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0.2 miles from Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)
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The unpretentious atmosphere of this restaurant near the river in the centre of Ljubljana belies the fact that it is one of the most interesting gastro...
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Monstera bistro offers great food, prepared with top quality ingredients at their seasonal best, sourced from trustworthy suppliers. Monstera represents innovative author cuisine, where seasonal ingredients thrive in bistro lunches and new flavours find their way into tasting menus in the evenings.
PRICE RANGE
$28 - $77
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Healthy, Slovenian, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is soooo understated you walk into this cafe ? And it is all about the menu ! The staff has a symmetrical dance where they are perfectly working together to tell you all about the humble tiny menu that blew my mind ....everything...was better than the next ...... so inexpensive so originalMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These guys get it. It is a very creative and warm restaurant. I had a lovely 7 Course meal the that brought me to alovely place. Would come back here in a heartbeat. They get the combinations of flavors and how to make flow and...connect.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022 via mobile

Really good food at a reasonable price for the quality. Only downside is there are no options, you get what they serve. We enjoyed it all, but I usually like to choose what I eat. Service was very friendly and attentive. Reservations are a must.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022

Ljubljana, the smallest capital city in Europe, is also its greenest. Tucked in a valley surrounded by mountains and forests, it is increasingly being discovered by international visitors. The Urban Hotel, conveniently located near the historic city center, was our choice for accommodation. Prior visitors...gave it high marks on TripAdvisor. We gave it five stars for its great service, large comfortable bedrooms, excellent breakfast, and snacks available throughout the day. Museums, the castle, shopping and night spots are a short walking distance away.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022

I wanted this to be my last meal in Slovenia before ending my trip. I'm so glad I did. I had the beef cheek, Beef tataki with arugula pesto and panna cotta with figs and walnuts. Delicious from top to bottom. You have to make...a reservation which I made weeks before going.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

Short menu with very appealing aptions, including vegetarian. Great selection of wines. Good service. Reservation is a must!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022 via mobile

We had the 3 course tasting menu and it was fantastic! This is a Michelin mentioned restaurant and in my opinion deserves a star. The food is delicious and the flavors and textures are very well thought out. One of the best food experiences we’ve...had in a while and the portion size is good. For appetizers we had the cured trout tartare with cucumber and bergamot granita, dashi and trout caviar and the second was the beef tataki with arugula pesto and aioli. For mains, we had the teriyaki eggplant and the beef cheeks. For dessert, matcha namelaka and the buttermilk panna cotta with figs. We had 2 glasses of wine and the total was 71€. Bravo to the chef and staff!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

This was a special experience We were fortunate to walk in without reservations and be seated within 15 minutes for a late lunch Enthusiastic and passionate staff Wine choices some of most unique we’ve tasted Dishes were idiosyncratically delicious but super accessible From top to...bottom Definitely deserves Michelin rating and truly a bargain for its quality I would recommend highly highly highlyMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022 via mobile

7-course tasting menu is fantastic - with a very balanced selection of ingredients, very nice presentation, and adopting the “zero waste” concept. The service is also exceptional !

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022

Great market cuisine, changes weekly. Lovely ambience and impeccable service. The food and wines were incredible and portions not so big that you're in a food coma, as in some other places. Would highly recommend but you must book (even for lunch).

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022

I had two lunches this week. At the first I had cured trout tartar (melt in your mouth delicious), beef cheeks (didn't need a knife they were so tender and flavorful) and buttermilk panna cotta (outstanding). The second I had the gazpacho (sweet but not...overly and not related to the gazpacho police of MT Greenslime) and teriyaki eggplant (this work of gastronomic art could make me a vegetarian). Next time I am in Ljubljana I will alternate lunch and dinners here every other day.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

Each course of the tasting menu was amazing: trout tartare, anchovies with shiitake and pickled plums, pork tenderloins, fish in ramen broth,… I honestly cannot name all the courses. When a plate was set down and the description was given, I’ll admit I had doubts....After the first bite, I was devoted. You can have wine pairing or opt for a glass or two. Service was top notch and the atmosphere relaxed. I'd return to Ljubljana just to dine here again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Wow! An excellent evening of fantastic food and friendly, attentive (but not over-bearing) service. We had the 7 course tasting menu and from start to finish the flavours did not disappoint. Some of the combinations initially seemed a bit ‘out there’ but they worked so...well. Wouldn’t describe ourselves as huge fish fans but the trout and red mullet dishes were our favourites! The wine pairing was excellent and has led to some new favourites. A real must visit for those coming to Ljubljana, reasonably priced high-end dining.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

We had seen that they were recently Michelin recommended, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them pushing towards a bib gourmand or star soon. Dinner is only a 7 course tasting menu, but the portions were sizable and we left feeling (very) full. We...had mostly fish, including some incredible trout, but it seems like the menu changes relatively frequently. The tasting menu was creative but consistently excellent - there were a few times throughout the menu where we were skeptical of if the ingredients in front of us would work, and every time were blown away by the flavor. The service is exemplary - it's a relaxed, unpretentious, friendly yet highly refined atmosphere. If you're looking for top notch food and service without the stuffiness, I couldn't recommend this enough.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

So so good. Everything was perfect. The food was absolutely delicious and also have great wine selection. Very lovely staff and the location is perfect

Date of visit: August 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5