This is a truly brilliant restaurant with rooms in Smarje, with Polona front-of-house and her mother in the kitchen. It is quite close to the motorway network, so really easy to get to, once you know where it is. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed like old friends, and throughout each dinner Polona managed a perfect balance of friendliness and conversation with full silver service. The menu is all fish and seafood, with both traditional and inventive options. The food was a perfect balance of good ingredients, exceptionally accurate cooking, successful creativity and good portions. All the good aspects of fine dining but with the friendliness of somewhere more traditional. Two great dishes were a sea bass carpaccio with truffle honey and an appetiser of large red prawns with roasted pear, gorgonzola cream and an amaretto sauce but all 15 or so courses we had over our three dinners there were excellent. We stuck to the house white (a Brda Chardonnay) which was excellent and well-priced, though other bigger-name local wines (eg Simcic) are available. We stayed in one of their bedrooms - which was large, light and airy and the breakfasts were amazingly good, from the top-grade meats and omelette to croissants with superb jams. A wonderful experience - thankyou Polona.
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