Eating our way through Belgrade – Serbia

We did not have a bad meal in Belgrade… the food there is amazing! Here is where we ate….

Smokvika – Kralja Petra 73Belgrade 11000.

This was my favourite restaurant in Belgrade. It has a really nice outdoor terrace (with heaters) and the inside is decorated beautifully with comfy sofas and lots of interesting interior design. We went here for both lunch and dinner and both were excellent! The fresh lemonade is delicious as is their starter share plate of cold meats and cheese. For lunch J tried the burger with truffle butter and it was exceptional, I had the brushetta, which was good but it was more like a pizza than brushetta. For dinner, I had the beef salad which was super tasty and J had an authentic looking curry! Their cappuchino was also very good! If I lived in Belgrade I would visit this place every week!

Mala Fabrika Ukusa – Nebojsina 49a, Belgrade 11000.

We visited this place on a bit of a blustery night and they could only seat us outside, but under the heater, so jackets done up we settled for the evening on the terrace. We were not cold at all and it was lovely out there, it also got us away from the smoke filled restaurants that are common in Belgrade. To start, we had a share plate of meats, cheese, beans and burek. It was all delicious! For my main I had goulash which came with mashed potatoes and it was so yummy.Everyone else was very happy with their meal and I would say the place was a hit for all of us. That coupled with the very friendly waiters made for a wonderful night!

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Comunale – Karadjordjeva 2-4 | Beton Hala.

We went to Comunale for lunch on a beautiful hot day as the restaurant looks over the Sava river and is housed in a converted warehouse with a terrace out front. The views are wonderful and the service and food was just as good! We all shared a Antipasto Comunale which came with fresh bread, grilled vegetables, salami, prosciutto, cheese and olives. The quality was outstanding and everything was delicious. We didn’t have any but the pizzas looked really good as well!

Ebisu – Square Nine Hotel, Students Square, Belgrade.

At the top of this ‘Leading Hotel of The World’ is a Japanese restaurant called Ebisu, presumably named after the namesake district of Tokyo. J and I wanted to take his parents out for as an authentic Japanese experience as we could find in Belgrade and this place was a wonderful reminder how how we used to eat in Japan, we were even able to eat out on the roof terrace under the heaters. We started off with Kirin beers and authentic japanese leaf tea (they also have the powdered version). We then ordered a variety of plates for us all to share, and nothing too ‘scary’ as this was their first Japanese dining experience. We had tempura of vegetables and prawns, salmon nigiri, tuna sashimi, miso soup, edamame beans, udon noodles, chicken terriaki and seared sea bass with truffle. It was all excellent, especially the tempura, however the sashimi’s texture was slightly furry. I was impressed and the Malaysian chefs had added some really interesting dishes on the menu, some not strictly Japanese but delicious sounding nonetheless.

Square Nine Bar – Square Nine Hotel, Students Square, Belgrade.

After our meal we headed downstairs to the hotel bar for a night cap and spent a lovely few hours relaxing in the bars wonderful atmosphere. I had Japanese tea, A had fresh ginger tea, and the men had port, whisky and a cigar!

Eden Cafe – Kej Oslobođenja br. 67 11080 Zemun

Across the bridge is the historic district of Zemun. Belgraders seem to flock here at weekend to have lunch on the Danube, we did the same and had a leisurely lunch with amazing views of the river and then headed to Eden Cafe for a post meal coffee and juice. The outside terrace is lovely and a great place to relax on the weekend. The staff were very friendly, but the coffee was not up to much, so I would probably stick to the juices!

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Iguana – Karađorđeva 2-4 (Concrete Hall) 11000 Belgrade

We went to this very ‘cool’ restaurant on Friday night for food and jazz. They seemed very good with steaks and J had a steak with truffle which was yummy. I had the thai red curry which was top notch and a bit annoying as it was better than mine! We also has a delicious salad to start, basically everything we ate there was brilliant and the views over the river at night were lovely! (WARNING: do not get a taxi from the end of the walkway!!! Get the restaurant to order you a taxi or call one yourself!!!)

DSC02287 Truffle steakTo read about things to do in Belgrade, and what we got up to, read our previous post ‘Exploring Warm And Friendly Belgrade’.

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