The story of the Strelec restaurant

The story of the Strelec restaurant

Fine dining above the city

At Ljubljana Castle, the most visited tourist spot in Slovenia, in the Archers’ Tower, which stands right next to the entrance to the castle, a high culinary offer is created by an exceptional chef, Chef Igor Jagodic.


The round tower speaks the stories of the Slovene folk tradition 

The round tower, the origins of which date back to the 15th century, took on its present appearance after the restoration in the 1950s when architect Boris Kobe and academic painter Marija Pregelj decorated the interior of the tower with its now recognizable features, sgraffito wall murals. In a wide ribbon, the paintings embrace the tower’s interior and show fragments of the stories of the Slovene folk tradition in framed scenes: Lepa Vida, Desetnica, Mlada Zora ... 

“Standing on the top floor of the tower, in front of the wonderful wall paintings, reading the texts under individual scenes, the energy of the round tower, imbued with history, flows through you, while your gaze wanders through the windows and slits to the city below.”

It has always been intended for hospitality

Even then, the management of the Ljubljana Castle intended the Archers’ Tower for the hospitality sector; a pub was opened on the ground floor and a popular café on the top floor. And because history likes to repeat itself, the Archers’ Tower, after its latest renovation, was again dedicated to culinary arts, which will once again bring this wonderful, special place to life.


The energy and culinary passion of the creators

All creators of Restaurant Strelec found a unique challenge in the common denominator: awareness of the great responsibility and respect for history and all imbued energies and knowledge, not only architectural, artistic, and historical facts, as well as a new respect for food, cuisine ... all included into one thought, one passion – where there is a will, there is a way!

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