chef

Janez Bratovž – a masterchef – is not only among the best chefs in Slovenia but in the whole culinary world. He is the pioneer of the modern Slovenian cuisine with vast experience. His dishes are prepared and served with utmost taste and knowledge.

Janez Bratovž has experienced a lot and even explored molecular gastronomy, but, in the end, discovered that the simplest solutions are also the best. He was one of the first chefs in Slovenia to uncover the importance of quality ingredients, with Ljubljana’s Central Market a part of his morning routine for the last 20 years. For the chef, everything starts with his ingredients. In his own words: “If the ingredients are good, there’s no need for fancy cooking techniques. I like clean, natural tastes. It means the world to me when our guests say that they ate carrots that tasted like they did 40 years ago at my restaurant.”

The menu is based on the relationship between the four classical elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire, each representing a taste – sweet, salty, sour and bitter. The atmosphere and chef’s clever dishes create the ambiance of harmonious luxury.

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JB RESTAURANT

JB Restaurant is the story of the Bratovž family and is built on family love and cooperation. The restaurant is a real gourmet’s paradise. Its beginnings can be traced back to the year 1992 when Janez Bratovž, having gained invaluable experience abroad, returned home to Slovenia after 5 years. JB Restaurant with its chef Janez Bratovž was the first Slovenian restaurant to make the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Janez knows that his creative ideas are not enough and that running a fine restaurant requires a team effort with the whole family chipping in. His son, Tomaž, is chef’s right hand in the kitchen, daughter Nina is an Advanced Sommelier in charge of the wine list, customer service and communication between staff, guests and media, and wife Ema, rounding it all up, takes care of the management.

It is no coincidence that JB Restaurant sits at 19 Miklošič Street, designed by the greatest Slovenian architect, Jože Plečnik. Even though it is located right in the middle of the city bustle, it offers a calm and elegant escape where our guests can relax and peacefully experience exquisite cuisine. Clean lines and the perfection of the interior décor are a special experience for many tourists who cannot wait to visit us again. Our restaurant is also the place for business meetings and other group events as well as romantic evenings. Our skilled and helpful staff will ensure your visit will be a pleasant one and you will want to visit us again – and again.

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AWARDS

RESTAURANT

2009:
Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs – Conseiller Culinaire du Bailliage de Slovenia

2010:
The Spelegrino World 50 Best Restaurant 89. place
Europa Gourmet City Guide Der Feinschmecker 3F

2013:
The Daily Meal Best Restaurants in Europe 10. place
Lifetime Achievement Award for Slovenian culinary
Gault-Millau 2 haub, 16 points

2014: Life Learning Academia – Ambassador of knowledge

2019:
The World 50 Best Discovery
GaultMillau 2 haubi, 16,5 points
The Slovenian Restaurant Awards – Regional Winner

BOOK

2008:
Earth Sea: Tastes of Slovenia, “Most Beautiful Slovenian Book of the Year” Award

2009:
SOF, Grand Prix
New York Festival, Bronze for the book Earth Sea: Tastes of Slovenia
The Best Cook Book, Paris, Award “Most Beautiful Book of the Region” for Earth Sea: Tastes of Slovenia

2019:
SOF, Grand prix 3x golden for Janez Bratovž – JB Restavracija
ADSTARS Festival – Crystal award
The World 50 Best Discovery
ADC*E Awards
Creativity International Graphic Design and Advertising Awards