Serbia’s cuisine and culture has been marked by all the empires who have come and gone over this ancient land. As a result, you’ll find that Serbian cuisine is a delicious fusion of Turkish, Austro-Hungarian, and Mediterranean cuisines.
With their unique taste and affordable prices, Belgrade restaurants will seduce you with their lively spirit and unique taste.
Here you can find everything, from high-class gourmet restaurants all the way to edgy bars. On the menu of almost every good restaurant in Belgrade, you will find not just traditional Serbian dishes but a lot of other choices from around the world.
Embark on a journey with us to explore Serbian cuisine through 21 delicious Belgrade restaurants!
RESTAURANT MALA GOSTIONICA (LITTLE INN)
If you want to taste and enjoy a true Serbian feast, Mala Gostionica is just the right place for you.
With small wooden tables and checkered table cloths (the trademark of traditional Serbian taverns), this warm and lovely place is located near Knez Mihailova Street in the heart of Belgrade
Address: Dobračina 6, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT MALA FABRIKA UKUSA (LITTLE TASTE FACTORY)
Mala Fabrika Ukusa is a family restaurant that also serves traditional Serbian dishes but with a little twist.
Here, in a vintage ambiance (kind of like grandma’s cottage), among wooden tables and shelves, visitors can enjoy popara – an almost forgotten dish that used to be the only thing that was eaten at breakfast in Serbia.
The big garden hidden in the shade of trees gives a special charm to this place, and it’s an excellent place to enjoy a meal in the summer.
Address: Nebojšina 49, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Located in the greenery of Karađorđe Park, ID restaurant is an authentic combination of modern and classic.
With its urban ambience and interesting dishes, it is ideal for having a relaxing breakfast, a lunch with famil, or evening amusement with friends. Here you can enjoy authentic Serbian dishes spiced with a modern twist.
As Sigmund Freud said “Id is the personality component made up of unconscious psychic energy that works to satisfy basic urges, needs, and desires”…so, ID restaurant will for sure satisfy all your needs and desires!
Address: Nebojšina 6, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
If you want to taste some true Serbian cuisine, hearty meals and traditional dishes, the famous restaurant Tabor is an excellent choice.
This is the place where you can enjoy and celebrate every little moment of your life. With its cozy atmosphere, pleasant ambiance, and beautiful music, Restaurant Tabor will make your day.
The famous Serbian writer Momo Kapor said about this restaurant: “Tabor has become a kind of temple or a gastronomic museum, where it is possible to present a shortened history of national cuisine during a single night to a guest or a stranger.”
Address: Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 348, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT REMIX GASTRO BAR
A stone’s throw from the city center, you will find a modern and elegant restaurant with luxurious and diverse dishes.
Remix Gastro Bar is a modern restaurant with a mix of everything – national specialties, but also a large number of international dishes. It also has great nightlife with wonderful music. In addition, here you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the river and the famous Belgrade Waterfront!
Address: Karađorđeva 46, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT MALI PIJAC (SMALL MARKET)
Just a few strides from Remix Gastro Bar, you will find something different. Set in an old furniture store, Mali Pijac is a cozy place that feels very Parisian.
It offers both innovative and traditional dishes, so you can enjoy some new flavors or some classics. The interior is urban, striking, and modern: great for photos!
Address: Karađorđeva 61, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT CANTINA DE FRIDA
Situated in the famous Beton Hala, with a magical view of the Sava River, Ušće, and New Belgrade, this modern restaurant will satisfy all your senses.
The old wooden floor, painted brick, high ceiling, and artistic chandeliers make this place warm, peaceful and full of life.
Famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was the inspiration for this restaurant… so, here everything is in homage to the spirit of one and only Frida!
Address: Karađotđeva 2-4, Beton Hala, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Near the other restaurants in Belgrade’s Beton Hala area, you will find Lavash, which serves an interesting mix of Balkan and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Restaurant Lavash offers a magical combination of tradition spiced up with some flavors from the East.
Its cozy atmosphere, lovely bookcases, and friendly staff will make you feel at home, but at the same time, their unique dishes will take you to distant lands!
Address: Karađotđeva 2-4, Beton Hala, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT KLUB KNIŽEVNIKA (WRITERS’ CLUB)
For over seventy years, this place has been home to many novelists, artists and intellectual elite (Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and many others visited this charming restaurant).
Klub Književnika is a Belgrade restaurant filled with love and hope, serving up traditional dishes and a friendly atmosphere. With its long history and its setting for several legendary love stories, it is for sure a place you have to visit in Belgrade’s restaurant scene!
Address: Francuska 7, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT MEZESTORAN DVORIŠTE
When you want to feel like you’re summering in Santorini, this charming Belgrade restaurant will take you there!
Mezestoran Dvorište is a small corner of Mediterranean in Belgrade. This hidden gem is tucked away between old Belgrade buildings right in the city center, but away from the noise and city bustle.
The restaurant is warm and peaceful with a wooden interior and charming garden. Here, everything is fresh, delicious, and full of Mediterranean charm and hospitality.
Address: Svetogorska 46, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT HOMA BISTROT
Homa Bistrot is the younger brother of the most popular fine dining restaurant in the city, restaurant Homa.
In the spacious, contemporary atmosphere of this restaurant, you can enjoy local cuisine with a twist of delicious flavors from all over the world.
On the menu you can find almost anything and everything – from yummy burgers to healthy salads and creative twists on just about everything.
Address: Nevesinjska 11, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Restaurant Džumbus is a quaint venue situated on the bank of the Danube. This is a great meeting place where you can enjoy traditional Serbian dishes, colorful salads, and delicious desserts.
The interior is unique, modern and spacious. In addition, the restaurant also includes a large children’s playroom, so parents can relax and enjoy without worry – making it one of the more kid-friendly restaurants in Belgrade.
Address: Tadeuša Košćuška 63, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
With its warm terrace and friendly atmosphere, Restaurant Ustanička is the right place for everyone who wants to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
This modern restaurant offers visitors a great atmosphere, tasty food, a varied range of drinks — all with a relaxing atmosphere. When the sun is shining, you can sit on this spacious green terrace and enjoy your coffee or some delicious dessert.
Address: Ustanička 66, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT 5A SOBA
Peta Soba (The Fifth Room) is a mix and match of everything – tradition, urban, modern, vintage, artistic, sweet, savory…
Nestled in the heart of the city, it offers you a true fusion of flavors. With its modern ambiance, charming wooden tables, vibrant chandeliers, and calm lounge area, visitors can find some of the best wines from famous wineries in the region.
Address: Rajićeva 12, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT HARI’S CREPERIE
Hari’s Creperie is an airy and bright place, with cozy sofas and beautiful art.
With a friendly atmosphere, you can enjoy homemade sweet and savory treats, but most of all you can try the most delicious waffles and pancakes!
In addition to all this, here you can find two playrooms – indoors and outdoors, for the youngest members of your family.
Address: Antifašističke borbe 23d, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT POMODORO NUOVO
Try the taste of Italy in the heart of New Belgrade! If you like the smell of freshly baked pizza or you just craving some Italian food, Pomodoro Nuovo is the right place for you.
Its delicatessen concept is based on the traditional Italian cuisine – pizzas, pastas, and other dishes with unique Italian flavors.
Address: Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 115, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
EMILY GARDEN BAR AND RESTAURANT
Emily Garden is a bright, spacious place with vibrant sofas where you can relax and hang out with your friends.
This modern garden offers visitors a great atmosphere, yummy food, and a varied range of drinks. And when sun is shining, you can relax and enjoy delicious treats in their lovely garden.
Address: Vjekoslava Kovača 11, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT TAVERN & WINE BAR TATA MATA
The restaurant is situated in the post-war house of the famous Serbian actor and director, Mata Milošević.
As soon as you step on the wooden floor, you will notice the boat-shaped bar decorated with small lanterns and drawings of waves and shoal on the wall.
On the menu you will find various fish delicacies – octopus Carpaccio, tuna tartar, cod Bianco, Dalmatian Pašticada, Dalmatian brudet, etc. Tata Mata truly radiates the charm of the coast.
Address: Dalmatinska 98, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT LORENZO & KAKALAMBA
Lorenzo & Kakalamba is an eccentric little venue opened by Sanja, who has acquired her culinary knowledge from chefs from Florence, London and Amsterdam.
The interior is unique – like big circus full of stuff, housing remarkable objects – from goat witch to comic reproductions of the famous Florentine sculptures and fantastic paintings of the famous Colombian artist Botero.
Here you will feel as if you have fallen into a Wonderland – and your tastebuds will agree!
Address: Cvijićeva 110, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Set in the popular part of the city, Dorćol, Restaurant Duomo brings the Italian spirit into Belgrade’s restaurant scene.
Here you can enjoy perfect Italian pizza prepared in a wood-fired stove, delicious pasta, and lovey risotto seasoned with true Italian flavor.
The place is warm and cozy with its wooden interior and eye-catching photos that are hanging everywhere. With its warm terrace and friendly atmosphere, it’s the right place for everyone who wants to relax after a long stroll through the city center.
Address: Strahinjića bana 66a, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
RESTAURANT SMOKVICA (FIG TREE) JOVANOVA
The mini-empire Smokvica has six trendy and unique restaurants around Belgrade.
Smokvica Jovanova is housed in a historical villa, designed by the first female Serbian architect, Jelisaveta Načić. This hidden gem is tucked away between the famous Kalemegdan (Belgrade Fortress and Park) and the bohemian Skadarlija district.
It’s a modern-rustic space where visitors can relax and enjoy tasty dishes made from produce from their own farm. And if you want to stay, you can rent a room and enjoy your breakfast on their lovely patio!
Address: Gospodar Jovanova 45a, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
5 Things You Shouldn’t Forget to Pack For Serbia
We have a full Serbia packing list, but in case you just want the quick version, here are a few essentials you shouldn’t forget to pack!
A good guidebook: While travel blogs are great, we still think a good guidebook is always handy. Lonely Planet Western Balkans is the main guidebook we recommend for Serbia, as it covers the country well plus others in the region.
Pacsafe Citysafe or Other Anti-Theft Bag: This is the bag both Stephanie and I use. It has a pouch with RFID technology so our credit cards can’t get scanned from afar, interlocking zippers to make it harder to pickpocket, and it’s roomy enough to be a perfect sightseeing day bag. If you’d rather bring something smaller, you can pack a money belt instead.
We feel quite safe in Belgrade, which is not overly touristic and full of pickpockets, but we wear it and suggest it all the same.
Unlocked Cell Phone: Stephanie and I both have unlocked cell phones that we bought in Europe (She uses a Samsung and I use an iPhone). This allows up to get sim cards when we travel so that we always have the internet. We wrote a guide to picking up SIM cards in Serbia, as it’s really quite simple!
Being able to pick up a Serbian SIM card is a great way to stay in touch while on the road. If you don’t have an unlocked cell phone that can use a Serbian SIM card, you can buy a cheaper unlocked phone online and bring it with you!
Travel Insurance: We recommend it for everywhere we go! We suggest World Nomads and go into more detail about why at the end of the post.
Where to Stay in Belgrade
Here are our top recommendations for where to stay in Belgrade. Generally, budget means hostel beds for around $10 a night and singles/doubles for around $30, mid-range is from about $40-100 per night, and luxury will cost over $100 per night.
Budget: If you want a cozy feeling hostel, Hostel Home Sweet Home in the Savamala neighborhood of Belgrade is a fantastic choice. Its central location close to Knez Mihailova Street and other Belgrade must-sees makes staying here ultra-convenient. It’s sunny and open, with options for dorm rooms as well as affordable single and double rooms for travelers who want a little more privacy without paying a fortune. It’s one of the best-rated options in town, so we recommend you check out availability and book in advance here.
Mid-Range: If you want a more traditional accommodation option, we recommend the affordable four-star Zepter Hotel on Terazije, one of our favorite streets in all of Belgrade. It has all the amenities you’d expect from a 4-star hotel, like a gym room, in-room coffee machine, and a fantastic daily breakfast. Rooms sell out often, so check out availability and book in advance.
Luxury: We’d be remiss if we didn’t suggest the classic luxury option in Belgrade, Hotel Moskva– one of our favorite buildings in the city and a classic haunt of famous politicians, musicians, actors, and other celebrities who pass through Belgrade. It’s also surprisingly affordable for its caliber! With a renowned spa, delicious restaurant, and beautifully designed rooms, it’s one of our favorite places in Belgrade and the location is unbeatable. However, it’s almost always sold out, so be sure to check availability and book well in advance and hope you get lucky!
Still looking? Check out our full guide to Belgrade Hotels and Hostels.
More Belgrade Travel Resources
If you only have one day, check out our Belgrade itinerary for 24 hours in the city. Have more time? Here are eleven great Belgrade tours to pick from – just keep in mind that all might not be available in the winter months!
If you want to get out of the city for a day, here are our guide to Belgrade day trips and what you should know before renting a car in Serbia. We also have lists of our favorite places to visit in Serbia and the best Serbian towns and cities if you need more day trip inspiration.
We also have a Serbian souvenir guide if you want to do some shopping.
Headed to Belgrade? Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
If you’re planning a trip to Belgrade, it’s a good idea to travel with a valid travel insurance policy, so that you will be covered in case of an emergency. Travel insurance covers you in case of theft or an accident, which can save your trip if there’s an incident, cancellation, or trip interruption.
For travel insurance, I use World Nomads. I’ve been a happy customer of theirs for almost three years, and I’m happy to refer them to anyone I meet.
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Born and raised in Serbia, Ana learned how to fight for her dreams. After finishing her Masters studies in Technical Science, she received an award and her science project “Advertising in the old Serbian press” was published. In 2015, she followed her heart and started a new life in Brussels. Her passion for travel started very early, when her parents took her to the Greek islands. From then on, she traveled through Europe and America. She loves to dance and enjoys cooking