Restaurants

Top Choice Slavonian in Northern Baranja

Josić

In the village of Zmajevac, Josić is on a historic surduk (wine road) that leads up a steep hill. It's an upmarket restaurant with tables set in vaulted cellars. Meat is the strong suit here – try the duck perkelt s…
Top Choice Croatian in Zagorje

Klet Kozjak

Klet Kozjak in Sveti Križ Začretje, 11km southeast of Krapina, is an adorable little cottage that serves traditional food from the region – such as homemade nettle pasta with cheese and vegetable sauce – and pairs i…
Top Choice Croatian in Međimurje

Mala Hiža

Foodies from Zagreb travel to Mala Hiža in the village of Mačkovec, 4km north of Čakovec, for its lauded and awarded seasonal cuisine done up with flair. Served in an old wooden Međimurje cottage, the menu features …
Top Choice Slavonian in Osijek

Kod Ruže

We never turn down a chance to sit at a table under stuffed eagles, goblet in hand, while being served by waiters wearing old-school braces. This is an atmospheric place to try out Slavonian flavours, especially at …
Slavonian in Kopački Rit Nature Park

Didin Konak

The quiet village of Kopačevo, on the edge of Kopački Rit, is home to this outstanding regional restaurant. The vibe is rustic and real, and the food delicious. Don't miss the fish skewers of catfish and perch. Some…
Slavonian in Northern Baranja

Piroš Čizma

Located on the roadside when you enter Suza, this restaurant serves up Slavonian dishes prepared with a twist – think marinated catfish on an endive base with lemon, honey and mustard emulsion, and beef steak in a s…
Croatian in Zagorje

Majsecov Mlin

Housed in two traditional cottages near the village of Donja Stubica, Majsecov Mlin serves local mainstays, seasonally inspired and cooked up by one of Zagorje’s best chefs. Try the delicious steak with nettle chips…
Slavonian in Northern Baranja

Tri Mudraca

Set on a traditional Slavonian salaš (farm), this lovely spot does elaborate dishes, if you call ahead, such as duck glazed with honey, and pork neck in a sauce of reduced merlot and root vegies. Or else just show u…
European in Varaždinske Toplice

Zlatne Gorice

If you have your own wheels, stop for lunch at this sparkling restored mansion, set 3km from Toplice along the old road to Varaždin. Surrounded by vineyards, it serves central European fare (think schnitzels, stews …
European in Osijek

Lumiere

Beloved by Osijek's fashionable set, this restaurant offers up classic seafood and meaty mains such as octopus cooked under a peka (domed baking lid) and Viennese-style steak with an accompanying impressive wine lis…