Where to eat

Hiša Franko

Hiša (= house) Franko, with its unique, rather local and very seasonal philosophy has been a prominent member of the Slovenian culinary world for years. The wine cellar, hidden beneath a herb garden, offers a rich selection of mainly Slovenian wines, including some rare ones. The heart of Hiša Franko is the cheese cellar, where local Slovenian cheeses, particularly from the area of Tolmin, are slowly ageing. You will be served in a beautiful environment: in a wonderful garden in the summer or otherwise in a nicely renovated house from 1867. A must for all the food lovers out there!

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Basic information
LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Type: restaurant
Price range:
Offer: authors cuisine, seasonal and local food
Opening time: dec-oct
A hundred years old lime tree avenue, which winds through the valley under the summits of the mighty Matajur, Krn and Kobariški Stol, leads us from Kobarid to Hiša Franko. Once a mill and a wayside inn, a hospital during World War I, in which (legend says it) even Ernest Hemingway was treated, today a House that offers unusual culinary goods and comfortable accommodation.

The owners, Ana and Valter, complement each other and add their part to the story of Hiša Franko. Ana is in charge of the restaurant, which offers very personal, light, seasonal and locally oriented food. With a unique signature. They think and buy locally, encouraging the local environment to preserve tradition and autochthonism. From small cattle, topinambour (I believe you are wondering what that is, too), dairy products, trout, through the ‘it is worth picking up’ walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, wild herbs, flowers and herbs mentality. With this in mind, Valter created a wine and cheese cellar deep below their herb garden. The cheese cellar is dedicated to 'Tolminec', one of the three autochthon Slovenian cheeses. With the right degree of humidity and the adequate temperature the cheeses mature through the years into a real (and for many undiscovered) culinary gem. There are mainly Slovenian wines in the wine cellar, including some rare ones, and the selection of champagnes is interesting as well.

The summer garden of Hiša Franko is a relaxing heaven and the right place for pampering your loved ones or business partners.

Beside Hiša Franko there is also a shop selling jewels, minerals and fossils.




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Hiša Franko
Hiša (= house) Franko, with its unique, rather local and very seasonal philosophy has been a prominent member of the Slovenian culinary world for years. The wine cellar, hidden beneath a herb garden, offers a rich selection of mainly Slovenian wines, including some rare ones. The heart of Hiša Franko is the cheese cellar, where local Slovenian cheeses, particularly from the area of Tolmin, are slowly ageing. You will be served in a beautiful environment: in a wonderful garden in the summer or otherwise in a nicely renovated house from 1867. A must for all the food lovers out there!