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Do you know yet how you will spend “the longest night” of the year? We selected some ideas for New Year’s Eve dinners in Ljubljana to bid farewell to the old year and look ahead to 2019. Treat yourself with one of rich New Year’s Eve menus, celebrate with a fine sparkling wine with your nearest and dearest and enter 2019 in the most delicious company.

Nazorjeva 2
Telephone: +386 1 308 1907

Chef Jorg Zupan and his team will take you to the new year with a decadent menu including sashimi of Adriatic tuna, Tamago with truffles, pike perch with caviar, octopus and lobster with saffron, duck breast with Andouille sausage and molasses and a dessert made of foie-gras. There is also a wide selection of wines to go with rich dishes.


Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Slovenska 34
Telephone: +386 1 470 1100

You can join a traditional New Year’s celebration in the festively decorated Hotel Slon Café accompanied by live music and gala dinner under a watchful eye of the chef Janez Šetina. Expect a true gourmet journey – from smoked salmon and lobster soup to black truffles and famous Hotel Slon strawberry cake. And a glass of sparkling wine to welcome the new year.


Krpan Inn
Ob Ljubljanici 24
Telephone: +386 1 521 1220

The Krpan Inn will prepare a New Year's Eve fish or meat menu with six courses and a grand 8 course fish menu. If you decide for the fish menu you will indulge in octopus salad Dalmatian style, roasted sea bass and house gnocchi with prawn, while the meat menu includes beefsteak tartare, gnocchi with venison goulash and grilled beefsteak. Both menus also come with a New Year's Eve dessert and a late night soup to give you energy in small hours.


Gostilna Na gradu
Grajska planota 1
Telephone: +386 41 209 600 

Spend the New Year’s Eve in the castle ambient and dine at the Na Gradu restaurant. The New Year’s Eve menu with a host of rich dishes includes goose liver foam, bruschetta with Tolmin cottage cheese, Piran sea bass tartare, octopus with black olives and capers, saddle of roe deer and Kobarid dumplings.


Gostilnica 5-6 kg
Gornji trg 33
Telephone: +386 1 320 0804

The Gostilnica 5–6 kg restaurant renowned for its delicious suckling pig, pizzas from a wood-burning oven and pleasant ambience prepares a 5-course New Year's Eve menu which will be soon revealed on their Facebook page. 


Grand Hotel Union
Miklošičeva 1
Telephone: +386 1 308 1989

The legendary Ljubljana Grand Hotel Union also invites you to spend a unique New Year's Eve at their premises. You can start with culinary experience prepared by chefs under a watchful eye of the master chef Janez Dolšak. The grand dinner will include fish terrine, ham baked in pastry, cold roasted beef saddle, selection of cheeses and pumpkin crème brûlée.


Hiša kulinarike Manna
Eipprova 1a
Telephone: +386 5 992 2308

The Hiša Kulinarike Manna restaurant prepares an exclusive New Year’s Eve menu with 10 courses accompanied with a selection of Slovenian wines and house aperitifs. On the New Year’s Eve you will also indulge in wild grouper tartare, yellowfin tuna tataki, scallop with black risotto, roe deer fillet and bear meat goulash. At midnight you can also watch the Ljubljana fireworks from their garden with a glass of sparkling wine.


Hotel Cubo
Slovenska 15
Telephone: +386 1 425 6000

Bid farewell to 2018 at the Cubo boutique hotel and indulge in a New Year's Eve dinner in their restaurant. The pleasant ambience promises a wonderful evening with excellent cuisine and premium wines, while you can choose the number of courses.  


JB restavracija
Miklošičeva 19
Telephone: +386 1 430 7070

In JB, the Ljubljana gourmet institution, the master chef Janez Bratovž will prepare you a New Year's Eve menu to remember. You will indulge in tuna with algae cream, beef fillet cubes with truffles and caviar, fresh Adriatic lobster tails in creamy seafood sauce, foie gras in cognac sauce, famous JB ravioli with cottage cheese and pistachio.


Štefanova 1
Telephone: +386 40 668 800

At the Nebotičnik (Skyscraper) restaurant you can spend the New Year's Eve high above Ljubljana and enter 2019 with 5-course menu and midnight sparkling wine in a pleasant ambient. In addition to a spectacular view of fireworks, there will also be an unforgettable party with a DJ at the Nebotičnik club.


Restavracija Saraj
Bohoričeva 1
Telephone: ‎+386 1 234 0422 

All lovers of a genuine Bosnian cuisine are invited to the Saraj restaurant for New Year’s Eve. The stars of the New Year’s Eve feast are doughnut-like fried dough balls called uštipci, veal and potatoes baked in a coal-covered pot, stuffed and fried bell peppers, home-made spirits and of course midnight cabbage rolls (sarma).


Restavracija Strelec
Grajska planota 1
Telephone: +386 31 687 648

You can start the New Year's Eve or evening with a dinner at the Strelec Restaurant. In a wonderful atmosphere of the Archer's Tower you can indulge in sophisticated dishes prepared by Igor Jagodic, the best Slovenian chef according to Gault & Millau Slovenia 2019.


Sorbara Steakhouse
Gallusovo nabrežje 31
Telephone: +386 41 572 980

You can also go to Sorbara Steakhouse and enjoy the New Year’s Eve dinner at the banks of the River Ljubljanica. You will be served tartare of dry-aged Slovenian beef, foie-gras pâté, risotto with smoked shrimp, dry-aged duck breast, tangerine and rosemary sorbet, black angus fillet and dessert trio.


Sveti Florijan
Gornji trg 20
Telephone: +386 31 336 087

One of the new gourmet points in the city invites you to the New Year's Eve celebration with a bold dinner and live performances of selected DJ sets and a wide selection of the best cocktails. As a good starting point to 2019, the New Year's Eve menu offers “Patanegra” ham, greater amberjack tataki with scampi and caviar, beef carpaccio, poached brook trout with roe and persimmon and prosciutto sorbet.


Ribji trg 6
Telephone: +386 31 764 063

If you are a lover of gourmet tapas, you can spend the New Year's Eve with your nearest and dearest in the Ljubljana TaBar restaurant and enjoy creative and layered bites served with top-quality wines.


Vander Urbani Resort
Krojaška 6-8
Telephone: +386 1 200 9000

Treat yourself with a New Year's holiday in a charming Ljubljana Vander hotel. The package includes at least three nights, a welcome sparkling wine, New Year's brunch, sweet surprise in a room and optional New Year's Eve gala dinner with five courses.


No matter where you decide to spend the New Year’s Eve, we wish you pleasant celebration and success, happiness and health in 2019!


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