Apetit - © Matt Field/Time Out
Having spent several years building a solid culinary reputation in Zagreb's northern suburbs, the Bistro Apetit team have opened a new branch of the restaurant right in the centre, tucked away in a pedestrian passageway just west of the Europa Cinema. Service, food and wine here are impressive, standards imposed by Austrian chef and co-owner Christian Cabalier, previously of Vienna's Cantinetta Antinori. The menu charts a course between modern European and traditional Croatian cuisine, including much that looks deceptively simple or old-fashioned - the fried calf livers in red wine (80kn) are superb. Steaks and fillets of fish also feature on a list of mains that hover in the 90kn-120kn range.