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 TreeCuisine: 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 BaštaCuisine: 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 DvorCuisine: 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 HviezdaCuisine: 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.
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 MizzaCuisine: 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 PubCuisine: 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.
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.