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“Good for Express Meal”
Review of Gostilna Grof

Gostilna Grof
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Vransko
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Cuisines: Grill, Slovenian
Description: The Restaurant GROF - since 1901 It all began in the vicinity of Ceplje in 1901 by the Vransko - Sempeter road, when Johan Gorican opened his first winery. Excellent fruit and wine grower Johan was the attendant of the manor Stopnik and he was married to Neza (born Brinovec) who used to be a cook in the manor Hachenberg. They both respected the human values and people, which was important for a successful company. They had improved their vision until 1936 when their nephew Franz Brinovec and his wife Pavla Rome took over the restaurant. They ran it until 1953 and back then they probably did not even imagine that the road, by which their inn was standing, would have a fatal influence upon it... When they started building the road the house was knocked down. The restaurant was moved to another location and was opened again in 1968. It was in service until 2000 when it was closed again because a motorway was being built. In 2011 it was the 110th anniversary since Johan Gorican opened his own winery. Horse yokes, carriages and horses have been replaced by cars and busses. Numerous visitors have walked through our door. Time brings changes, and from the first day, when people were paying with Guldens until today when we are paying with Euros, also nutrition habits have been changed. Despite different times and changed habits the regional mission of the inn Grof has been preserved. Our main principles are offer of high quality and satisfied guests. Welcome to the world of gastronomic pleasures. CUISINE A long-time tradition has strongly influenced the restaurant's offer though it has changed a lot in a hundred years. In spite of that Neza's recipes have been revived from the time when she prepared her dishes for the gentry at the manor Hachenberg, and we keep our offer on the traditional level which has come from our surroundings. We can assure that we are loyal to this tradition and gladly carry on the work of our ancestors. At the same time we are aware that contemporary lifestyle and pulse unintentionally impose different eating habits. We shall satisfy this with a wide range of Italian cuisine, pasta and inevitable offer of pizzas. LOCATION AND INTERIOR The restaurant Grof has been standing by the road since 1901. It is true that the location has been changing over a hundred years of its existence but the location "by the road" marks the inn even today. The easiest way to find it is to drive on the A1 motorway between Ljubljana and Maribor and take the exit Vransko. Drive along the regional road Nr 447 in direction Celje. Take the second exit on the roundabout and you arrive at the car park of the inn, which offers 130 park spaces. The inn Grof is situated less than 200 meters from the motorway. There is space for 300 guests on the ground floor along with a large open terrace for around a hundred guests. On the first floor there is a small lecture room in which 40 people can sit comfortably, and a special room for 50 guests. There is a children's playroom for the young and there is a possibility of organizing children's parties.
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Description: The Restaurant GROF - since 1901 It all began in the vicinity of Ceplje in 1901 by the Vransko - Sempeter road, when Johan Gorican opened his first winery. Excellent fruit and wine grower Johan was the attendant of the manor Stopnik and he was married to Neza (born Brinovec) who used to be a cook in the manor Hachenberg. They both respected the human values and people, which was important for a successful company. They had improved their vision until 1936 when their nephew Franz Brinovec and his wife Pavla Rome took over the restaurant. They ran it until 1953 and back then they probably did not even imagine that the road, by which their inn was standing, would have a fatal influence upon it... When they started building the road the house was knocked down. The restaurant was moved to another location and was opened again in 1968. It was in service until 2000 when it was closed again because a motorway was being built. In 2011 it was the 110th anniversary since Johan Gorican opened his own winery. Horse yokes, carriages and horses have been replaced by cars and busses. Numerous visitors have walked through our door. Time brings changes, and from the first day, when people were paying with Guldens until today when we are paying with Euros, also nutrition habits have been changed. Despite different times and changed habits the regional mission of the inn Grof has been preserved. Our main principles are offer of high quality and satisfied guests. Welcome to the world of gastronomic pleasures. CUISINE A long-time tradition has strongly influenced the restaurant's offer though it has changed a lot in a hundred years. In spite of that Neza's recipes have been revived from the time when she prepared her dishes for the gentry at the manor Hachenberg, and we keep our offer on the traditional level which has come from our surroundings. We can assure that we are loyal to this tradition and gladly carry on the work of our ancestors. At the same time we are aware that contemporary lifestyle and pulse unintentionally impose different eating habits. We shall satisfy this with a wide range of Italian cuisine, pasta and inevitable offer of pizzas. LOCATION AND INTERIOR The restaurant Grof has been standing by the road since 1901. It is true that the location has been changing over a hundred years of its existence but the location "by the road" marks the inn even today. The easiest way to find it is to drive on the A1 motorway between Ljubljana and Maribor and take the exit Vransko. Drive along the regional road Nr 447 in direction Celje. Take the second exit on the roundabout and you arrive at the car park of the inn, which offers 130 park spaces. The inn Grof is situated less than 200 meters from the motorway. There is space for 300 guests on the ground floor along with a large open terrace for around a hundred guests. On the first floor there is a small lecture room in which 40 people can sit comfortably, and a special room for 50 guests. There is a children's playroom for the young and there is a possibility of organizing children's parties.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is busy all day long because there is A1 motorway nearby (300 m from exit). Service is speedy and friendly. Menu is extensive and is offering pasta, steaks, pizzas, fish, etc. Food is good but nothing special.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here for a family lunch. We have been sitting outside close to the kids corner so we could watch the kids all the time. The service was quick and kind, the food was very good, prices moderate, but a good value for the money. There was quite a lot of guest with dogs, I was not really enjoying one of those dogs sitting on a soft chairs normally used by people.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Big place, good atmosphere. As usually with good places a free table can be hard to find without reservation during peak hours especially on the weekends. The food was very good and quickly served.

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Thank Rok P
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Although there was May cars on the large parking by the restaurant, we pink l only had to wait a few minutes to get our table for lunch. It was very tasty, the waiter was professional and friendly. I only gave the for points to the restaurant because we were not allow to take our golden retriever to our table. But still, the had waiter told us that very politely.

Thank IndiS123
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We were in rush and have fast family dinner. The service was very kind and perfect. The food was perfect and fast served. We have beaf carpatio, mixed sea food plate, their famous "Grofov golaž" and some desert. The food was deliciou, full of flavours and served with love. The restaurant have a lot of space and you could find your quiet corner.

Thank Matic_Gobec
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