Where to Eat in Upper Carniola Region: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 15, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Discover the best restaurant in Upper Carniola Region, Slovenia including Restavracija Cubo, Vinoteka Movia, Vila Podvin, Bled Castle, Milka Restaurant, Gostilna Kristof, Gostisce Mili vrh, Restavracija Strelec, Finefood Penzion Berc, Luda
Things to do in Upper Carniola Region

1. Restavracija Cubo

Smartinska Cesta 55, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Slovenian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$290 +386 1 521 15 15
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

Restavracija Cubo

Reviewed By Pam C - Ormond Beach, Florida

As it was a Sunday night (a usually off-night and often finding restaurants closed) we were fortunate to have the hotel restaurant open for us. Simon, our server, was gracious, knowledgable, and incredibly helpful. The menu is designed around seasonal and fresh, local foods. Simon guided us to Slovenian wines for our dinner, beginning with the Slovenian 'bubbly wine', which was delicious. We shared a bottle of local Chardonnay, which was quite to our liking. To start, we each ordered a freshly made salad of local spinach and rocket lettuce with small amounts of cucumbers, red peppers, tomatoes, and radishes served with a choice of olive oil or pumpkin seed oil (delicious!) and either balsamic or white vinegar. The lettuces tasted as if they had just been picked.
For dinner, hubby chose the wild venison (not farmed raised), a large portion of deep, richly flavored and tender meat. Served alongside was a wine poached pear and celery mash. Filling, unusually delicious, and satisfying. I had the oven baked sea bass served with potatoes and assorted fresh vegetables with a light white sauce. The meal was beautifully served and perfectly prepared, satisfying and delicious.
Simon brought us each an after dinner drink: grappa for my husband and a fruit liquor for me--as we were celebrating my birthday.
Simon is an incredible young man and the Hotel CUBO is fortunate to have him on staff. Thank you for making our first night in Ljubljana a very welcoming one, Simon!

2. Vinoteka Movia

Mestni trg 2, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Wine Bar, Slovenian Late Night, Drinks HK$16 - HK$487 +386 51 304 590
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

Vinoteka Movia

We serve worlds best wine, every day from noon to midnight, except on Sundays. Our only priority is a returning guest. Always.

Reviewed By phillip g - Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

This place is right next door to the town hall , they have a very extensive range of local wines at various prices to either take home or drink in . They also serve cold meats , cheese and oysters . The only negative is that we had 4 glasses of wine and when we got the bill they charge by .1 of a litre and there is no way we had a tenth of a litre in each glass so be wary .

3. Vila Podvin

Moshnje 1, Radovljica 4240, Slovenia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Soups, Slovenian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$141 - HK$667 +386 41 747 636
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 184 reviews

Vila Podvin

The a-la-carte restaurant in Via Podvin is run by one of Slovenia's best chefs - Uros Stefelin. Uros finds challenges in discovering forgotten local ingredients, getting to know them and creating new dishes in his own unique way. With modern techniques and creativity he transforms traditional dishes into culinary delights of Slovene Nouvelle Cuisine. Our restaurant is decorated with local Slovene souvenirs. Each telling a tale of its past and the wealth of Slovenian cultural heritage. We wish to add to this collection by sharing our culinary souvenirs with you; visit us, taste the dishes and when leaving, leave with good memories and the recipes of the dishes you have tasted.

Reviewed By WNFdiary

After wandering around Bled we decided to have something special for lunch. The Bled itself is special enough, but to finish the walk around the lake in such authentic restaurant like this one it's very special indeed. I loved the modern versions of the meals that forefathers once ate. Every dish deserves to be mentioned because here everything is delicious, but who would read long list? Well if you want to you can check mine blog (to the name just add .com :)), cuz I did it! In short, I think that typical regional breakfast, served in an eggshell does leave an impression. The filling was deliciously seasoned and made of “polenta” which is a corn mash, egg yolk, rinds and potato foam and crispy bacon on top. This would be one delicious breakfast to eat every day for longer period, as it was so delicious that I scraped out everything and even damaged the shell a little :)
For even shorter description is all I can say: Delicious!

4. Bled Castle

Grajska cesta | Jezersek, Bled 4260, Slovenia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards International, European, Slovenian, Mediterranean, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch HK$141 - HK$581 +386 4 620 34 44
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 657 reviews

Bled Castle

Local and regional dishes will be made in contemporary and sophisticated way with an aim to preserve the gastronomical heritage of Upper Carniola region and Slovenia.

Reviewed By Marlowvian

My partner and I had just arrived in Bled so couldn't check into our hotel room yet so we climbed to the top of the hill to Bled Castle , the entrance was around £10pp but well worth it. The views are gorgeous of the Mountains, lake and island, great photo opportunity. There is also a cute honey shop , cafe and blacksmith shop

5. Milka Restaurant

Vrshishka cesta 45 | Pension Milka Hotel, Kranjska Gora 4280, Slovenia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available International, Fusion, Slovenian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +386 70 169 566
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Milka Restaurant

Reviewed By Milena Š - Belgrade, Serbia

Unfortunately, only on the last day of our stay in Kranjska Gora we discovered this gem, which literally knocked us off our feet with the quality of it's food and service.. Never younger staff and never better kitchen! Everything was 10, from beautifully arranged dining room, friendly young waiter who made sure everything was in perfect order, and finaly, the food.. Oh, my God! The veal in a perfectly reduced sauce was almost melted in the mouth.. It came after a tasty mushroom soup and before delicious home made apple pie with walnut ice cream. We were just blown away. Looking forward our next visit!

6. Gostilna Kristof

Predoslje 22, Kranj 4000, Slovenia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Slovenian, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +386 4 234 10 30
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Gostilna Kristof

Reviewed By Carol S - Geneva, Switzerland

This was the best meal my friend and I had in Slovenia. What a pleasant surprise to discover this restaurant in Kranj, when we happened to stay nearby at an apt overnight because it's closeness to the airport.
Food was amazing and very creatively presented. They gave us complementary chocolate truffles and fruits at the end, which was a nice touch. Staff was friendly.
The only suggestion I have if for them to dim the lighting! It would make for a more cosy ambiance. The decor inside with the blue nautical cushions and bright lights don't fit the external image of the traditional little Slovenian house. Just a small suggestion!

7. Gostisce Mili vrh

Zhale 10/A, Kamnik 1241, Slovenia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi European, Soups, Slovenian, Central European, Healthy, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast HK$71 - HK$133 +386 40 201 698
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 97 reviews

Gostisce Mili vrh

Local food

Reviewed By Look S - Medvode, Slovenia

Main chef, owner, maddam herself is very kind. We were with two kids and we were very hungry. Food was well prepered and tasteful. Price is midrange. I would recommend this nice place for a lunch for families, couples and bussines meetings. Worth stopping by!Thank you.

8. Restavracija Strelec

Grajska planota 1 | Situated in the Ljubljana castle, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Slovenian, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +386 31 687 648
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 500 reviews

Restavracija Strelec

Reviewed By George1133 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Was here for the second time with business colleagues. Restaurant is situated in one of the castle towers with amazing view on Ljubljana.
The space is well designed with very warm-feeling interior. The tables were really neatly prepared and all food served with a touch of design.
The food (7-course menu) tasted very good and I must say that the service was top class. Usually in this kind of restaurants service is to "artificial" I would say cold but every single waiter here was warm and attentive which makes the difference. First time hear I was a bit disappointed but second time they have done good job!
Definitely worth trying.

9. Finefood Penzion Berc

Zheleshka cesta 15, Bled 4260, Slovenia Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Slovenian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$47 - HK$275 +386 4 574 18 38
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 541 reviews

Finefood Penzion Berc

Restaurant set in an idyllic flower garden in front of an old farm house dating from 1843 with 40 seats inside. Regional cuisine, great wine list with Slovene wines, top desserts and live piano music every night. We are open every day from April until 10th November, from 18:00 - 23:00hrs. Welcome :)

Reviewed By jeffsgogoyears - Sanbornton, New Hampshire

The restaurant is a bit hard to find walking, but once we got there the staff was very friendly and the restaurant was charming. The waiter was helpful and when he brought each item he thoroughly explained it without being either condescending or verbose, telling us how it was prepared, where it was from, etc. I had frutti di mare which was octopus and vegetables in a very, very good red sauce. My wife had rump steak with a nice selection of vegetables. The waiter was also helpful with explanations about Slovenian wines and I ended up getting (and liking) a local Merlot/Cab blend called Epocha. The meal was one of the most expensive we had on our two week trip through Switzerland, Germany and Slovenia, but I feel it was worth it. The one disappointment was the dessert. We had heard about the traditional Bled cake and thought we were getting it there, but theirs is a very different version, and I have to say not nearly as good as the one we got the next day at our hotel.

10. Luda

Poljanska cesta 11, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Contemporary, Slovenian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$31 - HK$118 +386 51 761 294
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 397 reviews

Luda

No Reservations. Ever changing menu, local produce, natural wine list and owners behind the stoves. Warmly welcome. Luka & Urska & Simon

Reviewed By Kara C - London, United Kingdom

The food was exquisite and very well priced. The service was charming, friendly and knowledgeable. My only criticism was it was a little cold inside.

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