Traditional food in an urban way
Quickly for a slow goulash
Gostilna Oštirka is a reason to not only visit Celje’s market for vegetables. Whereas once only light lunches were available, today’s Gostilna Oštirka is about plywood, sous vide and an enterprising chef. So, now you can go to the market in the early morning, then go to Gostilna Oštirka for goulash or one of the daily lunch specials, treat yourself to a homemade cake there in the afternoon and enjoy urban socialising in the evening.
Gostilna Oštirka fits well in Celje’s market. As it has a ‘real’ chef, it doesn’t have pizzas and burgers, it does, however, have snacks, lunches, and desserts, as well as two additional rooms with laid tables and its opening hours extend into dinner and the evening. The menu has dishes such as locally sourced meat with vegetables from the market or the family’s own farm, as well as others featuring more modern flavours and techniques.
Although Gostilna Oštirka is a restaurant in which you can hurry, it is best to take your time. Therefore, don’t miss the chapter on sous vide!
A glass wall, modern tables, and photographs of Celje in bygone days