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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Boban

      Proper Italian
      The restaurant gets its name from its owner, the former footballer Zvonimir Boban. He is obviously a fan of Italian cuisine, as his team makes many different types of pasta every day. Enjoy gnocchi in a calamari sauce or tagliatelle with scampi while seated in the pretty garden in the middle of the pedestrian zone or in the rustic, vaulted cellar. Meat or risotto dishes are also on offer. The typically Italian love of children is also evident, as they have their own playroom for letting-off steam.
      Gajeva 9
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 4811 549
      boban.hr
    • Bistro Mostovi

      True temptation
      If you are looking for local meat specialities, you will really get your money's worth in this friendly bistro. Lamb, schnitzel, ćevapčići are just a few of the dishes on the menu. A lot comes straight from the charcoal grill or the huge stone oven. As do home-made bread and pies. A lively atmosphere reigns in the cosy interior. Enjoy mild summer evenings on the terrace.
      Radnička cesta 1a

      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 6192 178
      mostovi.hr
    • Konoba Didov San

      Truly Croatian
      If you’re on the lookout for authentic Croatian food, particularly from Dalmatia’s hinterland, your search ends here. Make sure to try the sarma (cabbage rolls with minced meat) and the restaurant’s signature dish – Didova tava, literally grandpa’s pan, filled with various types of meat and vegetables. Didov San is located in the middle of the Gornji Grad Old Town quarter and stands out with its rustic, homely atmosphere.
      Mletačka 11
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 485 1154
      konoba-didovsan.com
    • Bistro Amfora

      For fish lovers
      Calamari, sardines or sea bass – whatever fishmongers currently have on offer in the famous Dolac Market next door. The waiter immediately forwards guests' orders to the fishmonger on the market stall – through a small window in the archway. Side dishes such as potatoes and vegetables are also fresh from the market. The Bistro Amfora has further advantages, such as its house wine, talkative waiters and a good view of locals and tourists.
      Dolac 2
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 481 6455
      restoran-amfora.com
    • Pri zvoncu

      BBQ for one, please
      Dorotea Kozarić rules the roost most charmingly in this bistro. This friendly bistro and its inviting terrace are located in a peaceful, almost idyllic corner of Zagreb's Lower Town. If you ask Dorotea what she recommends, her answer will be short and sweet: barbecue. She lists every conceivable local meat speciality: «Pljeskavica», grilled hamburger, «Vješalica», stuffed pork steak, or «Zvonac», rump steak.
      XII Vrbik 1
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 619 84 73
      prizvoncu.com
    • Zinfandel’s Restaurant

      Tasteful and romantic
      The restaurant belonging to the luxurious Hotel Esplanade is one of the country's top addresses. It prides itself on having the best «štrukli», which are traditional local pastry cases filled with quark cheese. But guests come mainly because of the original interpretations of traditional cuisine, which also let you check out molecular gastronomy. You can dine under sumptuous chandeliers to a piano accompaniment or enjoy your culinary experiences on the Oleander Terrace.
      Mihanovićeva 1
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 4566 644
      zinfandels.hr
    • Palainovka Café

      Small but really impressive
      This little café is one of Zagreb's oldest. It nestles below an ancient tower in the idyllic Upper Town and is the ideal spot to enjoy a slice of coffee culture. Sip your coffee or tea and enjoy watching the countless birds that hop to and fro on the little square. Don't move until you have to from this idyllic setting and its tiny treats.
      Ilirski 1
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 4851 357
    • Eli’s Caffe

      Where the locals go
      Nik, the owner of this pretty café, bewitches his guests with his own, freshly-roasted coffee. Word has spread that he specialises in roasting coffee: there is a constant coming and going. While the locals linger over their capuccinos, guests from all over the world top-up their energy levels with a strong espresso.
      Ilica 63
      10000 Zagreb
      eliscaffe.com
    • Cookie Factory

      Heavenly delicious
      One of the quotes on the wall already says it: “Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.” And indeed, in order to try everything, from the ice cream to the cakes and milkshakes it’s best to visit the Cookie Factory on an empty stomach. For example, the warm brownies with ice cream on top are a divine mixture. Besides the delicious high-calorie treats, the bright and cosy interior makes you feel right at home here. Since August 2016 there’s a second branch at Nemčićevoj 8.
      Tkalčićeva 21
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 99 494 9400
    • Golden Sun Casino

      Try your luck
      Why not try your luck for once? You have countless opportunities to do so in Zagreb – in the town's casinos. The Golden Sun Casino, like many others, is located in a hotel, in this case the Hotel Antunovic to the west of the city centre. This casino is well-known for regularly having free tables available. So there is nothing to stop you trying your luck at poker, roulette or black jack.
      Zagrebacka avenija 100a
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 3870 530
      goldensuncasino.hr
    • Aquarius Club

      Dance by the Zagreb Sea
      The «Zagreb Sea», Lake Jarun, is the place to go for real nightlife. Not just because this is where most of the clubs are located – just to the west of the city centre – but because this is also where most of the students live. Aquarius is one of the most popular clubs. Internationally renowned DJs regularly drop in here. Hip-hop and drum’n’bass fans in particular get their money's worth at Aquarius. Concerts are also held here on a regular basis.
      Aleja Matije Ljubeka
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 3640 231
    • Škola

      The school that became a bar
      Where well-behaved youngsters once went to school is now a place for those who love going out to enjoy exotic cocktails and good wines. Live jazz is regularly on offer in «Škola», which means "school" in Croatian. Fans of funk, house or acid jazz like coming to this unusual bar, which is a little bit off the beaten track when it comes to nightlife.
      Bogovićeva 7
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 4828 196
    • Sedmica

      The symbiotic relationship of art and beer
      The worlds of art and beer collide in this tiny pub, which counts musicians, artists and others involved in the creative arts among its regular customers. They discuss the latest events in the field of art, while the beer keeps flowing at the bar. The countless posters on the walls are a reminder of past exhibitions and concerts.
      Kačićeva 7a
      10000 Zagreb
      +385 1 4846 689
      caffebar-sedmica.com