Best Restaurants in Slovenia 2023

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Mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers and the sea - the green heart of Europe with its impressive landscape and great biodiversity is worth a visit at any time of the year. However, Slovenia, which is more than 60 per cent covered with forest, is particularly enchanting in summer. The agony of choice between majestic mountain worlds and the balmy beach life on the Mediterranean coast is also reflected in the country's culinary delights.Falstaff recommends Slovenia's best restaurants in the »International Restaurant Guide 2023«.
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Ana Roš brings the pristine nature of the local Soča Valley to the plate, but also draws inspiration from her international travels and memories. She also likes to take risks - and that's how she achieves great results. Surprising, sensitive, individual.

Staro selo 1, 5222 Kobarid, Slovenia

JB stands for Janez Bratovž, and he is a permanent fixture on the gourmet stage. He is already assisted by his son Tomaž. They prepare excellent dishes: beef, fish and seafood are delicious. Don't miss the signature dish of ravioli with cottage cheese and pistachios, served with foie gras.

Mikolsiceva 19, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

A castle-like estate and a blooming garden form the setting, the cuisine preserves regionality and tradition while at the same time being global and in constant, innovative change. Tomaž Kavčič is a warm host and chef, and the wine list pulls out all the stops.

Zemono 7, 5271 Vipava, Slovenia

Luka Košir has quickly become one of the most exciting chefs in Slovenia. For the most part, he relies on local ingredients - except for sea fish. He introduces new flavours through fermentation, from which he develops high-quality menus. 250 labels are stored in the wine cellar.

Šentjošt nad Horjulom 24d, 1354 Horjul, Slovenia

A modern wooden pavilion, large glass fronts and a pond create a contemporary flair. This goes well with Gregor Vračko's inspired cuisine. With every plate, you can taste and see how much love has been invested. Regional produce and global sophistication flow into one another.

Zgornja Kungota 11a, 2201 Zgornja Kungota, Slovenia

Uroš Fakuč is an aesthete. You can see this in the elegant design of his restaurant and the arrangement of his dishes. The high-level fish cuisine is a pleasure. His collection of Slovenian wines is one of the best in the country, with 300 labels to choose from.

Vinka Vodopivca 24, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Uroš Štefelin loves to revive traditional Slovenian dishes that have fallen into oblivion. With a masterful hand, of course. One classic is Kroparska žonta - a liver dish that Uroš remembers from his grandmother. But he gives every course a modern twist.

Linhartov trg 17, 4240 Radovljica, Slovenia

Marko Pavčnik is constantly working to improve and his interpretation of Slovenian cuisine is becoming ever more exciting. Within the historic walls of Laško Castle, his craft is very much anchored in the vivid. The focus is on the produce; the chef collects many herbs and plants himself.

Cesta na Svetino 23, 3270 Laško, Slovenia

Operator, chef and sommelier; Jure Tomič is everything in one person. What sets him apart is his ability to combine respect for tradition and contemporary gastronomic trends as well as local and global flavours. 480 wines to choose from to accompany your meal.

Trg izgnancev 7, 8250 Brezice, Slovenia

The magnificent alpine panorama is the backdrop against which David Žefran works sustainably: The nose-to-tail principle is a matter of course, the excellent cuisine uses local produce and combines it with a Scandinavian style. The focus is on regional wines, and the rest of the accompanying drinks are also hand-picked.

Vršiška cesta 45, 4280 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia