Restaurants

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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…
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…
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 …
Croatian in Varaždin

Bedem

This venture by two local chefs experiments with regional cuisine using local ingredients – think foie-gras-filled puff pastry and pork belly rolled in pumpkin seeds. The downstairs covered terrace, overlooking gras…
Croatian in Varaždin

Palatin

A notch above everywhere else in town for the quality of its menu, with dishes like Istrian steak with truffles and perch in horseradish sauce among the house specialities. There's a large wine list of over 50 wines…
Croatian in Zagorje

Bolfan Vinski Vrh

The restaurant at Bolfan Vinski Vrh has specialities such as veal baked under peka (domed baking lid) which much be ordered a day ahead. There are also cheeses, cold cuts and wine. Look out for their fun, musical bl…
Croatian in Varaždin

Restoran Raj

This cavernous restaurant, with lots of wood accents, serves great weekly lunches (till 1.30pm), and features a meat-heavy menu (particularly pork). The drinks menu has lots of beers and rakija (grappa) varieties. D…
Croatian in Zagorje

Grešna Gorica

This rustic eatery, often overtaken by day-tripping families from Zagreb on weekends, is a tad gimmicky but great for kids, with farm animals roaming around, a playground and lots of open space. Adults will apprecia…
Croatian in Varaždin

Verglec

An old-fashioned dining room with great-value gableci (cheap, filling lunches) served on weekdays. In the evening, pick one of the traditional specialities such as baked duck with buckwheat, black pudding and cabbag…
Italian in Varaždin

Angelus

Housed in a vaulted basement, this cosy pizzeria-trattoria churns out excellent pizza, pasta (from gnocchi to tagliatelle), risottos and meat mainstays. There's a lovely deck set up in the park across the street, sh…