Local dishes to perfection

A top gourmet experience in the Upper Savinja Valley. If you like to get to know the world through cuisine, we offer you an unforgettable visit to the Planinka restaurant in the alpine part of Slovenia. Chef Luka Peternel, who swears by local ingredients and genuine creativity, impresses the most demanding gourmets! Let us take you through selected Slovenian delicacies and gastronomic masterpieces. At the same time, discover famous Slovenian and foreign wines in our wine years! Experience original cuisine among the alpine peaks, where nature and culture come together on plates. We invite you to a new culinary experience accompanied by top wines.

Unique approach to guests

In our restaurant, the safety and comfort of the guest means a lot to us. We provide you with individuality and table preparation in your private space or on the summer terrace. Due to the personal approach, reservations are required.


Chef Luka Peternel

The Planinka restaurant is run by Chef Luka Peternel. After gaining experience in a Belgian Michelin-starred restaurant, he devoted himself to working in his hometown. He uses the best local ingredients when creating his plates. With his creations, he conjures up the authenticity of the environment of the Upper Savinja Valley for every guest.

Short Curriculum Vitae:

I have been saying since I was a child that I would be a chef and so I became one, because the desire was really great. The first time I entered the kitchen, the chef Marjan Jeraj told me: “Have an excursion today and see everything in the kitchen, we will start cooking tomorrow”. Thus began the accumulation of knowledge, which I drew to a great extent. I went to the high school for hospitality and tourism in Novo mesto, where I also continued the higher vocational school and successfully completed it. While studying, I met Robert Gregorčič – Oštarija Herbelier, who opened a new perspective on what I am doing now. After studying, I also upgraded my knowledge abroad, at the La Truffe Noire restaurant in Brussels with Chef Erik Lindelauf. After returning to my hometown, I transferred my knowledge to the kitchen of the Planinka hotel and started creating my own plates.

Wine cellar and wine tasting

There are some trips that are always worth your time – whatever the weather or season. How about a short trip to the wine cellar of Hotel Planinka - where bottles of local Slovenian and international wines are stored? From simpler wines to the most precious gems ever produced by the vineyards of the world. Our small wine cellar is ideal for pampering guests in a very special atmosphere.

Working time

If you want to visit our restaurant, please book a table in advance!

Restaurant opening hours: 12:00 to 22:00

By prior reservation for groups we agree on your arrival time!

For more information we are available at helena@planinka.net or +386 31 327 597

You are invited to book your table online

Please kindly note that our restaurant is closed on the following dates: