• Hiša Franko Provenance is everything at this award-winning restaurant near Kobarid.
  • Castle Restaurant It's hard to fault the superb location of Bled’s in-castle restaurant.
  • Monstera Bistro The concept bistro of star TV chef Bine Volčič delivers 'best-meal-of-the-trip' quality.
  • Pri Mari Stylishly rustic restaurant serves the most inventive Mediterranean dishes in Piran.
  • Restavracija Mak Owner-chef David Vračko guides you through a multi-course food experience.
  • Gostilna Grabar Expect seriously good eating dressed up with a dash of foams-crumbs-purees frippery.

Local & Regional Food

  • Majerija Local produce shines in skilled, contemporary dishes at this farmhouse idyll.
  • Hiša Denk Chef Gregor Vračko elevates local Styrian produce to the highest level.
  • Gostilna Rajh This gostilna specialises in local specialties with a modern twist, like trout in pea mash and parsley oil.
  • Hotel Jožef The best place in town to try žlikrofi, cooked in the traditional way with mutton sauce.
  • Štrud'l A must for foodies keen to sample local specialities, like barley porridge with sausage and beans.
  • Gostilna Psnak Local inn amid the paradise of Triglav with a keen eye for how to cook buckwheat dumplings.

Casual & Street Food

  • Foksner Our candidate for best burger in Slovenia. Patties are grilled on the deck and served with craft beers.
  • EK Bistro Top spot for brunching in style: big slices of avocado toast and eggs Benedict on fresh English muffins.
  • Cantina Klet Order drinks from the bar (good-value local wine), then head to a self-service window for fresh fish.
  • Pop’s Place Celebrated craft-beer and burger bar has evolved into a must-visit in the capital.
  • Odprta Kuhna Ljubljana’s 'Open Kitchen' is a weekly street-food festival that's not to be missed.