12 flavours & 12 restaurants to try lamb

04 Apr 2024

Lamb is an institution. If you want to try lamb on the spit, under a bell, lamb chops, knuckles, rolls, lamb burgers, traditional vitalac these are some of the places where you can eat with your fingers.


NK Hrašće, Hraščanska ul. 84, Hrašće Turopoljsko
Not far from Zagreb, this restaurant is where you come for lamb, or young lamb from the island of Pag and from the Zadar hinterland. 

Trnjanka, Trnjanska cesta 31, Zagreb
Here you can find lamb from the surrounds of the Dalmatian hinterland and they offer it in several ways: on a skewer, on a spit, under a bell, and they also prepare it on the grill. 

Restoran Žganjer, Ozalj, Jaškovo 51
This distillery should be visited for several reasons. First their lamb, second the town of Ozalj is there, and besides the lamb there is the Katarina Zrinska cake and their famous strudels. But certainly lamb is number 1! 

Mali raj, Zdihovo 10, Severin na Kupi
This inn in Gorski Kotar is located along the main Zagreb-Rijeka road. Preparation of grilled lamb is a long tradition in Zdihovo. 

Konoba Stric Luka, Senjska Draga 28, Senj
If you decide to go down to the sea along the old Adriatic highway, this is a recommended stop for you to try the lamb.
Read more about trips on the Adriatic Highway here.

Bukaleta, Loznati, Island Cres
Cres lamb is highly valued. The restaurant's speciality is breaded lamb in a bukalet (earthen jug), and additional delicacies on the menu are various offal, tripe and liver with cottage cheese with lots of sheep and goat cheeses.

Tamaris, Zagrebačka ulica 5, Zadar
The best grilled lamb can be found here. 

Vinko, Uz cestu 57, Konjevrate
In addition to roasting, they offer Venetian lamb liver and lamb tripe or fillet. Although the tavern is best known today for its roast suckling pig, it is excellent for lamb offal and tripe. Definitely a place to turn off the road if you want to enjoy a slightly different lamb. 

Vicko, D58 42, Šibenik
In addition to grilled lamb, you can also eat roast lamb here. 

Perlica, Klis, Trg Grlo 1, Klis
Restaurant Perlica is close to Klis Fortress, and their lamb is special because it grazes the surrounding hills full of fragrant medicinal herbs and the influence of beneficial sea currents. The house speciality is grilled lamb. 

Konoba Kopačina, Donji Humac 7, Island Brač
Brač vitalac is served here. Read more about vitalac and other Croatian authentic culinary experiences.

OPG Antunović, Kuna Pelješka, Pelješac
The Antunović family farm is located in the small town of Kuna Pelješka on the Pelješac peninsula. This is a great place to feel the true spirit of the peninsula and enjoy the exceptional lamb with the calm of the day. 



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