Zagreb restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Zagreb

Mali Bar

This earthy-toned spot by star chef Ana Ugarkoviċ is all about small plates, with influences cherry-picked from across the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia. Dig into labneh (strained yoghurt cheese) balls on a be…
Top Choice European in Zagreb

Bistro Apetit

High up on villa-lined Jurjevska steet, this restaurant run by chef Marin Rendić, who previously worked at Copenhagen's Noma, serves up Zagreb's suavest contemporary dishes. Start with tuna tartare with pear and ses…
International in Zagreb

Zinfandel’s

One of the top tables in town, Zinfandel's is headed by chef Ana Grgić, whose menu of creative flair is served in the grand dining room of the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel. Don't miss the confit pigeon with beetroot and c…
Croatian in Zagreb

Heritage

Tapas dishes, Croatian-style. This teensy place, with just one counter and a few bar stools, serves cheese and meat platters using all locally sourced ingredients. Try the flatbreads with prosciutto from Zagora, bla…
Desserts in Zagreb

Vincek

A Zagreb institution, this slastičarna (pastry shop) has been keeping the city's dentists in business since 1978. Come here to reward yourself with a fluffy cherry parfait, a slice of walnut cake or a scoop of ice c…
Croatian in Zagreb

La Štruk

Serving one thing only, La Štruk devotes itself to štrukli (baked cheese dumplings). Keep traditional with a salty or sweet cheese kuhani (boiled) version or veer completely off-piste with the roasted-pepper or truf…
Croatian in Zagreb

Vallis Aurea

While the interior is all contemporary blonde wood and exposed brick, the heart of this restaurant is big-portioned home cooking – it's chock-a-block at lunchtime for the gableci (traditional lunches). Try the pork …
Croatian in Zagreb

Lanterna na Dolcu

Modern tweaks on traditional Croatian classics and fabulous service make Lanterna stand out amid the central city's glut of restaurants. In the cosy basement with brick-vaulted ceiling, dig into mains of plum-stuffe…
Croatian in Zagreb

Tip Top

Experience a slice of old-school Zagreb. Tip Top has been serving heavy, hearty central European dishes since the 1940s and refuses to bow to the dining scene's new wave of bistros. Steer clear of the à la carte men…
French in Zagreb

Le Bistro

Executive chef Ana Grgić leads the team at the casual-chic restaurant of the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, much favoured by local business folk for its lunchtime three-course daily menu (160KN). It's known for its štrukli…