Restaurant Samokovi

The a-la-carte restaurant in Hotel Rila - restaurant "Samokovi" offers irresistible culinary experience for the guests of Borovets resort.  With its creative menu and elegant atmosphere restaurant Samokovi is the perfect place for everyone who loves the gourmet cuisine.  

The person, responsible for the creative menu in Restaurant Samokovi is one of the most renowned Bulgarian chefs - Dobrin Ivanov or Chef Dobri, as everyone in the hotel calls him, has a solid 8 years background as a sous-chef and chef in high-end hotels in Bulgaria such as Grifid, Festa, Grand Hotel Varna and four seasons as a cook in the Bavarian Alps where he received priceless training and experience in one of the best classic restaurants in Germany „Kloster Ludwig der Bayer”. 

Chef Dobrin Ivanov​

In 2016 Chef Dobri was awarded the first place at a prominent culinary race in the “Traditional Bavarian Cuisine” section. This recognition helped prevail on Dobri’s decision to return and settle in Bulgaria and seek opportunities to apply his knowledge and spread his potential in Borovets.Chef Dobri and his team are preparing the traditional for the region products according to the latest culinary trends. That's what makes the dishes in Restaurant Samokovi so special. 



During the winter season restaurant "Samokovi" welcomes its guests every morning for special PREMIUM breakfast and every evening for a unique gourmet experience in the heart of the mountain. 


The Creme brulée with pears and chili 


Book your table in restaurant Samokovi phone +359 889 678 292 or at email