SOME SUGGESTIONS:M.Àngels Ribas
Can you recommend a place to have lunch with friends?
I always take my friends to Zrno, a yummy delicious vegetarian restaurant with local products from their own farm just outside Zagreb.
Where would you have a special dinner for two?
I would probably say Mundoaka, they use top quality produce, they create beautiful and tasty dishes, have excellent service and the best playlist in town.
When is the best time of year to plan a visit?
All year around, that is the beauty of Zagreb. In 2015 it was voted Best European Christmas destination and Advent is really amazing here. They have more than a hundred little stands where they sell Christmas products, food and mulled wine; plus six free outdoor music venues. During the summer the city is empty because everybody is at the beach, if you decide to come during the summer you can enjoy a free daily concert in the old quarter (Strossmayer) with a local band. If you don't care for music at Gradec or at Tuškanac you can watch a movie outdoors while sipping Gemišt (white wine with sparkling water). Spring and autumn are the best times to come if you are a nature lover.
What is the best kept secret about the area?
Nobody knows about Zagreb so I think the city itself is the best kept secret. To me it is the coolest and most vibrant city in Europe at the moment and nobody knows about it yet!