Slovenia June 2001
Recommended Pubs and Restaurants.
The Cutty Sark - Named after the whisky not the boat, a top place, friendly staff, and tables outside for nice sunny days. In a little courtyard through an archway off Wolfova ulica.
Holidays Pub - On Slovenska cesta, the main business street in Ljubljana, as the Barman helpfully informed us, the first English Pub to be set up in Ljubljana. To be honest the reason we found it was that it was the only pub open late (until 3.00 am some days), and like a black hole we found its gravity impossible to escape. Quite small.
Patricks Irish Bar - Well there had to be one didn't there! And on our never ending quest to experience Irish pubs we stumbled in here one evening, they seemed to have a pretty good menu of typical western bar grub. But I have to confess we stuck to the beer. Subterranean and quite dark, best left to cold winter days! Precna Ulica.
True Bar - No lie, it was a bar. Actually it was a bar, had a couple of beers in the comfy chairs outside, not bad, you could watch the world go by. Next door to a skate board shop which probably accounted for the Rad dudes and dudettes at the tables !Trubarjeva ulica
Marilyn's - A nice bar themed around Marilyn Monroe and that sort of era. Nice enough but they didn't serve brekkie as we had been led to believe and unfortunately the waitresses didn't speak any english. Managed to order 2 black coffees in order to start our hearts.Miklosiceva cesta.
Pizzeria Foculus - An absolutely top venue, no they aren't paying me to say this. Good service, reasonably prices, and quite possibly the largest pizzas in christendom. Coupled with cool draft beer. Also it is very nicely fitted out inside. Gregoriceva ulica 3 .
Ljubljanski Dvor - There is a restaurant as well as a pizzeria here but we only tried the Pizzeria. Sat outside the Pizza was ok , but once finished the local sparrows decided to take an interest in my left overs. Also at the time the building next door was under quite severe renovation so it wasn't the nicest of vistas. But quite passable food. Dvorni trg 1.
Rotovz - Relatively expensive compared to the most of the local restaurants, however the food is amazingly good continental cuisine. It is tight next door to the town hall and features an expansive local and international wine list and great food to match. Very recommended. Mestni trg 2.
Casa del Papa - A Hemingway themed restaurant! And whats more it is really great, whilst sitting amongst Hemingway-themed memorabilia in a relatively small room, we ate a great meal drank brandys and generally came to the conclusion it was a super place. Not cheap though. And the added bonus of a Hemingway beach bar on the 1st floor meant we stayed even later. We were leaving the next day and as we went out the door another of the people in the bar called out to us asking why we were going, I said that I thought the place closed at 1.00 am. He then said what train are you catching we said the 7.30am and he said stay, keep drinking, go straight to the station at 7.00 !. Celovska cesta 54a. Bit of a trek onfoot from the centre!
Pri Vitezu - A predominantly Fish restaurant by menu neither of us had fish instead I think I had duck or rabbit and we polished of a couple of bottles of Slovenian red! The food was good and the seats outside afforded a good view of the castle by night. Not bad at all but surpassed by Mr Hemingway! Breg