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The best restaurants all offer wonderful views of the terraced city as it tumbles down to the Yantra below -- to make sure you have a table on the edge of the terrace (and believe us, you do) ask your hotel or driver to book 1 or 2 days in advance, and call again to confirm. If neither Ego or Shtastlivetsa has a table on the terrace, try Rich (1 Yantra St., located down a flight of steps opposite the Stambolisky monument; tel. 062/27980), owner-managed, exceptionally good value, and superb views on the terrace. Whichever restaurant you choose, make sure you end up on cobbled Rakovski Street at Stratilat, Veliko Tarnovo's most happening cafe, and collapse in a wicker chair for a postprandial espresso.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.