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Restaurants in Bratislava

Not surprisingly, the Slovak capital has some of the best restaurants in the country, ranging from simple traditional eateries to elaborate high class dining establishments, and running the gamut from Slovak to international cuisine.

The restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €40)
Moderate (€15 to €40)
Cheap (up to €15)
These prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half a bottle of wine or equivalent, plus tax and tip (usually 10% of the total bill).




 Set in a boutique hotel in a quiet residential area, this elegant fine dining restaurant is the place to go for exquisite dishes, eg. sea bass with fennel and quinoa salad; grilled saddle of lamb with aubergine-garlic puree, chickpeas, chorizo and herb sauce. A summer terrace and kids' play area rounds off the amenities.

Address: , Mudroňova 82, Bratislava,
Telephone: +421 902 333 888.

Lemon Tree

Cuisine: Thai and Mediterranean

Chic upmarket restaurant serving refined Thai and Mediterranean-inspired dishes under the experienced direction of chef Ladislav Hužik, formerly of Le Monde. The interior is modern and airy, and upstairs the Sky Bar has unbeatably good views of the old town.

Address: , Hviezdoslavovo 7, Bratislava,
Telephone: +421 948 109400.

Prašná Bašta

Cuisine: Slovak

Housed in the 16th century Powder Tower, after which it is named, with a quiet courtyard outside, this is one of the best places in the old town to try traditional Slovak cuisine. Dishes include bryndzové halušky (gnocchi with Slovak sheep cheese and bacon), veal with porcini mushrooms, or grilled trout with herbs and almonds, and there are also several vegetarian and pasta dishes. Prices are actually very reasonable and there’s even a cheaper weekday lunch menu.

Address: , Zámočnícka 11, Bratislava,
Telephone: +421 2 5443 4957.


Gazdovsky Dvor

Cuisine: Slovak and Hungarian

This popular restaurant, part of the Hotel Perugia, serves up good Slovak and Hungarian dishes in a rustic setting in the heart of the old town.

Address: , Zelená 5, Bratislava,
Telephone: +421 2 5443 1818.

Modrá Hviezda

Cuisine: Slovak

This nice little restaurant, which is hidden away in a quiet street tucked below the castle, serves excellent traditional Slovak dishes in an atmospheric, brick-vaulted interior. House specialities include pork chops with a walnut crust, mustard-honey sauce and roasted potatoes; rabbit leg in red wine sauce with forest mushrooms and potato herb dumplings; and of course Bryndzové halušky (gnocchi with Slovak sheep cheese and bacon). The summer terrace has views to the Danube.

Address: , Beblavého 14, Bratislava,
Telephone: +421 948 703 070.


Cuisine: Slovak

Traditional, unpretentious pub-restaurant just around the corner from the main square, serving filling Slovak dishes in a slightly rambling, rustic interior. The pub's been going since 1740, and offers a good range of beers.

Address: , Biela 5, Bratislava,
Telephone: +421 2 2071 5777.


Pizza Mizza

Cuisine: Pizza

Vast pizzas – including, literally, the largest size in town (50cm) – as well as salads, pasta dishes, risottos, and plenty of gluten-free options. There are several branches in Bratislava, of which the one on Tobrucká is closest to the old town. Delivery available.

Address: , Tobrucká 5, Bratislava,

The Slovak Pub

Cuisine: Slovak

This amazing 14-room pub just outside the Old Town may resemble a Slovak theme park but everything is real. Here you'll find the best value drinks and food and a much more authentic local atmosphere than anywhere in the Old Town. There's occasional live accordion music too.

Address: , Obchodná 62, Bratislava,
Telephone: +421 2 5292 6367.

Vegan Bar


Open from Monday to Friday only, this simple unpretentious cafe serves a fixed menu that changes weekly and comprises of soup, main and dessert. It's best to get there early, as they can run out and there are often queues.

Address: , Továrenská 4, Bratislava,
Telephone: +421 944 051 454.
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City Hostel

This is a basic but cheap and clean hostel on the edge of the old town. The single, double, triple and quad rooms each have their own ensuite bathrooms, and there’s free internet access at reception. Other amenities include a summer terrace and secure bicycle parking.

Hostel Blues

This fun and friendly place, just on the edge of the Old Town, is perfect for young travellers on a budget, particularly music-lovers. It hosts concerts weekly and provides free internet access.

Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava

This 162-room hotel on the edge of the Old Town has excellent business and conference facilities as well as very comfortable and elegant rooms for leisure travellers, as well as a gym and sauna. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Hotel Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel

Set in a beautifully restored old building on the Old Town's attractive main promenade, this luxury, 170-room establishment was built in 1837 and boasts a superb Danube view from the seventh-floor terrace, as well as an acclaimed restaurant and a casino. There's a leafy summer terrace, a plush Mirror Bar, an upmarket restaurant (the Savoy), and the buffet breakfasts are legendary.

Hotel Film

This attractive Hollywood-themed hotel, a 5-minute walk north of the Old Town, offers 13 rooms each dedicated to a different film star. It also boasts a pleasant café, cocktail bar and restaurant.

IBIS Bratislava Centrum

This modern 120-room hotel is close to the Old Town and the business district. Its sound-proof rooms with internet and an international on-site restaurant and bar run with the business clientele in mind.