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Top Choice Slovenian in Ptuj

Gostilna Ribič

Arguably the best restaurant in Ptuj, the 'Angler Inn' faces the river, with an enormous terrace, and the speciality here is – not surprisingly – fish, especially trout and pike-perch in their various modes of prepa…
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…
Top Choice Slovenian in Celje

Gostilna Kmetec

One of our favourite gostilne anywhere, the Kmetec sits high in the hills, looking Celje's old castle square in the face. Offerings are on the meaty side – lamb chops, boar and other game – but don't fail to try the…
Slovenian in Ptuj

Gostilna Amadeus

This very pleasant gostilna (inn-like restaurant) above a pub and near the foot of the road to the castle serves a lot of stick-to-the-ribs Slovenian specialties, such as štruklji (dumplings with herbs and cheese, €…
Chinese in Ptuj

Kitajski Vrt

If you need a rice or noodle fix or just a break from traditional Slovenian fare, try the 'Chinese Garden', Ptuj’s long-established Chinese restaurant, just opposite the footbridge over the Drava. It has a fair few …
Pizza in Ptuj

Pizzerija Slonček

The cosy 'Little Elephant', with an interesting marble fountain out front, serves what many think is the best pizza in Ptuj, along with some meatless dishes such as pasta, plus the ubiquitous range of grills. There'…
Cafe in Ptuj

Café Evropa

In the 18th-century Corner House, this is Ptuj's oldest cafe and it still serves the best cakes (€2.50 to €3) in town.
Bar in Ptuj

Kavabar Orfej

The Orfej is the anchor tenant of Prešernova ulica and is usually where everyone starts (or ends) the evening. It closes an hour or so later in summer.
Gallery in Ptuj

Mihelič Gallery

Inside the Drava Tower is the Mihelič Gallery, which hosts exhibitions of modern art.