This nice restaurant is located on the sommet of Sljeme mount. Foreign tourists usually don't go there just because they don't know this place and to get there they first have to reach the mount sommet.
The restaurant offers big variety of local food, has open air tables. When we were there, there was also an orchestre playing local songs.
Favorite Dish: We had bin soup. Portion was big enough and it was sufficient, at least for me. Zdenka didn't seem starving either :)
Zdenka's friend Daniela had fried duck legs and she said it was delicious.
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
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.
Very nicely decorated small restaurant on Zagreb hill called Gric, situated just below the famous Zagreb Gric Cannon. Its quite small but has a beautiful view of the city sky line. I really like the interior decoration that is very much Croatia with a lot of Licitar (see my local customs tip) and nice service. The food is very nice, the prices ok.
Decorated in local stye, it is located exactly across the Zagreb Cathedral. Very nice terrace (protected us from rain last night, aint it so Martin_S family?). I like it that the waithers were dressed in national costumes and saometimes can act just a little dumb. Well, who could handle so many hight maintenance people :)) If I remember correctly, they also have evenings with live music. I believe that this restaurant predominantly Zagorje (north Croatia) style.
Favorite Dish: Cottage cheese with cream, local specialty. It was good caus it was freshly made! yes, I mean they had to milk the cow before they brought out the dish!
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
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.
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 !
Kerempuh is a small café with a pleasant terrace overlooking a corner of Zagreb's market; it is known for its home cooking and traditional Croatian recipes. Everything is bought fresh from the market as it is needed, so nothing is ever kept hanging around; the owner prides himself on having no need for a fridge. No food is served on Sundays, although the cafe is open for drinks. The market is worth looking at while you are there; a covered area below the square is good for meat, fish, local cheeses and bread, while in the open section, stalls are piled high with fruit and vegetables brought in from all over Croatia.
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.
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.
Very nice restaurant in lower town. Serves Croatian food and wine for reasonable prices with very friendly service. The interior is rustic with arched ceilings. I'd recommend getting the local Croatian table wine--not bad and you can't beat the price.
Favorite Dish: the steak with gorgonzola sauce
I can't say enough about PURGER located on Pertrinska in Zagreb. The food is fresh, plentiful and very well prepared. The service is the best in the city. Tomislav, Franjo (english speakers) are my regulars but any server fits the bill. I am generally in the place 3 times a week for lunch and always bring visitors to the city in for dinner.
Favorite Dish: The menu is very extensive so it's a tough choice to pick a favorite but here goes:
Teleci Praški, Teleci Samaborski, Sarma, Grah and smoked meat and Telece Pecenje.
Don't forget to add Sir Vrhnje and finish with Štrukli.
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.
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!