L'avis de Gault&Millau
In the green oasis of the city’s park, by the three ponds after which it was named, the oldest restaurant in Maribor is located. Let a walk around the park be an introduction to some relaxed pampering accompanied by a nice glass of wine, a cheese and meat platter, freshly baked bread and excellent pumpkin seed oil. The beef tartare will satisfy the hunger of the most demanding foodies. A young team of chefs prepares traditional dishes in a new, contemporary way. The plates are colourful, creative – we paid 30 euros for three of them. Along with great pieces of meat or fish – we recommend the wonderful zander fillet – they will add vegetable and other side dishes, prepared in different ways. Crunch in your mouth, melting ingredients on your tongue and you will always try to find out what the decorative dust or colourful oil is made of. Fans of meat will also love the Wienerschnitzel, a slowly roasted veal leg, roasted potatoes, pork fillet, cheeks and a slightly smoked, wonderfully prepared beef tenderloin. When you arrive to the desserts, their Charlotte cake is a must, although you should also try the puffy Pohorje omelette if you want to remember the good old days. Hint: order it when you’re still enjoying the main course, because they need about half an hour to prepare it. Along with all these contemporary and nostalgic flavours, they will also offer a nice choice of wines, mainly by winemakers from Štajerska.