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Top Choice Fusion in Maribor

Restavracija Mak

A meal at this unprepossessing restaurant in Obrežje across the Drava River is not just a night out but an event. Forget à la carte and opt for a set dinner, chosen and prepared by owner-chef David Vračko. From amus…
Top Choice Bar in Maribor

Luft Kavica & Zabavica

Always suckers for views and recycling, we love that the old Slavija Hotel is now an office building with its own two-level rooftop cafe-bar. Head for floor 11 and you'll be amazed; go one floor up to the open terra…
Pizza in Maribor


This enormous restaurant and pizzeria just south of Grajski trg pulls in punters with its fast service, low prices and wood-fired stoves.
Bar in Maribor

Cantante Café

This popular place with its Cuban-ish feel does Mexican and South American dishes, but we come here for the mojitos and 149 other cocktails on its extensive drinks list.
Slovenian in Maribor

Gostilna Pri Treh Ribnikih

A great place for a meal if you want to get out of the city but don’t feel like travelling is 'At the Three Fishponds' in City Park. Along with a handful of fish dishes, you'll find such specialties as cheese štrukl…
Balkan in Maribor

Gril Ranca

This unpretentious little place in Lent, with its lovely open terrace and full views of the Drava River, serves simple but scrumptious Balkan grills such as čevapčiči (spicy meatballs of beef or pork) and pleskavica…
Cafe in Maribor

Gledališka Kavarna

The very upmarket Theatre Cafe, next to the Slovenian National Theatre (enter from Slomškov trg), attracts a classy crowd both before and after perfomances. They do great cakes.
Jazz in Maribor

Jazz Klub Satchmo

Maribor’s celebrated jazz club meets in a wonderful cellar in the art gallery building.
Theatre in Maribor

Slovenian National Theatre Maribor

This branch of the SNG in Ljubljana has one of the best reputations in the country, and its productions have received critical acclaim throughout Europe. The city’s ballet and opera companies also perform here. Ente…
Gallery in Maribor

Maribor Art Gallery

The Maribor Art Gallery, southwest of Slomškov trg, has a relatively rich collection of modern works by Slovenian artists and excellent changing exhibits.