Top Choice Slovak in Štrbské Pleso

Koliba Patria

Come here for the lovely lakeside terrace and complex meat dishes. It's certainly more refined than a typical koliba (rustic mountain restaurant serving Slovak sheepherder specialities).
Slovak in Ždiar

Ždiarsky Dom

Rustic Slovakian cooking next door to the little museum.
Top Choice Slovak in Spišské Podhradie

Spišsky Salaš

Dig into lamb stew in the folksy dining room or on the covered deck, and watch the kids romp on rough-hewn play sets. The rustic log complex also has three simple rooms for rent (per person €13). It's 3km west of Sp…
Slovak in Central Slovakia

Salaš Krajinka

Two kilometres west of Ružomberok, Salaš Krajinka is one of the country's best sheep dairy restaurants. Buy bryndza and other products on-site, or sit down for a full meal in the modern-rustic dining room.
Top Choice International in Košice

Villa Regia

Steaks, seafood and vegetarian dishes get artistic treatment amid a rustic old-world atmosphere. The vaulted ceilings and stone walls extend to the upstairs pension rooms.
Top Choice International in Bardejov


Crisp salads, juicy steaks, stuffed trout…the food is flamboyant and with a glut of influences from the Scandinavian to the French – as modern as Bardejov is ancient. A whiskey-cigar bar is next door.
Top Choice International in Bratislava

Café Verne

Lively, friendly, good-value dining in the old town: the Czech beers flow and everyone from expats to students wolfs down hearty no-nonsense grub, including Slovak staples and decent English breakfasts.
Top Choice International in Košice

Republika Východu

Proudly proclaiming independence from Western Slovakia and indeed anywhere else, Republika Východu (Republic of the East) baits you with cakes and good coffee then becalms you with its salads, pancakes and exclusive…
Top Choice International in Poprad

Vino & Tapas

It's worth splashing out on Poprad's most atmospheric restaurant. The guys here have cooked for the Queen of England, and the food's a cut above. Best phone ahead if you're set on eating here.
Top Choice Cafe in Banská Štiavnica

Divná Pani

One of Slovakia's coolest cafes, Divná Pani does great coffees, teas, hot chocolates and light meals, and stays buzzing until late – often with live music.