Romantic restaurants in Zagreb
If you're looking for the perfect restaurant for your first date in Zagreb, or you've whisked away your lover on a weekend's break to the Croatian capital, these atmospheric restaurants will help you set the scene. RECOMMENDED: Our full guide to restaurants in Zagreb.
The best cheap eats in Zagreb
Set menus for under €10, traditional eateries offering gableci and a raft of cheap bistros that don't skimp on quality - it's easy to eat cheaply in Zagreb if you know where. Everything listed here has been priced at 100 kuna or less and diversity is what we're looking for, so expect to find everything from Japanese gyoza to traditional Croatian dishes. Gather your pennies and hit the streets – filling up in Zagreb's best restaurants needn’t empty the wallet. Dobar tek! RECOMMENDED: The best restaurants in Zagreb.
This event sees top drawer restaurants slash their menu prices by half. Some of the country’s best restaurants offer a three-course meal plus a glass of wine for 100 kn. At this 18 edition of the event, more than 50 restaurants across Croatia will take part. Find a restaurant taking part by checking the event website.
The best coffee in Zagreb
Zagreb isn't short on coffee shops. The city centre is a parade of glass-fronted cafés and smoky outdoor terraces – many are longstanding independents, and there’s barely a chain-store in sight. Croatians are sacrosanct about their kava: it’s something to be enjoyed leisurely, not slugged from a cardboard cup on the way back to the office. That said, much of what you’ll find in your cup is commercially blended and can be spectacularly bland. Luckily, a cluster of ace coffee-shops are flying the flag for specialist and third-wave coffee – some double up as artisan roasteries, too. We’ve trawled them all to bring you a definitive guide to the best coffee Zagreb has to offer. RECOMMENDED: the best cafés and coffee shops in Zagreb.
Year in review: Zagreb's best new restaurants
If it is true that revolutions have a habit of eating their own children then Zagreb’s much-vaunted bistro revolution has done quite a bit of gobbling over the past twelve months. Three of 2017’s most critically acclaimed new openings - Xató, Ab Ovo and Duck Fast Bistro – closed their doors in 2018 (largely, it must be said, due to the shifting sands of economic uncertainty rather than any shortcomings in the kitchen), while Bistroteka on Teslina, one of the pioneers of bistro culture four years ago, also waved a napkin in farewell. However, 2018 has been a good year for new openings too, cranking up the competition and making it inevitable that there will be even more casualties come the end of 2019. Such has been the broadening out of Zagreb’s gastronomic landscape in 2018 that it even might be regarded a vintage year. Newbies like Beštija, Fidel Gastro, Brokenships Bistro, Garden Bar & Kitchen, Haustor Haus, Savica Casual Urban Eatery and O’brok have all met with significant critical approval. Established bistro-style eateries like Mundoaka and Pod Zidom have reinvented themselves by tweaking menus or deploying fresh young chefs. Former stuffy coffeehouse Kavkaz reopened as a snazzy café-bar-bistro, an all-in-one social hub that looks set to become a model for new ventures elsewhere. Kavkaz When it comes to high-end dining, the situation is much less volatile: the restaurants that finished 2017 at the top of the best-of polls are still trundling out trolley-loads of e
The best restaurants in Croatia
The best Dubrovnik restaurants
Dubrovnik restaurants are beginning to offer the culinary quality and variety that should be expected of such a luxury destination. And dining in Dubrovnik needn't cost an arm and a leg: many places offers simple, wholesome dishes at wallet-friendly prices.
The best Rijeka restaurants
Rijeka majors in fish, seafood and simple Venetian-inspired dishes, thanks to its seaport location and cultural mixing with nearby Italy. Rijeka has a handful of upscale restaurants that provide international culinary quality, but you can also experience some local specialities at more affordable restaurants. Read on for our critic's guide to the best restaurants in Rijeka. RECOMMENDED: Everything you need to know about Rijeka.
Recommended Split restaurants
The Split restaurant scene's culinary revolution is a recent phenomenon and one that's still booming. Decent and diverse eateries seem to be opening on an almost monthly basis, making Croatia's second city a gastronomic destination equal to almost any in the country. Split is not only a tourist playground – it's a living, breathing, dining-out city for locals too.
Recommended restaurants in Dubrovnik
Breakfast, brunch and beyond
Breakfast in Zagreb guide
With an increasing number of Zagreb’s guests staying in private rooms and apartments rather than traditional hotels, the need to find a good breakfast has never been greater. There were always plenty of cafés in Zagreb but few of them bothered to cook up food of any kind, never mind a sizzling pan of bacon and eggs. Until now. As well as a new genre of café, you are likely to find a designated breakfast menu in an increasing number of restaurants too. Here are seven of the best places to start the day.