We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Stara Macka

€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Krojashka ulica 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 251 17 49
Website
Today
08:00 - 03:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 03:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 42: English reviews
Maribor, Slovenia
Level Contributor
582 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I don’t know difference between Kavarna Maček, Stara Mačka and other names for the restaurant with nice terrace on the banks of Ljubljanica and average inner place in two levels. Outside it is fine to sit during happy hours and look to the people strolling around and to the houses around. Food inside is nothing special. Try it only when... More 

Helpful?
Thank Miha P
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Stara Macka is a restaurant on the bank of Ljubljanica river in the best section for pubs and restaurants in Ljubljana. My friends and I visited in early October and the weather was still nice enough to allow outside seating. The location and ambiance was very good; food average, service somewhat slow.

Helpful?
Thank Marko D
Alaska
Level Contributor
326 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

My favorite restaurant in Ljubljana is the Stara Macka, and whenever I am in town, I stop here to eat. They have many Slovene authentic dishes, the prices are low, the staff speaks flawless English and are quite friendly, there is a nice bar scene, (in fact both pub crawls stop here) and the owner, (who owns a pure pub,... More 

Helpful?
Thank iowaaggie
Level Contributor
88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Not many people were there so we got our food quick. I ended up leaving my sweater there and the waiter chased me down the road at least 100m to give it back to me. 5/5 for him. Location great. Prices a bit high but for the area you can't complain compared to other places

Helpful?
Thank Toby H
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We should have been suspicious when the charming waiter refused to produce a wine list, saying that it was easier for him to tell us what was available. Then we got into a discussion about the choice and stupidly failed ask the price. We ended up paying €35 for a litre of Refosk, whereas in an equally tourist-orientated restaurant nearby... More 

Helpful?
Thank Martin N
Level Contributor
50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice place beside the river,the coffe tastefull and the boss ready to help us in everything we need!

Helpful?
Thank Vasilero T
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Three of us (young men in our 20s) went here with an open mind and a positive attitude. Waited around the door, no one asked us if we would like to sit down. Had to follow a waiter and ask him if we could have a table. He replied "here" and pointed to a table which was a bit rude... More 

Helpful?
Thank mj54yyd
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Looks like a proper place to have a drink or a bite, but looks can be deceiving: no service at all and quite expensive for some simple dishes. The reviews on TA prove we were not the only guests with this bad impression. It took the waiter 15 minutes to notice us and another 10 to deliver 4 drinks, forgetting... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michel H
Level Contributor
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I ordered steak. And no question about how I want it cooked. The waiter spoke terrible English and can hardly understand what you're talking about. The food turns out to be not so bad though.

Helpful?
Thank Wang X
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch at noon. There were few people so the serving went quite fast. The prices we paid were around 10-15euro. The young guy who served us was funny and attentive. I don't know why many people disliked this restaurant. Just take a place close to the river and enjoy your meal!!

Helpful?
Thank Thomas V

Travellers who viewed Stara Macka also viewed

Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region
Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region
 
Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region
Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region
 
Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region
Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region
 

Been to Stara Macka? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Cuisine
European, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 03:00
Monday
08:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 03:00
Thursday
08:00 - 03:00
Friday
08:00 - 03:00
Saturday
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krojashka ulica 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 251 17 49
Description
Eat or drink at one of the most recognized places in the old town of Ljubljana. Romantic dinner, party with friends or just the best cocktail in town right at the bank of the Ljubljanica river. Kitchen open until 1AM.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Stara Macka staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?