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Restavracija diVino

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Restaurant and bar diVino in three levels of the Crystal Palace prides itself with a top notch and diverse offer. The bright and spacious urban ground floor is a popular place for some morning coffee, homemade cake or lunch, the first floor with its Mediterranean style is perfect for a fun night with friends or business partners or simply a romantic dinner and the partly covered green terrace on the roof is the absolute best place for sipping cocktails and enjoying good music. In their shop, you can buy wine from Brda, homemade dried meat products, spirits, marmalades, vinegars, etc. but the most popular products are the unique Tomažič sparkling wine aged in the sea (Mare Santo brut or rose) and peach wine from Brda. The well-played staff serves Mediterranean dishes. Their last novelty are Neapolitan pizzas all’oro, although the people who enjoy their time here most are meat lovers: thin slices of Istrian boškarin beef literally melt in your mouth when you try them with homemade crispy fresh bread. We were even more excited about the main dish – black Angus steak, perfectly done on the lava grill was amazing with chanterelles, zucchini, buttery potato¬es and white pepper sauce. A true harmony of taste.


Ameriška 8, BTC City
1000 Ljubljana


+386 1 585 22 81

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Gornji trg 28, 1000 Ljubljana


Sestrski restavraciji Špajza in Sorbara bosta odslej pod eno streho, saj je Sorbara razgled na Ljubljanico zamenjala za romantično hišo na Gornjem trgu. Mi smo obiskali še vsako posebej, odslej pa bo njuna ponudba na enem mestu. Špajza s svojim jedilnikom stavi na preizkušene jedi, a jih nadgradi, da so všeč tako turistom kot stalnim lokalnim gostom. To ni restavracija, kamor boste odšli na preizkušanje novih, drznih kombinacij okusov ali na obsežne degustacijske menije. Je restavracija, kamor boste odšli na sproščeno mediteransko obar - vano kosilo ali večerjo in kjer se boste dobro počutili in dobro jedli. In se vrnili. Zdaj bodo k njim zahajali tudi tisti, ki prisegajo na Sorbarin zaščitni znak – nesporni vladar jedilnika je namreč meso. Začne se s tatarskim biftkom, ki je pripravljen iz ameriške ali slovenske govedine. Slednja je suho zorjena, kar da mesu še intenzivnejši okus. Postrežen z maslom, v katero so vmešali omako miso, je bil odličen uvod v res - nejše mesne krožnike. Sorbara ponuja govedino iz ZDA, Avstralije in Slovenije (to tudi sami suho zorijo). Privoščite si lahko celo znamenito japonsko govedino wagyu. Nad ameriškim in avstralskim bržolnim steakom smo bili navdušeni: kot maslo mehko meso, perfektno pe - čeno, na krožniku brez kakršnihkoli nepotrebnih dodatkov, le ščepec grobozrnate soli in nekaj kapljic odličnega oljčnega olja.

Vander Urbani Resort
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12 / 20

Vander Urbani Resort

Krojaška ulica 6–8, 1000 Ljubljana

Vander is a designer hotel and its restaurant is designer, too. Brick arches of the old building and thick walls are a wonderful basis for modern elements and together they form the perfect environment for a light lunch or relaxing dinner. Start with some drinks: they have a big bar full of carefully chosen rums, cognacs and whiskies, cocktails and so many different forms of gin and tonic. Their long wine list also includes many champagnes and sparkling wines, so the meal introduction will definitely be a pleasant one. No matter which dish you choose, you can be sure that it will look good and it won’t be too heavy on your wallet either; we paid 25 euros for three plates. The chicken pâté is placed on delicious onion marmalade with black truffles, flower blossoms and red coral on the side. Their autumn pasta included a dandelion pesto spoon dumpling, tomato, precisely cut tomato cubes and vegetables which added some colour and replenished the autumn idyll. The dessert – Pavlova cake with seasonal fruit – was stunning as well. The ring consisted of tiny heaps of meringue with whipped cream, enriched with mascarpone and lemon zest. Instead of classic strawberries, Vander chefs have added fresh figs, red currant and lifted the flavours even more with some fruit sauce.

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14.5 / 20


Stari trg7, 1000 Ljubljana


History, modern present, focus on the future. All of this describes this excellent restaurant that was named after the great Slovene, Janez Vajkard Valvazor, whose birth house is right across the street. The carefully chosen interior design is very cosmopolitan, which also describes their contemporary, creative dishes. Along with the daily and à la carte offer, they prepare 4-course tasting menus with meat or fish, chef’s greetings and delicious house sorbet for 40 euros. A perfect gourmet experience, however, is their 6-course surprise menu that the chef chooses himself. The name already suggests that the disassembled beef tartare is not a classic one – excellent aged beef, soft creamy butter, herb spread with beef stock and pickled vegetables are arranged on the plate in such a way that you can combine them or spread them on some crunchy bread with a few drops of olive oil, salt and pepper. The lamb chops with chef’s herbs are perfectly done with a crispy skin, succulent and delicious with just the right amount of fat that melts in your mouth. The meat was soft and wonderfully seasoned and served with potato gateau, meat stock and a glass of Slovenian wine – a perfect gourmet experience. Their wine list is long and carefully chosen; the service is professional and friendly.