Kruševac is a city that brings together everything that’s great about Serbia, including what’s found on the menus and plates of its restaurants. This is a city of contemporary fare as much as it is one of tradition, and quality is guaranteed at these Kruševac eateries.
One of the most popular restaurants in town, Pastel also happens to be a wildly fashionable spot to get a coffee, cocktail, beer, or all of the above. This is the most stylish place in town, a contemporary European lounge bar in the very heart of Serbia. A good time is guaranteed, whether you’re stopping for food or just a couple of drinks. Saying that, don’t order a coffee, cocktail and a beer at the same time. That’s a bit mad.
From the modern day to a time long, long ago. Kafanas don’t come much more traditional than Kod Krle, a tiny place halfway up the hill to Bagdala. What it lacks in frills it more than makes up for in quality, with traditional Serbian meals taking up the menu. A glass of rakija is almost mandatory. Everything is in Cyrillic and Serbian is the only language in use, but don’t let that put you off – this might be the best food in town.
The name might be something of a giveaway, but Olive Tree earns its reputation as the finest Mediterranean spot in town with some top quality food and a gorgeous atmosphere. The interior is all class and elegance, with everything moving in a more relaxed direction once the garden is brought into consideration. It also offers some of the best ice cream in town.
A family-friendly restaurant in town, Laterna opened its doors in 1990 and hasn’t slowed down since. The fireplace takes centre-stage during the colder months, creating a feeling of warmth and comfort that is difficult to replicate. The garden takes on this role in the summer, making this an excellent restaurant whatever the weather. As for the food, the usual mixture of Serbian and contemporary cuisine is available.
You won’t find any extraterrestrials gliding past the silhouette of the moon, but Pizzeria ET offers some fantastic pizza in its stead. This fashionable spot it located next to Kruševac’s eponymous cinema, and the familiar foods coming out of the kitchen are every bit as good as whatever the latest Hollywood blockbuster might be. You can’t compare food and cinema of course, but you get the point – this is seriously good pizza.
Locations don’t get much better than this. Miličin Dvor is situated right next to the archaeological park, meaning you won’t find food with a better view of Lazar’s town than here. That alone is enough reason to visit, but the meals on offer more than hold up their end of the bargain. As popular with businessmen as it is the everyday folk of Kruševac, there is a lot to love here.
It wouldn’t be a Serbian destination without an Etno Kuća, right? This is a delightfully welcoming spot in town, one that offers the usual variety of traditional Serbian dishes. The real attraction here is the portion sizes, although that might not be the case if you’ve got a small appetite. The meals here will be more than enough to keep you going throughout the rest of the day, maybe even fuelling that long walk out to Slobodište.
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