Restaurants

An entrée to the most delicious restaurants in Slovenia, where you can enjoy a truly gourmet experience and get an authentic taste of our culture.
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As you travel on your luxury holiday through Slovenia, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the finest local food in one of our many gourmet restaurants.

The restaurants we visit on our luxury holidays in Slovenia offer a wide range of gourmet experiences, from traditional dishes prepared in a rustic setting to creative menus that combine local flavors with modern techniques. They were recognized both by the Michelin guide and the Gault-Millet, so you know the experience you get here is truly world-class.

And so are the outstanding chefs — they are known for their dedication to fresh, local ingredients and their creative use of cooking techniques. The most famous is definitely Ana Roš, ranked the best female chef in the world by The Best Chef Awards, but it doesn’t end there.

Slovenia is a small country with a big heart, and its culinary scene is no exception. And on our luxury holidays, you’ll get a taste of its best.

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Reina Pope
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I would like to thank Ava and Slovenia Luxury Tours for the meticulous planning that made our trip to Slovenia so memorable. My husband and I have been lucky enough to travel to many, many places in our 56 years together, and we both agree that our trip to Slovenia ranks as one of our all-time favorites. We thought all the hotels were very well chosen. We especially liked AS with its central location, its lovely terrace, its responsive and helpful staff, and its excellent breakfast. The wonderful nearby bakery and the free electric city car service only added to our delight. Thanks to Ava and Slovenia Luxury Holidays, we got the culinary tour of Slovenia we dreamed of. We slept, ate, and drank extremely well - and probably gained ten pounds in nine days, We absolutely loved Strelec (absolute perfection in every category: the cauliflower is to die for), Linhart (all the rich flavors of Slovenia without any of the heft), and Gric (the best duck I've ever eaten in my life, not to mention the goat colostrum dessert)). We found Bled Castle restaurant too touristy (although the view from the terrace while we enjoyed a glass of wine was spectacular). The world renowned Hisa Franko was everything we expected it to be and more, but maybe a tad too precious and over-refined for our own personal taste. For us, the highlights of tour trip were 1) our visit to Postojna Cave (Spectacular! Awesome! Mind-blowing! It was wet and dark and he uneven pavement was difficult for me to navigate, but it was more than worth the effort!) 2) our visit to Predjama Castle (what a architectural feat - building a castle into the side of a mountain!) 3) our car trip through the Alps with scenic stops to view the scenic overlooks, the memorials, and the beautiful and startlingly blue Soca River 4) our walking tour of the "old city" sections of various Slovenian cities and the central market in Ljubljana and 5) our table conversation with Chef Uroš Štefelinat at Linhart 6) our conversation with the youngest of five brothers (an expectant father-to-be) at the family owned winery in Goriska Brda, and 7) all the new wines we got to taste! Our tour guide/driver, Ivana, was beyond superlative. Even though she is a fit mountain climber herself, she was solicitous of our infirmities and patient with our slowness. She answered every question we had - regardless of topic - with charm, candor, passion, intelligence, and deep knowledge - imparting both context and color to everything we saw. She truly made all the difference between a good trip and a great trip. Not only did she tell us many entertaining stories, but her soulful reading of the very stirring poem "A Toast" by France Prešeren touched our hearts and connected us to the Slovenian struggle for sovereignty, We have ordered the three books she recommended (Necropolis by Boris Pahor, And Love Itself and I Saw Her that Night by Drago Jancar) and are anxious to them to arrive so that we can start reading. I unreservedly recommend anyone planning a trip to Slovenia to contact Ava and Ivana ASAP.
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Maria Santos
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Hemos disfrutado dos semanas inolvidables en Eslovenia. El motivo: la belleza del lugar y la impecable organización del viaje por parte de Ava, quien ha estado atenta en todo momento a nuestras necesidades. Las rutas sugeridas, los hoteles, las reservas, todo ha funcionado a la perfección y sin contratiempos. Nuestro viaje se iniciaba una semana después de las inundaciones y Ava nos sugirió con la suficiente antelación planes alternativos. Además, dado que nos gusta improvisar en nuestros viajes y llevábamos coche, Ava nos aconsejaba y contestaba en todo momento sin importar la hora, a cualquier cuestión que se nos ocurriera. Es una tranquilidad tener a alguien como Ava en un país extranjero. Mi conclusión: un servicio de primera calidad y de total confianza en un país inolvidable.
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Zooz Guerrero
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What a gem in a crown!!! We were booked to go on a luxury cruise of the lifetime for 2 weeks in July, which was CANCELLED a mere week before departure!! In panic we started to look for an adequate replacement. Baring in mind this was at the top of the season, and with so little time to spare we were not holding very high hopes. Then I thought of Slovenia, as this little hidden gem has always been in the back of my mind, and I was always curious to visit, just not as the top of my list. I profoundly apologise for that ignorance and complacency. We found the agency via Google, filled the questionnaire and arranged a video appointment next day. Ava was right from the start very amiable, professional and with excellent knowledge of English. She was taken little a back by the urgency of our situation, but not stirred. From the moment I explained what we were after she took the charge and delivered!! This was not an easy task to say the least, but I felt I could completely trust her with doing her utmost to make this "second best" holiday memorable for us. This assay would be very long if I was to detail the lengths she went into to accommodate us. Slovenia turned out to be one of the most amazing places we have ever visited, organised every step of the way, with a plethora of activities for 12 nights by this wonderful agency!! Nothing was trouble!!! We stayed in three locations to maximise the experience, the accommodation was beautiful, service impeccable, stunning locations, AMAZING food and wine, great flexibility, and all the while, Ava was holding our hands leading us gently through every day. She was ALWAYS available, NEVER rattled by our demands and VERY helpful, knowledgeable and pleasure to talk to. I could go on, and on about this experience till the cows come home!!! The saying "Every cloud has a silver lining " was never more pertinent than in this case. We're completely in love with Slovenia thanks to Ava and her amazing team!!! We will be back!!!!😍😍😍😍😍
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Katrina Johnson
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Great company, who helped a wonderful hike of Lake Bled. Ava and the guide were amazing! Definitely recommend using this company.
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Bart SnowPlus
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Chema y Maria Jose RR
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Hemos pasado 5 días estupendos en Eslovenia organizados por Ava / Slovenia Luxury Holidays. Desde el principio fue todo fácil y superprofesional. Desde la preparación, con mimo y flexibilidad de opciones para adaptarse a nuestros deseos, hasta pequeños detalles como la app de Trip plans, que ayudó mucho durante la estancia (detalles, ubicaciones y vouchers en un único lugar). El país es increíble y lleno de lugares mágicos que creo que disfrutamos más gracias al buen criterio de Ava en la elección y el orden de descubrirlos. El guía que nos acompañó en algún trayecto (Urban) super profesional, certificado y con gran nivel de idioma. Recomendaríamos sin dudar Slovenia Luxury Holidays a cualquiera que quiera conocer este gran país.
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