Kerempuh - ©Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
Kerempuh has a reputation for being an informal neighbourhood restaurant which also cultivates foodie culture. It has served as something of a proving ground for culinary celebrities in recent years, with both TV chef Ana Ugarković and rising star Dino Galvagno (currently head chef at Prasac, see below) doing stints in the kitchen. Ingredients are gathered round the Dolac market first thing in the morning for the daily changing menu, which is chalked up on the blackboard outside. Traditional central-Croatian dishes like buncek (leg of ham) and lungić (pork loin chop) form the backbone of the regular menu, although there are always a couple of attractive vegetarian options among the reasonably priced meaty ones.