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The Julijana Restaurant

Chef Simon Bertoncelj

Chef Simon Bertoncelj is known for the richness of his ingredients and flavours. His dishes reflect the extensive knowledge he gained at the restaurants of acclaimed chefs: he trained with the excellent Gordon Ramsay, with the French chef Marc Meurin in Lille who boasts two Michelin stars and at the Esszimmer BMW Welt restaurant in Munich, which was awarded one Michelin star. He also worked with the Austrian chef Bobby Bräuer who was awarded three chef's hats and 18 points by the Gault&Millau restaurant guide. Chef Simon Bertoncelj and his team prepare a new seasonal menu every three months, making sure their ingredients are always fresh and of the highest quality and providing impeccable service. Chef Simon Bertoncelj believes that every award brings new responsibilities for further development and progress in the future.

The Michelin Plate Award
Fresh, high-quality, local ingredients, the latest trends with a local twist, strong flavours, excellent service, harmoniously paired dishes and an unforgettable ambience. All these convinced the Michelin Guide experts to award the Michelin Plate to the master chef of the Julijana Restaurant, Simon Bertoncelj.
Fresh, seasonal and local
The Julijana Restaurant kitchen works with all the delicacies one would expect in a high-ranking restaurant, such as goose and duck liver and the best beef cuts. Excellent locally sourced products, such as fresh local vegetables, dairy products and outstanding locally bred trout, also play an important role in our menu.
Falstaff Magazine's Choice Award
In 2022, the recognised Austrian wine, food and travel Falstaff Magazine ranked Julijana restaurant of the Grand Hotel Toplice in Bled as one of the best Slovenian restaurants. Boutique Julijana restaurant received 91 points out of 100 and thus earned three out of four "Falstaff forks".
International trends with a local twist

We often participate in training abroad, where we can discover the latest trends, expand our horizons, learn from the best and find inspiration for new dishes. Our chefs then make these ideas their own by following their feelings and trying out different combinations. The creation of the menu is a team effort, with everyone contributing their inspiration and selecting the best dishes to star on the menu. We want every idea to be perfected and adjusted to the local environment.

Traditional Bled dessert
The Julijana Restaurant also serves the dessert Bled is best known for, the traditional Bled cream cake. We follow the original recipe, which has been making life sweeter for the last 66 years!
Bled Local Selection Certificate

The Julijana Restaurant is proud to hold the Bled Local Selection certificate, awarded to everything that has always been living and growing in Bled and its surroundings, in its people, in the land, water and air. The jury was convinced by our 4-course menu, in which they recognised quality, authenticity and an innovative connection with the local environment.

Where are we?

You can find us on the ground floor of the most elegant hotel in Bled, the Grand Hotel Toplice. You are welcome to enter our culinary paradise through an entrance overlooking Lake Bled or enjoy our gourmet meals on the terrace that offers a stunning view of Bled.

Culinary romance on the lakefront

If you descend the wide stairway of the most elegant Bled hotel – the Grand Hotel Toplice – towards the most beautiful part of the Bled shore, you will enter the intimate world of the Julijana Restaurant. This boutique-style restaurant seats barely more than 20 guests and, with its intimate atmosphere, magnificent view of the lake and seasonal gourmet superlatives, it attracts those who like to eat with all their senses. The acclaimed chef, Simon Bertoncelj, creates fresh, season-specific menus every day. He sparks the guests' culinary curiosity with a daily special and with his culinary events. Visit us and turn a new corner on your culinary journey!
Opening hours
Open on Fridays & Saturdays - 18.00 - 22.00
Other days by prior arrangement (for groups of more than 6 people)
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