The fanciful interior of Amfora, adorned with numerous marine details, will make you forget that you are actually seated in the basement of 30 Dobračina – it feels more like a hall of a long-voyage ship.
Address: 30 Dobračina St.
Working hours of the restaurant and kitchen: from 10 a.m. to midnight, closed on Sunday (kitchen open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
City transportation: trolleybus: 21, 22, 28, 29, 41
Credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, MasterCard, Dina
Garden or terrace: no
Parking: third zone
Music: folk string orchestra on Friday and Saturday
Menu: in Serbian and English
Staff speak: English
Vegetarian menu: yes
Main courses: from 450 to 1,600 dinars
Available for hire: yes, upon agreement
Guided by this feeling, we decided to skip the beef steak with truffles, chicken with shrimps, various kinds of pasta and decided to order from the real seafood menu. The entrée in the form of fish pate served on slices of bread was mild and tasteful, but a bit too oily.
We hoped that the unusual length of our wait would be awarded with tasteful seafood specialties, but all we got was unimaginative in both presentation and preparation. Probably afraid of making the common mistake of over-seasoning the fish with rosemary, parsley or garlic, the chef decided not to use any!
The only sign of red snapper was the orange and crunchy crust, with otherwise practically tasteless meat. The grilled squid were fresh and rosy, and a real gourmand would probably be satisfied.
In trying to avoid the sacrilege of seasoning the dishes with salt and pepper, we turned to the Mediterranean salad which was quite another story: pieces of salted cheese, black and green olives, fresh tomatoes and whole-wheat bread cubes saturated in marinade, were proof that our sense of taste was still functioning.
Meal for two, without wine, costs 2,000 dinars.