About Us


Marek Gura

Marek Gura comes from the historical town of Kežmarok, which lies at the foot of the High Tatras. Gastronomy won his heart at an early age thanks to his father, who worked as a manager of hotel facilities in the Tatras. This was his entre to the world of tastes and aromas; it was a world that captivated him and wouldn’t let him go.

He graduated from the secondary vocational school at Horný Smokovec and went on to gain practical experience at the side of experienced chefs, including Marcel Ihnačák, with whom he worked at the Liviano Restaurant in Bratislava as Sous Chef. He later worked at the same restaurant under the leadership of Pavel Pospíšil.

Marek moved on to the Tulip House Boutique Hotel in Bratislava, where he worked under chef Andrej Zedníček, and where he perfected his skills as a Sous Chef.

This was followed by a move to Germany where with his brother had opened the Schlosshart restaurant in the small town of Wasserburg. Next stop, Baar Switzerland where he worked at the Baarcity Restaurant under chef Paul F. Janssen. While he was there, he also attended a patisserie course led by Rolf Műrner, the 2007 Patisserie World Champion.

When he’s not in the kitchen, he likes to play sports and spend time with his family.

Motto: “Cooking is like art which is an individual manifestation of the soul’s creative abilities.”

A Few Words from the Chef

Dear Guests!

Welcome to the Racquet Club Restaurant. We hope that you enjoy your visit as well as the food on your plate...

When we were designing the concept of our restaurant we wanted to create a menu that had something tasty for everyone and that we could prepare with love from high quality ingredients. In doing so, we “travelled the kitchens of the world” in search of food to combine with our Slovak cuisine. We use top quality, home grown ingredients which are always fresh. We believe that we have also created harmony between the restaurant and the tennis courts that surround it.

We wanted to ensure that you had a view of the white sport while also being able to peek into our kitchen and watch us prepare your meal. We like to think that this will make your meal even more enjoyable. Your satisfaction is our reward.

Allow me to wish you pleasant moments spent in our Racquet Club Restaurant and naturally, bon appetite!!!

Marek Gura

About Us

The aim of the Racquet Restaurant is to combine the world of sports and relaxation with the experience from quality food and a pleasant club atmosphere. The restaurant opens onto the grounds of TENISOVÝ KLUB SLOVAN BRATISLAVA (SLOVAN Bratislava Tennis Club, www.tkslovan.sk), which launched its activities at Tehelné pole back in the 1940s. Today, chef Marek Gura cooks for you in the tennis club service building which was formerly known as the tennis “pavilion.” Please, be our guests!

Gura combines traditional and modern tastes in international as well as Slovak cuisine. His insistence on fresh, locally grown products will win the hearts of quality food lovers. Everyone will find meals to their liking.

The culinary experience, the attractive club interior and our smiling staff is complemented by an unconventional view of the tennis courts.

With a capacity of 40 seats inside and 30 seats on the terrace, we look forward to organizing a wide range of attractive events according to the wishes and ideas of our customers.

If you are looking for the right place to meet your friends, to hold important family events, graduation lunches or dinners, celebrations or company parties, please contact us. We believe that we will prepare unforgettable moments for you.