Slovak Lunch Spots

Vegetarian Restaurant
Malí Františkáni
Slovenská Reštaurácia
Slovenská Reštaurácia
F Klub

Listed below are a few of our favourite Slovak lunch eateries in the capital. Try some of the delicious hot cabbage soups or turkey breast with dumplings guaranteed to fill you up for the rest of the day. Or try the delicious Slovak stand-by of fried cheese with tartar sauce. If you want to try something distinctly Slovak, try the national dish: bryndzové halušky - tiny, tasty potato dumplings with sheep-cheese.


Šafárikovo námestie (next to Comenius university), Tel: 5292 5473. Open Mon-Thu 7:00-22:00, Fri 7:00-23:00, Sat-Sun - 8:30-22:00.
A friendly place for a quick and cheap lunch. Soups from 21 Slovak crowns, main courses like fried cheese, goulash and other central-European dishes for around 60 crowns. Quick, efficient service and great desserts like palacinky (pancakes) with chocolate, fruit and whipped cream make Krym a winner. Try the Lentil soup (šošovicová polievka), served with a fried egg, for around 45 crowns. Delicious menu changes every week.

Vegetarian Restaurant

Laurinská 8, Tel: 5443 3658. Open Mon. - Fri. 10:30-15:00. English language menus are also available. Menu changes every day.
A great and incredibly cheap place to have lunch right in the middle of the old town. Delicious soups for 8.50 crowns, main courses and salads for 40-50 Sk. Servings are huge and delicious. Even the most voracious eaters will walk away stuffed without having spent more than 75 crowns... or less than two dollars.

Malí Františkáni

Námestie SNP 24 Tel.: 5443-2535. Open daily 10:00-6:00.
A standard Slovak cellar restaurant, opposite McDonald's on SNP square. However, as a lunchtime or late-night eating spot, it can't be beat. Open until 18:00 in a city where most eateries are closed by 22:00, and located near the main downtown pubs, Františkáni sees it all - as will you if you visit at 3:00 after dancing the night away at Charlie's disco, about 500 metres away.

Slovenská Reštaurácia

Hviezdoslavovo námestie 20 Tel: 5443 4883. Open daily 11:00-23:00.
Typical Slovak cuisine on beautiful Hviezdoslavovo námestie (which promises to be even more beautiful after the Hotel Carlton reconstruction is finished) near the National Theatre. More expensive than other ştypicalş Slovak restaurants, this one offers dishes from various Slovak regions like halušky from Orava, pork tenderloin medallions from the Veľké Leváre village on the Austrian border, or turkey breasts from Ivánka pri Dunaji, a village near Bratislava. A fantastic selection of Slovak wine is also available.

Slovenská Reštaurácia

Búdkova 39. Tel.: 5477-2842. Open daily 12:00-23:00.
Also named Slovenská Reštaurácia, it's a nice spot on a warm evening around sunset. Located near Horský Park up on the castle hill, not many foreigners find this gem, which is part of its charm if you can read the menu. The food is homey, cooked by real Slovak mothers.

F Klub

Ventúrska 18. Tel: 5443 0360. Open Mon-Sat 10:30.21:00.
Klun F offers some standard Slovak dishes, but the real reason to visit is the the light, tasty cuisine and cheerful wait-staff. Also, the prices are cheap by Bratislava standards, meaning you'll likely pay less than 100 crowns.

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