am Monday through Friday and from 7.30 am to 10.30 am at weekends. One can also relish the restaurant's tasty Business Lunch meals every workday from 11.30 am to 3 pm or simply enjoy a refreshing cup of tea and a freshly baked muffin in the afternoon. The BBQ-Day weekends are worth mentioning as well. In addition to all that, La Tribuna also hosts a great variety of private and corporate events, cocktails, wedding ceremonies, wine tastings, etc.
Alternatively, you can just take the elevator to the 9th floor, pick a table and marvel at the breathtaking view of Vitosha Mountain from La Terazza di Serdica's sunny terrace. This stylishly decorated panoramic restaurant will impress you with its great variety of international dishes and wines. We, personally, never miss a chance to get a delicious bite of La Terazza's tender Black Angus strip steak or the Supreme chicken sirloin with herbs but we can assure you that every meal is a real masterpiece prepared by true culinary magicians using the best products money can buy.
The special events organised at La Terazza are as diverse and fun as they can be. They range from thematic evenings such as Neptune's Day, dedicated to seafood and fish specialties, and the organic food-packed Food for Life Thursdays to cocktails, company parties, weddings and private events held at the restaurant's elegant VIP room.