RESTAURANTS AND INNS NEAR PODSREDA CASTLE

Culinary delights in the surroundings of Podsreda Castle

Explore the rich cuisine of Kozjansko, with flavours from local farms and top-quality taverns.

Follow the wine’s trail to its origin, where it is born among the golden hills of the Mramor Wine Cellar above the Gruska valley in Buče, follow the trail of homemade milk produced by the Sinkovič Farm at Buče, processed into delicious cheeses and yoghurts, and even delicious homemade frozen yoghurt, or bring back the best memories when you smell the freshly baked bread from the bread oven, served in the Kukovičič Mill where they mill their grain in one of the remaining mills on the Bistrica River.

For a perfect experience for wine lovers, pay a visit to the MAROF Winery in the embrace of a pleasant atmosphere and homeliness, you will be able to enjoy exploring the flavors of excellent wines.

Relax to the soothing hum of the bees in the apiary while enjoying a honey tasting at Kozmus Apiculture at Pilštanj and a special kind of silence awaits you as you enter the strange sandy world of the old turnip caves (in Slovene: repnice) where the past meets the present in the glitter of thousands of quartz sand crystals.

Enjoy quality local cured meat products of Kunej Farm in Gorjane near Podsreda or Gorjup Farm in Zdole, for people who appreciate good taste.

Embark on an exciting journey in the more than 500-year-old Banovina building, which has been transformed into a modern Centre for the Promotion of Wine, Culture and Tourism, promising a blend of tradition and state-of-the-art technology.

Where can I get a good bite to eat?

Would you like to enjoy local food or modern gastronomic masterpieces in one of Kozjan's restaurants and taverns?

Eat where the locals eat: in country pubs that offer snacks and lunches. If you’re a real foodie, try one of the Gostilna Slovenija restaurants for authentic Slovenian dishes.

RESTAURANTS AND PUBS AROUND THE CASTLE

Podsreda Café and Pizzeria

Offer:

Pizzas, hamburgers, hot sandwiches, hot dogs

Location:

Podsreda 53, 3257 Podsreda

The pizzeria is located in the centre of Podsreda, on the main road, and is approx. 4.5 km (9 minutes’ drive). If you wish, you can also walk to the pizzeria along the Podsreda Castle Trail, which leads from the castle to the medieval Podsreda Square (approx. 2.5 km one way).

Working hours:

MON-SAT: 7.00 – 22.00,

SUN: 7.00 – 21.00

The kitchen is open from 13. until 21. hours.

Saturday and Sunday – from 12. until 21. hours.

CONTACT:

Telephone: +386 (0)31 276 309

Kozjanski Dvor

Kraner Café

Offer:
The Kraner Café offers several types of pizzas and hamburgers. It also offers Wiener steaks and grilled dishes such as cappuccinos and danishes in gluten. Pizzas are served from 13:00 onwards, and everything else is served earlier.

Lokacija:

Bistrica ob Sotli 13, 3256 Bistrica ob Sotli

Restaurant Zadružnik Kozje

Offer:

The Zadružnik restaurant in Kozje serves three types of hot snacks every day, except Sundays, and you can also order roast ribs, beef with horseradish, fried cheese, grilled turkey, and vegetable steak.

It is suitable for small groups of up to 40 people.

 Location:

Kozje 141a, 3260 Kozje

The Kozje Cooperative is located in Kozje and is approx. 10 km (15 minutes’ drive).

 Working hours:

Monday to Friday, 7.30-15.00, Saturday 7.30-12.00,

Sundays and public holidays – CLOSED.

Lunches can be ordered on weekdays from 9. to 13. hours, and on Saturdays from 9. to 12. hours.

CONTACT:

Telephone: +386 (0)3 800 2772

tE-mail: zadruznik.kozje@kz-smarje.si

Haler Homestead and Brewery

Offer:

Surrounded by greenery, at the beautiful Haler Homestead, where they have been brewing home-brewed beer for more than 20 years, they will proudly offer you their home-brewed light, dark and blended beer or a fresh radler, enriched with the taste of lime. All those who are curious and inquisitive will also be invited to visit the brewing process in their mini-brewery or to a beer tasting.

In addition to a mug of beer and a good homemade drop, the restaurant will also serve a varied selection of dishes. They will serve both homemade specialities and à la carte dishes to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as visiting friends.

Location:

Olimje 6, 3254 Podčetrtek
The Haler dvor homestead is located in the village of Olimje near Podčetrtek and is approx. 24 km (33 minutes’ drive).

Working hours:

SUN – THURS: from 10. until 22. hours
FRI and SAT: from 10. until 23. hours

CONTACT:

Telephone: +386 (0)3 812 12 00

Website: https://www.haler-sp.si/
E-mail: info@haler-sp.si

Deer Ridge Guesthouse

Offer:

Below Olimska Gora, in the village of Olimje, is the farmstead of Jelenov ridge, where the main attraction is the 100-head herd of free-roaming deer and mouflon, which you can feed with corn and see up close.

Among their many activities, gastronomy is certainly very prominent. In the rustic restaurant, the friendly staff offers authentic homemade Obsotelje-Kozjan food, deer and mushroom specialities, and a wide selection of fine wines from all over Slovenia. They bake their own bread, so the pleasant aroma of freshly baked bread gives the restaurant a special homeliness.

Location:

Olimje 90, 3254 Podčetrtek
The Jelenov greben guest house is located in the village of Olimje near Podčetrtek and is approx. 26 km (36 minutes’ drive).

Working hours:

Restaurant: mon-sun: 11.00 – 21.00

Café: Mon-Sun: 8.00 – 21.00

Shop: Mon-Sun: 9.00 – 19.00

PTC: Tue-Sun: 8.00 – 16.00

CONTACT:

Telephone: + 386 (0)3 582 90 46

Website: http://www.jelenov-greben.si/
E-mail: info@jelenov-greben.si

Teahouse and confectionary Pod grebenom

Offer:

A rustic tea room with a terrace is located near the Olimje Monastery and the Olimje Chocolate Factory. Guests can enjoy homemade tea from the Olimje Monastery, coffee, homemade juices or spirits by the cosy fireplace. You can also enjoy homemade desserts from Jelen’s Ridge and local beer from the Haler Brewery and Pub.

There is also a small shop with products from Deer Ridge in the tea room.

Location:

Olimje 79, 3254 Podčetrtek

The teahouse is located in the village of Olimje near Podčetrtek and is approx. 25 km (34 minutes’ drive).

Opening hours:

MON-SUN: 8.00 – 21.00

CONTACT:

Website: http://www.jelenov-greben.si/

Telephone +386 (0)3 5829 046 or +386 (0)3 5829 412

E-mail: info@jelenov-greben.si

Amon Olimje

Offer:

The Amon Restaurant is furnished in the rustic style of a wine cellar, with an authentic wine-growing heritage, which is very rich in the surroundings of Virštanj. They want to offer guests a wide range of original culinary delights and wines from their own production.

Amon is certified as an organic restaurant and is the first certified organic restaurant in Slovenia.

Their offer consists of three parts: a daily offer, a seasonal offer and a classic a la carte offer.

Spatially, the restaurant is divided into four parts: the old room by the chanque, the central room with the separeis, the winter room, or “winter room”. Summer garden and terrace with balcony.

Location:

Olimje 24, 3254 Podčetrtek

The Amon Guesthouse is located in the village of Olimje near Podčetrtek and is approx. 24 km (33 minutes’ drive).

Opening hours:

Sunday – Thursday 12.00 – 22.00

Friday – Saturday 12.00 – 23.00

CONTACT:
Phone: +386 (0)3 818 24 80
E-mail: info@amon.si

Website: https://www.amon.si/

Emino House of Wines

Lipa – café, pub, restaurant

Offer:

THE ONLY 100% GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANT IN SLOVENIA.

“The linden tree has a social symbolic meaning and was considered the centre of social life and equality. In folk tradition, as well as in Terme Olimia, the lime tree represents the centre of events and culinary indulgence.” Since 1989. That’s what it says on the placemat that greets the guest who has decided to indulge in a crab cake, beer sausage, marinated ribs and other delicacies of the so-called bar finger food, complemented by a wide range of pizzas, excellent steaks and even the “Mayor’s” fried chicken, in the area of Lipa known as the beer hall.

Location:

Zdraviliška cesta 24, 3254 Podčetrtek

The Lipa Guesthouse is located in the village of Lipa in Terme Olimia near Podčetrtek and is approx. 23 km (30 minutes’ drive).

Working hours:

8.00 – 23.00
KITCHEN: 12.00 – 22.00

CONTACT:

Phone: +386 3 829 78 25
E-mail: gostisce.lipa@terme-olimia.com

Website: https://www.terme-olimia.com/en/adventures/cuisine/lipa-cafe-pub-and-restaurant

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KOZJANSKO, LAND OF EXPERIENCES

Where nature, history, and culture intertwine in a harmonious symphony of diverse experiences. In the heart of the Kozjansko region, you will discover a true treasure trove of experiences – from romantic moments and adventures for families, to culinary discoveries and unique adventures in nature. We invite you to explore and discover everything that this magical landscape has to offer with us!

INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE SURROUNDING AREA

For further orientation, visit the Visit Podčetrtek website (Tourist Information Center Podčetrtek, Bistrica ob Sotli, and Kozje), where they have prepared an interactive map of the castle's surroundings.

FOR MORE IDEAS AND TIPS

follow the links below to useful websites:

KOZJANSKI PARK

Website of one of the largest and oldest regional parks in Slovenia

VISIT PODČETRTEK

Website of the Tourist Information Centre Podčetrtek, Bistrica ob Sotli and Kozje

VISIT OBSOTELJE AND KOZJAN

Welcome to Obsotelje and Kozjansko – Municipalities of Šmarje pri Jelšah, Rogaška Slatina, Rogatec, Podčetrtek and Kozje

VISIT SEVNICA

Sevnica – a treasure trove of experiences!

BREŽICE

Čatež and Brežice – a green world at the confluence of the Sava and Krka rivers, thermal springs, vineyards and castles – Brežice, many call it the place where different worlds meet.

CROSS

To Krško for the energy of flavours, wine, nature and culture!

POSAVJE – FULL OF OPPORTUNITIES

Posavje is the sleeping princess of Slovenian tourism.

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