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Kendov Dvorec Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/07/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


European, Slovenian, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
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History flows through Idrija in the same way as its many fast-flowing and unstoppable streams and rivers. The name of the town brings to mind mercury, ...
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Reviewed 15 January 2021

It is a long and curvy road to get to Idrija from - well from virtually anywhere - but you will be rewarded by having an opportunity to dine at a lovely restored mansion in a romantic setting. While the first reception was outstanding (the...lady manager greeted us at the entrance, explained everything about the mansion and its history, and took us to our table. The place was almost empty at the time (only a couple of tables occupied), but they didn't sit us in the old, charming, romantic part of the restaurant. Instead, we (and the other guests) were seated in the breakfast room. Adjacent to the kitchen (so we could hear all the discussions between cooks and clattering of the pots), with the breakfast buffet table sitting empty in the middle of the room, and signs with rooms' names still there from the breakfast. In a posh restaurant such as Kendov dvorec, one expects the service to be excellent. Well, ours wasn't. The two young waitresses didn't know much about the food they were serving. It is a shame when the chef works hard to revive the traditional dishes from the region, when the waitress only tells you that you got a "married polenta" (a blend of potatoes and flour), confusing even Slovenian guests. Their nervousness could be felt throughout the lunch and they spent more time talking to the cooks about what to do (we could of course hear it thanks to our sitting) than with us. Their wine knowledge was on a similar level. When we asked what is the difference between Svetlik rebula 2014 and 2016 (they have their own vineyard), we got the answer "well, the 2014 is older". Only two tasting menus (five courses; no amuse bouche) were available and we tried both. As said, plates are based on local traditional dishes and ingredients. The dish of the day was smoked lamb with marinated vegetables. Juicy pink lamb with a hint of smoke was complemented by "only" celery and potatoes; both humble vegetables were perfectly marinated and a match to the meat. Gnocchi with lamb (again) could be made with some local cheese instead of Parmesan, but they were good. The cottage cheese variation of Slovenian štruklji was a perfect example of how they should look and taste while the buckwheat one with walnuts was on a dry side. The rest was - OK. This, unfortunately, is not enough at a hefty price tag of 60 EUR per person. There should be more imagination on the plates and by far a better service to justify it and the long drive.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 August 2020

We were there for wife's birthday and it was great although it waw a rainy evening and we aerent abble to eat on the garden. Place is perfect, a bit of history in this reataurant. Food is local and great and service is really on...high level. There also made a smal cake for a wifes birthday which was just a cherry on the top.More

Date of visit: August 2020
helena_pregelj, General Manager at Kendov Dvorec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2020

Dear Igor R, Thank you very much for visiting us and surprising your wife with a dinner at Kendov Dvorec. We are very happy to read that your experience at our restaurant was so pleasant and memorable. Your kind review encourages us and help us...More

Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

Food here is delicous, service was very professsional and friendly. Hotel Kendov Dvorec is great too!More

Date of visit: August 2019
helena_pregelj, General Manager at Kendov Dvorec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2020

Dear 35majsk, Thank you very much for visiting Kendov Dvorec restaurant and recommending us to other guests. We are delighted to read that you've liked our cuisine and service, as well as the atmosphere of our hotel. You are kindly invited to visit us again...More

Reviewed 29 August 2019

One is first charmed by the mansion hosting the restaurant. A great Relais&Chateaux member I described in the hotel section. Parking in front is easy, could be tougher some spring-autumn Saturdays with weddings going on. Two dining halls, one intended mainly for weddings, the other...one for hotel guests. Wonderful decoration, antique items abund. A spectacular evening view of their terrace & garden through a large window. Perfect setup for an aristocratic restaurant in Paris… But this is Idrija, far away even from Ljubljana. And still, service is very good, smiling, eager to please. OK, it happens that nobody is around in the nearly full room and the team is out for a chat by the end of the evening, but we were so relaxed and enjoyed the feeling so much that we did not care at all for waiting a few extra minutes. Winelist going for Primorska region of Slovenia only (some 70 labels) with friendly markups considering the restaurant level. Two set menus only for dinner, both based entirely on local tradition and seasonal local ingredients. Go for either trout or game, both are delicious. Conservative cuisine at its very best, crowned at the end by exquisite Kenda dumpling made from dried fruits. A sound 15 on my 1-20 kitchen scale. This restaurant is one of the key purposes to visit Idrija and/or the hotel. Sleeping in the manor is the only logical step following an excellent dinner, so book both well in advance. Much cheaper dinner than anything on a similar level in Austria or Italy. Clearly, not for the backpacker or fast food fanatic. And clearly, shorts are not recommended…More

Date of visit: August 2019
helena_pregelj, General Manager at Kendov Dvorec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

Dear ZahtevniGost, Many thanks for visiting Kendov Dvorec Restaurant and taking time for a sincere review. We are very happy to hear that the experience of our cuisine and service has been so pleasant. You are warmly welcome to visit us again anytime. On behalf...More

Reviewed 27 August 2019

Idrija is a fascinating place. You get there by a very curvy road with one hairpinbend after another. We visited the mercury mine and the castlemuseum. And then we had the luck to relax under a chestnut tree, having drinks in the orchard, followed by...a five course menu outside with lovely wines selected by a connaisseur and then sleeping in a very cosy bedroom in an old chateau. Morningmist as extra. How perfect can a Holiday get?More

Date of visit: August 2019
helena_pregelj, General Manager at Kendov Dvorec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

Dear Annette T, Many thanks for visiting Kendov Dvorec and taking time for such a wonderful and sincere review. We are very happy to hear that your visit of the area has been so pleasant. We are also very happy to let you know that...More

Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

They offered a four and five course meals. The homemade bread was so good that I wished I had asked for more. We had a great meal with food that were typical of Slovenia flavors.More

Date of visit: July 2019
helena_pregelj, General Manager at Kendov Dvorec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2019

Dear BionicWoman1, Thank you for visiting Kendov Dvorec and taking your time for writing an excellent review on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear that you liked our cuisine so much. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards, Helena Pregelj Tušar Hotel...More

Reviewed 18 July 2019

We unexpected came up in the hotel. We got a warm welcome , delicous lunch en great tour in the beautiful hotel and garden. We had a very good stay.More

Date of visit: July 2019
helena_pregelj, General Manager at Kendov Dvorec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Dear JacobaNL, It was a big pleasure to meet you at Kendov Dvorec. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending us to other travelers. We are very happy to hear that you had a good time in our company. Safe travels...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

I am reviewing the property along with the restaurant. This property is in a remote area with very little services available within the small town. Due to this, I don't recommend a long stay at this property. The hotel is very charming with impeccable service....Their staff is at your beck and call. Additionally the breakfast and dinner was very good. However their bathrooms need to be updated. It was very uncomfortable to take a shower and the toilet kept causing us issues.More

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Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Kendov and ate at their restaurant. Very small but impeccable service. Quality is superb. Strongly recommend while staying at the hotel.More

Date of visit: October 2018
HelenaP1993, General Manager at Kendov Dvorec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Dear Mr. Francisco C, Thank you for taking your time to review your dinner at Kendov Dvorec. I am sure our entire hotel team enjoyed your company as much as you enjoyed your dinner. We wish you all the best and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We had an incredible dinner recently at this lovely restaurant located inside the Kendov Dvorec hotel. To start with the service - it was impeccable. Staff provided attentive and Knowledgeable service throughout our meal. The food itself was absolutely perfect. We had several starters (rabbit)...and several main courses (fish, deer filet) and they were all flavorful, beautifully presented and very tasty. Menu is reasonably priced (though this is not a cheap place to eat at). The restaurant’s design is in line with the ‘old style’ decor and vibe of the hotel. The plump dumpling we had for dessert was a perfect way to conclude the meal.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Kendov Dvorec Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5