Restavracija Smrekarjev hram Popolno kulinarično razvajanje

The Union Garden

We moved to the Union Garden.



Tasting menu

Tuna tartare with avocado, spicy sauce and homemade chips

Silveri sparkling wine, Boris Gašparin

Dry, classical method, Goriška brda wine growing district


Cream of cauliflower soup with potatoes


Slow-cooked beef tongue with vegetables and pumpkin seed oil

Chardonnay Sanctum, Vinum Loče

Dry, 2011, Štajerska wine growing district 




Chestnut honey-glazed duck fillet with lentils and Jerusalem artichoke

Pinot Noir, Dveri pax

Dry, 2008, quality, Štajerska wine growing district


Chocolate crostata with citrus fruit

Prepovedan sadež, Šturm

Sweet, 2007, Bela krajina wine growing district


Tasting menu price

40 €

Tasting menu with recommended wine price

57 €


We prepare the menu for the entire table. Last order at 9 pm.


The Menu / Spring 2015

Open on weekdays from 5 p.m. till 11 p.m., weekends and holidays: closed


If you have any special wishes due to your dietary restrictions, we will be happy to accommodate your alternative suggestions within the available options.

Cold Starters

Beef tartare

10.00 €

Komel Karst prosciutto
(chopped tomatoes, aged cheese, olives)

11.00 €

Marinated scampi
(fennel salad, curry mayonnaise, Traminer wine jelly)

13.50 €

Smoked trout
(sour apple and celery salad, wasabi, trout caviar)

10.00 €

Marinated tomatoes
(cow's milk cheese)

8.00 €


Chicken soup
(egg noodles)

4.50 €

Soup of the day

4.00 €

Hot Starters

Roast pork cheek
(young cabbage, bacon)

8.00 €

Chicken egg cooked at 63 °C
(asparagus, Komelj Karst prosciutto, zabaione with truffles)

8.00 €

Roast octopus
(bisque sauce, potato espuma, candied red pepper)

10.00 €

House-made pasta
(oven-roasted tomatoes with herbs, goat's cheese, wild garlic)

8.00 €

Main Fish Dishes

Grilled sole
(baby spinach cream, fondant potatoes)

29.50 €

Grilled sea bass fillet
(spring vegetables with hazelnut butter, lemongrass foam)

20.00 €

Pan-roasted cod
(black sesame, vegetable sauce, mussels and cauliflower purée)

22.00 €

Main Meat Dishes

Matured saddle of beef
(fried onion purée, fondant potatoes, wholegrain mustard, pickled onion)

20.00 €

Grilled lamb chop
(herb breadcrumbs, apples, creamy celeriac, baby spinach)

21.00 €

Slow-roasted pork fillet
(pea purée, roast garlic, spring onion with sesame and fish sauce)

18.00 €

Grilled duck fillet
(parsley root, baby chard, soy sauce)

18.00 €

Chicken breast with lemon and thyme
(gravy with tarragon, roast carrots, new potatoes, cipollini onion)

15.00 €


White chocolate mousse
(mint, dark chocolate)

5.50 €

Sponge cake with olive oil and vanilla
(fresh cheese with lemon, macerated strawberries, strawberry sorbet)

5.50 €

(raspberries, raspberry ice cream)

5.50 €

A selection of cheeses from Slovenian cheesemakers

12.00 €

Cover charge

1.50 €

The price list is valid from 13th May 2015. All prices are in euros. VAT is included in the price.

Opening hours and location

From Monday till Friday: from 5 p.m. till 11 p.m. 

Weekends and holidays: closed 

Smrekarjev hram Restaurant
Nazorjeva 2 (close vicinity of the Grand Hotel Union), Ljubljana, Slovenina
T: +386 1 308 1907




The restaurant guests can park free-of-charge in the Grand Hotel Union parking garage.

About restaurant

Perfect culinary treat

Spoil your taste buds in the Smrekarjev hram restaurant, Ljubljana Quality Selection award winner in the category "Fine Dining Restaurants". Modern international cuisine is spiced up with a Slovene touch. A top team of chefs are responsible for an ultimate culinary treat entwined with a range of quality wines.


Try our a la carte menu with seasonal specialities made from daily fresh ingredients. Every day between 12 p.m. and 17 p.m. we offer daily tasting menu with two, three or four-course from 9 EUR per person.


Restaurant awards: 2013 GaultMillau 1 haube (14 points), 2012 GaultMillau 1 haube (14 points), 2012 Ljubljana Quality Selection – top restaurant, 2008 Ljubljana Quality Selection – top restaurant.