Hisa pod gradom Ljubljana
If you do not know exactly where to eat in Ljubljana, Hisa pod gradom may be your choice as it offers variety of traditional European tastes flavoured with contemporary approach and chef`s momentary inspiration. If you`re on a quest of finding typical Slovenian food, Hisa pod gradom may not be your preference.
The restaurant is located right under the castle hill on a street leading to the Ljubljana castle. It is easy to find. If on foot from the direction of the open market pass the lower castle funicular station and Ljubljana puppet theatre and cross the street at the tunnel. Follow the road and you`ll find the restaurant on your right.
We first gave our stomachs a hint with delicious duck pate with truffle sauce and honey stired on home made bread slices. Veal cheeks cooked in wine sauce and pork loin wraped in bacon with cheese gave our taste buds a feeling of joy. They were trully tasty. A bit too oily potato served beside was not too alarming and did not spoil the experience. We escorted the meal with local Scurek cabernet from Vipava valley and finished it with Sacher cake and ice cream with hot mixed fruits. We liked the service a lot, guys were kind and informative.
For vegetarians salads as main courses are offered. We haven`t tasted them as our stomachs were full but peeking at the neighbour`s table gave us a hint of their colourfulness. There are also eggplants with honey and wallnuts to choose from or vegetable tortilla or pasta with truffle sauce and cream for instance.
If you`re in search for an affordable lunch or brunch in Ljubljana, you can find it here every day between 11 am and 4 pm and choose among several dishes of the day.
Although the restaurant seems small at first sight it can take up to 40 guests and even more in case of good weather as there is a terrace outside as well. If you`re a group make sure you book your tables in advance not to be left outside. Menus for groups in different price ranges are offered, too.
Hisa pod gradom