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As a gateway to Western and Central Europe, Zagreb’s cultural diversity, is reflected in the city’s numerous museums, art galleries and cultural events, as well as in the abundant culinary spots. The Croatian capital’s culinary scene is developing at a great pace, offering national and international tastes at every turn. Our previous list of top cultural restaurants in Zagreb is revitalised with some new excellent venues.
Chateau des Jardins is known for the best pizza in town. Though the name would promise French cuisine, don’t be misled. Featuring a wide variety of pizzas in a cosy atmosphere, designed with a tasteful décor, Chateau des Jardins is a laid-back venue with a strict focus on pizza specialties, something that they do the best. What is the secret behind their unbeatable success? Tasty dough, fresh local ingredients and a soulful thin but perfectly crunchy pizza that any Italian trattoria would readily endorse. The light, oven-baked pizza, with abundant flavours and generous portions attracts many people and rightly so, proving that even a classic pizza can be seriously tasty.
Chateau des Jardins, Ulica Ivana Tkalčića 73, Zagreb, Croatia, +385 1 5586 350
As its name suggests, Pod Zidom is located on a small street called Pod Zidom, just behind Zagreb’s main square. As its name also indicates, it is a coffee and wine bar with less emphasis on grandiose dishes. Pod Zidom is a new gem in the city and is a popular destination for petit hunger guests, who seek to enjoy the house’s creative cocktail selection, and the over 30 types of first rate local wines on offer. Though not a foodie venue in its full sense, the place makes sure to offer some delicious tapas, made from the freshest ingredients from local markets. This modern and cosy venue with indoor and outdoor seating is the perfect place to spend some time relaxing. Enjoy how the city’s modern day vibe fuses with the old surroundings. On weekends there is live hip music to entertain the senses.
Pod Zidom coffee, food & wine bar, Pod Zidom 5, Zagreb, Croatia, +385 98 669 690