What kind of meals do you offer?
In the restaurant, we are offering one tasting menu consisting of 23 smaller courses (11 main courses plus some fingerfoods). There is no à la carte choice.
Depending on the seating we are offering:
Early dinner at 16.00 / 4 PM (1st seating in April-October on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)
Dinner (from Wednesdays to Sundays)
Lunch (only Saturdays and Sundays)
Each service usually takes cca. 3 hours. The tasting menu prepared by chef Ana Roš and her team will take you on an extraordinary and elaborate journey where the local ingredients according to each season, the terroir of the Soča Valley, and, especially, the chef's personality, playfulness and experiences, incl. travelling, are combined together. Once you will be in Hiša Franko, we kindly invite you to let yourself go and let us guide you throughout the whole journey.
What happens if we are late for dinner or lunch?
We kindly ask you to come for dinner or lunch at the agreed time. In case you are late by half an hour or more, we will be obliged to shorten your menu, charging the same price.
I have a food allergy/restriction. Can you accommodate my needs?
If you have any allergies, intolerances or food restrictions (incl. food preferences), please advise us at least 1 week prior to your arrival. If we are not informed about your restrictions in time, we may not be able to adjust your menu.
Please also note we can modify the current menu to suit the following types of allergies and restrictions:
without shellfish (mussels, oysters, crabs, prawns, squids, etc.)*
without fish and/or shellfish but it contains meat and its by-products*
for pescetarians (without meat, but it contains fish, shellfish, dairy products, eggs, etc.)*
for vegetarians (with eggs, dairy products, etc., but it doesn't include meat, fish and shellfish)*
for pregnant women*
*Can be found in traces.
We cannot accommodate vegan, kosher and halal options. In case you would like us to adjust your menu to multiple restrictions or to restrictions that are not listed above, please advice us at least 1 week before your reservation so we can discuss it with the kitchen staff.
As our chef Ana Roš explains the food philosophy of Hiša Franko: “We are a countryside restaurant. We are trying our best to make our guests understand and appreciate our cuisine. Hiša Franko's cuisine, which draws inspiration from the traditional cuisine of the Soča Valley, combines meat (all parts of the animal), fish (all parts of the animal), a lot of dairy products, eggs, fruits and vegetables. All products are locally sourced based on each season, some of them are from our own garden. Whenever you give us your list of dietary/allergic restrictions or food preferences, you make our work more difficult and you limit your dining pleasures. So even though we will offer you the long menu, we cannot guarantee the same firework of tastes and power of flavours as we do in the original menu. If the changes are not really needed, we advice you to let us cook the way we can really express Hiša Franko's food philosophy and its original flavours.”
What is the dress code?
Our dress code is smart casual.
Are dogs allowed in Hiša Franko?
Dogs are welcome in Hiša Franko. We ask the owners to keep the dogs close to them and keep them quiet in order not to disturb other guests. We may provide water bowls for dogs. Please be informed there are our own dog Princ and cat Berta around the house as well.
Does the restaurant have a parking space?
There is a big parking space in front of the house where you can park your car free of charge.
What type of credit cards do you accept?
We accept all credit/debit cards except American Express.
Do you issue gift vouchers?
We do not issue gift vouchers.
Can I smoke in the restaurant?
Smoking is not allowed in the indoor areas of Hiša Franko, incl. dining areas and sleeping areas.
How many guests can you accommodate?
In Hiša Franko, there are 2 dining areas that can accommodate up to max. 47 people with tables for 1 to maximum 6 people (upon availability). Your table may be located either in one or the other dining area. If you have any special wishes regarding the location of your table, please let us know when making the reservation.
We also have a special room for bigger tables (7–11 people) where you can enjoy the meal in the comfort of a private area. In case you are a group bigger than 11 people, we can split the group in 2 or more different tables (upon availability).
Do you offer wine pairings?
We do offer wine pairings with all the menus and the pairing is focused on organic and biodynamic Slovenian wines. We also have an extensive wine list based on Slovenian organic wines, but not limited to them.
Can we bring our children to the restaurant?
In the restaurant, the tasting menu is an elaborate trip that gives you the chance to experience the terroir of the Soča Valley combined with local ingredients according to each season and, especially, the chef's personality, playfulness and experiences. We kindly invite all guests at the table to take the entire tasting menu. In case there are children in your party who would not be interested in having the menu, we may suggest a babysitting service. Please let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our trustworthy sitters so that you will be able to arrange everything directly with her. Please note that Hiša Franko is not in charge to pay the babysitting service fees. Nevertheless, we offer a space where children can play under the supervision of the babysitter for the entire duration of your experience. Here they will also have the chance to enjoy a meal choosing among a small pre-set offer or in their own food.
How to reach Hiša Franko?
- Via car: From Italy via San Pietro al Natisone, from Austria via Vršič or Predel Pass, from Ljubljana via Nova Gorica or Idrija.
- Via railway: The nearest train stations are Most na Soči and/or Cividale del Friuli (cca. 25 km away).
- Via bus: There’s a bus station in Kobarid (cca. 3 km away).
- Via taxi: There’s a taxi service on demand in the entire Soča Valley.
- Via airplane: The nearest airports are Ljubljana-Brnik Airport (cca. 103 km away), Venice-Marco Polo Airport (cca. 160 km away) and Trieste-Airport of Friuli Venezia Giulia (cca. 60 km away).
- In COVID-19 times we may suggest you to check the following websites about current information:
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Do I need a reservation?
If you would like to take a culinary journey in Hiša Franko, you will need a reservation before your arrival. A reservation in the restaurant does not automatically mean that you have a reservation for the room.
All the reservations need to be made via our online reservation system or by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to check availability or ask us any questions on the phone in case of last-minute enquiries.
The reservation is confirmed only when you receive an email confirming your reservation. A valid credit/debit card is needed as a guarantee to confirm a reservation, we do not charge beforehand. 15 days before your arrival you will receive on your e-mail address an automatic reminder for the reservation you have made.
Useful tip: When booking the experience "Room and Restaurant" through our online system, you will encounter the tag "Waiting List": this does not automatically mean that all of the rooms are already fully booked. You may only send a request for such experience so the reservation team will contact you about the actual availability after selecting the desidered date(s).
*Reservations in the season 2021/22 are already open between May and October 2021. Other dates in autumn&winter will be available as of September 2021.* Book now here!
What is your cancellation policy?
- Cancellation 4 (or more) days before arrival: free of charge
- Cancellation 1-3 days before arrival or no show: 100% of the tasting menu per person booked (€225)
When are your opening and closing hours?
Opening hours – Restaurant:
Monday, Tuesday: closed
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 16.00–23.00 / 4–11 PM
Saturday, Sunday: 12.00–16.00 (last order at 13.00) and 19.00–23.00 (last order at 20.00) / 12 AM–4 PM (last order at 1 PM) and 7–11 PM (last order at 8 PM)
Opening hours – Wine bar and shop:
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 15.00–23.00 / 3–11 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00–23.00 / 11 AM–11 PM
No reservations needed for the wine bar and shop.