Best Restaurants in Ljubljana 2016

In recent years Ljubljana has truly turned into something of a paradise for food-lovers, with countless features published in the international press (Afar, Epircure&Culture), locally-run food tours and food-walks becoming increasingly favoured, and food-related events such as Restaurant Week and Odprta Kuhna turning into some of the most popular activities for both tourists and locals alike.

Of course here at In Your Pocket we’ve been championing Ljubljana’s and Slovenia’s burgeoning culinary scene almost since our inception, and have been running our Best Restaurant poll in some form or another since all the way back in 2010. For the 2016 edition we’ve kept our main competition categories of Gourmet, Slovenian and Balkan cuisine, brought back some old favourites like Pizza and Business Lunch, and added a few completely new ones such as Take Away and Burgers – the latter being a necessity given the extraordinary burger craze that has swept over the city during the past 18 months or so.

Voting in the 11 categories below took place from 15 March till 15 April, and the results will be published in the May/June 2016 issue of our Ljubljana In Your Pocket guide. Votes can be cast once per week per person (or computer/device)*. Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all of the winners and top finishers in their respective categories. If you have any questions or comments about the poll, feel free to email us at

[The most popular answer for ‘Other’ in Pizza was Garaža with 5.9%]

*Please don’t cheat in our poll. By cheating we mean using technological means to vote multiple times in the same poll. Individual computers, phones and other devices are allowed to vote once per week for the duration of the competition. Unfortunately, as Angela Merkel can tell you, nothing on the internet is 100% secure. Nevertheless, we take every reasonable precaution to prevent cheating in our polls, and we also reserve the right to not count votes that were obviously cast through illegitimate means, and/or take other necessary action in such circumstances. If you decide to cheat anyway, please don’t get angry and threaten us with legal action when/if we catch you. We are only trying to keep the polls as fair as possible, and we can assure you that we NEVER favour one venue over another. We honestly don’t care who wins any given poll, as long as the votes of our readers are counted fairly and equally. If you’d like further explanation of our rules or have any questions regarding our poll, please feel free to email us at

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16 thoughts on “Best Restaurants in Ljubljana 2016”

  1. To pri burgerjih ocitno sleparijo z glasovanjem. Ta Lars sigurno ne more biti prvi. Veliko je boljsih burgerjev od njega.

    1. FYI, we actually keep a very close eye on every individual vote and try our best to prevent any cheating. If you are surprised by current results, it may have something to do with the fact that Lars & Sven have 7300+ followers on Facebook. And if your favourite burger place is not on the shortlist here, please feel free to write them in with the “Other” box, which is why it’s there. Thanks for your comment.

  2. The best pizzeria in Ljubljana last 25 years is for sure pizzeria Garaza…why is not on the list….it should be first on the list !!!!!

    1. Ngn, thanks for the suggestion. We’ll make sure to include it in next year’s competition. However, you can already vote for it now, using the “Other” box that’s at the end of each poll. People have already been doing this, and Garaža currently has 5.3% of all the votes.

  3. Sorry, but JB for Gourmet? ok yes, it is maybe fancy to go there and J. Bratovž has “name”, you also pay a lot, but this doesn’t mean that is gourmet place.

    1. Actually, by pretty much any standard definition of the word ‘gourmet’ JB clearly qualifies, and is also more or less unanimously considered one of the best restaurants in Ljubljana.

    1. We’d never heard of it before, but we’ll make sure to give it a try now. Thanks for the tip!

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