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“By Far the Best View-Quality Combination in Ljubljana” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restavracija Strelec

Restavracija Strelec
Ranked #2 of 563 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Slovenian, Central European, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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238 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“By Far the Best View-Quality Combination in Ljubljana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

A truly major contribution to Ljubljana fine dining. Wonderful location on the very top of the old castle overviewing Ljubljana, parking in front of the castle more or less feasible except for the ever busy weekend.

The top level restaurant has only been opened recently, capacity of approx. 50 guests. Jewel in the crown of the largest local restaurant chain. Perfect setting, marvellous decoration, lovely view. Toilets four stories below (lift, of course,) could have been conceived with some more thought.

Service impeccable. Wine list Slovenia only (except for bubbles), not bad at all, but honestly not up to the standard of the entire experience, especially on the red side – the most attractive two of the listed items were not available. Markups definitely not low, especially compared to the other restaurant in the castle, but neither appalling nor prohibitive. The chef prepared a truly delicious haute cuisine 6-course tasting menu (changed often, I was told). Except for the second main course (meat), which was perhaps a bit too generous on the taste range, the sequence was remarkable from amouse-bouche to desert. Certainly within half a year of its existence, the kitchen and its young chef have reached the level of hitherto unchallenged Ljubljana leaders, JB and Maxim. 16 points on 1-20 scale. Pehaps pralines at the end would make a difference…

Additionally, the pricing for such a gourmet feat is very acceptable. I will be back and I heartily recommend the place to the hungry gourmet staying (or living) in Ljubljana. Beware - NOT for backpackers and bus tourists - these should kindly proceed eighty meters further into the castle to a very good restaurant one notch below, but at great prices, Gostilna na Gradu.

FInally, dear reader, and as an afterthought reading previous comments on this restaurant, beware of the one-show-only "experts" giving marks either one or five to a restaurant...

  • Visited November 2013
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“A lovely experience inside the castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Another great dining experience in Ljubljana. Dining inside the castle with great views and great food. Only thing that spoil it a bit is that there where other activities in the castle ( outdoor cinema) and it was a bit noisy and crowded. Otherwise lovely

Visited August 2013
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“Superb place to dine with great view over Ljubljana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Perfect from start to the very end. Superb service. Amazing atmosphere inspired by excellent food. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kirkland, Washington
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“The view from the ramparts, the cuisine, and attentive service - a win”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Sitting outside under the umbrellas on the ramparts of the castle with the view of the city all around - it was a heavenly environment to enjoy our best meal in Slovenia. Refined presentation amazing service made this meal a joy.

  • Visited July 2013
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Terrible experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

It was not announced at the entrance that the kitchen was closed becouse of a wedding and the waiter was not nice when telling it to us when we allready seat at restaurant. Just sorry is not good appologize fir that kind of restaurant. Is this good management?

Visited August 2013
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