Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Ohrid

Letna Bavča Kaneo

There are three terrace restaurants dipping their toes in the water at Kaneo and this one is marginally considered the best. A fry-up of plasnica (a diminutive fish commonly eaten fried in the Balkans; 190MKD), plus…
Top Choice Macedonian in Skopje

Pivnica An

Skopje's Čaršija is still home to a couple of ans – ancient Ottoman inns, similar to desert caravanserai – and the Kapan An houses this upmarket restaurant, serving some of the city's best Macedonian fare. Try butte…
Top Choice Kebab in Skopje

Kebapčilnica Destan

Skopje's best beef kebabs, accompanied by seasoned grilled bread, peppers and a little raw onion, are served at this classic Čaršija place. There's no menu, everyone gets the same thing, but the terrace is usually f…
Top Choice Grill in Bitola

Lynkestis

Named after the Roman town where Bitola once stood, the first thing worth noting at this Čarsija cafe is its gorgeous hammered copper bar, dark-wood panelling and low-beamed ceiling. Pull up a chair on the cobbled p…
Macedonian in Lake Ohrid

Kutmičevica

This restaurant, which reverberates with the chatter of locals, is a great find: the views from its dining room are immense, right out over the lake, and it spills onto a terrace on sunny days. The traditional wood-…
Grill in Skopje

Rock Kafana Rustikana

Just a block from the Ploštad but rocking a decidedly more local vibe, this humble bar-restaurant prides itself on good music, friendly service and simple dishes of grilled meats, sandwiches and inventive bar snacks…
Macedonian in Lake Ohrid

Restaurant Ostrovo

Of all the restaurants at Sveti Naum, this one has the prettiest setting by the water. Cross the little bridge and there's a seemingly endless garden for dining as well as a unique feature: moored pontoons that you …
Cafe in Bitola

Art Caffè

This modern 'Made in Bitola' brand has three cafes around town, seducing patrons with cakes, croissants, coffee and delicious sweet and savoury local pastries. Everything is baked in-house and it's a lovely spot for…
Kebab in Skopje

Kebapčilnica Destan

Kebapčilnica Destan's other, main restaurant, in Skopje's Čaršija, is more atmospheric and in a better spot for streetside people watching, but the signature smoky beef kebabs are the same at this central outlet hid…
Macedonian in Skopje

Skopski Merak

This hugely popular place packs locals in with its pretty timber-framed terrace, live music most evenings and huge menu of skara (grilled meats) and other Macedonian specialities. Its chef's choice platters of smoke…