Vodnikov hram

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Vodnikov hram is a restaurant with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. It is named after the Slovenian poet and intellectual Valentin Vodnik (1758–1819), whose monument stands at the Ljubljana Central Market, across the way from the restaurant. The restaurant's menu, based around typical Slovenian flavours, includes a wide choice of Slovenian specialities such as buckwheat 'žganci' (a lumpy dish of boiled flour, shredded and sprinkled with melted fat), buckwheat 'krapci' (boiled dough pockets with filling), 'jota' (bean and sauerkraut stew), 'bujta repa' (sour turnip and pearl millet stew with pork), gnocchi, 'prekmurska gibanica' (a layered cake typical of the Slovenian region of Prekmurje), and a range of other typical Slovenian dishes.

Menu choice: Slovenian dishes, Mediterranean dishes, seafood, seasonal dishes, game dishes, vegetarian dishes, grilled dishes, mid-morning meals, lunchtime menus, desserts, slow food, varietal Slovenian wines.

Typical Ljubljana dishes: beef tongue, beef soup with noodles, pražen krompir (sautéed potatoes), frog legs, kranjska klobasa (pork and bacon sausage), štruklji (with cottage cheese, walnut filling with buckwheat), apple strudel.

Additional amenities: outdoor seating, high chairs, wireless internet, takeaway service, catering services for events and functions, themed events, organization of gala and corporate dinners

Opening hours

Mondays to Saturdays 8:00-24:00, Sundays and and public holidays 10:00-24:00.

Accessible to the blind and partially sighted

  • Accessible services for the blind and partially sighted (colour contrasts, menu, etc.)

Accessible to persons with movement disabilities

  • Adequate access to the building for persons with movement disabilities (hallways, staircase, lift, etc.)
  • Designated entrance for persons with movement disabilities
  • Designated parking space for persons with movement disabilities
  • Designated path from the car park/public transport to the building


Langugages of communication: Slovenian, English, German, Italian, Croatian.

It is recommended that you book your table in advance.
The restaurant is accessible to disabled and mobility impaired people.
A room for private gatherings or parties can be arranged for groups.
A bus stop is located nearby.


Vodnikov trg 2 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 (0)1 234 52 60

Email: vodnikov.hram@gmail.com

Website: Vodnikov hram

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