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.

“Minerva better found in Olympus” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Minerva

Minerva
Michalska namestie, 3, Bratislava, Slovakia (Staré Mesto)
02/54431214
Improve this listing
Ranked #129 of 828 Restaurants in Bratislava
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Eastern European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Staré Mesto
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Minerva better found in Olympus”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The struggle to find a good restaurant in Bratislava continues. Minerva was recommended by a friend and so I took a chance. Service from the waitress was absolutely horrible. I know people can have a bad day but to treat customers with utter disdain and indifference (short of hostility) will not will any points with me even if the food is stellar. (Which it was not). So dear Minerva if you want repeat customers or people to rave of your tiny place please consider your point or contact person who is the face or your business. The chicken was edible but nothing special. The beef was cooked nicely and flavourful. The atmosphere below ground was bomb shelter style. I have had better garlic soup the goulash was flavourful. Final frustration was waiting to try to flag down waitress to pay bill. Finally stood by the till after waiting 20 minutes. Come on people let's try harder.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    25
    9
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch after seeing another customer with a small pitcher of the restaurant's home made lemonade. I got the same to drink and a Greek salad. Both were very good and the service was friendly. Sitting outside is also an excellent spot to watch the people go by as you're on the main pedestrian street in Old Town.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Island of Malta, Malta
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“40 minutes wait (?!), warm water served”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Sunday (may 5th), seated at 14:30, ordered at 14:35, chose something simple (chicken breast and greek salad) because I didn't want to wait too long. The obviously overstressed waitor (there were 2 people serving some 16-18 tables) told us tap water was available only served warm (?!). Unlike the US, many restaurants don't welcome the guests with (free) tap water (even though is much better quality then in the US) but try to sell you overpriced bottled water. Some restaurants are fair and charge you for the service, but in Bratislava many will simply avoid serving the guests with water, giving the guests ridiculous explanations about water not being clean enought to drink (but clean enough to cook in ?!).

But the worst thing is our lunch arrived some 40 minutes after we placed the order. The food was OK but not worth the wait. Didn't leave happy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Samara, Samara, Russia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Nice atmosphere, perfect food, great price! Will come again.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Minerva also viewed

Bratislava, Bratislava Region
Bratislava, Bratislava Region
 
Bratislava, Bratislava Region
Bratislava, Bratislava Region
 

Been to Minerva? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Minerva, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.