Serbs really like to think that they are romantic. You might have to test this yourself to see how true this is, but all I can say is they have the lucky advantage of being close to some of the best restaurants with great service and amazing food. Regardless of the type of cuisine they serve, most of these restaurants do half the job when it comes to setting the right mood on a date night. Here are just a few that we choose, just in case you need a slight boost in your game.
An extensive wine list, fresh fish and seafood and a spectacular location right on the river, this restaurant/splav definitely delivers when it comes to feeling well taken care of. The dimmed lights that flicker off the river only add to the ambient.
Named after the Japanese expression for spring, this restaurant qualifies as one of the best in Belgrade. Alongside fresh sushi and other Japanese dishes, you should definitely try some of their custom cocktails. The overall feeling of indulgence, paired with the oriental spices and flavours come at a pretty hefty price, so if you feel the need to make an effort, Sakura is the place.
When we think of old time elegance, we think of Franš. Local high quality produce prepared with a modern twist satisfy your palate while the waiters ordained in tuxedos make sure that you are handled with such care, you might feel like you went back in time. However, this restaurant never gets old.
4. Le Moliere
You can’t envision romance without some French influence, so one of the only French restaurants had to make the cut. Located just off Knez Mihajlova and named after the 17th century playwright, this small bistrot type venue offers a surprisingly rich selection of French cuisine. If you have a craving for Escargot, this place delivers.
5. Mandarina Cakes
If you have had your fill of heavy food and are looking for something lighter, head over to Mandarina cakes for dessert. They offer amazingly Instagrammable pieces of heaven that don’t leave you feeling bloated. Clearly a plus when you are seeking romance.
6. Smokvica Molerova
Arguably the most beautiful of the 7 Smokvica locations. It features a large summer garden that has the potential to highly improve your day and extend your lunch break. If your looking for something more casual, plan your lunch date here.
7. Villa Maska
This restaurant, that also doubles as a bar, is a three storey establishment, with an interior filled with eccentric detailing. Whatever corner you choose to sit in, you will feel like it is your own. The menu features local specialities with international elements, and it also frequents some live music in its loft area.
8. Kalemegdanska Terasa
A frequent event venue, that also hosts weddings. The views from the fortress can’t be found anywhere else, making the sunset photos there absolutely beautiful. If you can hear wedding bells in the future, take your significant other here.
The elegance of Belton Hala, all wrapped into one. With a rich wine menu to go with the rich tastes of fresh pasta and meat cuts, definitely expect a rich experience. The industrial interior with accentuated lighting, paired with the excellent care of the staff, gives you the feeling of private dining. This nearly never happens in Comunale though, so make sure to book a table beforehand.
If you consider yourself a gourmand and are seeking a fine dining experience like no other, Homa can cater to your needs. Go on a culinary adventure with your date, and make sure to ask for a curated taster set, to make sure you get the most out of the experience. Every course can also be paired with wine, if you are feeling extra adventurous!