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Kapitulska 23, Banska Bystrica 97401, Slovakia
048/412 62 81
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Restaurant

A well stocked menu, with good steak selection. They have good beer and wines. Service is good and staff are friendly. You get a 10% discount if you stay locally at the Villa Maura Pension.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Keith W
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A well stocked menu, with good steak selection. They have good beer and wines. Service is good and staff are friendly. You get a 10% discount if you stay locally at the Villa Maura Pension.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped there in the afternoon to have a drink and perhaps a dessert. After good 10 minutes the waiters actually noticed us and brought us the menu (by noticed I mean that they no longer ingnored us, they were aware of our presence as they were waiting the tables right next to ours). It took another 15 for somebody... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have always found the food to be excellent and good value. The staff were polite and patient, especially as only one of our party of 5 could speak Slovakian. The restraint is set in a really nice location, and if you get arrange it, a seat inside the tower is highly recommended for the best experience. Will hopefully be... More 

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Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have been several times here, but I can't remember what I had here. This is my problem with this place. Grey. Not bad, but nothing special. Location is excellent, service average, food is good but nothing extra. Staff - sometimes good, sometimes less pleasant.

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Krakow, Poland
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

During weekdays sometimes the restaurant that is located in the tower is closed and only the garden is available... if the weather is good you will not mind it. Service was very good and friendly. Food was ok and the coffee was fine! Very tasty fresh mint tea:)

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alicante, spain
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Set in an old tower, this place looks a little touristy, but makes a nice surprise. The restaurant is on the top two levels of the tower, a bar on the ground floor, and this gives it a cosy feel. Staff were knowledgable about the food and attentive, food good and tasty (the venison was fresh and well-cooked without going... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Mediocre food, rude staff. Overcooked duck, absolutly dry. wouldnt bother going there again. The worst restaurant ive been to in eastern europe so far

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Port Glasgow
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I loved the setting, the restaurant is in a really historical building, I think it used to be part of the city walls. Food is excellent, service very good and prices also very good

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I recommend you this restaurant, because it was an enjoyable place, at a good location, the place was really nice, had very good food and perfect service. :D

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Europe
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65 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This was my first time in Banská Bystrica and a friend recommended the Bašta restaurant up behind the SNP monument. We didnt expect much, but the place is very fresh, greatly renovated, the staff is attentive, helpful and speaks English. Preparing the meals took no time, and what we had was served in great style and was extremely tasty. For... More 

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Additional Information about Basta

Address: Kapitulska 23, Banska Bystrica 97401, Slovakia
Phone Number: 048/412 62 81
Location: Europe  >  Slovakia  >  Banska Bystrica Region  >  Banska Bystrica
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe, International, Eastern European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kapitulska 23, Banska Bystrica 97401, Slovakia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovakia  >  Banska Bystrica Region  >  Banska Bystrica
  • Phone Number: 048/412 62 81

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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