Contemporary food on the border of Carinthia and Styria
Rest and enjoyment
Despite not (yet) having its own motorway, at least now locals from the Carinthia region no longer have to drive to Ljubljana and/or Maribor for good food. Slovenj Gradec has been unable to resist the trend and has now followed in the footsteps of bigger towns whose urbanity emphasises Italian aromas and imaginative designs. That is why at Hiša Ančka the entrance is white and the staircase is wide, there are comfortable armchairs and a selection of whiskies in the bar, while the dining room has a high ceiling with chandeliers and expansive walls with mirrors. The predominating colour is gold, other than the decorative brickwork. The benches are decorative, the chairs are shell-like, and the tables are minimalist. These features, together with the spacious terrace and a few rooms above it, add up to: “Where rest and enjoyment are at home”.
Locals from Carinthia now consider the town of Slovenj Gradec as theirs; there is no longer a border for foreigners and at Hiša Ančka there is even a wellness centre, while for the curious, the young head chef can hardly wait to show off his skills and knowledge.
Hiša Ančka is a more ambitious project than that of construction of the Carinthia section of the motorway, therefore it’s well on its way to making the food scene come to life and taking a leap in the right direction in this part of Slovenia too.
Modern, with a touch of elegance, with gold and brick walls