Bratislava Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bratislava

February 17, 2018 Vergie Nakamoto

Stare Mesto, the Old Town of Slovakia's capital, whisks visitors back a few centuries as they wander cobblestone streets, admire the Baroque architecture, enjoy summer and Christmas concerts at Old Town Hall and while away time at cafes and restaurants. Venture beyond for more sites, including the 15th-century hrad (castle) with its treasury and history and music museums, the Slovak National Theater and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Slovak National Gallery, housed in an 18th-century palace.
Things to do in Bratislava

1. Houdini Restaurant

Tobrucka 4 | Marrol's Boutique Hotel, Bratislava 811 02, Slovakia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards European, Central European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$487 +421 2/577 846 00
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Houdini Restaurant

Restaurant Houdini, which is part of the hotel, offers its hospitality to visitors in search of culinary values. This restaurant's menu, marked by the style of the young and creative chef, Michal Škrabák, reflects the influence of European cuisines. Houdini gradually focuses on Slovak and Central European meals and original recipes made from ingredients of the season. Meals are prepared not only with the passion of a man passionate about his profession, with respect for the gifts of nature, but also through the use of modern food processing technology (sous vide), which brings new surprising tastes and flavors and enables their preservation and underlines their taste and nutritional qualities Free parking in garage of hotel Marrol's for restaurants guests.

Reviewed By Nina V

This is a hotel restaurant. Nicely decorated small restaurant, quite simple and with taste. The staff is super fiendly and atentive. The beef sup is amazingly great tasted with beef meat and carots. The mushroom soup is ok, not so great but ok.
Also something to try is their mushroom risotto. Its creamy and rich. Great taste and plenty of mushrooms in it.
They were super helpfull with recomending wines based on our taste description. We felt welcome there and enjoyed our dinner.

2. Modra Hviezda

Beblaveho 14, Bratislava 811 01, Slovakia Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer European, Slovenian, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 +421 948 703 070
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Modra Hviezda

Reviewed By Curly_Kale64 - United Kingdom

We had a wonderful lunch here on our way back down from Bratislava Castle. It was our anniversary so we wanted something quite special and we definitely got that here (without the staff even knowing it was our anniversary).
The restaurant is very intimate and cosy. Even at lunchtime, all the tables were lit by candlelight.
The food was absolutely delicious and wonderfully presented. I had the lamb shank for main which was beautifully tender and melted in my mouth. The choice of wine on offer was also impressive and our bottle was delicious.
Our bill came to around €100 for a bottle of wine, a shared starter and 2 main courses and it was worth very penny.
To top our wonderful culinary experience off, the service was perfect. We were offered a complimentary Slovakian liqueur after our food was a nice touch.
The restaurant also has a resident parrot which likes to wolf whistle every now and again. Quite unusual but it added to the charm!

3. Gatto Matto Ristorante

Panska 17, Bratislava 811 01, Slovakia Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$39 - HK$235 +421 2/544 384 08
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 575 reviews

Gatto Matto Ristorante

Rodinný podnik v centre Bratislavy zameraný na taliansku kuchyňu, ktorý sa už 10 rokov snaží svojim hosťom po každej návšteve zanechať príjemnú, pozitívnu emóciu. To všetko za pomoci poctivého čerstvého jedla, priateľského servisu a útulného prostredia. IG : gatto_matto_familly #gattomattofamilly

Reviewed By Daniel V

The restaurant has excellent service, the food is reasonably price and quite delicious! We recommend this restaurant for couples who want a romantic night in a cozy destination with good food good wine and a good atmosphere!

4. Albrecht

Mudronova 82, Bratislava 811 03, Slovakia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available European, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +421 902 333 888
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Albrecht

Reviewed By Adventure Diva - Manchester, Connecticut

The building that this restaurant is located is a national cultural monument. Situated in a quiet residential district, it is located in the vicinity of the Bratislava Castle. For lunch I had their duck leg with red cabbage and potato pancake for 12 euros. The tasty meat was succulent and tender. Wait staff was efficient and attentive. This attractive location had easy accessibility to the historic city center in addition to being away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

5. Bistro St. Germain

Rajska 7, Bratislava 811 08, Slovakia Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff Bar, European, Central European, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner +421 911 331 999
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Bistro St. Germain

Reviewed By TandTravel

God knows we love a coffee shop! And we are very picky when it comes to this. We love good coffee and good cakes and definitely a quirky cool vibe. Well this had it all. Stumbled upon it by mistake, we sat in for a couple of hours just drinking lovely coffee and tea. It is decorated beautifully, seats are very comfy and they have awesome magazines to wiz through.
Awesome place to sit all day. #SOHNICE

6. Hradna Hviezda

Bratislavsky hrad - zapadna terasa | A. Dubceka 1, Bratislava 821 08, Slovakia Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$181 +421 944 142 718
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Hradna Hviezda

Reviewed By Mercman111 - Twyford, United Kingdom

Called here during the week for lunch. Excellent service from friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food was of the highest standard. I can thoroughly recommend the stuffed potato cakes as a starter. The location is within the grounds of the castle. Treat yourself and visit this place, you will not regret it.

7. BeAbout

Presernova 4, Bratislava, Slovakia Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$141 +421 948 220 608
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 326 reviews

BeAbout

Our burgers from carefully-sourced meat are daily prepared and cooked to order, to eat in or to take away. We also offer American pancakes, wraps, sandwiches, fresh salads, delicious drinks and cocktails. Our kitchen is open from Monday to Saturday till 10 PM, in Sunday till 8 PM.

Reviewed By janemolnar - Bratislava, Slovakia

Mr Burgers. Absolutely the best burgers we ever had. The place was full as usual but it’s worth waiting.

8. Zeleny Rodrigez

Zamocka 36, Bratislava 811 01, Slovakia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Eastern European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +421 905 218 569
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 727 reviews

Zeleny Rodrigez

Reviewed By Ogy_Kovachev - Sofia, Bulgaria

Tasty and light meal for lunch after freezing walk up the castle. Cozy atmosphere and cool music. No need to make reservation.

9. Bratislavsky Mestiansky Pivovar

Dunajska 21, Bratislava 811 08, Slovakia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Brew Pub, Grill, Gastropub, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +421 948 710 888
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 554 reviews

Bratislavsky Mestiansky Pivovar

GOD BLESS YOU “God bless you”, this is how also maltsters greet each other and this greeting is also in the house. “The process of brewing of our beer starts with the selection of the raw ingredients of the highest quality. Brewing is done by a traditional technology of double malting using traditional raw ingredients: malt, water, hops and yeast, nothing else to be added. It is brewed exclusively from hops of the highest quality, sourced from Zatevec region. Water used for production is filtered and adjusted. Our beer is the beer of Pilsner type, it is produced by the standard process of bottom fermentation,” says maltster Peter Pramuk. Besides the technology of the highest quality, the process of the beer production is imbedded also in the soul of three owners – beer fans who a few years ago were observing the conceptions of minibreweries with restaurants all around the world. They insisted that beer should be bitter exactly to their taste. And this was something that excellent maltsters – Mr Brauner and Mr Pramuk – have perfectly mastered. WHERE NICE BEER IS BREWED… In order to produce 12 degree beer, the main fermentation takes 8 to 10 days, next fermentation takes 4 weeks. Beer is not filtered or pasteurized, and so it contains live yeast. Beer is carbonized which means that oxidation or beer aging is prevented. Since unfiltered beer does not come into contact with oxygen, rotting is avoided which has a positive impact on its quality. Subsequently, nice hop odour of beer is released and its repletion or greater taste richness is emphasized. THERE MUST BE A GOOD CUISINE. Traditional, conservative, sound and hearty cuisine which goes with beer tries to follow original Pressburg formulas. Naturally, the cuisine is today technologically totally different but some traditional procedures in recipes work till nowadays. The chef Frantisek Sipos stresses the seasonality of some meals or raw food like asparagus, mushrooms, venison or slaughter season which will vary the rigid menu a là carte. Also sweet meals like “sufrle” (dumplings) come from Pressburg. Other caloric calibres are meals proved by decades, for example beef sirloin in cream sauce, dill sauce and homemade dumpling, roast knee or deliciously served brewery delicacy or tartar steak and toast.

Reviewed By klebe85 - Milan, Italy

Visited this place various times. In this restaurant you will find a good selection of local food, hence is a really good place to start discovering Central European cuisine. The restaurant is big and usually crowd, and this influence the preparation of dishes, and you can perceive they are not prepared sometimes at the moment or with attention to details. The price is anyway coherent with informality of the place and food quality. The dark beer they have, oh my, that's amazing!

10. U Kubistu

Groesslingova 26, Bratislava 811 09, Slovakia Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Cafe, Fusion Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$141 +421 948 077 845
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

U Kubistu

Our bistro is situated in a house built in a rare cubic architectural style. We bring to our clients a balance of what they know and what may surprise them.

Reviewed By 1Worldtraveler1EU1

Facility is average, outside simple seat at street, inn summer, healthy untraditional food, recommend to try, friendly staff

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