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GOURMÁN AWARD is an award for long-term and exceptional services to the development and representation of Slovak gastronomy and winemaking. It is awarded by the prestigious gastronomic guide “Gourmand in Slovakia” in collaboration with and based on nominations from expert evaluators of Gourmet, nominations from the Slovak Association of Chefs and Confectioners, the Association of Sommeliers of the Slovak Republic and the Association of Grape and Wine Producers in Slovakia.

Premium restaurant of 2022Gašperov Mlyn, Batizovcepartner:
Tematická reštaurácia roka 2022IASAI food bar, Bratislavapartner:
Thematic restaurant of the year 2022Reštaurácia Pálffy, Šimák Zámok, Pezinokpartner:
Golden forksGašperov Mlyn, Batizovce
Golden forksDoma u nás, Poprad
Golden forksAu Café, Bratislava
Baroza Bistro, Bratislava
The best new restaurantDA  Andrea, Bratislava
Sommelier of the yearMartin Pristáš
Hotel Elizabeth Trernčín
Nominovala Asociácia somelierov Slovenskej republiky
Grand PrixMarek  OrtNominoval Slovenský zväz kuchárov a cukrárov
Chef of the yearJozef Breza,
Gašperov Mlyn
Nominovali hodnotitelia a šéfkuchári Gurmán na Slovensku
Hospitality AWARDGrand Hotel Kempinski
High Tatras
Nominovali hodnotitelia Gurmána

How can a restaurant get to GOURMET?

Our expert evaluators make a number of unannounced anonymous visits throughout the year and evaluate all the restaurant’s criteria according to the evaluation sheet. He always recommends or does not recommend only with the result. Reviews must be at least 4 positive (recommended) and at least 2 of them from reviewers from a location other than the restaurant’s location. The selected restaurant is approached and its presentation will be prepared exclusively with its consent. If a restaurant that was in Gurmán last year does not have recommendations from evaluators this year, it will not be included in the new Gurmán. For better clarity, we have divided the restaurants into three categories: Premium restaurants, Hotel restaurants and Thematic restaurants. The division of restaurants into two quality levels will also be a novelty. Restaurants included in Gurmán that have passed the basic evaluation: recommended (min. number of points), and restaurants that have exceeded the point threshold of a higher standard. These will be designated as Gurmán Gold Restaurants and will be awarded 1-3 forks, depending on the number of points achieved. Awards and presentation of restaurant ratings always take place at the Gurmán Award gala dinner organized by Gurmán in Slovakia.


95 – 100 POINTS

3 forks
Excellent cuisine with the handwriting of an internationally recognized chef. His cooking philosophy
she is also presented in the media and passes on her experience to other chefs. The highest standard of service and a great wine list. The chef is a co-owner of the restaurant or at least in the management of the restaurant. Restaurant open for at least three years. In the event that a renowned and respected chef opens a new restaurant or takes over another restaurant during the year, reviewers may also consider awarding forks earlier.

90 – 94 POINTS

2 forks
Great cuisine, a renowned chef presenting his own cuisine based on various combinations of flavors and using modern technological procedures. Excellent service complemented by a great wine list. The restaurant has been open for at least 2 years.

85 – 89 POINTS

1 fork
Excellent cuisine, the chef works with seasonal products and has his own style of cooking. Good service and excellent wine list. Restaurant open for at least one year.


We evaluate restaurants for each section separately. Golden forks are designed by the expert inspectors of Gourmet based on their secret visits. Every foodie can rate by filling out the form on the website.
You can win interesting gourmet prizes for rating.

Food1 – 50 points
Servis1 – 20 points
Wine shop1 – 20 points
Ambient1 – 10 points


Gurmán Award – Restaurant of the Year 2022
Gurmán Award – Executive Chef of the Year 2022
Gurmán Award – Somelier of the Year 2022
Gurmán Award – Best Hospitality of the Year 2022
Gurmán Award – Winery of the Year 2022


Prémiová reštauráciaPremium Restaurant
Hotelová reštauráciaHotel Restaurant
Tematická reštauráciaSpecial Restaurant
Štýlová reštauráciaAmbient Restaurant
Moderná reštauráciaModern Restaurant
Základné menu (4 chody)Basic menu
Gurmán menu (4 chody)Gourmet menu
Kuchár robí kurzy vareniaChef doing cooking classes
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