Find out which top 10 restaurants from Alpine Slovenia are the finalists at The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2020!
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You can feel the beauty of green Slovenia as you enjoy a view of the famous Lake Bled and the beloved Lake Bohinj. The region spreads out from the Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, to the renowned holiday destination of Kranjska Gora, Zelenci natural reserve, the stunning region of Koroška, or visit the emerald Soča River Valley, the mighty Kamnik and Savinja Alps to green Pohorje Mountains and capital of region Maribor, the city with the oldest vineyard in the world, – no matter where you go, an incredible experience awaits you. All of these Slovenian restaurants are also eligible to be featured in the Michelin Guide Slovenia or even to receive the first-ever Michelin Star in Slovenia!
Here is a selection of TOP 10 Slovenian restaurants from Alpine Slovenia presented to you by The Slovenia Restaurant Awards
Only 800 meters from the town center of Slovenske Konjice, just above the golf course between Škalski vineyards, sits Gostilna Grič. In the shade under the cherry tree, in the summer garden of Gostilna Grič, time stops at least for a moment with a view of the natural beauties of Škalska vineyards. What could be more beautiful than to come to Zlati Grič and combine the beauty of nature with Chef Andrej’s culinary experience and a great glass of wine.
They offer hospitality and homeliness to individual guests, organized excursionists, closed companies and businessmen. The premises are also suitable for lectures and professional gatherings.
While it would be all but impossible to find a consensus choice for the label of Best Traditional Restaurant in Slovenia, Ančka is definitely one of the names on the shortlist. Known first and foremost for its štruklji – a typical Slovenian dumpling – the menu is a veritable encyclopedia of heavy meat dishes, and the portions so large that taking home leftovers is all but guaranteed. Despite its popularity, it’s not the largest restaurant in Slovenia, so you’ll either need a reservation or lots of luck to get a table here at the weekends. Located well outside Ljubljana, it’s easy enough to find just down the road from the airport.
Located in the village of Predoslje, Gostilna Krištof has a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Slovenia and for good reason. The family that runs it is said to have been in the culinary business for more than 700 years, so it’s safe to say you’re in good hands here. The setting exudes tradition and history but modernity and contemporary ideas dominate the menu, while the marriage of rural ambiance and modern Slovene cuisine is tough to match. It all starts with the ingredients, most of which are organic and locally procured. This is elegance in restaurant form, with plenty of ambition and creativity nestled in the corner. One of the best restaurants in Slovenia? You better believe it.
In the beautiful town of Radovljica in the heart of the Gorenjska region, you’ll find the excellent Gostilna Lectar. Traditional local dishes are celebrated here and the Gostilna strives to keep the Slovenian culture alive in homage to the generations before them. In the adjoining museum, you can learn the craft of gingerbread making which Lectar still produces today. These brightly colored delicacies are beautifully decorated and were traditionally given as tokens of love for centuries.
Roundly regarded by gourmands, amateur foodies, tourists and locals alike as one of the best restaurants in the country, and currently ranked as the 38th best restaurant in the world, it’s not uncommon for diners to make the trip to Slovenia for the express purpose of eating here. Run by a husband and wife team, Ana Roš, who has been hailed as one of the best female chefs in the world, is in charge of the kitchen, while Valter Kramar’s knowledge of Slovenian wines and cheeses is unrivaled.
Opened in 1875, Hiša Raduha has been passed down through generations, with it now being head chef Martina Breznik’s turn to take the reins. Breznik places special emphasis on imaginative and innovative approaches when crafting dishes, while also balancing a deep admiration for tradition. The bountiful nature found right outside Hiša Raduha, the exquisite dishes, and the option of staying overnight at one of their guest rooms makes Hiša Raduha an exclusive romantic getaway. Raduha offers inclusive overnight stay packages that come at a slightly expensive price, but the experience more than makes up for it.
Despite being a little out of the way and not possessing the most inspiring of interiors, Restavracija Mak has forged a reputation as Maribor’s finest restaurant, a testament to the supreme quality of its food if ever there was one. Sure, the food at Mak isn’t cheap, but the food of this standard rarely ever is. For guests, a meal at Mak is an education in appreciating the art of cooking, something that is increasingly being lost in the fast-pace of the modern world. Its attention to detail is truly second to none.
Restavracija Sedem, a culinary school restaurant, is located right in the heart of Maribor’s center. Its students take much of the responsibility that comes with operating a restaurant which includes welcoming guests, organizing themselves and creating reasonably priced diverse dishes. With a coffee shop attached with delicious sweets and cocktails and their offer of grabbing a ‘’to go’’ basket for two, Restavracija Sedem is sure to produce a great meal.
A restaurant, shop, café, wine bar, and club all in one, Rožmarin is one of our favorite spots for food in Maribor. Opened by former professional tennis player Saša Arsenovič, this sleeker than sleek establishment offers a varied menu that drips in quality from top to bottom, and the experience and passion for food are impossible to ignore. Their chefs prepare fresh daily breakfasts, lunches and tasting menus, and for the more social eaters shared plates are available in the evenings. We also can’t speak highly enough of the cheerful staff. A true delight.
Set in a beautifully restored 14th-century castle some 2 km east of Radovljica, Vila Podvin features seven comfortable guest rooms and suites, but the real highlight here is in the kitchen, which is run by one of Slovenia’s top chefs, Uroš Štefelin. Renowned for transforming traditional Slovene cuisine using modern culinary techniques, Štefelin prepares his own unique dishes with local ingredients and ample creativity. Already a popular venue for weddings, the Podvin estate also hosts other private events, offers horseback riding and cooking workshops, and even has a selection of souvenirs representing Slovenia’s rich cultural heritage.
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