This restaurant is one of the best known by the bridge. You can eat on the terrace or inside. It has great service staff. The food is of the region and the dishes are not bad and affordable. It is ideal to sit and eat for a bit, if you want to eat anything faster and cheaper, go next door and you will find something for one-third the price of Sadrvan. I leave photos of the dishes and menu.
This restaurant, next to the lake, offers typical regional dishes, grilled roasted chicken that is delicious, a whole chicken costs about 5 euros. Considering it is the only restaurant in and around the park, the prices are very reasonable. The people local to the region of the Plitvice Lakes were responsible in large part for raising cattle and cutting wood. This largely determined the way you eat and prepare your food. The food was kept at home, the Rukace, a bread and staple food, was most often made from corn, and at the beginning only baked by covering it with ashes. Then, they started to make dishes high in iron, the Peka, and the bread became a corn dough, a bit like polenta. Milk, which was abundant in this cattle region, was made bitter or sweet. They prepared butters, cheeses and creams, too. During the winter, as well as the meat (that was mainly ate dry), the people here ate potatoes, cabbage and celery. The surrounding forest was used as a source of food, hunting and harvesting bays and mushrooms.
This is the most ancient caravanserai of the entire city and is probably the most important one of all: It is composed of 40 rooms which can accommodate up to 400 people and 35 horses. Unfortunately, in 1937, a devastating fire destroyed it almost completely. It was replaced by an outdoor cinema, surrounded by large walls. Nowadays it is filled by a number of tables, with a snow cover in winter. Still a very evocative area, though.
In the Turkish neighbourhood, just behind the Bashcarsija mosque, this restaurant won't disappoint if you're looking to try some of the local specialties. They offer delicious chicken and beef, accompanied by vegetables, and also fresh fish and seafood, imported every day from Dubrovnik. One more reason to eat here, is the restaurant decoration: antique furniture in the Bosnian architecture, with 19th century paintings on the walls, ceramics and handmade textiles.
I never imagined that i'd go to Bosnia, much less try it's food, so I didn't look for places to eat, but this was a detour from my route. It was fun, indeed! We stopped in Podrum restaurant, which was a real find! With excellent service, good price (actually in Bosnia there are loads of good prices) and super delicious food, I dare say it was my guardian angel that led me there! The waiter suggested we try cevapci, similar to kebab meat, and simply delicious! I recommend it!!!
You can't leave Bosnia without going to a Cevapi party, and even in Sarajevo, there are plenty of options to chooose from. One is the Cevabdzinica Ferhatovic Petica, where you can try some of the local dishes in a very nice place which also happens to be very cheap. The portions are generous, and the food is top quality. The atmosphere is nice - traditional, but with a modern twist. They don't serve alcoholic drinks but you can smoke here. It opened in 1984, the year of the Olympic games, but the tradition has been known in Sarajevo since 1957, when the Ferhatovic family opened the Cevabdzinica for the first time in the city.