Places to Eat/Drink

Entrance to a Poprad cafe/wine bar ©englishmaninslovakia.com

Entrance to a Poprad cafe/wine bar ©englishmaninslovakia.com

I like eating. A lot. And Slovakia is a new, exciting country for me, so an essential part of the englishmaninslovakia experience is/ will be EATING (and because I can’t change my English blood, DRINKING!). So expect this section to be filled with anecdotes on my favourite places to eat out/ drink out in Slovakia. Whether it’s a smoke-filled traditional krčma (pub), a tradition-steeped reštaurácia offering classic Slovak dumpling-rich fare or some fusion restaurant experimenting with changing that reputation for tradition-steeped food Slovakia has; a wondrous Italian eatery (lots of them springing up over here) or a great place to have coffee and cakes; a countryside koliba (rustic restaurant), or something of a spicier middle-eastern nature: expect descriptions/ rants right here.

Typical Slovak food (which you can read more about too in our Culture/Cuisine Quirks chapter, plus in our Slovak Recipes section) is generally heavy and hearty and is the child of Slovakia’s stint in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with strong influences from these nations.  Slovak drinks? With a rich wine- and spirit-making tradition, Slovakia is a one-of-a-kind country alcohol-wise! 

 In this section our Bratislava chapter is divided again into four types of eateries/drinkeries: cafes, restaurants, cafe-bars and bars (so whatever time of day you’re looking for somewhere you shouldn’t have a problem). Oh… and you’ll notice now how all cafe/bar entries get introduced with the Wifi status of the place!

For the best reviews, scroll down the drop-down menu for each Slovak region and the corresponding posts.  You can also browse the different eating options under our categories section. For more niche interests, use the search function. For a journey across Slovakia in words and pictures, we also strongly recommend our Next on the Journey feature – which you’ll find by scrolling to the end of any article in this section. Or go here for a full guide on how to use this site. Whatever tickles your fancy… dobrú chuť !

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