The 15 best bistros in Zagreb
Once, eating out in Zagreb meant choosing from a slew of local restaurants with menus featuring meat, pastry, and more meat. But the capital's recent gastro-revolution has changed that. A wave of recently-opened bistros are making lunch a more exciting prospect in the capital, and most of them are the projects of passionate entrepeneurs - which means that these independent little places offer top-quality food and hand-selected decor. Like a traditional French bistro, those in Zagreb master breezy, intimate atmosphere, but their menus - often based around global 'street food' - are a welcome update. Here's our batch of the best bistros in Zagreb. RECOMMENDED: more great restaurants in Zagreb.
The best vegetarian food in Zagreb
Croatia's coast is well known for stunning visitors with its range of fresh seafoods and the country's continental areas offer up premium lamb, veal, beef and wild meats like boar and deer. Spectacular dishes such as pašticada, čobanac, peka and ražanj use such meats and many of these come with no small amount of theatre attached. Pity the poor vegetarian and vegan in your holiday group who, a decade or so ago, might have been restricted to a two-week diet of pizza, burek and grilled vegetables. Things are a lot better these days and the capital city of Zagreb is leading the way in its vegetarian options. Here are the best vege lunches and dinners to try in Zagreb and where to try them. Whether you're vegetarian or not, some of this simply must be sampled!RECOMMENDED: Vegetarian restaurants in Zagreb
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.
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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.
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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.