Hugo - © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
If you'd like to experience the stand-out culinary treats of chef-owner Mario Čerhak at Marcellino but are apprehensive about breaking your budget to pay for it, fear not. The Hugo dining room in the same building allows you to sample Mario's delicate, inventive touch at taverna prices. You may consider the scampi in curry sauce, for instance, or the sea bass in olive oil. Both dishes represent the kind of traditional experimentation that Hugo is becoming known for. There's tempura and pizza too. A decorative backdrop bordering on kitsch, in bucolic, verdant surroundings on Zagreb's hilly fringe, exudes an informal atmosphere within which Mario feels at liberty to experiment a little.