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“Most enjoyable meal in Ljubljana”
Review of Pivnica Union

Pivnica Union
Ranked #41 of 681 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$23
Cuisines: Barbecue, Slovenian, Brew Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Official Union brewery pub located in backyard of brewery house, just 10 minutes walk from legendary tripple bridge in the heart of city centre.
Reviewed 5 November 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our meals in Ljubljana. The restaurants close to our hotel were generally very good and came highly recommended. We walked away from the hotel to visit a local park and after visiting an interesting museum, we walked back to our hotel. We had seen a brewery on the way to the park, found to our surprise it served lunch and we decided to sit outside on a lovely day and eat there. One benefit of eating at a brewery is that the variety of beers is greater than is generally offered at restaurants. I had seen Union beers on restaurant menus but only found the Union IPA at Pivnica Union. It was good. However the star of the day was the roast chicken and roasted vegetables offered for lunch. It was a lunch special (6 euros) and came with a very nice salad. The chicken was really excellent … very nicely cooked and quite delicious. It reminded me of a chicken that my wife and I shared at a restaurant in Lyon in that the quality of the chicken was excellent as was the preparation. All in all, I really enjoyed my meal. In terms of value for money it was a spectacular meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Martin E
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Union_Experience, Guest Relations Manager at Pivnica Union, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Martin E, thanks for visit and your amaizing review. We are really glad that you liked our pub and we hope to see you again. ;) Cheers!

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Reviewed 4 November 2018

After waiting 20 minutes for the waiter to come outside and serve us, and after saying good day to him, we got a soviet-like answer: "Speak (Povejte)". After repeating our greeting he said, "Yes, what you want (Ja, kaj boste)?

We just left the place and went to Horseburger 200m away and we were served there in under 5 minutes. You can get MUCH better customer service in any burek place.
Not coming back.

Date of visit: October 2018
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1  Thank J J
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Union_Experience, Guest Relations Manager at Pivnica Union, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear J J! Thank you for stopping by and for this review. We sincerely apologize for your experience, since such behavior in the Union Pivnica is not our practice. We will discuss your criticism and try to avoid repeating it. We are pleased to invite you to our beer on our account to correct your impression. Cheers!

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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had a drink in the bar after taking the brewery tour. While waiting for the tour to begin we noticed the food which looked excellent, it would be good to go back to try it

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank alan_uk1953
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Union_Experience, Guest Relations Manager at Pivnica Union, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi alan_uk1953! Thank you so much for your review. :) We hope to see you again sometime, because you really should try food in our pub! :)

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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Went there as closing of a half day visit with the 50 participants of the congress I attended.
The venue, a brewery-turned-into-restaurant, is about a 20 minute walk from Ljublijana center, and is a modern trendy meeting place for a diverse, rather young, crowd.
Place is huge and was packed which created a lot of noise.
We had beers and snacks, not real meals. Snacks were ok, not amazing.
Service was ok.
I found the place too busy and noisy, and didn’t get excited with the food.
But I think that a group of 50 is not the best format to really enjoy such a place and get the best experience ...
So, maybe I should go back when I decide to come on a private visit to Ljublijana.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OlivierFromBrussels
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Union_Experience, Guest Relations Manager at Pivnica Union, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi OlivierFromBrussels, thank you so much for you review, we will keep in mind all the things you pointed out. You should definitely come also on a private, so we really hope to see you again! :)

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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We had a private and wounderful brewery tour with Monica who was very informative and answer all our questions. Tested their union beer, went to the museum as well as visit the factory. A highly recommend must do in Ljubljana if you have a Ljubljana Card.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Yin2002
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Union_Experience, Guest Relations Manager at Pivnica Union, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Hi Yin2002, thank you so much! We are always happy when we get such positive reviews! :)

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