Restaurants

Top Choice International in Sarajevo

Superfood

Tucked away among a set of much-graffitied apartment blocks, this hip cafe/restaurant wouldn't be out of place on the back streets of Auckland or Melbourne. It's a great place for brunch or a lunchtime sandwich, and…
Top Choice European in Sarajevo

Avlija

Locals and a few in-the-know expats cosy up at painted wooden benches in this colourful, buzzing covered yard, dangling with trailing pot plants, strings of peppers and the odd birdcage. Local specialties are served…
Top Choice European in Sarajevo

Cakum Pakum

A collection of antique suitcases, fringed lamps, gingham curtains and bright tartan tablecloths set the scene at this hip wee restaurant with only half a dozen small tables. The food is simple but delicious – think…
Top Choice Balkan in Sarajevo

Željo

Locals are willing to brave the tourist throngs at Željo as it's quite possibly the best place for ćevapi (spicy beef or pork meatballs) in Sarajevo. There are two branches diagonally across from each other. Both ha…
Top Choice Balkan in Sarajevo

Park Prinčeva

Gaze out over a superb city panorama from this hillside perch, like Bono and Bill Clinton before you. From the open-sided terrace, the City Hall is beautifully framed between rooftops, mosques and twinkling lights. …
Balkan in Sarajevo

Sač

Our pick for Sarajevo's best burek (meat-filled pastry) and sirnica (with cottage cheese), Sač bakes everything ispod sača, meaning under a domed metal lid covered in charcoals. The result is delicious and not at al…
International in Sarajevo

4 Sobe Gospođe Safije

With its hidden garden and backstory of forbidden love, the 'four rooms of Mrs Safija' is Sarajevo's most romantic and elegant restaurant. The menu shows a strong French and Mediterranean influence, tempered with th…
Fusion in Sarajevo

Mala Kuhinja

Run by former TV celebrity chefs, the novel concept here is to forget menus and to simply ask you what you do/don't like. Spicy? Vegan? No problem, they'll whip something up. If that's too much of a leap of faith, t…
Balkan in Sarajevo

Žara iz Duvara

Also known as The Singing Nettle, this charmingly old-fashioned place serves traditional country cooking, such as ravioli with nettle-and-garlic pesto, and steaming plates of sarma (leaves rolled around mince and ri…
International in Sarajevo

Klopa

Set in a conservatory with lots of hanging pot plants and a living wall, this modern cafe has decor that's as fresh as its menu. The lamb chops are a staple, but vegetarians are also well catered for with their own …