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Top Choice European in Pohorje Massif

Hiša Denk

Gregor Vračko's restaurant is all wood and floor-to-ceiling window minimalism. Its chic simplicity is a worthy contrast to the food. This is boldly creative fine dining with an added dash of eccentricity, elevating …
Top Choice Slovenian in Kamnik

Gostilna Repnik

Long a locals' favourite for top-notch Slovenian cuisine, Gostilna Repnik (1.5km east of the centre) also boasts boutique accommodation (single/double from €55/90) to give you more reason to linger. Great service an…
Top Choice European in Ptuj

Gostilna Grabar

This unassuming restaurant in the suburbs whips up the most creative modern-European cooking in the area. The menu changes daily, based on what's in season and what they've pulled fresh from the garden. Expect serio…
Top Choice Slovenian in Murska Sobota

Gostilna Rajh

In Bakovci village, 5km southwest of Murska Sobota, this gostilna (inn-like restaurant) serves local specialties with a modern twist. We love the trout served with pea-mash and parsley oil and the hearty stick-to-yo…
Top Choice European in Maribor

Restavracija Mak

The restaurant itself, in Obrežje across the Drava River, may not look like much, but you're here for the food not some grand dining hall. Owner-chef David Vračko will guide you through a multiple-course food experi…
Top Choice Slovenian in Ptuj

Gostilna Ribič

Ptuj's fanciest restaurant is in a prime position, with a shady terrace facing the river. The speciality here is fish – particularly trout and pike-perch – and local chicken dishes, but it deserves serious kudos for…
Top Choice Castle in Ptuj

Ptuj Castle

Ptuj castle is an agglomeration of styles from the 14th to the 18th centuries, but it is nonetheless a majestic sight, sitting high on the hill overlooking the red-roofed burger houses of Ptuj and the Drava River. I…
Top Choice European in Maribor

Malca

This lunchtime bistro serves some of the freshest dishes based on seasonal ingredients in Maribor. The daily changing menu takes inspiration from across Europe (paella and moussaka were both chalked up on the board …
Top Choice Bar in Maribor

Luft Bar

Always suckers for views and recycling, we love that the old Slavija Hotel is now an office building with a two-level rooftop cafe-bar. Floor 11 has a slick bar; go one floor up to the open terrace and you'll be bow…
Top Choice Slovenian in Celje

Gostilna Kmetec

One of our favourite gostilna (inn-like restaurant) anywhere, the Kmetec sits high in the hills, looking Celje's old castle square in the face. Offerings are on the meaty side – venison, boar, steak cooked in hay – …