Restaurants

Top Choice Slovak in Central Slovakia

Salaš Krajinka

There is no more bucolic spot to chew sheep’s cheese – produced voluminously in Central Slovakia – than this restaurant and dairy playground, 8km northwest of Ružomberok. The focus is its excellent modern-rustic res…
Top Choice International in Košice

Republika Východu

Proudly proclaiming independence from Western Slovakia and indeed anywhere else, Republika Východu (Republic of the East) tempts you with coffees, cakes, health-boosting quinoa salads, avocado on toast and zesty smo…
Top Choice Slovak in Bratislava

Modrá Hviezda

The 'Blue Star' specialises in rich, regally executed Slovak dishes: rabbit in red wine, baked trout, and mangalica pork (from woolly pigs) on a silky purée of chestnuts. Seasonal ingredients inform the changing men…
Top Choice Slovak in Ždiar

Ždiarsky Dom

Even the hungriest Goral shepherd would be satisfied by this superb restaurant, with local twists on steaks, risotto and pork ribs that practically fall off the bone. There’s a log-walled interior to complete the ru…
Top Choice Slovak in Štrbské Pleso

Koliba Patria

On a pretty lakeshore perch with an outdoor terrace, wood-lined Koliba Patria exceeds expectations with refined (though comforting) takes on Slovak shepherd cuisine. Chilled strawberry soup, chicken salads and hulki…
Top Choice International in Košice

Villa Regia

Steaks, seafood and vegetarian dishes get artistic treatment amid a rustic atmosphere. Daily lunch specials (€6.50) favour Slovak comfort food like cabbage and paprika soup, and buttery poppyseed dumplings.
Top Choice Desserts in Bratislava

Mondieu

Settle in for macarons, ice creams and pancakes crammed with fresh fruit and chocolate. This emporium of indulgence, part ice-cream parlour and part patisserie, has a cheeky Parisian theme and enough health-boosting…
Top Choice International in Poprad

Vino & Tapas

Truffled eggs, delicate ravioli, flower-strewn desserts… Vino & Tapas offers an exceptional dining experience in an atmospheric, brick-walled restaurant. Opt for a set menu with amuse-bouche (€39) to savour the …
Top Choice International in Bardejov

Cactus

Pork cheek, garlic-baked trout, black risotto with sun-dried tomatoes…the flamboyant food at this upscale spot has a glut of influences from Scandinavian to French. Service is thoughtful, as are the selections on th…
Top Choice Italian in Trenčín

La Piazzetta

Exemplary Italian diner with a voluminous wine list and kind service. Choose from superb ravioli, prosciutto-covered risotto, and a selection of Mediterranean fish and meat dishes.