Restaurants

Top Choice Serbian in Niš

Stambolijski

This upscale, standout New Balkan restaurant elegantly occupies the oldest preserved home in Niš (dating to 1878) and is easily the city's top dining destination. The accolades were quickly showered on Chef Saša Miš…
Top Choice Serbian in Eastern & Southern Serbia

Vodopad

With a gorgeous forest setting at the base of Veliki Buk waterfall (50m), this is a place to linger over a hearty lunch after visiting Manasija Monastery and Resava Cave. Thanks to its own fish pond, there's always …
Top Choice Balkan in Đerdap National Park

Kapetan Mišin Breg

Fantastic views of the Đerdap gorge and an introduction to traditional Vlach cuisine from eastern Serbia are reason enough to visit this hillside complex. Bonus: you can hear about the region's history and admire th…
Top Choice Serbian in Stara Planina

Ladna Voda

Grab an outdoor table at this renowned kafana (tavern) that backs onto the courtyard of the regional Ponišavlje Museum to enjoy the view of its 19th-century Ottoman-style facade. A selection of quality Serbian (and …
Top Choice Bakery in Niš

Pekara Anton Plus

Prepare to hurry up and wait for the Serbian breakfast of champions: burek (hearty phyllo pastries stuffed with veal, cheese and other tasty fillings). This slick pekara (bakery) does the best in Niš. Four versions …
Top Choice Serbian in Niš

Kafana Galija

The chefs here grill to thrill, with exceptional takes on classics, including spicy meat platters and a good pljeskavica (bunless burger). Rouse yourself from your food coma by sticking around for the rollicking liv…
Fast Food in Niš

Kod Lafa

On the left at this glorified fast-food stall, an army of perfectly grilled pljeskavica (Serbian-style burgers); on the right, a colourful array of tempting timmings, all of which dares you to walk by without throwi…
International in Niš

Pleasure

This hip spot on busy Kopitareva, with a hilariously empty non-smoking section, has a more varied (and vegetarian-friendly) menu than the traditional kafane (taverns) that make up the bulk of the Niš culinary landsc…
Balkan in Stara Planina

Srna

As expected from a self-billed 'ethno-village' complex, you can feast on hearty traditional Serbian food – from punjena paprika (capsicums stuffed with minced meat and rice) to goulash and lamb roast – at Srna (mean…
Balkan in Đerdap National Park

Jezero

A kafana that was once the film set for a famous Yugoslav 'black wave' movie, Jezero has a a homely atmosphere, with a timber-framed ceiling and sailor-themed touches. Pair a dark Zaječarsko beer from eastern Serbia…