Dinner at Purger restoran in Zagreb, Croatia

As some of you know, I am currently on a weekend break in Zagreb in Croatia. We arrived here on Friday afternoon and decided to have our dinner at the Gostionica Restoran Purger Purger restaurant which is around 15 min walk from the hotel we are staying in.


Gostionica Restoran Purger is located in the city centre on in Petrinjska Street and just around a corner from the tourist information office and the old town.



Now this is what really makes this restaurant, the staff are friendly and the whole place has a family run feel about it. We were surrounded the entire evening by groups of older locals all having a great time a true sign that a restaurant is doing something right.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is cozy and it has a homely décor. There were nice summer flowers and paintings brightening its traditional setting.

The menu:

The menu at The Gostionica Restoran Purger offers a nice selection of traditional dishes that are all built around the family recipes since 1932. Restaurant offers a number of stews, grilled dishes, and traditional desserts.


To start, we decided to share some deep-fried cheese. It was served with a bit of homemade tartare and was tasty.


There was a nice choice of mains. I decided to have some mixed grill.

The portion was enormous and flavoursome. My husband had a Pork Cutlet Sambour style and also enjoyed it. We ordered some sopska salad to share.


After having 2 massive mains, we decided to skip a dessert.

Overall experience:

We both had a nice time at The Gostionica Restoran Purger. It serves nice, simple food so it would be great to visit if you like to try some real ‘homely’ dishes. This isn’t the place to come to if you want tea spoon sized portions, this is where you come to if you want to feel at home, like a local and have a proper hearty traditional meal.



For more information and to book visit:



Petrinjska ul. 33, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!



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