Restaurants

Top Choice Slovenian in Ljubljana

Strelec

This is haute cuisine from on high – Ljubljana Castle's Archer's Tower, no less – with a menu that traces the city's history chosen by ethnologist Janez Bogataj and prepared by Igor Jagodic, recognised as one of the…
Top Choice Seafood in Ljubljana

Taverna Tatjana

This charming little tavern bordering Old Town specialises in fish and seafood (though there's beef and foal on the menu too). Housed in several vaulted rooms of an atmospheric old townhouse with wooden ceiling beam…
Top Choice Slovenian in Ljubljana

Druga Violina

Just opposite the Academy of Music, the 'Second Fiddle' is an extremely pleasant and affordable place for a meal in the Old Town. There are lots of very Slovenian dishes like ajdova kaša z jurčki (buckwheat groats w…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Ljubljana

Gelateria Romantika

Quite simply the best ice cream and sorbet – us exaggerate? – in the world, with flavours so unexpected, so fruit and vegetable-y (pumpkin-seed oil, cucumber, bilberry), you'll be back for more once you've reached t…
Top Choice Italian in Ljubljana

Prince of Orange

This true find – a bright and airy cafe just above Trubarjeva cesta – serves outstanding shop-made soups and bruschetta. Ask for some of the farmer's goat cheese and the link between the cafe and England King Willia…
Slovenian in Ljubljana

Manna

Splashed across the front of this canalside restaurant in Trnovo is the slogan ‘Manna: Božanske Jedi na Zemlji’ (Manna: Heavenly Dishes on Earth). Indeed, its divine contemporary Slovenian cuisine includes delicacie…
Slovenian in Ljubljana

Güjžina

This charming vaulted restaurant in the Old Town serves dishes from Prekmurje, Slovenian's flat-as-a-pancake province in the far northeast. Try the dödoli (dumplings; €11) with crackling, the bujta repa (pork hotpot…
Balkan in Ljubljana

Gostilna Čad

This place under Rožnik Hill, just downwind from the zoo in Park Tivoli, serves southern Slav-style grills, like pljeskavica (spicy meat patties) with ajvar (roasted red peppers, tomatoes and eggplant cooked into a …
Turkish in Ljubljana

Yildiz Han

If Turkish is your thing, head for authentic 'Star House'. For starters try the yaprak dolma (stuffed vine leaves) or sigara burek (cheese-filled pastry rolls) and move on to any of the kebabs or the karniyarik (aub…
Slovenian in Ljubljana

Gostilna na Gradu

Right within the Ljubljana Castle complex, Na Gradu is much too stylish to be just a gostilna (inn-like restaurant). The award-winning chefs use only Slovenian-sourced breads, cheeses and meats, and age-old recipes …