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Gostilna Francl

$$ - $$$
European, Slovenian, Central European, Soups, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Zagrad 77, Celje 3000, Slovenia
11:00 - 22:00
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Celje, Slovenia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are looking for authentic local cuisine Gostilna Francl is the right place to go. You can find everything from "žolca" to mushroom soup, wild swine or deer goulash, perfect homemade "štrudl" and nice quality house wine.

Thank Tomaz K
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165 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is excellent. Nice fresh creative domestic slovenian food. Everything is great.high recommended.

Thank Branislav M
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Waiter excelent, food (chef's menu) excelent. One problem: Receptions held after funerals are qiuite often here, because Celje graveyard is near. So reservation is recommended.

Thank Jure V
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Exellent Slovenian style food and lovely service. Friendly and warm athmosfere. No. 1 in Celje. Shadow of old trees in the garden should be very romantic in the summer. Value for money for business and family visitors.

Thank Iztok P
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We visited during rush hour and they've managed to get us seated really quickly. Although they obviously had a few big groups they've made us feel more then welcome and their service was wonderful. And the food was spectacular! Starting with their homemade pate through mushroom soup and beef steak, finishing with homemade ice cream. Tasting amazing, presented in a... More 

Thank Luka P
Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This is a house with tradition. They know it and they are bringing it to a new level. The chef is very creative and she does her magic with seasonal ingredients, prefering local supplyers and also wild grown edible stuff (chesnuts, asparagus, dandelion, mushrooms, ...). I visit often to indulge my palett and I always get excuisite service and a... More 

Thank 100janArt
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We've been to Francl and had great food. The service was attentive and the food very sophisticated and great quality. If I have one criticism it's that the dishes are slightly "over-engineered". I this it would be an improvement to make simpler more focused dishes. But clearly one place I can recommend to anyone traveling in Slovenia.

Thank Petetheswiss
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

My wife and I visited Francl in March 2016 at “Teden restavracij”, when all better restaurants in Slovenia prepare menu to represent their food. We know Francl very well form our past visits, but this time, it was something special. The food was not just very good as usual, but amazing. They are well known for traditional Slovenian food, as... More 

Thank David T
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a nice family business. They offer Slovenian traditional food with a touch of modern, so it looks insane on a plate. They offer a good, quality meat. It is a must try restaurant! Atmosphere is really nice, because the style of decoration is special.

Thank sanja b
Celje, Slovenia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We have already visited them many times and the food was always excellent. Serving traditional slovenian food with the new touch. Recommend!

Thank majdab12366

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
European, Slovenian, Central European, Soups, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zagrad 77, Celje 3000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Styria Region  >  Celje
  • Phone Number: +(386)4926460

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