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We were headed to Crna Ovca and Bar Central. The first place we already knew, and it was a super cool ice cream cafe, where they don’t just make some trivial taste of ice-creams, but experiment with aromas, and textures bravely.
The second I knew it was the place with the best cocktails in Belgrade. So, besides ice cream and cocktails we wanted to eat something delicious, without staying for too long in the restaurant.
My friend who lived in Belgrade suggested to try wondrous burgers nearby, which according to another friend of hers were the best in Belgrade.
So we hit the best burgers in Smokvica (means fig in Serbian). It turned out they make good cocktailsthere too. 🍹
…. An old house with a hipster façade, and inside a very nice interior- a little rustic, with a very homey atmosphere, you can comfortably get stuck longer, because it is very nice;
…. Not very large, but very neat garden, with retro tables and chairs- wood and wrought iron;
…. From the garden you can see the kitchen through a glass window 😊;
…. A retro black board with the offers for the day written with chalk;
…. The furniture- in one place a corner with a low and soft sofas, in another wooden tables and chairs, in the third one big door has become a table, and then- high bar table with chairs made of leather, further- upholstered comfortable chairs with backrest- with two words: eclecticism with style….;
…. The only unpleasant thing that took my eye out was the toilet- messy paper on the floor, not very cozy, one of those that you don’t want to stay long. It was exactly the opposite example of the one in Frans. That is why half a heart dropped here.
…. Very friendly service and the staff speaks English;
…. Homely atmosphere!
…. The meatballs in the burgers were very tasty with well- ground beef, stripped of all kinds of gristles and hard-to-chew textures.
…. Favourite World Retro Hits- Barry White, Earth, Wind and Fire, Donna Summer, Bee Gees….
…. The bacon gave a very pleasant flavor of baked and very lightly smoked meat;
…. Smoke in one of the dips, which was served with the potatoes!
…. Red pepper powder in the French fries- cool seasoning;
…. The acute and refreshing scent of ginger in their variation of Mojito cocktail;
…. And those visitors of Belgrade who do not want to miss a chance to enjoy the aroma of the local rakia, here are some wonderful small bottles, individual dose, with plum rakia, I think it was called Premier.
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…. Of course a burger- Smokvica burger has everything you need for a perfect taste-bacon, beef meatball, sour cream, pickles. Do not forget to order French fries, but I recommend that you take from the Batat type, that is, a sweet potato, which pleasant sweetness very well corresponds with the spicy and lightly smoky aroma of the two dips that come with it;
…. If you don’t want to eat a bun there is an option for a burger without it, or T-Bone, Ribeye steak!
…. If you are not a beef style eater, there’s pasta, soup, salads, and even a tandoori chicken;
…. My kids ordered a panco chicken- it’s good that I tried it first, because they ate it for a super short time. Panco is a very nice Japanese breading that makes the chicken very crispy. They served it with a very tasty dip with turmeric;
…. Cocktail- I tried the one for the day- Mojito with ginger and honey. It was great!
Smokvica is a project of friends enthusiasts. Their idea was to feel relaxed in their restaurants and to eat dishes of very tasty, fresh, well-chosen products. They have made several establishments in Belgrade and even rent some neat rooms AirBnB type.
If you are eager to visit Belgrade, I recommend you to book your stay right here. For your convenience, I added a booking.com box, which refers directly to their site. I guarantee you’re going to use all your genius discounts and privileges they would offer to you. Just enter the dates of your trip, then hit the Search button and voila. In addition, booking.com are doing their best to make sure that your expectations as a customer are fulfilled. I’ve described an example about the latter in my story about our stay in Shangri-La hotel in Singapore .
If you are interested to know where I stayed when I travelled to Belgrade, read Which one to choose-Hotel Nevski or Art Hotel in the center of Belgrade, Serbia? And Townhouse 27 hotel, within a stone’s throw length to the main pedestrian street in Belgrade, Serbia.
Don’t worry about getting to Smokvica establishments in Belgrade. Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pins of its location and then select directions:
Smokvica Kralia Petra
А: 11000, Kralia Petra 56, Belgrade 11000
T: +381 69 4464056
Open hours: Mon-Sun 09-24
А: Molerova 33, Vrachar
Т: +381 63 608 446
А: Ada Ciganlija, Makiska strana, lokal 11, Cukarica
Т:: +381 69 44 64 031
Address: Gospodar Jovanova 45a, Dorcol
Т: +381 63 446 257
A: Omladinskih brigada 90a, New Belgrade
Т: +381 69 44 64 054
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Do you ever wonder how some places are so very different from others in service, environment, as a general experience? This means you are also interested like me in the topic of The Experience Economy by Pine and Gilmore. I’ve tried to recognize those places which apply it in practice its principles, whether deliberately or accidentally, and I think it is worth to consider them. Right click on category The Experience Economy.