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Where to Eat in Belgrade- Tasty Serbian Tradition

One of the most frequent questions we get from our guests is -What are the best places to eat in Belgrade?

As there is no “one answer fits all” to this question, that’s why we’ve decided to compile a few lists of Belgrade restaurants. The idea is that anyone can find something to suit their needs.

This week we’ve decided to tackle restaurants in Belgrade that stick to the traditional look and taste of Serbia. These picks will show you what Serbia is all about. You will learn how we value our friends and family and how we celebrate the milestones in our lives.

Now, let's get to the point.

1.Restaurant Čarda Stara Koliba (“Old Cottage Csarda”)

When thinking about a place to eat, we tend to question many things. ranging from location, ambient, quality of food, and that's just to name a few. Well, this place kills it in all those areas.

Starting from the location. You feel as if you’re miles away from the civilization, becoming one with the Belgrade rivers, but as a matter of fact, you’re in the very heart of the City. The serenity of the place makes it perfect for date nights or even family gatherings.

Then the timbre-designed interior will make you think you’ve gone back in time, up until the moment your dish arrives. Mind you, here you will have a taste of exquisite traditional Serbian food prepared in a modern open kitchen.

Another special touch to the whole ethno theme is the tambura band that will both keep you entertained while you wait for your food and allow you a glimpse into what Serbia is all about. So if you’re looking for a truly magical, all-encompassing experience, you’re more than welcome to check them out.




2.Ćiribu Ćiriba

Now, if you’ve found yourself in Belgrade, or are thinking about visiting Serbia in general, you must’ve heard about the famous Serbian hospitality and the “kafana” more than a dozen times.

Well this restaurant, located in Zemun, will show you why a “kafana” has been a part of our Serbian lives for so long and why we love it so much. Here you will enjoy big, tasty portions of real Serbian food, authentic “kafana” ambient, and a full-blown taste of Serbian hospitality.

This is not just a place to have a big lunch, no, this is where you can experience Serbia. Both on your plate and off. With parties lasting well into the wee hours of the night you will be introduced to the authentic atmosphere of a Serbian party, old-school style. This is your ticket to a real, no fanfare experience of Serbia, all in one restaurant. Hope you make the most of it.





Set in the heart of the Old Town, this is one of those places where time seems to have come to a stop. It proudly wears the crown of the leading national food restaurant in Belgrade and has done so for many years now.

It has been a part of many family celebrations, gatherings, and to put it simply, it has charmed its way into the hearts of Belgradians and by doing so, it has had the pleasure to share a memory or two with them.

So, if you’re someone who loves a slight sense of nostalgia, big portions of delicious Serbian food and you enjoy a bit of traditional Serbian music in the background, you’ll definitely feel right at home here.




If you decide to give one of these a try (you won’t be disappointed if you do), make sure to tell us what you think. This list was made for you, after all, so feel free to reach out and share your impressions with us @belgradeturtleboat on IG and Facebook.

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