Restaurant Week, or Teden Restavracij in Slovene, returns to Slovenia this spring, with restaurants across the country participating in the largest nationwide culinary event of its kind! From 16-25 March special multi-course gourmet meals prepared by the very best Slovene chefs will be available for €18, giving locals foodies and interested visitors the chance to taste Slovene cuisine at its finest without doing major damage to their wallet. There are 101 restaurants in total taking part, including some two dozen in and around Ljubljana, and extensive details of all the venues can be found on the official website (Slovene language only for now). It’s highly recommendable to make reservations well in advance, as the most popular restaurants (such as JB in Ljubljana) will have surely been fully booked before the event even begins.
Set in a colourful little house on one of Ljubljana's prettiest (and most overlooked) streets, Manna offers a divine selection of contemporary Slovene cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are complimented with some tasty homemade desserts an
Opened in 2013, Vila Podvin is set in a beautifully restored 14th-century castle some 2km east of Radovljica, and just a short drive north of Ljubljana. There are seven comfortable guests rooms and suites available, but the real highlight here is in the
A relative newcomer (only opened in 2013), Casa Nostromo has quickly become a popular addition to Piran's culinary scene. Located just opposite the old town harbour, the nautical-themed restaurant specialises in simple, fresh Istrian cuisine, prepare
Have you ever wanted to eat at the oldest restaurant in Slovenia? Well, you’re in luck, and it just so happens to be situated in one of the country’s most idyllic locations. Gostilna Gastuž has been around for a whopping five and a half centuries at t
Sat between Celje and Novo Mesto, Gostilna Repovž is homely personified. A family affair with over a hundred years of tradition already behind it, the richness of the countryside is multiplied by an awareness of knowledge of food and wine added to superb
Kendov Dvorec is quite simply one of the finest hotels in all of Slovenia, and truly has to be seen to be believed. A sprawling country manor that dates back to 1377 and was for generations the primary residence of the wealthy Kenda family, the buildi
For a truly unique dining experience head up to Tabor Castle on the hill overlooking the town. Dating all the way back to the 11th century, the castle was in ruins for nearly 200 years until the Laško Brewery restored it to its former glory in the 198
Pri Florjanu really offers something for everyone. This local café and restaurant is an ideal place for picking up a pastry on the move, enjoying a coffee and a cake on the square or even enjoying a leisurely meal. The menu is a delight, Slovene dishes i
Located on a hill just above Velenje's city centre, the immaculate Vila Herberstein is nevertheless in a space and time completely separated from the town only a few hundred metres below. Dating back to the second half of the 19th century, the previo
For fine modern dining right in the heart of the city centre, look no further than the ground floor of Hotel Cubo. Just steps away from some of Ljubljana's top cultural venues (Cankarjev Dom, Drama Theatre and the Slovenian Philharmonic) Cubo is a popula
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Surrounded by meadows and forest (where you can pick your own berries, mushrooms and herbs), this restaurant, headed by chef Jože Godec, has dishes with rich flavours made from local ingredients and wild plants. You can’t go wrong with the meal of the da
Decked out in browns of brick and wood, Atelje is a bar and restaurant with a classy, understated feel, as you’d expect from it being part of the Grand Hotel Union. A short and often changing menu re-imagines classic dishes, all masterfully prepared and
Found in Hotel City Maribor, Restaurant Terasa offers delicious gourmet meals at an excellent value for money. This elegant restaurant has an A' la Carte menu, set daily lunches and also offers to host business lunches and dinners. Terasa also offers sea