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Slovak Lunch Spots

Krym
Vegetarian Restaurant
Brit Restaurant
Slovenská Reštaurácia
Slovenská Pivnica

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.


Krym

Šafárikovo námestie (next to Comenius university), Tel: 5292 5473.
Open Mon-Thur 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, efficent service and great desserts like palacinky (pankakes) with chocolate, fruit and whipped cream make Krym a winner. Try the Lentil soup, 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.
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.
English language menus are also available. Menu changes every day.


Brit Restaurant

Novohradská 6, Tel: 5341 1007.
Open Mon - Fri 8:00-24:00, Sat 11:00-24:00, Sun 11:00-20:00.
Although Brit doesn't have the prettiest location (between the Bratislava Business Centre and the main bus station), it does serve up some excellent dishes. Generally good service, although don't be surprised if a waiter occasionally shouts at you . Also, don't ask to sit on the couches in the back: they're reserved for the owners, a set of short-haired bruisers.


Slovenská Reštaurácia

Hviezdoslavovo námestie 20 Tel: 5443 4883. Open daily 11:00-23:00.
Typical Slovak cuisine on beautiful Hviezdoslavovo námestie near the National Theatre. A bit more expensive than other 'typical' Slovak restaurants, this one offers dishes from various Slovak regions like halušky from Orava, pork tenderloin medallions from the Veľke Levare village on the Austrian border, or turkey breasts from Ivanka pri Dunaj, a village near Bratislava. A fantastic selection of Slovak wine is available.


Slovenská Pivnica

Dunajská 18 Tel: 5292 5465.
Open daily except Sundays 11:00-23:00.
Opposite Tesco near the heart of downtown, this is another typical Slovak joint but a little cheaper and more downmarket than Slovenská Restaurácia. Live Slovak folk music every evening except Sunday makes for an authentic dining experience. Try the zbojnícka roštenka (beef stuffed with mushrooms & cabbage).

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