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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t say more than what I said at my last visit in July; “They deserve a Michelin star”. And they finally got it :). Congrats!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the castle. You go into a turret and either up the lift or stairs. The restaurant itself is relatively small with probably 30 covers. On the night we went the weather was good so the seating was outside on part...of the battlements, with views over city. If they have customers outside, they don’t also fill up the inside, as they want to keep the option that if the weather changes they can relocate the dinners from outside to inside. It also enables them to keep the service levels at the exceptional level they are. We had the 5 course tasting menu paired with wines. If you include the two amuse-bouche (they were served as a ‘little something from the kitchen’) and the petit fours served with our coffee/peppermint tea our eight courses took about 3.5 hours. The food and wine is excellent. Not large portions, but some courses are very rich. Felt nicely full by the end. The staff are all excellent and have time to look after you. On our night I think there were five working front of house - for about 30 covers!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022

Amazing food quality and creativity of dishes. Nig wine selection. Warm welcome. Beautiful atmosphere on the top of the castle. The best place in Ljubljana.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Birthday dinner with family. We have been here before and it is simply is the best restaurant in Ljubljana. Exquisite food, impeccable service, fresh, fun and tastefully elegant and just brilliant 👏

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Amazed by the food quality and creativity of dishes . Recommend this place very tasty food, warm welcome and beautiful atmosphere at the top of the castle under the stars

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

Amazing experience! Everything was perfect! The location, views, ambiance all amazing. I had the 6 course option and was in Heaven with those flavors. So good

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

Great service and food was nice.. I was not keen on some of the courses, however, I appreciate this may be my personal likes/dislikes. We went for 7 course tasting menu, although this was far too much food with all of the additional foods they...bring out on top of the set menu.. we left feeling uncomfortably full - I would recommend choosing the 5 course option. The view though!! 10/10 for the setting, overlooking Ljubljana.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

We were elighted with our meal here, especially as we went for the wine flight and our waiter was so gracious in explaining all about the wine regions and answering all our questions! Food was delicious and 5 courses was more than enough. They adpated...for Gluten-free very well and the whole team pulled together to create a wonderful experience. Only negative was the annoying wasps (inside!)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022

Welcome here! Waiters are fun and fast, don't let them go. We come here for the third time because we feel like we are at home here.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022 via mobile

I booked this place as a treat on the evening of my engagement with my girlfriend. To make it extra special I had asked if the restaurant could provide flowers. We arrived slightly early but the staff were extremely accomodating and had our table already...set up (in the best spot). The flowers arrived shortly after, much to my Fiancée's delight. As well as some complimentary Slovenian sparkling wine. The restaurant staff were extremely attentive and friendly and were always happy to explain the menu and any drinks requests we had. We opted for the 7 course tasting menu, which was incredible. Well thought out, well presented and extremely tasty. I would throroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a more up market place to eat. In my opinion it is well deserving of a Michelen star.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

My partner knew this was my very favourite restaurant in Ljubljana, so he took me here for dinner on my birthday. He made a reservation in advance. When it was time to order food, I asked for a vegetarian menu, my request was met with...annoyance and the sentence “so you’re a vegetarian AND you didn’t let us know in advance?” The boyfriend said he is pretty sure he mentioned it when making a reservation, as we always do. The waiter checked in the computer, came back and said, “No, you didn’t let anyone know” as if the mistake could not possibly be made on their end. Look, it is possible we forgot, but even if we did, the attitude we were faced with, was not okay. They told me they can only make the smallest menu vegetarian (which is fine), but since it was my birthday and we were very hungry, I decided to make an exception and add some fish dishes. This proposition was met with outrage. The waiter insisted I tell him clearly whether or not I am REALLY vegetarian and wanted an explanation on why am I asking for vegetarian options if I am not really a vegetarian. Like it’s an identity thing. I said I will make an exception today and eat fish. “Oh, so you’re not REALLY a vegetarian?” I asked why is it so important to him to put this label on it … I was then mansplained that what I actually am is a pescaterian. Which I am not, I am not even a vegetarian, I do have my own reasons for eating the way I do, but I do not understand why this is anyone’s business but my own. I don’t know why we didn’t just get up and leave. Probably because it was, you know, my birthday and this dinner was actually my boyfriend’s birthday gift and it would break his heart if we left. Apparently it is not fair to the cooking staff that they have to prepare vegetarian food for us people who are not REALLY vegetarian. I was told this by the waiter. I didn’t realise we were not allowed to simply have preferences or make exceptions. And ask for certain accommodations nicely. I don’t mind being told something is not possible, I understand. But I do mind being scolded like a little child for asking for something very reasonable. It’s 2022, asking for vegetarian options should not be a big deal. It seemed like an attack on my dietary choices. Just to be clear - “sorry, you didn’t let us know in advance so unfortunately we cannot make you a vegetarian menu today”, would be a valid (and kind) reaction, but the member of the serving staff was very adamant on semantics of the term vegetarian. I did not feel welcome. The food was okay, the wine selection was uncreative. They usually present and explain everything with some excitement, whereas this time, talking was kept to a minimum. It was really not a good experience. I did not expect this from a restaurant at this level and I was very sad throughout the whole dinner realising that on my birthday, my favourite restaurant was taken away from me. So thank you so much, Strelec, for ruining my birthday dinner. And to whom it may concern, they are not vegetarian friendly. In the past I did not understand, why they don’t have a star, but sadly, now I do.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022

The restaurant is located on the top floor of the main keep of the Ljubljana Castle and access is either via car/taxi or funicular rail which stops working at 10pm. Our five-course tasting menu was absolutely delicious, with delicate flavours and variety. The wine list...was extensive and of high quality. Waiting staff were very attentive and efficient. Definitely one to recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

We had a fabulous lunch (only available Saturdays) for two in this elegant, yet relaxed, restaurant with dramatic views of Ljubljana. The five course fixed-price seasonal tasting menu was creative and included several extra small bites from the kitchen. Service was very attentive and friendly....On the expensive side, but well worth the price for a top quality dining experience. Excellent wines at reasonable prices too. Highly recommended (reservations often necessary, but they take some walk-ins).More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

I had read about this fine restaurant but didn’t think we would visit because of its location. We happened to be in the castle at noon, saw the restaurant, walked in and asked if they could serve us a three course lunch in 45 minutes...so we could get to a 1:00 English tour of the castle. They did it including a 3 part amuse bouchée and an incredible dessert featuring different tastes and textures of bananas. And all with detailed descriptions of each dish and a warm smile.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

Outstanding service, creative food and excellent wines. Absolutely worth the money. We had a very nice evening and enjoyed every single course. Thanks a lot for the wine recommendation

Date of visit: April 2022
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No, you don't. I wore a collared shirt with jeans. Of course, do take a jacket just in case it's chilly, or if you decide to eat outside. We had a lovely window table with a view of the Alps in the distance!!
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Casual smart. I wouldn't turn up in shorts though.
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  • Value: 4.5
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