Gostilna Pri Lojzetu
Tomaž Kavčič has transformed Zemono Manor into one of the best culinary spots in Slovenia
Every visit new ideas
When Tomaž Kavčič was invited to Brussels to cook lunch for 27 heads of state and six of the highest European Union officials, in a statement to journalists following lunch Angela Merkel said: “Lunch was excellent, the conversation, however, was the complete opposite!”. Gostilna pri Lojzetu permanently ranks among the top 3 restaurants in Slovenia, and Kavčič still maintains the tradition of his mother’s restaurant in Dornberk. On every visit and each collection of new ideas, this restaurant at Zemono Manor inspires time and again. Zemono Manor is probably the most sought after culinary destination for gourmets in Slovenia, though not only among Slovenes themselves but perhaps even more so among foreign visitors. Tomaž Kavčič isn’t just a celebrity chef in Slovenia and on television but is also a regular guest at large culinary festivals, conventions and other events throughout Europe.
Dining at Gostilna Pri Lojzetu isn’t only about the food but also about the general impression. It’s not just about the taste but also about the soul. It’s not just a meal, its about going on a day trip specifically because of this restaurant whose chef clearly relishes in his calling in life. And it is precisely this that so many of Zemono Manor’s regular guests are convinced that Gostilna Pri Lojzetu is one of the best restaurants in Slovenia – because Tomaž Kavčič knows best how to spoil his guests! For real gourmets a visit at least once a year is mandatory, though you will want to go more often – every new collection of dishes featuring Tomaž’s ideas is worth a visit.
sommelier: Anže Kristan
wine labels: 300
house wine: Posestvo Burja
A dining room beneath stone arches, a wedding hall, a beautiful garden.
1 Michelin star
JRE Jeunes Restaurateurs member