Category Archives: Food & Drink – Restaurants

Hotel Elizabeth, Trenčin

I tried thinking of several possible titles for this article: “The hotel with the Roman remains”, “A night below the foundations of Western Slovakia’s mightiest castle”, something along these lines. Either of the above headings would be true, as would … Continue reading

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Bratislava Castle Restaurant

Slovak cuisine tastebud-tickling time. And this, primarily, for a friend who is Bratislava-bound soon after a lengthy time away, and has been asking me about classic places to eat really good Slovak food in Bratislava Old Town. On first examination, … Continue reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kamzík

 Like the Tower of London, like the Eiffel Tower, the thing that puts you off wanting to go to Kamzík, the big TV tower/mast standing sentinel over the hills above Bratislava is that it is, perhaps, too obvious.  There is admittedly not much … Continue reading

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Krasňanská Kúria

If you were to ask me what was the best restaurant in Bratislava outside of the Old Town, my unequivocal answer would be the title of this post. If you were to ask me what the best restaurant in Bratislava … Continue reading

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Reštaurácia Furman, Piešt’any

Imagine it: the biting wind of a mid-winter afternoon, the dismalness of night-time already looming although there has barely been any daylight to speak of. Still, you’ve made the best of it and hiked into the hills, only to find … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Beethoven

Slovakia has only been a nation twenty-two years. Before that it was a region within regularly chopping and changing borders: Turkish, Austrian, Hungarian, Czech, German, Russian: all have had a stab at meddling with the frontiers here. And so, through … Continue reading

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Gulaš Karma: Furmanská Krčma Shows What Slovakia Does Best

There are fancy Italian restaurants. There are up-and-coming microbreweries. Bah. When all is said and done, there is one Slovak eating experience that stands out from all the rest, and that’s a trip to one of the rustic krčmy – … Continue reading

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The Stop on the Wine Route No One Knows About

A misty October weekend afternoon; the itch to get out into the hills and away from Bratislava overwhelms. The woods are on the turn. It’s been over a month since I’ve been hiking in them. Part yellow, part orange, part … Continue reading

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A Slovak Weekend Break (part one: Bratislava & Around)

This has been prompted by the significantly decreased numbers of hits this blog gets on Saturdays: OK, potential weekend readers, this is what I’ll bait you with – a weekend break guide to Slovakia! Slovakia might be on that far … Continue reading

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The Gates of Paradise (Hotel Diery)

What’s better than paradise? Another paradise that’s less crowded, right? Take Slovenský Raj, for example, or the Slovak Paradise, as the name translates. Sitting just southeast of Poprad Slovenský Raj national park is rightly known for its paradisaical qualities: namely its … Continue reading

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