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10 Things to eat in Bratislava and where


To get to the heart and get to know - but above all understand - the habits of a city like Bratislava, you must necessarily try its typical cuisine. Strongly influenced by the traditions of neighboring countries, that of Bratislava is therefore a cuisine very similar to that of Hungarian, Czech and Austrian. Slovak specialties derive from simple and poor ingredients, such as milk, potatoes and cabbage. This does not mean that the typical dishes are tasteless, on the contrary: as in many other parts, the specialties with peasant roots have become, over the years, real delicacies. We take you on this culinary adventure with a list of the 10 must-eat things in Bratislava, Slovakia.



Index

  1. Bryndzove halusky so zincicou
  2. Pirohy
  3. Kapustnica
  4. Sulance s makom
  5. Svieckova na smotane
  6. Pstruh na rasci to zemiaky
  7. Husacia pecienka
  8. Guláš
  9. Bábovka
  10. Skalický trdelník
  11. Where to eat in Bratislava: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Bryndzove halusky so zincicou

It is potato gnocchi enriched with sheep's cheese but not only. In fact, roasted lardini and sheep's milk whey complete the dish. Don't be fooled by the list of ingredients, this typical dish is really delicious and highly recommended.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: potato gnocchi, cheese and sheep's milk whey, lard

2 - Pirohy

The dish also features in the Polish tradition and is made up of pasta rolls which are very similar to our ravioli. The difference is in the filling, which is not made up of meat or cheese, but one typical Slovak jam sweet and sour taste. Pirohy are served with a typical goat cheese and chopped walnuts sprinkled on their surface.



  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 3,00
  • Main ingredients: sweet ravioli, jam, goat cheese, nuts

3 - Kapustnica

It is a typical soup made from pork and sauerkraut. It is traditionally prepared and eaten during the holiday season, but it can be found on restaurant menus throughout the year. The pork used in the preparation of this soup is generally in the form of smoked sausage or bacon. According to the recipe, it can be enriched with spices, plums or apples for a sweet and sour touch and sour cream.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: pork and sauerkraut, sometimes fruit and spices or sour cream

4 - Sulance s makom

It is potato dumplings which are seasoned with sugar and melted butter. A sprinkling of poppy seeds completes the recipe.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: potato gnocchi, sugar, melted butter, poppy seeds

5 - Svieckova na smotane

The name of the dish literally means "fillet on cream", referring to pork or beef which, in this specialty, comes roasted with vegetables and served with a mixture of cranberries (or other sweet jam), lemon and whipped cream.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 14,00
  • Main ingredients: beef or pork, vegetables, jam, whipped cream

6 - Pstruh na rasci a zemiaky

In the Slovak culinary tradition we also find fish dishes, including this one trout specialties. The fish is cooked in the oven, not before being spiced using cumin. After cooking, the dish is completed with a side dish of potatoes.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: trout, potatoes, cumin

7 - Husacia pecienka

The meat consumed in Slovakia includes pork, beef, chicken, game but also that of geese and ducks, especially during the autumn season. In this period, in fact, goose festivals are frequent throughout the country, where this dish is celebrated. It is in fact the typical goose liver, whole or in the form of pate.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 8,00
  • Main ingredients: goose liver

8 - Guláš

Known as a typical Hungarian dish, Guláš is also popular in Slovakia, Austria and some regions of northern Italy. Is one beef or veal stew very tasty, the recipe varies according to the region in which it is prepared. The morsels of meat are cooked to remain very tender, with potatoes, peppers and spices, especially paprika.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: beef or veal, potatoes, peppers, spices

9 - Bábovka

This dessert is not only typical of Bratislava and Slovakia, but also features in the German, Austrian, Tyrolean and Alsatian culinary traditions, as well as in Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia. It usually has donut shape and has a soft dough enriched with raisins, almonds and fruity liqueur.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 8,00
  • Main ingredients: eggs, powdered sugar, flour, cocoa powder, liqueur

10 - Skalický trdelník

Another typical dessert, from the traditional and characteristic cylinder shape it is the Skalický trdelník, also called trdlo or "bohemian muff". It is a kind of sweet bread which, before being baked, is molded to the shape of a long loaf rolled up on a metal stick. Finish the recipe with a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon.

  • Recommended to: breakfast, snack
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: wheat flour, yeast, milk and granulated sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, almonds

Where to eat in Bratislava: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Bratislava offers a Mittle European gastronomy which includes in its recipes vegetables and soups but also goulash and meat of different types, especially game and pork.
It has suggestions of Central and Eastern Europe, but it maintains its typical characteristics that give a distinguishable trait to its dishes. Here's where to enjoy all the delicacies on this trip!

1 - Modrà Hviedza

  • Description: central restaurant where you can enjoy exceptional Slovak cuisine
  • specialty: ryndzove Pirohy so zincicou
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get Directions - Official Site

2 - Slovak Pub

  • Description: a huge pub where you can eat excellent local food at very low prices
  • specialty: local meat and beers
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

3 - Zelený Rodrigéz

  • Description: one of the best clubs in the city, in the central area, welcoming and minimal
  • specialty: goulash, local soups
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

4 - Soupa Bistro

  • Description: cozy place with fresh daily menu
  • specialty: soups and traditional dishes
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

5 - Bratislavský Meštiansky Pivovar

  • Description: a restaurant with indoor spaces, outdoor tables and pleasant environments, offering traditional dishes and vegetarian variants
  • specialty: beers, pork, traditional dishes
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page
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