Mala Hiža

Top choice croatian in Međimurje

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 snails, štrukli (baked cheese dumplings) and creative takes on local mainstays, plus over 150 wine labels, at least 30 of which from Međimurje.

Don't miss the local dessert međimurska gibanica (layered pastry filled with nuts, apple and poppy seeds). Bookings recommended.