The crew here believes food is an artform and they apply this philosophy to both its preparation and the way they eat it. You will hear the term slow-food incorporated in these parts often - expect your succulent meal to be at least a spiritual journey.
On a beautiful afternoon, the outside seating, woody and gazebo -like in its dark wood decor - is absolutely fawless, the spires of the Cathedral almost near enough for you to impale yourself upon. Your meal is a mixed of grilled meat. Open 10:00 - 24:00
Favorite Dish: Croatian domestic cuisine:
- purica s mlincima
- zagrebacki odrezak
- domace kobasice sa zeljem
Food is excellent...and then, it's in the heart of the city. Bussiness meeting, lunch with family or just without any particular occasion..it's always the right place to go.
During the spring and summer you can eat outside in the quiet atmosphere.
The staff is friendly and always on your disposal. Consult them about the daily specialities.
They have some really nice plates of traditional cusine.
Don't forget to try strukle and zagrebacki!
Favorite Dish: Don't forget to try strukle and zagrebacki!
In case you are really hungry and like meet take the janjetina s krumpirom (lamb with potatoes) ispod peke (under the bell), you'll love it!
On my recent visit to Zagreb in October 2011 the local VTers diocletianvs and danijelita took me to this excellent Bosnian restaurant which is near the big mosque.
We went there on a Saturday for a late lunch and it was a very busy place indeed. They have a traditional interior decoration and the restaurant is non-smoking. But in the winter garden you may smoke but we prefered to sit in the restaurant proper. The restaurant is tucked away in a residential area but there is plently of parking nearby.
Favorite Dish: We had a dish called "Ustipci s kajmakom" for starters which was excellent (picture no. 2). They are doughballs with cream cheese. The price for a portion was KUNA 32.00. Then I opted for "Kombinacija u Somunu" for Kuna 33.00 plus 5.00 for the flat bread (pictures no. 3 and 4). The combination meant 2 spicy cevapi and 5 cevapcici. Needless to say that I was battling with so much meat! I prefered the spicy cevapi.
Dessert was a sweet pastry called Hurmasice which is very sweet indeed and cost 14 Kuna.
The restaurant was founded in 1999 and is situated right in the heart of the city, sharing the same entrance with the "Old Pharmacy Pub" in A. Hebrang street. It offers charming ambient, combination of continental underground basement and Mediterranean tavern.
Favorite Dish: The konoba-restaurant "Masklin i lata" is well known for its fine traditional food, a mix of Dalmatian - Istrian and Italian cuisine. If you order fresh grilled fish, of any kind, it will be a passport to revisit this restaurant more then once. Try also "pasticada" in Dalmatian way, its really delicious.
Restaurant with long tradition, situated outside the center beneath Medvednica mountain. It has great outdoor terrace along with indoor that is decorated old Zagreb-Zagorje style.
Many people go there for lamb (janjetina sa raznja), but other dishes are also worth the visit. Mostly traditional local food with some international dishes.
Favorite Dish: Last time I tried warm salad with goose liver it was fabulous.
People working there, the ambience ant the meal was perfect. It is not one of Michelin restaurants but every meal they served and the way they serve it is like in a high class restaurant. People are very warm in Croatia. Meals and good quality wines are cheap.
At the entrance of the restaurant there is a bar. ambiance is very good there too.
(The price I reference below include wine from Chile.)
Favorite Dish: Brokoli soup,
a special Lamp meal they cook in the oven for hours. It is very soft and tasty
Pri zvonce's ambience is rural, with old remedies placed around and lots of vegetation. They have managed to make it look genuine and not kitchy, take a look at the pictures here and in the album. I found the restaurant "by accident", taking the wrong turn while I was looking for my faculty the first day of summer school :-) The staff is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere relaxed. A popular place for business people to take their foreign visitors for lunch as well as for groups of local people.
Favorite Dish: They have a rich menu of tasty traditional food, but be aware: They do not have everything that is on the menu. When I was there at lunch time, they had the ready made meals, but in the evening there was only á la carte and barbecue. There were six of us, we ordered mix meat for 4 + a couple of salads, cheese and grilled vegetables, and we were not able to eat it all! With a bottle of wine, some lemonade, water and coffe, we paid 751 kunas.
In my experience, service and food in Stari Puntijar didn't live up to the reputation of the restaurant. Although is considered as one of the better restaurants in Zagreb, service was unprofessional; waiter was without manners and even rude!
Their duck pate has never seen the duck, although the price is like you're eating fois gras pate. Half of the desert menue should be ordered 1(ONE) day in advance !
The restaurant is definitely not worthed the money you pay. Very dissapointing !
Bistro Mandusevac is a part of Restaurant Katedralis near Dolac market. Bistro is cheaper than the restaurant itself and serves various daily menus of tasty Croatian food. Gablec (light lunch, as named in this part of Croatia) change daily and present real "value for money".
Favorite Dish: Veal cutlets with potatoes or a type of fish broth made from cod.
Just like their patisserie, Ivica&Marica restaurant is something special. Same principles are used in preparing restaurant food as in preparing cakes because only free range, organic, whole grain options are used. There is a choice of vegetarian and non- vegetarian meals. They also do catering for various events.
Favorite Dish: Teletina ispod peke sa krumpirima i povrćem- Veal prepared in a traditional way under baking lid (peka = domed lid) covered with hot ashes served with potatoes and vegetables.
Domaći rezanci sa tartufima- Home made pasta (wide flat noodles) with truffles.
I visited here on a Saturday night, so I suppose it was to be expected that it was busy, however, even though it was, the service was pretty slow, to say the least. I opted (as did most people) to sit out the back in the open air, which was quite pleasant.
The food when it eventually did arrive, was of generous sized portions and decent enough, but certainly not exceptional. Not overly expensive, but I don't think I'd go back.
Favorite Dish: I wouldn't really recommend anything specific - it wasn't that exciting.
And now sometihing completely different....when hiking to mountain Medvednica, only 5 min walk from the Kraljicin Zdenac, there's one of my favourite places...little cottage just like one from the old times with home-food. Food is delitious and cheap and people are very, very friendly. So, don't hesitate to come and...like it writes on their wall...'' Don't bring your food from home...here is cheaper and better'' . And it's true!
Favorite Dish: All is original cousine from this part of Croatia...grilled meat, cheese and cream, blood-sausages, beans with sausages and for dessert- '' bucnica''.
This place has a very old kind of Zagreb feel to it... it consists of two large rooms and a terrace in the summer.... I had calamari with fries and some "gemist".... If you still want to have a look at Zagreb as it used to be with a mix of Austro Hungarian "stich" and a bit of socialistic behavior by the waiters - go for it! the food is ok, price ok and the crowd is old Zagreb locals!
Favorite Dish: Calamari
This burek is a small place serving only such traditional pastry, it is in the city just next to the market. Burek is common regional food, I run to tray it on my first day in Zagreb as it been so long time since I had such. We cannot have anything like this in Finland :-)
Favorite Dish: Burek
Nice outdoor seating area in a courtyard just off the main street, a pleasant diversion yards away from a thoroughfare filled with people
Needless to say, the menu is full of meat dishes, such as Slavonian sauagage, sausage from veal or wild boar, Dalmatian prsut ham and several steak options. Also sheep's cheese from the island of Pag.
Huge portions ! 587 HRK came in just about £14 per person
Favorite Dish: The startersall came together and we just dug in - the cheese and sausages with olives and bread. I had the house recipe 'BELA' steak, in a thick sauce, as rich as a tikka marsala, with onion and mushroom. Mashed potato in oil and fries
And Ozujsko beer and 1 litre wine !