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Pen Klub

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Mediterranean, European, Slovenian, Central European
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Tomshicheva ulica 12, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 251 41 60
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Europe
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Ljubljana. It has been on this location for decades. It is usually not very crowded which is why I also like it a lot. Being a bit more pricey it is not really for everyday dining. Food selection is more or less standard with a mix of local, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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581 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The restaurant is hidden in the second floor of a villa between National museum, Opera and National gallery. When you enter, it is an ordinary family house. In the second floor is a small restaurant for 20 people or so. It is fine for a visit with your friends or a small group. When you ask your waiter what is... More 

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Thank Miha P
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you go to this restoran you need to know a bit more about it's history than just to go for a lunch. It is different, needs renovation, there is not a wide selection of vines and food,...., but everything you get is from good quality ingredients, fresh and served in a friendly manner. It is not one of the... More 

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Thank JozeAnita
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

It is very special, the food is excellent with classic meat fish combined menu, they carefully look into vine list, service is professional and extremely friendly, it's a place with long and great history. Slovenia's society once met there, from politicians to poets. You could eat there until 3AM... It's much more quiet now, but the place retains its special... More 

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Thank Ana R
Portland, Oregon
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Creative and superb local dishes prepared perfectly to give you one of the best tastes of local cuisine. Everything is fresh and sourced mostly local. The fish was outstanding. The wine pairing was very good by our waiter. The setting takes you back 50 years (or more) to a time when Europe was still recovering from WW2 and writers were... More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Very good meal , recomend fish!, excentric enviroment with a good atmosphere. Worth the visit for something out of the ordinary. We would go again.

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Thank Mermaid14Tractor
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

You go here for food, but also for awkward charm from times that onlu artists were those that went for late dinner. And only artists were in fact allowed to enter in 60' and 70' in the 20th century. Do not follow menu, but advice from a waiter, that is a part of a story.

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The Bay Area
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338 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

As I understand it, this hidden restaurant used to be a spot dedicated to catering to Slovenian intellectuals for decades following WWII but is not open to the general public. It still, however, has a bit of the old days aura that fortunately includes good food. Most of the courses were very good and some were excellent but what made... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

Good food but bad wind selection. Nice location, but floor needs renovation. Waiter is very friendly. Good selection og salads.

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Thank Diana N
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Located in the building of the Slovenian Writers Society, the restaurant has a private club feeling. The unassuming building is set back from the road and does not look like a restaurant at all. The less determined may even enter and turn back thinking they have stumbled upon a private residence of office. The decor of the entrance hall has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Slovenian, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tomshicheva ulica 12, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 251 41 60

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?