Where to eat in Bratislava?
No trip to the Slovakian capital would be complete without trying traditional food, but where in Bratislava should you go?
You simply cannot underestimate Bratislava’s cuisine culture, be it for their traditional food or “modern” dishes. So whether you are in the mood for some traditional Slovak cuisine or not, here are a few restaurants that stood out on my recent trip to the city.
u Zlatého Bažanta
Opposite the giant Tesco shopping mall and next door to an outlet store whilst embedded into an apartment complex, u Zlatého Bažanta probably isn’t the kind of place you’d see yourself eating. But, to your surprise (and mine at the time), This traditional restaurant is actually the Slovak gold mine for great food at incredibly affordable prices. Their daily specials leave little else to be desired. But, for me, the pork schnitzel caught my eye and did not disappoint as it was partnered with a Slovak potato salad. This is just one of the multitude of options available at your fingertips so be sure to check it out, despite what your prejudices may say.
For fans of: Good food options, homely meals, and good beer.
u Zlatého Bažanta (The Golden Pheasant),
Based on the ever-popular street of…, Slovak Pub is a hit for tourists and locals alike. Their traditional cuisine and local beer options certainly help you settle in to your vacation. The “Bryndzove Halusky” is the recommend choice, which is a staple for Slovak cuisine, and the goulash soup is a heavy addition for a starter, if you are desperately hungry. Be sure to grab a souvenir on the way out.
For fans of: Traditional Slovak cuisine, heavy-hitting meals, and Slovak history.
62 613, Obchodná,
Hotly tipped by locals as the “Best Burger” place in Bratislava, it didn’t take long to come to the conclusion as to why Roxor carries this mantle. Whether it be the double-dipped and spiced fries or the juicy burgers, this restaurant will be sure to put a smile on your face and the cravings in your stomach filled. Be sure to try the “El Gringo”, which consists of a beef patty, spicy Chipotle mayo, crispy bacon, aged cheddar, pickled jalapeños, and tortilla chips, if you’re after that added spice in your life.
For fans of: Juicy burgers, spiced fries, and local clientele.
Already mentioned in another article, The 5 Must-Try Coffee Shops in Bratislava, Urban House is the hipster-paradise of Bratislava. The large open space, wide tables, and plenty of food options definitely help you satisfy any hunger that you feel after a long day of exploring. For me, I opted for the pulled pork burger, after hearing positive things from my Airbnb host, but we sure to sample some of their rotational pizza specials. No meal would be complete without washing it down in one of their bespoke cocktails.
For fans of: Community spaces,, vibrant environments, and tasty cocktails.
Those worth a mention, thanks to local recommendations, that I didn’t’ get to try:
Basilicó: Tips itself as the “Best Pizza Place’ in Bratislava but, according to locals, it lives up to its hype.
Modrá Hviezda: Not far from the castle and a great place for you to pick up some more Slovak cuisine include Bryndzove Halusky.
BeAbout: Known for some of their tasty burgers, but don’t forget to pick up their American-style pancakes.
Soho: This pan-Asian bistro is a great go-to if you’re in search of some oriental spices.
Let me know if you have tried any of these or any other places that you would recommend eating by commenting below.