Restaurants

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…
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-…
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 …
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…
Macedonian in Skopje

Kaj Pero

This neighbourhood favourite in the suburb of Debar Maalo has tables spilling out onto a leafy street, drawing a crowd of casual diners and drinkers. The menu is focused on skara (grill), but there are also some inv…
Macedonian in Ohrid

Restoran Sveta Sofija

This upmarket restaurant opposite the Sveta Sofija Cathedral couldn't have a better location, and in the warmer months you can dine al fresco across the road on a little terrace. Local trout, eel and 'monastery chee…
Macedonian in Ohrid

Restoran Cun

There's a vaguely nautical air about this white-washed restaurant with large lake-front windows and a breezy elevated terrace, housed in a traditional-style Ohrid Old Town building. Of all the restaurants on this pr…
Macedonian in Ohrid

Restaurant Antiko

In an old Ohrid mansion in the middle of the Old Town, the famous Antiko has great traditional ambience and is a good place to try classic Macedonian dishes such as tavče gravče (beans cooked in spices and peppers),…