Restaurants - Around Bratislava

BORINKA Pri Potoku- Drive (buses are limited) 25 km north of Bratislava to dine alongside a babbling brook close to the hiking paths that lead to the Pajštún Castle ruin in the Little Carpathian mountains. The menu has little variety, but items such as the spicey fish soup (halaszle) and the steak and egg (biftek s volskym okom) are recommended. $$. CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: yes. Cintorínaka 227, Borinka. % 938-141. < 11:00-22:00 Tu-Th, 11:00-24:00 F-Sa.

LIMBACH Hotel Limbach- The area's best (and perhaps the most expensive) restaurant is 15 km away in Limbach. Relax under wooden beams, rustic paintings and hunting trophies. The food is hearty and elegant, ranging from goose liver palacinky to meats flambeed on a sword. $$$. CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: yes. 900 91 Limbach. % 704-477-361. < 12:00-23:00.

PEZINIOK Slimáčka- Worth the 20-minute drive out of town. $$. Eng. menu: no. Res: yes. Holubyho 12, Pezinok. % 0704/412-452. < 10:00-22:00, M-Su.

DEVIN U Zlého Namornik- This is one of a host of good finds that's a lot closer to Bratislava than you might think. But it's a little It's simple, but if you have a craving for fish, you'll find it here. The bottled Radegast helps flush the fish and chips down. Dine out on the patio at your own risk; if you don't have repellent, the mosquitoes will make a meal out of you. $. CC: No. Eng. menu: No. Res: No. 11:00-23:00, M-Su.

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