High-End Ljubljana Restaurants
Best hotel dining
Atelje restaurant is Grand Hotel Union’s formal dining room (with a street entrance) featuring modern international cuisine which rivals the best in Ljubljana. With a new name (formerly Smrekarjev hram), a new chef (young and talented Jorg Zupan) and a new ambitious menu, restaurant Atelje entered a new era. I’m really excited.
Delightful dishes and desserts
Halfway between Ljubljana train station and BTC shopping city you’ll find Cubo restaurant. It is associated with the excellent Hotel Cubo with its own restaurant, but go to the “original” Cubo for a true culinary experience. You could start with the amazing foie gras pate with truffles & honey and things will only go upwards from there.
Dinner in the Sky
For adventurous gourmets
This may be a dining experience of a lifetime. 55 meters (180 ft) above the ground with breathtaking views of Ljubljana, an amazing menu of dishes, served by a team lead by no other than chef Jezeršek. Imagine hovering above the city, watching the sunset, the city lights coming on… Truly magical. And delicious. And safe.
Italian feast & good vibes
The legendary Gostilna As, run by Rospopović family, is one of the very best Ljubljana restaurants. We love it for its gourmet daily lunches starting from only €8 and its fine à la carte menu featuring light Mediterranean cuisine.
Owned and run by one of Slovenia’s most esteemed chefs Janez Bratovž (hence the name), JB is renowned for high-quality ingredients and a creative use of them. JB was probably the first high-end restaurant in Ljubljana back in the day and it managed to stay at the very top during the years which is an achievement by itself.
Affordable fine dining
Manna is located in Trnovo, my favorite part of Ljubljana. The restaurant may not look very impressive on the outside and the interior decoration in a bit old fashioned but the tables are set beautifully and the staff is wonderful. Most importantly, the food is excellent and the wine list is one of the best.
Old style Slovene & French cuisine
Maxim is a go-to place for businessmen and politicians (the Parliament is only a stone’s throw away) but is fondly loved by true foodies as well. This is certainly not the most modern restaurant in Ljubljana but is one of the most sophisticated, the service is impeccable. I recommend the outdoor atrium in the warmer months.