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Restaurants in Postojna

After a long morning or afternoon exploring, there's nothing better than sitting down for some good solid local fare. Perhaps you would rather have something Asian or Italian? Or is it still morning and you are in need of a fortifying breakfast before setting off on your adventures? Given the wide and varied choice of restaurants and other eateries in the area, you are sure to find something to suit you in Postojna. Many establishments also cater for special occasions. We invite you to take a look at their menus and then place yourselves in the experienced hands of their chefs. 

Čuk

Restaurant and pizzeria Čuk
Restaurant and pizzeria Čuk
Restaurant and pizzeria located in the sports park in the heart of Postojna. 

The restaurant serves traditional local dishes, Mediterranean cuisine and dishes from the grill. Some dishes are prepared in the wood-fired oven or by table grill, which is a recent innovation. Pizzas are made using the finest ingredients and cooked in a wood-fired oven. 

Facilities include parking for cars and minibuses/coaches, a children's playground and Wi-Fi. Pets welcome. Čuk can cater for up to 120 guests. Tables also available on the terrace in summer.

Restaurant and pizzeria Čuk
Pot k Pivki 4, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 720 13 00

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Čuk – interior
Čuk – interior
Čuk – terrace
Čuk – children's playground

Minutka

Restaurant and pizzeria Minutka
Restaurant and pizzeria Minutka
Minutka is a restaurant and pizzeria located in the centre of Postojna. Popular with locals and tourists alike, it has a new menu that includes: steaks, octopus, traditional local dishes such as buckwheat pasties, and a wide range of pizzas. Desserts are freshly prepared each day for the sweet-toothed. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes also available. 

With seating for 80 guests indoors and a further 50 in the garden, Minutka has a homely, warm atmosphere that combines with the appetising aromas of good local cuisine to create a pleasurable dining experience. Groups, individuals and families welcome – every day of the week.

Restaurant and pizzeria Minutka
Ljubljanska cesta 14, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)31 670 291

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Restaurant and pizzeria Minutka
Restaurant and pizzeria Minutka
Restaurant and pizzeria Minutka
Restaurant and pizzeria Minutka– interior

Ob kaminu

Ob kaminu
Ob kaminu
Ob Kaminu is located close to the centre of Postojna but in a quiet location away from the everyday bustle of the town. 

A restaurant with a long tradition and rich and varied menu, it offers a wide choice of dishes including dishes from the grill, pizzas and dishes cooked under a traditional iron cover known as a peka. Dishes are prepared in olive oil, with fresh herbs, selected wines, balsamic vinegar and French brandy. 

At weekends there is live music, to add variety to an evening of great food and drink.  

Restaurant Ob kaminu
Tržaška cesta 88, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 720 15 01+386 (0)31 851 371

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Ob Kaminu – exterior
Ob Kaminu – garden
Ob Kaminu – octopus cooked under a peka
Ob Kaminu – from the menu

Jamski dvorec

Jamski Dvorec – exterior
Jamski Dvorec – exterior
Jamski Dvorec – interior
Jamski Dvorec – interior
Jamski Dvorec is the name of the "cave mansion" next to the entrance to Postojna Cave. 

An events venue and restaurant, it boasts a venerable tradition that it successfully combines with modern gastronomic trends. 

The restaurant offers a wide choice of fine dining options, as well as a full range of refreshing drinks, salads and snacks. The perfect place for an enjoyable lunch – or simply a coffee and a house-made pastry or dessert in the restaurant garden. 

The ample menu includes regional specialities, Mediterranean favourites, Slovene classics, seafood, freshwater fish and game. Other options include special themed banquets (medieval banquet, carters' feast, imperial banquet).

A hall on the first floor holds up to 300 guests and is an ideal venue for business meetings, wedding receptions, seminars, conferences and exclusive concerts. Several smaller conference rooms are available on the attic floor. The mansion boasts fine architecture, a friendly reception and excellent service. 

An off-site catering service is also available for events and functions of various kinds.

Jamski dvorec
Jamska cesta 30, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)81 610 300

Štorja pod stopnicami

Štorja pod stopnicami
Štorja pod stopnicami
Štorja Pod Stopnicami ("Story under the Stairs") is an attractive combination of bistro and café in the centre of Postojna. 

Enjoy the feeling of warmth and homeliness conjured up by the combination of a rustic setting and the delicious flavours of genuine (local) food. At Štorja you can start your day with a fragrant cup of coffee, continue with a tasty lunch and end with a delicious dinner. At lunchtime choose between the fixed daily menu and à la carte dishes. 

On cold winter days you can warm up over a good coffee or tea in the heated conservatory. In the evening enjoy a glass of wine or some cake and enjoy the softly lit romantic atmosphere.

Štorja pod stopnicami
Ulica 1. maja 1,  6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 992 78 98

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Štorja pod stopnicami – entrance
Štorja pod stopnicami
Štorja pod stopnicami
Štorja pod stopnicami

Makao

Chinese restaurant  Makao
Chinese restaurant Makao
Makao is a Chinese restaurant not far from the city centre offering a wide abundance of delicious food and drink. 

Sample a range of authentic traditional Chinese food including specialities of Beijing, Sichuan, Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine. A wide range of original Chinese drinks are available, including plum wine and bamboo brandy. 

Delivery also available in Postojna and the surrounding area.

Chinese restaurant  Makao
Tržaška cesta 11a, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 726 40 74

Bar-Bor

Bar-Bor
Bar-Bor
Bar-Bor is a restaurant/snack bar in the very centre of Postojna offering a wide range of snacks, à la carte dishes, grilled dishes, local specialities, home-made desserts and home-made ice cream. An extensive choice of hot and cold drinks is also available. 

Catering available for events and functions for groups of up to 80. 

Bar-Bor
Tržaška cesta 2, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 726 42 30

Erasmus

Restaurant Erasmus
Restaurant Erasmus
The Erasmus restaurant in Postojna is located just 2 kilometres from Postojna Cave. With an ample menu and a pleasant atmosphere, the restaurant caters both for more demanding guests and for those looking for a quick and simple meal. 

The menu includes international dishes and traditional Slovene cuisine, a wide range of pastas and risottos, excellent pizzas (more than 20 kinds) and a salad bar. The extensive wine list includes choice selections from some of Slovenia's finest winemakers. 

Weddings, banquets, birthdays and other celebrations catered for, with every effort made to satisfy any particular wishes or requests. The restaurant can seat up to 150 diners and can offer fixed menus adapted to different groups.

Restaurant Erasmus
Kazarje 10, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 700 22 88

Magdalena

Restaurant Magdalena. Photo: Iztok Medja, Archives of Postojnska jama d.d.
Restaurant Magdalena. Photo: Iztok Medja, Archives of Postojnska jama d.d.
A new restaurant located in Postojna Cave Park close to the entrance to the legendary Hotel Jama.

This modern "street food" restaurant takes its name from one of the five caves of the Postojna Cave system – the Magdalena Cave – which its architecture also evokes. A narrow pothole in the middle of a forest represents the dramatic entrance to the cave, fringed by greenery and offering an inspiring view upwards, towards the surface and the light. The high glass ceiling dressed in green in the middle of the restaurant recalls the cave entrance. 

The menu includes a wide range of the restaurant's own gourmet burgers, craft beers, iced teas and excellent coffees.

Restaurant Magdalena
Jamska cesta 28, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 700 01 00

Modrijan Homestead

Modrijan Homestead. Photo: Iztok Medja, Archives of Postojnska jama d.d.
Modrijan Homestead. Photo: Iztok Medja, Archives of Postojnska jama d.d.
The Modrijan Homestead (Modrijanova domačija) is located in Postojna Cave Park. 

The complex consists of the Lower Mill, the house itself and a sawmill. Visit the mill to see a presentation of the miller's trade, which has a venerable tradition here. The restaurant on the ground floor of the house serves home-made snacks, fresh home-baked bread, succulent dry-cured ham, cheese and wine. Spoil the children with home-made pastries. 

In summer you can eat in the shady garden.

Restaurant Modrijan Homestead
Jamska cesta 29, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 700 01 00

Proteus

Proteus – exterior. Photo: Iztok Medja, Archives of Postojnska jama d.d.
Proteus – exterior. Photo: Iztok Medja, Archives of Postojnska jama d.d.
Proteus – interior. Photo: Iztok Medja, Archives of Postojnska jama d.d.
Proteus – interior. Photo: Iztok Medja, Archives of Postojnska jama d.d.
The Proteus restaurant is housed in a wonderful traditional building in the centre of Postojna, where you can enjoy an exclusive gastronomic experience. 

The interior of the restaurant is a distinctive blend of the modern and the antique. 

Unique screens made of white cords create delicate curtains reminiscent of stalactite curtains in caves and, combined with a precious collection of artistic depictions of the underworld by Leo Vilhar, create an unforgettable atmosphere. 

The menu consists of dishes from the local tradition combined with modern culinary trends. 

Fixed daily menus are also available. Diners can enjoy a wide range of healthy dishes made without artificial additives and thickening agents or flour.  

Vegetables are always fresh and meat is prepared in such a way as to retain its natural flavour.

Alternatively, you can stop in for a coffee or pastry and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi. 

Accommodation also available. 

Restaurant Proteus
Titov trg 1a, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)81 610 300

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