Философия за храната


Our philosophy towards food is simple and behind it is the belief that a great gastronomic experience is not just about the food and wine you consume. A great gastronomic experience is an emotional experience. It takes many things – a beautiful place, a home-like atmosphere, caring service and even food you don’t eat every day, just to name a few.

Coming back to our food philosophy, the food we serve is heavily influenced the typical Bulgarian cuisine and even more by the distinctive Rhodopean cuisine. We source only the best seasonal products, predominantly locally and cook them using as many local recipes as possible. We look forward to welcoming you soon and sharing our food passion with you.

Механа хотел Гела и Спа


We call our restaurant mehana, which is the Bulgarian word for the traditional and folk restaurant, serving Bulgarian cuisine.

Our mehana is a small cosy place where you can savour the flavours of culinary creations cooked especially for you. You will enjoy the warmth and the fragrance of a burning fire and the sound of popping embers coming from the fire place.

During the warm summer months the mehana terrace is the place where we serve all meals while you can appreciate the beauty of the surrounding mountains.

Number of places inside: 25
Number of places outside: 40
Working hours: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Breakfast is served from 8.00 10.30 a.m.



Mehana Gela focuses on providing creative and organic food based on local recipes. Our food is predominatly local and made of seasonal products, so our menu changes through the seasons.

We serve only slow cooked food. Therefore all dishes are cooked to order so don’t be surprised if you need to wait for your food for a while. However, we promise that you won’t be disappointed!

If you stay with us you can pre-order your meal and we will cook and serve it at the exact agreed time.

In our menu we have listed selections for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and people with food allergies. Just let us know what type of food you love and we’ll be happy to suggest the best options you.

You can also see our  menu

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