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WINNERS of SLOVENIA RESTAURANT AWARDS 2019

Ljubljana, May the 7 th , 2019 – Selecting Slovenia’s best restaurants – The Slovenia Restaurant  Awards 2019 by Dines Club – whose award ceremony was held on May the 7 th , 2019 in the Evergreen restaurant in Smlednik, Slovenia, declared the winners of the awards for the year 2019. THE WINNERS OF THIS …

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Danilo / Restaurant and winery / Reteče / Škofja Loka

Danilo – gostilna & vinoteka, is a charming restaurant and winery found near Škofija Loka. The third generation that has inherited Danilo, brother and sister duo, Gašper and Nina Čarman, continue the establishment’s long tradition of producing delicious traditional dishes with a modern twist, more than living up to its motto ‘tradition, local, modern’. Its …

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BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT 2019 AWARD by FIDUCIA

GRAD OTOČEC received the award for BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT 2019 ABOUT THE WINNER: The restaurant is located in Castle Otočec, where exciting dishes of incredible tastes are developed under the guidance of chef Amel Balagić. THE Slovenia Restaurants: Top 163 Restavracija hotela Grad Otočec ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Fiducia is a company, that is rightfully proud …

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BEST INN AWARD 2019 by UNDERBERG

GOSTILNA PRI LOJZETU / CASTLE ZEMONO is the recipient of the BEST INN AWARD 2019. ABOUT THE WINNER: Zemono castle is a refined, 17th-century building that the family-run inn of Gostilna pri Lojzetu has called home for more than a decade. The founder’s descendant, master chef Tomaž Kavčič, is renowned for his innovative style of …

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BEST SERVICE 2019 AWARD by Diners Club Exclusive

ABOUT THE WINNER: CUBO restaurant – right ingredients, a versatile chef, and popular dishes. A minimalistic, modern ambient, reserved parking spaces, and gorgeous plate art. Their pasta is never overcooked, their ingredients retain their freshness, and their dishes are anything but boring. Their kitchen staff doesn’t make beginner’s mistakes – they make precisely what the …

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BEST SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT AWARD 2019 by Bollinger

ABOUT THE WINNER: The Bazilika family of restaurants is the winner of the BEST SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT award for the year 2019. Multiple teams, each in its corner of Ljubljana. Seemingly unconnected, but in reality of one body. They prepare new masterpieces every day – just for us. The most familiar sound emanating from the …

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NEWCOMER of the YEAR 2019 AWARD by Winterhalter

Domačija Belica received the award for the best newcomer of the year 2019 ABOUT THE WINNER: Restaurant Belica offers traditional cuisine, based on seasonal and locally-produced ingredients. The restaurant doesn’t provide a set menu, but changes it every week, as it is based on locally sourced ingredients, which are mainly grown by themselves or bought …

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BEST FOODIE INFLUENCER 2019 AWARD by BioSing

The blog JernejKitchen received the Best Foodie Influencer 2019 award. ABOUT THE WINNER: Maja and Jernej Zver – JernejKitchen. Even though the team currently consists of only two people, Maja and Jernej, the blog gets its name from Jernej, for it is he who creates original recipes and dishes. Because our last name is Zver …

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VOX POPULI 2019 Award by Römerquelle

HIŠA FRANKO won the 2019 VOX POPULI award About the winner: The story and the philosophy of Hiša Franko are tightly intertwined with the traditions and the environment of Posočje. An environment, that can be hard and cruel at times, but which is always breathtakingly beautiful. The restaurant, placed at the foothill of mountains and …

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The Slovenia restaurant awards 2019 by Diners Club

7. 5. 2019 Another selection of the best Slovenian restaurants by The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2019 is in the books. This year’s ceremony for The Slovenia Restaurant  awards was something special. The all-day event encompassing educational lectures, culinary and social events, ended with a 16-course charity dinner. The magnificent location of the golf course and …

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Gostilna Pri Lojzetu, Dvorec Zemono

Dvorec Zemono, also known as Zemono Manor, is an exquisite 17th-century Palladian building in the village of Zemono, between Vipava and Ajdovščina. As well as the splendid architecture and frescoes, the site offers truly stunning views of the vineyards and peach trees in valley, and also attracts many visitors because it is home to Gostilna …

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Restavracija Strelec

Perched high up in the archer’s tower of the grand Ljubljana castle, Restavracija Strelec overlooks the city from a spectacular position. Strelec has both an inside and outside seating area, with the outside showcasing a magnificent view of the sprawling Ljubljana for its lucky diners. The inside of the restaurant has a modern flare, with …

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Slovenia – European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia, alongside Portugal’s Coimbra, became the European Region of Gastronomy 2021 at a ceremony in Brussels on 8 October 2018, which was however a formality as the country’s bid was endorsed already in June. Slovenia has 24 gastronomic regions, and 365 dishes and drinks typical or a certain region or town, which sounds like heaven, as …

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Forget to cook, get a book! 163 Top Slovenian Restaruants

Ana Roš, The World’s Best Female Chef in 2017 is the amazing chef of Hiša Franko, who together with her husband Valter Kramar, who manages the front of house and is the restaurant’s sommelier, has turned a traditional country in that Valter’s parents used to run into a world class fine dining restaurant and guesthouse that is …

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HIŠA TORKLA, Korte

Situated in a beautifully restored traditional 19th-century Istrian house in the charming hilltop town of Korte, the cuisine at Hiša Torkla is just as exceptional as the setting.  Prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients from local farmers, hunters and fishermen, many of the dishes are based on age-old Slovene recipes with a little bit of modern …

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Restavracija Sedem

Restavracija sedem Restavracija Sedem, a culinary school restaurant, is located right in the heart of Maribor’s centre. Its students take much of the responsibility that comes with operating a restaurant which include welcoming guests, organising themselves and creating reasonably priced diverse dishes. With a coffee shop attached with delicious sweets and cocktails, and their offer …

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Restavracija Pavus – Grad Tabor Laško

If you’re looking for a truly unique and romantic dining experience, why not hike up to Tabor Castle on the hill that overlooks the town of Laško. Dating back to the 11th century, the castle was in ruins for nearly two hundred years until the Laško Brewery rebuilt it in the mid-1980s. The compact but …

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Restavracija hotela Grad Otočec

If location is all that matters, this might be one of the most romantic restaurants in Slovenia. In the middle of the Krka river, the restaurant nestled inside Otočec castle truly is a special place. And, of-course, the food more than matches its enchanting surroundings, with dishes like Chanterelle pockets with spinach, cream of fennel …

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Restavracija Cubo – WINNER 2019: Best Service by Diners Club Exclusive

Cubo’s location outside of the city centre doesn’t stop those foreigners and locals who appreciate good food and atmosphere from turning up here in droves every day. Taking the very best of the dining experience from décor to service to of course the food, they’ve come up with a truly inspiring place indeed.. Opting for …

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Rakar – gostilna in prenočišča

Their excellent service, elegant plating and use of fresh ingredients puts Rakar – gostišče in prenočišča on the map. But it’s with dishes like fried anchovies on marinated zucchini, juicy duck breast with herbs or pumpkin filled dumplings with cider and mustard seed sauce, where Rakar truly excels. Their large wine cellar, friendly staff and …

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Ošterija Debeluh

Considered by those in the know as one of the best restaurants in the region, if not the entire country, Ošterija Debeluh and acclaimed head chef Jure Tomič have built up a well-earned reputation for innovative, beautifully presented and most importantly delicious dishes. With their main focus always being simple, clean and seasonal flavours, Ošterija …

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Monstera bistro

Monstera Bistro is just a stone’s throw away from Kongresni Trg, right in Ljubljana’s city centre, making it a great place to stop off for lunch or dinner after a day of exploring Slovenia’s capital.  Monstera Bistro makes exquisite food by weaving modernity into traditional dishes. Having both a diverse lunch menu that changes every …

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Hiša Raduha

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 Raduha …

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Gostilna Pri kolovratu

First opening its doors in 1836, Gostilna Pri Kolovratu specialises in traditional Slovene food – even using recipes from the first Slovene cookbook. Offering hearty meals, including Ljubljana žlikrofi with mushrooms, and specialty appetisers like veal tongue, Pri Kolovratu ensures that their diners leave feeling satisfied and full. Their daily specials are also a great …

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Gostilna Na Gradu

Decidedly upmarket in appearance and service, the prices are surprisingly modest – especially given the truly unique location and dining experience that goes along with it. Na Gradu’s award-winning chefs pride themselves on the expert preparation of Slovenia’s diverse range of traditional dishes, which have been developed over the centuries in the country’s 24 separate …

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Gostilna Mahorčič

On your way to the coast and in the mood for a gourmet meal? A 2017 Jeunes Restaurateurs Heritage Award nominee, Gostilna Mahorčič prepares authentic dishes from the Brkini and Karst regions, using ingredients from local farmers and grocery producers.  They also have local delicacies (Karst juniper berry brandy, honey, homemade biscuits) available for purchase, …

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Gostilna Belšak, Slavkov dom

Gostilna Belšak, Slavkov dom, is nestled away between Ljubljana and Medvode, surrounded by meadows and forests. Its location offers an escape from the city and tranquility with its stunning views. Belšak pleases with dishes like fried chicken, noodles with truffles and roasted veal, as well as other seasonal specials. The building itself has as much …

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Gostišče Kapušin

Gostišče Kapušin, located in Bela Krajine, is a favourite of locals and tourists alike. With their multiple terraces and their hearty meals that leave guests satisfied, Kapušin makes for a lovely place to eat. Kapušin also offers the chance to be immersed in Slovene culture, with their traditional dishes specializing in the flavours of Bela …

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Gostilna Rajh

In Murska Sobota, a city in northeastern Slovenia, lies a small, elegant family restaurant. With their recent renovations, Gostilna Rajh’s interior is now also a medley of both traditional Slovene and modern, with wooden panels and one glass wall having black silhouettes of pigs printed on it. They are popular with both locals and gourmet …

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Danilo – Gostilna & Vinoteka

Danilo – Gostilna & Vinoteka, is a charming restaurant and winery found in Škofija Loka. The third generation that has inherited Danilo, brother and sister duo, Gašper and Nina Čarman, continue the establishment’s long tradition of producing delicious traditional dishes with a modern twist, more than living up to its motto ‘tradition, local, modern’. Its …

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Gostilna Slovenija New trademark

Gostilna Slovenja is a new trademark that has been introduced by The Section for Tourism and Catering at the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia. The award will lay the foundations of modern culinary visibility in Slovenia. Each carefully selected gostilna must meet a certain criteria, including strong family connections that have passed …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Julijana Restaurant, Bled

Exclusive gastronomy, an exclusive location and an exclusive ambience – exclusive tends to be a word that best describes Julijana Restaurant. The views of the lake and the castle are enchanting, and the gourmet delicacies on offer are sure to impress. The restaurant can only accommodate some 20 people, which gives it a uniquely intimate character.. …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Shambala, Ljubljana

Not only does Shambala’s kitchen turn out some of the best (and spiciest) Asian cuisine in Slovenia, but the tranquil, almost meditative, ambience of the place allows you to enjoy your meal in a state of perfect relaxation – with some of the best service in town thrown in as an added benefit. Pepper sauce …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Restaurant Kotlar, Kobarid

A hint of the sea is to be found in the Alps, specifically at Kotlar in the centre of Kobarid. A restaurant in the conventional sense of the word, there’s an elegant ambience that’s best enjoyed after dark. For dinner, whether it be romantic or celebratory in essence, the specialities include a mixed seafood entree, …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Boheja Restaurant & Bar, Novo Mesto

Located within a modern yet warm and friendly building in Novo Mesto, Boheja specialise in producing diverse steaks, which is all we need to know. Cooked on a unique lava grill, we try not to delve into hyperbole too often but these steaks must be tasted. They must. Complimented by other original and seasonal dishes …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Restaurant Rožmarin, Maribor

Opened by former professional tennis player Saša Arsenović, this sleeker than sleek establishment offers a varied menu that drips in quality from top to bottom. It is, without doubt, one of the finest spots for top quality food in Maribor, and the experience and passion for food is impossible to ignore. Shared plates are available …

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THE Slovenia Sunday lunch idea Gostilna Kunstelj, Radovljica

First opened in 1873, this friendly family-run guesthouse can be found in the centre of Radovljica’s old town, just north of Linhartov Trg.  The menu is focused on traditional Slovene favourites and also includes a number of house specialities as well as set multi-course menus for groups, all of which can be viewed in advance …

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THE Slovenia Sunday Lunch Gostilna Pri Planinskem Orlu, Stahovica

Some years ago we got lost trying to take a shortcut through the mountains in a heavy rain storm and ended up following a convoy of cars, which serendipitously led us to this traditional family-run restaurant on the road to Kamniška Bistrica. Seeing that the parking lot was packed despite the weather, we vowed to …

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Best regional restaurants West

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurants North news-picture

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards.

With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 March when the overall winners will be announced and presented with their awards. So, without further ado, …

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PREKMURJE: the mysterious land across the Mura River

Even the quickest look at a map betrays a lot about Prekmurje. If ever there was a region of Slovenia that could be described as being ‘other’, Prekmurje is it. A thousand years of Hungarian rule will do that, and a sizeable Hungarian minority thrives here today. The history of Prekmurje and its people is …

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MARIBOR: The capital of Štajerska

Sitting in the foothills of the Pohorje Mountains and straddling the banks of the Drava River, Maribor is Slovenia’s second largest city though it sometimes feels more like a country town. An industrial powerhouse in Yugoslav times, many of the state owned companies closed down leading to a tough transition period which the city is …

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Sunday Lunch at Gostilna Kunstelj

THE Slovenia Sunday lunch idea Gostilna Kunstelj, Radovljica First opened in 1873, this friendly family-run guesthouse can be found in the centre of Radovljica’s old town, just north of Linhartov Trg.  The menu is focused on traditional Slovene favourites and also includes a number of house specialities as well as set multi-course menus for groups, …

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Sunday Lunch at Pri Planinskem Orlu

THE Slovenia Sunday Lunch Gostilna Pri Planinskem Orlu, Stahovica Some years ago we got lost trying to take a shortcut through the mountains in a heavy rain storm and ended up following a convoy of cars, which serendipitously led us to this traditional family-run restaurant on the road to Kamniška Bistrica. Seeing that the parking …

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Best Restaurants in Slovenia: Hiša Franko

THE Slovenia Restaurants Hiša Franko: Winner of Best Restaurant in Slovenia for 2017 Roundly regarded by gourmands, amateur foodies, tourists and locals alike as one of best restaurants in the country, 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 …

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The Expert Committee 2018, Diners and partners

This year’s selection of 166 of the best Slovenian restaurants was carefully selected by the expert committee composed of ethnologists: dr. Janez Bogataj (FF) and dr. Aleša Gačnika (Turistica), mag. Helene Cvikl (Director of the Higher Vocational School for Catering and Tourism Maribor), international best-selling author and professor of art history dr. Noah Charney, and …

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Deloitte Slovenia on the review of the TSRA 2018 results

This year’s The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2018 is already in full swing. Chefs & Foodies Academy, composed of chefs from selected restaurants approximately 300 cook experts, journalists, critics, bloggers, experts and lovers in the field of enogastronomy, numerous winemakers, sommeliers and representatives of various industry associations have already cast their votes. On February 9, 2018, …

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Goriška Brda: Slovenia’s Tuscany

Covering 72km2 of rolling hills between the Soča River and Italian border, Brda is one of Slovenia’s foremost wine-growing areas and only an hour’s drive from Ljubljana. Often described as a miniature version of Tuscany, every hill seems to be topped with a large church surrounded by a charming little village, while the hillsides and …

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Best regional restaurant East

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurant North

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurant South

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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WINERS OF THE SLOVENIA RESTAURANTS AWARDS ARE KNOWN!

Now in its second year, THE Slovenia Restaurant Awards has grown considerably and we already have plans for next year! We’ve just about recovered from yesterday’s event… Wow, what an afternoon! We had a great turn out, thank you to everyone who was in attendance. If you tuned in via our live web-stream we hope …

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THE Slovenia Trip Tip – Moravske Toplice: The top destination of the beautiful Pomurje region

The slogan of the municipality, which reads “We are wealthy, for we appreciate what we have,” was chosen for a reason. It reflects the beauties of nature, cultural gems, and architectural marvels of this stunning region in the far eastern corner of the country. The municipality of Moravske Toplice consists of 28 settlements and is …

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Best regional restaurant South

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurant Ljubljana & Central

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Now in its second year, THE Slovenia Restaurant Awards has grown considerably and we already have plans for next year!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! We’ve just about recovered from yesterday’s event… Wow, what an afternoon! We had a great turn out, thank you to everyone who was in attendance. If you tuned in via our live web-stream we hope you enjoyed it and were …

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