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gostilna na gradu

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European, Central European, Slovenian, Eastern European, Croatian
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Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Pristina, Kosovo
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had a business dinner here and I may say that even though we were quite a large group the service was flawless and so was the food. Interesting and tasteful dishes and excellent wine. Pleasant atmosphere as well.

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Calgary
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148 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We ate here for a special lunch on our last day in Ljubljana. Rick Steves, in our guidebook, had recommended it. We had trouble believing that we could not get a spot on the patio, as we were told they were all reserved. We sat inside, and sure enough, within 15 minutes, all the tables were full. As people were... More 

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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is the place we usually take our foreign business partners to. Located at the Ljubljana castle, it is nicely decorated with indoor/outdoor seating. They are focusing on local Slovenian cuisine with a modern touch. Nice wine selection. Service is good although sometimes slow. The dishes in general are well prepared, although could sometimes receive some more attention. Good for... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Too expensive to wait 1 hour and 30 minutes, for the food which has no good taste. The ambient is nice, but the portions are really small.

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Hamburg, Germany
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A friend of mine from Slovenia recommended this restaurant. I went there a Wednesday night, the location is perfect, inside the castle that make it perfect for a dinner, even if there is a bit of wind it is always sheltered. He sit in the table outside with complete view of the castle courtyard. Service is excellent, very high end... More 

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Brisbane
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, great meals we had the two dishes from the traditional menu, roast lamb and the pork shnitzel. Entree was type of prawn sushi with citrus. Also complimentary pate and creamy olive dip nice touch. Very reasonable price for position Not great views as within Castle courtyard, still has nice aspect and atmosphere.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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205 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a restaurant in the Ljubljana castle a very touristy place. Despite this fact it is actually one of the best restaurants in Ljubljana. They are serving tradituinal dishes done in a modern way,. Everything is fresh and delicious. It is a mid range place, but actually, the quality can be much better than in top level restaurants. The... More 

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Thank sergej s
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

If you would like to try something local while in Ljubljana - go for Gostilna na gradu. Far better choice than a number of tourist traps downtown, nice location, friendly service, good-no- nonsense food. During the weekends lunch is even accompanied by an acoustic band playing local folk songs.

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Philadelphia
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Our group of four tried to make dinner reservations at this restaurant, but they were filled for the nights we were available, so we instead accepted a lunch reservation. The meal was excellent. We had breads with three types of spreads, and then I had ravioli in a pumpkin sauce and the crunchy duck. Every dish was very nicely prepared... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Great restaurant in a fantastic setting. On arrival, we were given a complimentary drink and then after ordering our mains, a taster starter. The bread was so fresh and it was an excellent touch. For the main I had crispy duck which was excellent and my partner had sea bass also excellent. Apple strudel was also top notch. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Central European, Slovenian, Eastern European, Croatian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
Description
Gostilna na gradu is in the castle courtyard. The decor is a mix of old castle artifacts and modern like the castle. We went with a group, the food and service were excellent. Normally I would avoid any restaurant in a monument for anything more than a hot dog at the time of famine. This one is run by the couple that own Hisa Franko near Kobarid. Ana Ros is a gifted chef. More on that with my review of Hisa Franko. (The food is Slovenian and not really Croatian. In this part of the world, wars have been fought over less!

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