Bela Reka

Top choice Serbian

in Belgrade

One of Belgrade's best new restaurants, Bela Reka is modern and sophisticated, but fiercely dedicated to the traditional craft of Serbian cuisine, and is well worth a trek to Novi Beograd, 5.5km west of Brankov Most. Gorgeously presented, meat-leaning dishes are some of Belgrade's best: perfectly spiced, Pirot-style uštipci (meatballs), walnut-and-hazelnut-crusted monastery chicken and homolje (sausage stuffed with cheese) are outstanding.

An award-winning baker fires up traditional somun flatbread in a clay oven and the goat's cheese comes direct from their own farm (you can pick some up in their artisan market). But wait, dessert! Go for ledene kocke, a dead-simple, dead-delicious sponge cake resurrected from Yugoslavian recipe books.