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Top 11 Restaurants for Posavje & Čatež & Brežice & Samobor

11 najboljših restavracij za Posavje _ Čatež _ Brežice _ Samobor

Embark on a culinary journey through two lands

Experience the gastronomic region of Posavje & Brežice & Čatež through a gourmet adventure in the land of premium indigenous wines, rural tourism where you can savor local homemade dishes, restaurants that infuse a pinch of modern cuisine into traditional Posavje cuisine, and taverns with a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes.

Discover the delights of Posavje and indulge in new flavors that tantalize the taste buds. We haven’t forgotten our Croatian neighbors on the list of the best in Posavje. While staying at Vinska Trta Apartments, you have an excellent opportunity to visit Samobor, a medieval city with baroque architecture located just 10 kilometers away, which also boasts a rich culinary offering.

We’ve prepared a tried-and-true list that includes the best restaurants in Posavje, Brežice, Krško, Čatež, and Samobor. With each food provider, you can check what dishes they offer, where they are located, their opening hours, and much more.

Krško – Where to Have Lunch?

Krško, the town of Valvasor, vineyards, and chocolate, has also been developing in the culinary field in recent years. Numerous gastronomic events in the old town center, such as the historic Mencinger House, testify to this. Dishes made with Krško’s native pig are a true culinary delight. The roasted pork shank of the Krško pig is prepared in a thousand and one ways. It is the only preserved Slovenian native breed of pig, originating from the Krško Polje.

Krško and its surroundings are known for meat dishes due to extensive livestock farming. A special delicacy is the roasted capon, spiced up with juicy white meat.

Good Eateries in Krško – Kunst Restaurant and Hotel

Kunst Restaurant in Krško has been in operation since 1966. It is known for dishes made with Krško’s native pig, which you can taste in various ways; as salami on a platter, as a T-bone steak, or even as a Viennese schnitzel. They also offer special tasting menus with Krško pig.

Their cuisine has a modern touch that blends with the traditions of the region. They pay great attention to sourcing ingredients from local farmers, ensuring that the ingredients are always fresh and seasonal. You can also sample premium wines at Kunst. Their in-house sommelier will guide you in choosing wines.

In Kunst Restaurant, they also prepare innovative dishes with capon and beef tartare; dessert lovers will not be disappointed. Spoil your taste buds with chocolate soufflé or pies with seasonal fillings.

Kunst Hotel, in the same building, offers comfortable accommodation if you want to extend your visit to Krško.

Restaurants in Brežice

Brežice, Posavje’s tourist gem, will delight you with its culinary offer. The historic core of Brežice has been beautifully renovated, offering a pleasant atmosphere for strolls through the streets. Brežice is the capital of asparagus. Every year, a festival is organized in its honor.

Brežice: Where to Have Dessert? – Yogurtlandia Brežice

Yogurtlandia Brežice

Yogurtlandia Brežice je specializirana slaščičarna, ki ponuja širok izbor osvežilnih izdelkov, kot so zamrznjen jogurt, palačinke, buble tea, sokovi in še več. V svoji ponudbi združuje okuse in užitke iz različnih kulinaričnih svetov, ustvarjajoč edinstvene kombinacije okusov za svoje stranke. Če iščete osvežujočo sladico ali napitek, je Yogurtlandia Brežice prava destinacija, ki vas bo navdušila s svojo raznoliko ponudbo.

Posavje’s Finest Tastes in Brežice – Ošterija Debeluh

Osterija-Debeluh-Brežice

Ošterija Debeluh, nestled in the picturesque town of Brežice, is a culinary gem that captivates diners with its delightful menu and warm ambiance. This charming eatery, situated in a historic building, offers a memorable dining experience. Oštarija Debeluh is renowned for its exquisite cuisine, featuring a diverse selection of dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

Guests can savor traditional Slovenian flavors with a modern twist, as the talented chefs at Oštarija Debeluh infuse creativity into every plate. The restaurant’s wine list showcases an impressive array of Slovenian wines, complementing the flavors of each dish perfectly.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner for two or a gathering with friends and family, Oštarija Debeluh provides an inviting atmosphere. The attentive staff ensures top-notch service, making your visit a truly enjoyable one.

Experience the culinary delights and warm hospitality of Oštarija Debeluh, where tradition meets innovation in the heart of Brežice.

Posavje – Restaurants Near Vinska Trta Apartments

The Vinska Trta Apartments are located near Mokrice Castle, making them an excellent base for exploring the culinary delights of Posavje. In the nearby area, you’ll find a few restaurants serving delicious local dishes.

Local Food Provider Near Mokrice Castle – Pizzeria Amor

Pizzerija Amor

Pizzeria Amor is a charming restaurant located near Mokrice Castle. They offer a variety of dishes, including pizzas, pasta, seafood, and grilled specialties. Their menu features a blend of Mediterranean and traditional Slovenian cuisine.

Terme Paradiso and Terme Čatež – Good Food in the Surroundings

Terme Paradiso and Terme Čatež are well-known thermal resorts in the heart of Posavje. Besides relaxation, you can also enjoy good food in their surroundings.

Pension Meals and Dinners – Terme Paradiso Hotel Restaurant

Penzionska kosila in večerje – hotelska restavracija Terme Paradiso

The Terme Paradiso Hotel Restaurant offers pension meals and à la carte dining. You can enjoy a wide range of dishes, from local specialties to international cuisine. The restaurant’s pleasant atmosphere adds to the overall dining experience.

Posavje Snacks and Sunday Lunches – Valentina Pizzeria

Posavje malice in nedeljska kosila – Pizzeria Valentina

Valentina Pizzeria, located near Term Paradiso in the charming town of Dobova, is a popular pizzeria that offers a delightful culinary experience. With a menu filled with a variety of delicious pizzas crafted from the finest ingredients, Valentina Pizzeria has become a favorite dining spot for both locals and visitors. Their cozy ambiance and friendly staff make it an excellent choice for a casual meal or a quick bite while exploring the nearby attractions of Term Paradiso.

Tourist Farms in Posavje – Posavje Dishes with a Hint of Homeliness and Tradition

Posavje is home to several charming tourist farms where you can experience traditional hospitality and taste local dishes.

Traditional Delights of Posavje – Martinovi Tourist Farm

Tradicionalne dobrote Posavja - Turistična kmetija pri Martinovih
Turistična kmetija pri Martinovih

The Martinovi Tourist Farm is known for its traditional Posavje dishes. They serve hearty, homemade meals prepared with local ingredients. You can enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a typical Posavje farm.

Best Restaurants in the Border Town of Samobor

While Samobor isn’t in Slovenia, it’s a nearby Croatian town that’s worth exploring for its culinary offerings. If you’re staying at Vinska Trta Apartments, a visit to Samobor is highly recommended.

Traditional Samobor Specialties – Gabrek 1929 Restaurant

Tradicionalne samoborske specialitete - Restavracija Gabrek 1929

Gabrek 1929 Restaurant in Samobor is famous for its traditional Samobor specialties. It’s a family-run restaurant with a long history, and they take pride in preserving the town’s culinary traditions. Don’t miss trying the famous Samobor cream cakes here.

Homemade Samobor Taverns Under Gorjanci – Vilinske Jame Restaurant

Domače Samobor gostilne pod Gorjanci - Restavracija Vilinske Jame

Vilinske Jame Restaurant offers a taste of homemade Samobor dishes under the Gorjanci Hills. This charming tavern-style restaurant is known for its cozy ambiance and authentic local flavors.

Samobor Food for All Tastes and Wallets – Zeleni Papar Restaurant

Samobor hrana za vse okuse in žepe – Restavracija Zeleni Papar

Zeleni Papar Restaurant in Samobor caters to a variety of tastes and budgets. They offer a diverse menu with options ranging from traditional dishes to international cuisine. It’s a place where everyone can find something they love.

Samobor Cream Cakes and Traditional Dishes – Kod Špilje Restaurant

Samoborske kremšnite in tradicionalne jedi – Restavracija Kod Špilje

Kod Špilje Restaurant is a great spot to savor Samobor cream cakes along with other traditional dishes. It’s a cozy restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere, perfect for indulging in local treats.

This list of the top 11 restaurants in Posavje, Čatež, Brežice, and Samobor will guide you on a culinary journey through these regions, where you can savor the rich flavors and culinary traditions they have to offer.

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From Čatež across Šentviška gora to Veliki Cirnik

Šentviška gora or Church of St. Vid (386 m) is an extremely popular excursion point for the citizens of the municipality of Brežice and you are invited to read, to find out why.

Not far away from the old town of Brežice to the south, the view stops at a hill with a church called “Šentvid”. Šentvid offers countless paths and trails, so each conquest of it can be different. You can choose the “direct” way to the top and conquer it in a good 25 minutes, or you can choose a more gradual ascent and ring the church bell at the top after a 1 hour and 15 min walk. No matter which path we choose, the markings will always lead us in the right direction to the top, where a view of the entire Krško-Brežice field awaits us. Let’s not forget to mention that we can also choose Čatež’s energy path, where energy vortices accompany us along the way.

In the background of Šentviška gora stretches the slope of Goli Cirnik, whose highest peak is Goli – or more correctly – Veliki Cirnik (621 m). The mountain trail from Šenvid is marked well. We follow the signs from the village of Žejno to Veliki Cirnik. In the gallery, you will see white dots in the photos, which I followed when conquering Veliki Cirnik directly from the village of Žejno, past the village playground through Bambreg. The Brežice mountain trail, which runs across Šentviška gora, also leads to Veliki Cirnik. The website of the local mountaineering association of Brežice describes the course of the trail in more detail.

At the top of Veliki Cirnik, benches with tables are waiting for us at the bivouac “Pri veseli Micki”, where we can calm down and enjoy the nature and views that surround us.

Some basic information for the conquest of Veliki Cirnik from Čatež ob Savi:

  • Starting point: Čatež ob Savi
  • Difficulty: easy marked path
  • Length: 6 km
  • Walking time: 2 h 20 min (average pace)
  • Recommended time of year to visit: all seasons

The trip is suitable for hiking and family trips, as the trail is also suitable for children.

Author: Sara Gregl

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3 years ago · · 0 comments

Trip to Lisca, the pearl of Posavje

Our Posavje hills have a special touch, which may win you over at first, but if not, they will enchant you with the second step. Lisca is certainly one of the most striking peaks of the Posavje hills, with its height of 947 meters above sea level. It is an extremely popular excursion point, as it enables conquest for more fitness affine as well as less prepared recreationists with several starting points.

Lisca offers hiking, climbing and cycling trails, as well as being accessible by car. However, we prefer to focus on conquering Lisca “on foot”. The mountain trails are nicely and clearly marked, so there is no reason to be afraid to stray from the path. My favourite route is from Krakovo (starting point). The trail leads us through forests, villages and meadows, and in good weather conjures up views far and wide.

Just below the top, the path leads us past the church of St. Jošt, from where it is only a few minutes to the top of Lisca. Two mountain huts, Tončkov dom and Jurkova koča greet us at the top. Where they instantly have an excellent culinary offer, from classic mountain menus to a little more modern cuisine, pancakes :=). At the highest point, just a minute away from the hut, is one of the two radar meteorological stations in Slovenia.

In good weather, Lisca offers views all the way to Triglav and the admiration of paragliders, which together with the wind have the Posavje in the palm of your hand. The conquered peak will also enrich the “green” Diary of the Slovenian mountain trail, as it is one of the peaks of the Extended Slovenian mountain trail.

Here are some basic facts about conquering Lisca from Krakovo:

  • Starting point: Krakovo (Mastnak wine cellar; arranged parking lot opposite the cellar)
  • Difficulty: easy marked path
  • Length: 4 km
  • Walking time: 1 h 45 min (average pace)
  • Recommended time of year to visit: all seasons

In any case, we must not forget that there is also a bench of love on Lisca, which we can already find on quite a few Slovenian peaks. So, if the above didn’t convince you yet, let me mention that the location of the bench itself offers a kind of privacy where you can enjoy the views of the hills that open up in front of you, and you feel like you have them in the palm of your hands in an instant.

Author: Sara Gregl

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A trip to the Brežice accumulation lake

A trip to the Brežice accumulation lake – the “Brežice Sea”

For some, it is a paradise on the other side of the world, but for me, it is our “Brežice sea”. Here time stops, as the walking path along the Sava offers quite a few kilometres, where the river and the sky meet; an oasis of blue.

If you are a fan of walking paths where you stay at the same altitude, then this is the perfect location for your recreation. The lake with its two banks, the “Styrian” and “Carniolan” sides, offers a beautifully landscaped path, suitable for walking, running or cycling.

The Styrian side of the lake has a 6.5 km long route that stretches from the Brežice Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) to the dams of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). In the direction of the Krško NPP, we have the Sava on our left side, and almost within arm’s reach, on the right side first Vrbina and in the distance the centre of Brežice. The trail is worth visiting in fine, sunny weather, especially when it is not very windy. It is in the open, and on windy days it can spoil our idyllic time there. Therefore, it is advisable to check the weather forecast prior, to have the best from our trip.

We will be accompanied by swans and ducks all the way, and we can also spot a common tern and a river gull. The four artificial islands located in the central part of the accumulation lake take care of the fauna. The islands serve as resting places for waterbirds, as only there can they find peace.

The proposed trip is suitable for very active, as well as not so fit individuals and families. We can turn around at any time and return to Brežice HPP, to the starting point.

Some basic information for the “Styrian part” of the route from the Brežice HPP to the Krško NPP dams:

  • Length: 6.5 km one way, a total of 13 km
  • Walking time: 2.5 h (average pace)

If all this has not yet convinced you, our “Brežice sea” is just behind Lake Ptuj in total surface area. It is the second-largest lake in Slovenia, it is as big as two lake Bled’s. Why this is a paradise on earth – where nature can charm one to forget for a few moments about everyday things – can be found in the picture gallery.

The Carniolan side is still in need of exploration, and a contribution will be featured in a future follow up.

Author: Sara Gregl

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3 years ago · · 0 comments

We received the GREEN & SAFE badge

We received the GREEN & SAFE badge!

For us, this means a commitment to responsible, green and safe tourism.

At a time of uncertainty due to the emergence of the new coronavirus, we are aware that success in the tourism industry depends on the guests’ trust that they can spend their holidays with us and not endanger their health and safety.

The fact that the Slovenian health and hygiene standards incorporated in the GREEN & SAFE Responsible Travel Standards communication platform are compliant with standardised global hygiene protocols for safe travel is also confirmed by the Safe Travels badge from the WTTC.

Dear Traveller, we are proud to have received the GREEN & SAFE badge and the Safe Travels [WTTC] global badge, thus committing ourselves to maintain and increasing responsible travel standards in tourism.

We are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for your holidays. You can also do your part by following the health recommendations:

  • even if you’re healthy, keep a safe distance from other people – at least 1.5 meters
  • wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, use soap and water. Hand disinfection is mandatory in enclosed public spaces
  • don’t touch your face with unwashed or not disinfected hands, especially your eyes, nose and mouth
  • if soap isn’t available, use hand disinfectant containing 60% – 80% alcohol
  • thoroughly air enclosed spaces several times per day
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  • follow the information and recommendations of health professionals
  • practice respiratory hygiene / cough etiquette. Dispose of tissues in a waste bin after every use, then wash your hands with soap and water
  • if you start showing signs of acute respiratory infection, such as a runny nose, feeling unwell, muscle pain, fever and a cough, take care of yourself and others! Notify the reception. Do not stay in rooms with other people, do not go on trips or participate in other activities
  • the mouth and nose must be consistently covered with a protective mask in all enclosed public spaces as well as outdoors wherever it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 2 meters

Through activities based on safety, responsibility and sustainability, we increase guests’ confidence that Slovenia is a green and responsible tourist destination.

Welcome to the Green Story of Slovenia 💚💚💚

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