wine-western-slovakia

Western Slovakia

It’s overlooked by many – but wrongly. Western Slovakia has great wine and spa towns that have cultivated a trend of good restaurants and cafes: Bratislava folks flock out into this region at weekends to one of the countryside eateries up in the hills in this region, which gives diners satisfying rusticity but also a lot of high quality which thins out slightly further east. Also, in and around the main culinary towns of Modra, Trnava, Piešt’any and Nitra – all proudly independent of Bratislava – are some great eating possibilities which indeed rival Bratislava’s best. This region’s intriguing buildings – a glut of century-old castles and the remainder of Slovakia’s once-extensive system of mills – now offer other unusual eating possibilities. Go on… with the aid of this sub-section, you’ve no excuse not to partake! In this sub-section, if the eating/drinking option is up in those hills, it’ll be categorized under the nearest pinpointed town to it on our Western Slovakia map.

ALSO IN THIS REGION… Don’t forget, as well as our low-down on where to eat and drink in Western Slovakia, to check our Places to Go/Western Slovakia and Places to Stay/Western Slovakia sub-sections!

Our destination content is now growing at such a rate of knots that for several places in Western Slovakia, namely Modra, Piešt’any and Trenčin, we now have mini-guides attached to the end of each article that’s related to these destinations where you can see at a glance ALL the associated destination content! These places rank amongst our Top Slovak Stop-offs – places where we think there are a particularly high concentration of intriguing diversions worth gushing about…


Places to eat and drink in Western Slovakia

  • ©www.englishmaninslovakia.co.ukAround Piešt’any: Reštaurácia Furman

    Imagine it: the biting wind of a mid-winter afternoon, the dismalness of night-time already looming although there has barely been any daylight to speak of. Still, you’ve made the best of it and hiked into the hills, only to find the weather has got too much for you. It’s gnawed its way into the marrow ...

  • Everyone loves fantastically cooked Italian cuisine, image by www.englishmaninslovakia.co.ukTrencin: La Piazetta

    La Piazetta, for a long time, epitomised the classic travel writer’s dilemma: whether to shout about its existence, or whether to keep it hidden from the outside world, as an atmospheric local restaurant, to return to when one found oneself in Trenčin, Western Slovakia’s most picturesque medieval town (well, one does, occasionally). I needn’t have worried. ...

  • Around Modra: Goulash Karma at Furmanská Krčma

    There are fancy Italian restaurants. There are up-and-coming microbreweries. But when all is said and done, there is one Slovak eating experience that stands out from all the rest, and that’s a trip to one of the rustic krčmy – pubs, basically. What are they exactly and why do they stand out? Well, pub should be ...

  • Trnava: A Touch of 1920’s Paris at Thalmeiner

    There are a few things that can really make a regional town proudly independent from its big city rivals. A thriving arts scene (a theatre, perhaps), a particular point of interest… or just maybe an exceptional restaurant or cafe. Such things can create a buzz, generate an aurora of sophistication, stick a middle finger up at the ...

  • Nitra: The Antikvariat

    It happened like this. We were wandering around Nitra, on a snowy evening in December,  checking out log baskets on the Christmas market (a present for my father). They had a great deal of choice. The selection process took some time. We were cold and exhausted in the way that only shopping for presents can ...

  • Piešťany: the Very Best Cakes

    Many people know about Piešťany, Slovakia’s most famous spa. But what to do when you’re done with a dunk in the pools? Well, the answer is of course an exploration of the town and when you’re done with that (it won’t take too long to explore the town itself) you want a cake. Right? No? Then ...