The Castle Restaurant and its gastronomic team are committed to preparing natural, local, fresh and delicious food. For this reason, the 2022 Michelin Guide recommends a visit.
Many of the ingredients are produced by us in our own Organic Garden, while the rest is supplied by nearby farms certified for organic and integrated production and animal rearing. Nature is the best source of inspiration for our culinary creations. It provides ideas for creating dishes to recreate the harmony and beauty of our environment. We are also proud of the ambience of the restaurant and the special atmosphere – both in the main restaurant, the Hunting Room with fireplace and the café, and on the terrace within the castle walls.
The Castle Restaurant is a member of the renowned Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomy association.
Come in and enjoy!
Dear Guests,Our recommended in the restaurant of Hotel Grad Otočec dresscode is casual chic. Sportswear is not desirable.
Wednesday-Saturday: 12:00-22:00 | Sunday: 12:00-17:00
+386 7 38 48 901
Beetroot is good for the blood
Marinated duck breast, Beetroot tartare, goat's curd gel, avocado purée, pickled pink beetroot, button mushroom slices
Hot soup for cold days
Double strong chicken soup consommé with smoked cottage cheese ravioli, chicken pâté and soup vegetables
The Dolenjska region is home to barley and buckwheat
Buckwheat and barley mini porridge with potato foam, poached egg yolk, potato chips, onion powder and herb oil
Lamb with a traditional rolled-dough dumpling
Lamb fillet with roast traditional rolled-dough dumpling (with red cabbage stuffing), fresh cabbage and mustard purée, sautéed kale, roasted hazelnuts
Upside-down cake with ice cream
Apple tarte tatin, baked apple ice cream, apple gel, vanilla sauce, caramel powder
3-course menu: cold or warm starter, main course, dessert
For the 3-course menu, the entire table must select the same dishes.
5-COURSE MENU – 65 EUR
3-COURSE MENU – 39 EUR
Guest reviews (TripAdvisor)
Clarisabeatriz (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
"Dream place. Delicate atmosphere and very good taste, suitable for this castle. Very good staff attention."
"In addition to the must-see location. The kitchen of this restaurant is impeccable. The dishes are taken care of and combinations chosen with excellence. Green tagliatelle with truffles even in Italy I've never eaten so good. The meat is divine! Prices are calibrated at the location! Worth spending when you feel satisfied."
Bganzolo (Bordeaux, France)
“My favourite place”
"This is my favorite restaurant so far. I've been going there almost once a year every time we pass by Slovenia. Food is amazing, service is perfect and prices are descent. See you next year!"
1953sonjica (Bled, Slovenia)
"We had excellent dinner!. Food was great, very tasty and served professionaly and very friendly. We dined in hunter's room,small cosy restaurant with open fire and intimate atmosphere."
Maurizio M (Casale Monferrato, Italy)
"Taste & Charm"
"For years we frequent the area of Slovenian spas and many times we can not resist the temptation to dine in the castle full of charm and excellent cuisine. The dishes are typical of the Slovenian dishes but served with the class of a great restaurant. The cellar is very accurate and the maitre d who also speaks Italian is capable is very thoughtful. Despite being a local high level, the value for money is more than good. Obviously it recommended. We would definitely visit again, as every year."
Bjoann (Lund, Sweden)
“Good even for a quick stop”
"If you do not have time for a full meal, this is a wonderful place to stop during a drive. Or make a special outing. Service is friendly even if you only want coffee or tea and a cake. Large assortment of baked good and puddings. Recommend the gribanica: thin pastry with layers of apple, fresh cheese and black poppy seed. Served warm. This is a local specialty but nowhere better than here."
Rollingbay (Seattle, Washington)
“Highlight of trip”
"For our anniversary, tried to book something special and the Romantic Weekend deal at the Grad Otocec Hotel was perfect. My husband was really surprised and delighted to spend two nights in this beautifully renovated castle hotel. We enjoyed a bottle of champagne on ice, a 3 room suite, a marvelous 4 course "romantic" dinner, and a huge bathroom with Jacuzzi which we used. The booking includes entry to the swimming pool at a neighboring hotel. Instead of sightseeing the second day, walked the trail between the castle and the village and back and rather than drive to Novo Mesto for dinner, stayed at the hotel again for their gourmet tasting menu. If you love to eat, you won't go wrong booking here. Even their breakfast buffet is something to write home about."
Cursious2 (Kansas City, Kansas)
"An experience of a lifetime”
"When do you get to have superior food, at a reasonable price, with excellent service, in a castle? The mushroom appetizer is to die for and the fish is marvelous. Everything is beautifully prepared and presented. The service is outstanding, with great knowledge regarding wines - local and otherwise. Highly, highly recommend a stay at the castle, or at least taking the time to dine for dinner or even lunch."
"We came from Zagreb for a brunch during week, on a whim - fortunately no reservation was needed. Very good food and solid wine, great service with moderate to high prices. Nice surroundings for a short walk."
“Venison was great - service perfect”
"We are fussy!!!!! This was perfect...we arrived late and the staff were super - our waiter was very knowledgable and patient with us (we could not decide on the wine)...loved his recommendations. Want to go again."
Junebuggzz (Parker, Colorado)
“Amazing food and wine!”
"We had orange wine, cheese platter that was beyond amazing, chicken, the best cauliflower soup ever!"