This famous restaurant in the Belgrade district of Voždovac with a long tradition is known for its excellent food and good entertainment.
Address: 221 Oslobođenja Blvd., Belgrade
Phone: +381-11-24-62-343, +381-63-415-215
Web site: kovacgroup.com
Working hours of the restaurant and kitchen: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m. (kitchen open ‘til midnight)
City transportation: bus: 46, 47; tram: 10, 14
Credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Dina
Garden or terrace: yes, summer garden, 250 seats
Parking: yes, 2 spaces
Music: Gypsy, on Fridays and Saturday ex-YU pop and country
Menu: In Serbian and English
Staff speak: English
Vegetarian menu: yes
Main courses: 320 – 1,320 dinars
Daily menu: yes
Non-smoking area: yes
Available for hire: yes
Several years back, it was adapted into a contemporary ethno restaurant which has kept alive the spirit of the old and traditional, but also added new modern tendencies in lighting, sound systems and a large offer of drinks (wines from around the world and a long list of cocktails).
The interior is divided into two dining areas with dominating wood and dark brown colors, without too many details so that the spaced look simple and pleasant.
In the summer, the large and nicely arranged garden gives the entire dining experience a special charm.
National cuisine has taken up much of the menu, but contemporary international dishes are present as well.
A seemingly plain start with something called kovački zalogajčići van easily transform into an entire meal: we can’t just single out the baked beans or urnebes salad when all the other traditional Serbian entrées were of equally good quality.
If you decide to order something from the grill, expect large portions with quality meat, served with homemade bread baked under hot coals. Check with the waiter if vešano mešano is on offer, a very attractive specialty – several types of dried meat which is quickly put on fire before your eyes and then cut.
The chicken gyros with tzatziki salad is served with two sauces of which neither is traditionally Greek, but both go well with the piquant chicken rolled in a tortilla and the unavoidable French fries.
The offer of fish includes only smoked trout, and a portion includes tri large and tasty grilled fillets with Swiss chard and cooked potatoes.
For dessert, we suggest the pineapple with chocolate and coconut, and interesting combination of grilled fruit with a caloric chocolate bomb dipped into coconut crumbs.
Various entertainment is available in the evening, with live music on the weekend.
Meal for two: 3,000 dinars.