Ljubljana is well-known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and culinary delights. One such culinary delight that is worth mentioning is the Hisa pod Gradom restaurant, located in the heart of the city, actually below the iconic Ljubljana Castle.
Hisa pod Gradom, which translates to "House under the Castle," is a charming restaurant that has been in operation since 2009. The restaurant is housed in a beautifully restored 16th-century building that once served as a stable for horses. Today, the building is a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication.
The interior of the restaurant is comparatively simple, but pleasant. The stone walls, wooden beams, and antique furniture create a warm and cozy atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic dinner or a family gathering. Hisa pod Gradom is a family restaurant and now belongs to the great-grandchildren of the first owner, who opened here a wine shop in 1930.
What else sets Hisa pod Gradom apart from other restaurants in Ljubljana is its menu. The restaurant prides itself on using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers. The menu features traditional Slovenian dishes with a modern twist, as well as international favorites that are sure to please any palate.
One of the standout dishes on the menu is the slow-cooked veal cheek with horseradish cream and mashed potatoes. The veal cheek is cooked to perfection, and the horseradish cream adds a nice kick to the dish. Another popular dish is pork ribs with roasted potatoes, broccoli and bbq sauce. The ribs is tender and juicy, and the size is extremely generous. In addition I would suggest traditional slovenian Kranjska klobasa (sausage) with sauce of Teran wine and bread dumplings slices and apple horseradish.
In addition to its mouth-watering food, Hisa pod Gradom also has an extensive wine list featuring some of the best Slovenian wines. The restaurant's knowledgeable staff can help you select the perfect wine to pair with your meal.
Overall, Hisa pod Gradom is a must-visit restaurant in Ljubljana. From its charming atmosphere to its delicious food and wine, it is the perfect place to indulge in the culinary delights of Slovenia. So if you find yourself in Ljubljana, make sure to add Hisa pod Gradom to your list of places to visit. You won't be disappointed!
Check for the whole menu here https://www.hisapodgradom.si/gostilna/en/menu/