CategoryHotel Cubo restaurant

CUBO friends: Gönc Winery

– Gönc family has been involved in winegrowing and wine production for four generations. In a nutshell, what is a story of Gönc winery? What is a little extra that sets you apart from other Slovenian winemakers?

The vines were laid in our cradle four generations ago when my grandfather planted the first vineyard and decided the family’s fate. From generation to generation, we have expanded our winery and increased the production of wine-making. Our focus is still on traditional, autochthonic varieties, but we are also playing with wine grape types that are not typical for the region. Therefore our wines differ slightly from those typical for the Styria region because we focus primarily on red and mature white wines. We want to show that there is plenty of room for the development of winemaking, to differentiate yourself and step outside of traditional frames.

– Traditionally wine turns into wine on St. Martin’s Day. What can we expect from your winery? What can you say regarding this year’s harvest?

This year, the weather was quite turbulent and stressful for all Slovene winegrowers. At first frost, then the hail that hit several times both had an impact on vines. The crop is smaller, but at the end, we expect an above-average year and wines of 2017 are very rich and aromatic.

-Winemaking is one of those romantic-sounding careers that you dream about as you’re happily sipping on a big glass of wine after a long day at your desk job. Is it a dream job? What is the most challenging part of the wine business? The most rewarding?

If you could at one time dress the winemaker in all the clothes he wears during working hours, he would look very colorful. On one leg he would wear a working rubber boot, on another stylish shoe, work pants, stylish shirt over it and a thermal sweater on the top. In one hand, scissors in the second bottle opener, on the head headlamp and a smile on the face. The work of the vine grower and winemaker is very diverse, covering a wide range of work from vineyards to social events and marketing. Pleasant and innovative work of developing wine also includes many sleepless nights at the time of harvest, stressful days when the wine is in the wine cellar and also numerous absences from home and family due to promotion and sale in Slovenia and abroad.

-In December, we choose you for the winemaker of the month and guests in our hotel restaurant will be able to try your wines for lunch or dinner for a whole month. Any suggestion or hint from your side on how to choose the right wine for the right dishes?

When choosing a wine to a specific dish, I personally stick to “keep it simple” principle. Of course, there are basic guidelines, but why not experiment with the selection and be pleasantly surprised – sometimes the combination of food and wine is most fortunate when we try something new and unexpected.

– The design of your wine bottles is a bit special. Can you say that in addition to bottle contents, the outer appearance of the bottle is also important?

It is not only the character of the wine that expresses the winemaker, but also the label. The story of four generations with the addition of boldness is combined in the labels of our wine bottles. Above all, we wanted the bottle itself to be perfectly designed.

Foto: Gönc Winery

Maserati and Ferrari event in hotel Cubo

On 2.2.2017 hotel Cubo hosted the event that was attended by Maserati and Ferrari enthusiasts. Check the photos from the event that has been organized for those that love driving their luxurious vehicles and sharing their passion with like-minded car enthusiasts.




Taste ljubljana in hotel Cubo


December in Ljubljana is a great month to try the local flavours. Until the end of the year you can try some traditional dishes of Ljubljana on stalls at Ljubljana’s Central Market. At the same time, some of the top restaurants in the city will offer on their menus Taste Ljubljana dishes prepared by notable local chefs. From 12.12-18.12.2016 there will be a special menu filled with traditional cuisine available in hotel Cubo, daily from 12.00-16.00 pm. Join us!



One of the best ways to spend a warm summer evening after work, is to sit back and relax with friends or co-workers while sipping on your favourite cocktail or a glass of good wine.

Last Thursday, 25.8.2016 was again a time for enjoyment and socializing at the after work party, accompanied by selected Gin & Tonic cocktails served in 6 different ways and some delicious bites from our brand new snack menu. Cubo Thursdays are one of the “can’t miss” happy hours in town for those who enjoy drinks with a unique flavor and twist in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

We are looking forward to see you at our next Cubo Thursday after work party!




Plan your visit to the National Gallery

National Gallery was renovated in January 2016 is one of the main attractions at the moment in the city of Ljubljana. The beautiful gallery that is located approximately 5 minute walk from our hotel and is really worth a visit. Here are our tips for a full and varied day.

Start your morning with a late and rich breakfast at hotel Cubo. It may be a cliché, but we’re proud to say we really do believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Our staff will be more than happy to welcome you during the week from 6:30 to 11:00 and on weekends from 7:00 to 12:00 in the hotel restaurant, located on the first floor of hotel.

After continue to The National Gallery of Slovenia which is the main art museum in Slovenia and holds the country’s largest fine art collection from the late medieval period up to the early twentieth century. It was founded as early as 1918 as the National Gallery Society with the aim of establishing a museum for Slovenian fine arts. A completely reorganised and expanded permanent exhibition of the collections returned to public view in January 2016, following an extensive renovation of the Narodni dom palace. For all of the current exhibitions and projects, that are going on click here.

After your visit, you enjoy a cup of coffee or a piece of cake in the café and confectionery, which is next to the gift shop inside the gallery. It is perfectly suited for all those who simply wish to take in the magnificent ambience of the National Gallery and having a reviving break. It has a view on one of the most important Baroque monuments in Slovenia – the Fountain of the Three Rivers by Francesco Robba.

National gallery is located on Prešernova street 24 and just across the street, you can then take a short walk along Plečnik’s Promenade that brings you from the roads and cobbled streets of Ljubljana to Tivoli Park, Ljubljana’s largest and most beautiful Park, considered being the city’s green lungs. You can also stop at Cekin Mansion, that is located at the end of the promenade and houses the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia.

The perfect ending of the day would be a late lunch at our brand new summer terace in front of the hotel, where you can enjoy daily lunch or a variety of snacks on a sunny day. You can also treat yourself with a glass of wine or one of our summer cocktails. In case you would preffer more private dinning choose our picnic basket and enjoy relaxing evening in Tivoli garden.

National Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am – 6pm and on Thursdays from 10am – 8pm. The price for the regular ticket is 7 euros and they have free admission on the first Sunday of each month.

We wish you a pleasant visit!


Photoshoot with Aleš Bravničar

At hotel CUBO restaurant new menu will be available very soon for all our dear guests. As always it will offer great, fresh, tasteful dishes. Friend of the hotel, Aleš Bravničar is a one of greatest Slovenian photographers. For many years his photos are seen in well know magazine for men, in high fashion magazines and in photo stories of  agverising agencies. He was kind enough to shoot few photos of our chef’s new creations.

Take a look at few photos from behind the sceenes and you will be able to tase new dishes in out hotel Cubo restaurant.


New year’s dinner at hotel Cubo


Enjoy the New Year’s Eve with your friends and loved ones and great cuisine. Toast to the new year in a cosy and intimate atmosphere with a view of the midnight fireworks above Ljubljana castle.

hotel cubo template copy