Food and Beverage Establishments
A wide range of adventures inside the cave and in its surrounding area is complemented with a variety of establishments offering food and drinks. Carefully selected culinary pampering can be indulged in at the new Restaurant Proteus in the centre of Postojna.
Self-service restaurant Briljant
Pizzas, tasty lunches, ice cream and grilled treats can all be enjoyed in the Self-Service Restaurant Briljant, located on the renovated ground floor of Hotel Jama.
Visitors can choose to sit and have a meal in a number of different, yet interconnected, restaurant areas: a pizzeria, a farmhouse courtyard, a Karst house or a terrace with an outdoor grill.
A perfect choice for groups looking for a fast meal and visitors who have not made any food-related arrangements in advance. Free Wi-Fi.
Make a stop to enjoy a little rest, a refreshing drink, ice cream or a house-made dessert. Or you can simply sit down for a bit, think about what you have already seen and decide what to see next.
Local and House-Made Culinary Treats at Modrijan Homestead
Inside the mill, which boast a long-standing tradition, you can get familiar with millers' work (the homestead’s stone door frame still features a clearly visible year 1593 chiselled into the stone, as well as initials W. H. – relating to the former mill owner Wolfgang Huber). On the ground floor of the residential building, you can enjoy house-made snacks, freshly baked bread, delicious dry-cured ham, cheese and a glass of wine, while children are pampered with house-made cakes and pastries.
During the summer months, house-made treats are also served in the shady garden.
Jamski dvorec mansion - A culinary centre
In the immediate vicinity of the Postojna Cave entrance is where the Jamski Dvorec Mansion event and culinary centre is located. The mansion’s cuisine boasts a long-standing tradition paired with modern gastronomic trends. A wide range of excellent food options is available at all times and guests can choose from numerous refreshing drinks, salads and snacks. Sit down to have a delicious lunch at affordable prices or enjoy a coffee and one of our house-made desserts in the restaurant garden.
Traditional and modern features at restaurant Proteus
Restaurant Proteus is located less than a kilometre away from Postojna Cave, in a beautiful, traditional old house typical of the region.
Similarly striking is the restaurant’s interior – a unique combination of modern and ancient features.
Unique dining booths made of white strings that form delicate curtains resembling those inside the cave, combined with a priceless collection of Leo Vilhar’s artistic depictions of the underground world, create a one-of-a-kind ambience.
Culinary treats on offer include daily menus as well as dishes from the treasury of local house-made cuisine combined with modern culinary trends.
Special attention is devoted to guests who wish to have a little sit-down with a cup of coffee or a desert and forget how time flies for at least a few moments. Free Wi-Fi is available in all restaurant and accommodation areas.
The food served in Restaurant Proteus is healthy, as no powdered flavour intensifiers are used to prepare it. Our sauces contain no flour or any other sauce thickeners, making the food easier to digest and preventing a heavy feeling in your stomach after eating. All of our vegetables are fresh (not frozen) and meat is prepared in a way to retain its own juices. Our seasoning mainly consists of pepper and salt (Fleur de Sel, one of the best and most renowned salts in the world).