Restaurants near Lake Bohinj
Here is a list of local restaurants and cafes offering food and drink near Lake Bohinj. We are hesitant about recommending particular places as menus and staff seem to change quite regularly. Also, what is delicious for one person may not be to another’s taste. Take a look at Tripadvisor for up-to-date reviews of restaurants near Lake Bohinj.
Most restaurants will offer traditional Slovene food, often made from local ingredients, like wild mushrooms, trout, cheese etc. As the food is fresh and local, the flavours are often superb.
Restaurants next to Lake Bohinj
This has to be one of the most idyllic settings for a drink, lunch or dinner, right on the shore of Lake Bohinj, on the lakeside footpath between Stara Fužina and Ribčez Laz. You can gaze out onto the lake and the mountains all around as you sup your latte or eat your ice cream. Only cash is taken.
Restaurants in Stara Fužina
Sit outside on the terrace for stunning views over the meadows to Lake Bohinj. A lovely place to go for a special occasion to try the “tasting menu”. Wine lovers will love the extensive variety and chatting to Sommelier Damir Salkic.
Experience authentic Bohinj cuisine here, serving delicious, home-cooked dishes using local recipes but with an added contemporary twist. International dishes are served as well, and there is a super terrace with lovely views towards Lake Bohinj.
Restaurants in Ribčev Laz
If you fancy craft burger with craft beer, Foksner is the place for you. It sells a variety of burgers, including a vegetarian option, all of which come with potato wedges. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and the whole place is often buzzing with activity.
Centre is a conveniently-situated restaurant next to the Mercator in Ribčev Laz. Offering pizzas, pastas, steaks etc. there is something on the menu to suit everyone. Take-away pizzas are also available if you fancy taking one down to the lake for lunch or supper.
Hotel Jezero is the main hotel in Ribčev Laz, close to the bridge at Lake Bohinj. It has two restaurants and offers an extensive menu. Menus are listed on a board in front of the hotel, often with a set menu on offer.
Pod Sklaco is the name of the cliff face where you can rock climb, just above Lake Bohinj in Ribčev Laz. The restaurant has a lovely outdoor seating area where you can watch the rock climbers (beginners & more experienced) and get some shade in summer. Pod Skalco offer drinks, snacks, paninis, ice creams, and they also have an extensive dining menu of pizzas, pastas, salads and steaks. They do not have a toilet, but there are public facilities 80m away.
The best place for a gin & tonic. They make their own different flavour gins and this vibrant cafe offers a variety of food, changing regularly. Check out the blackboard for daily specials.
Restaurants Further Afield
Pri Hrvatu is in the village of Srednja Vas, a 5-minute drive from Stara Fužina. The restaurant has a lovely setting, and when it is warm you can sit out on the terrace by the river looking down the valley towards the lake. Even if there is a bit of a chill in the air, blankets are provided to keep you warm and cosy. This is a great, traditional Gostilna, where you can try local Slovene dishes, such as locally caught trout or veal medallions. Desserts are often homemade Slovene cakes.
A great pizzeria in the village of Polje, between Ribčev Laz and Bohinjska Bistrica. Here you will find a good range of pizzas, pastas and salads (including gluten free pizza/pasta options). The large pizzas are truly enormous, so you may well want to go halves with someone! Takeaway options are also available.
Also in the village of Polje, this restaurant offers pizzas from their wood-fired oven, as well as an extensive a la carte menu featuring fish, meats and local dishes. The food is beautifully presented and there is enough on the menu to keep everyone happy, including a children’s menu. There is outdoor seating.
Danica is the main campsite in the valley, situated on the edge of Bohinjska Bistrica. The campsite restaurant is open to non-residents and offers homely food, with a good variety of local Slovene dishes.
A cosy restaurant in the centre of Bohinjska Bistrica, Štrud’l offers generous portions of local Slovene country food. This is very popular with locals and has a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant also sells local produce such as honey and schnapps. It is not very big, but has a large outdoor seating area if it gets busy inside.
Hotel Tripič in Bohinjska Bistrica has plenty of space, so is perfect for small and large groups. The menu is extensive and offers the usual selection of pizzas, meats, fish and Slovene dishes.
Restaurant Resje is one of the finest dining experiences in the local area. They offer a seasonal menu and the food is both imaginative and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is in the village of Nemški Rovt, about 5 minutes’ drive through a winding forest from Bohinjska Bistrica.
Mountain Huts near Lake Bohinj
Koča na Vojah is a lovely mountain hut on the way to the Voje Valley. From Stara Fužina, you can walk through the Mostnica Gorge up to this hut for lunch or a snack, and then either return or continue onwards towards the Voje Valley and the Mostnica Waterfall. Mountain food such as hearty soups, goulash and barley stews are served here, as well as Strudl and Apple Pie for dessert. Sit outside for stunning mountain views.
Walking onwards from Koča na Vojah to the waterfall at Mostica will bring you to Okrepcevalnica Slap Voje. This is another Mountain hut serving simple, homemade, hearty food, perfect after a long hike. Cakes and coffees are also available, as well as cold drinks. A lovely place to enjoy the spectacular scenery all around and to rest from hiking.
This mountain hut is up on Vogar – a steep 2-3 hour round trip from Stara Fužina. Great for refreshments, especially “mountain tea” and pancakes. A great spot for superb views over Lake Bohinj.
Are Reservations required for Restaurants near Lake Bohinj?
In the summer season, all of the restaurants listed will be open most days of the week. You may even need to book for evening dining. Out of season, opening times are often reduced, so please check online before heading out.
Generally, you will find that the portions are large, especially for pizzas and salads. All waiting staff will speak at least some English and will be more than happy to explain local dishes. We would recommend that you always double-check for allergens, even if it says it is without wheat or dairy on the menu.