The best Slovenian restaurants for 2018 revealed

Published: 5.4.2018

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The best Slovenian restaurants for 2018 revealed

At the end of March, the Slovenia Restaurant Awards have been handed out to the best Slovenian restaurants of 2018. The ceremony at Fužine castle in Ljubljana revealed not only top five regional restaurants and three overall winners, but also the restaurant with the largest number of public votes.

The best Slovenian restaurants for 2018 revealed

This year, the Slovenia Restaurant Awards expert commission made a list of 165 restaurants, which were then assessed by more than a thousand members of the Chefs & Foodies Academy and voted for at Altogether more than 7,000 votes were collected. At the end of March, the Slovenia Restaurant Awards have been handed out to the best Slovenian restaurants of 2018 at the ceremony at Fužine castle in Ljubljana.

On this occasion, Maja Pak, director of the Slovenian Tourist Board, said: "Gastronomy is one of the key Slovenian tourism products. With new restaurant openings, new menus and, above all, new innovative dishes prepared from local ingredients. The gastronomic offer is the growing motive for the arrival of tourists, which is promising but at the same time full of challenges. The results of the Slovenian gastronomic offer reflect the daily hard work and effort of many restaurant managers and their teams, winemakers, brewers and also organizers of culinary events, including The Slovenia Restaurant Awards. Thanks to joint efforts, Slovenia has become a candidate for the European gastronomic region for 2021. It shows that the Slovenian gastronomy is only emerging, with many development opportunities, and above all a lot of potential."

Top 50 regional restaurants (sorted alphabetically):
Ljubljana and Central Slovenia: Gostilna As, Gostilna Čubr, Gostilna Mihovec, Gostilna na Gradu, Gostilna Skaručna, Gostišče Grič, JB Restaurant, Cubo Restaurant, Strelec Restaurant and Sushimama

Northern Slovenia: Ančka, Danilo - gostilna&wine bar, Dvor Jezeršek, Gostilna Krištof, Gostišče Milka, Hiša Raduha, Pr Matičku, 1906 Restaurant Bled, Skipass Restaurant, Vila Podvin)

Southern Slovenia: Domačija Novak, Gostilna Rakar, Gostilna Repovž, Gostilna Šekoranja, Gostilna Vovko, Ošterija Debeluh, Pod skednjem – Pule Estate, Otočec Castle Restaurant, Oštarija, Tri lučke Restaurant

Eastern Slovenia: Galerija Okusov, Gostilna Francl, Gostilna Rajh, Gostilna Šiker, Denk House, Pavus Grad Tabor, Restavracija Mak, Sedem Restaurant, Rožmarin, Vila Herberstein

Western Slovenija: Domačija Majerija, Gostilna Mahorčič, Gostilna pri Lojzetu, Hiša Franko, Hiša Torkla, Nejka and Uroš Klinec, Ošterija Klinec, Dam Restaurant, Kendov dvorec Restaurant, Pikol Restaurant

Winners: the regional winners 2018 are Strelec Restaurant in Ljubljana and Central Slovenia, Gostilna Krištof - Northern Slovenia, Ošterija Debeluh - Southern Slovenia, Hiša Denk - Eastern Slovenia and Hiša Franko - Western Slovenia. The other regional finalists earned the title of the best regional restaurants.

Three overall winners of the national selection for the best Slovenian restaurants 2018 in alphabetical order are the Hiša Franko, Ošterija Debeluh and Pri Lojzetu.

The restaurant with the largest number of online votes was Galerija okusov.

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