Vila Herberstein in Velenje is considered to be one of the best fine dining restaurants in Slovenia with a tradition spanning many decades. Its renowned chef, Andrej Kuhar, has won several Michelin stars while pursuing a career abroad. The restaurant’s menu contains the best products from our Šalek valley – we make our own bread using the flour from old local mills and we prepare dishes from homemade dairy products. Occasionally we flirt with the new French or modernised Slovene urban cuisine with surprising twists. The restaurant offers a wide choice of premium Slovenian and imported wines.

Having completed his culinary training in Radenci, Chef Kuhar went on to work in some of the most respected kitchens and hotels in Germany. He earned Michelin stars while working at Fȁth in Germany and atÖlmühle. In 2015 he became Head Chef and culinary consultant atVila Herberstein, Velenje.

FOUR Questions with Andrej

Describe your culinary philosophy in 4 phrases…

First class product, modern, creative preparation of dishes, the harmony of flavours, the challenge of preparing new dishes.

What is your greatest inspiration?

Modern, creative kitchen today and in the future.

If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go ?

‘ restaurant,Alinea.

What four things would you take to a desert island?

A fully-equipped kitchen with the best products, a kitchen library, 12 cute kitchen assistants, a helicopter.

  • Gold medal | international culinary exhibition in Frankfurt
  • Michelin star |Fȁth
  • 17 points | Gault Millau |Ölmühle
  • Michelin star |Ölmühle
  • 17 points | Gault Millau |Die Weyberhöfe
Vila Herberstein

Kopališka cesta 1

3320 Velenje


+386 3 896 14 14