The Croatian Capital of Zagreb has been proclaimed the Best European Destination of 2017 by Lonely Planet. Such praise didn’t come underserved, as the old city attracts visitors with its unique history and dozens of interesting features. It also pleases with its food scene, as numerous dining places offer a wide range of eating options.
One of somewhat newer ones is Duck Bistro. One can find it in Nikola Tesla Street 17, just a few minutes away from Zagreb’s central square of Ban Jelacic. It is run by an experienced team, under leadership of manager Borna Janes.
“We aspire to simplicity in Duck, but still preserve the excellence only professionals can provide,” Janes explained to Croatia Times source. “This balance between keeping things simple, but defying the conventional approach is what makes our restaurant so unique. While others seek high-end diner concepts, we keep ourselves in low-end, maintaining quality and excellence.”
In Duck, one can’t make a reservation. Rather than that, people are free to visit from the street and check out the food offer of the day. “We buy ingredients on Dolac, and prepare between four and six dishes for lunch. During evening hours, our a la carte dinner options are literally hanged on the ceiling, so people can see what can be ordered.
For 200 HRK / 27 €, one can also access the so-called Chef’s Table. It is a selection of dishes made by the head of the kitchen, and visitors never know what they will get on plate. “We just ask you whether you are allergic to specific ingredients,” Janes explained.
Duck also features its own line of wines, each coming from different region of Croatia. Finally, the entire system is imagined as a semi- self service, where guests pick up their meals from the desk. It is a part of Duck’s original charm and pleasantly lax atmosphere.
If you wish to try something different and explore the world of fancy tastes, seek Duck Bistro in Teslina Street.