Mali Bar

Ana Ugarković
Price range:

Gault&Millau: Zagreb POP

In an old narrow courtyard, just five minutes from the centre of the capital of Croatia, you can find bistro Mali Bar. A famous TV chef, Ana Ugarković, decided to open up a place in this very corner of Zagreb, which would remind of Spanish bars where you can enjoy a glass of top quality wine and grab a tasty bite. In time, this lovely little place grew into something bigger, and so it now first offers excellent food and wine is a matching accompaniment.

The idea of Mali Bar was for two or more people to order several smaller meals and share this while enjoying their time chatting. And so among starters, an elegantly served pâté made of goose and chicken liver stands out, then bresaola, arugula, and goat cheese rolls, and a famous tempura made of at least five types of vegetables – parsley is exquisite! The intention of Mali Bar is that the season must be adhered to and all is focused on this plan but the winning recipes and dishes – do not change. Tempura is delicious, with light and crispy batter and well-preserved, not overly soft vegetables.

Ana Ugarković was among the first ones in Zagreb to start following the burger trend and therefore the bar nowadays offers mini burgers but also small tuna fish burgers – one of the best-sellers from the menu. Just as is the case across the world, tikka masala has become very popular here too.

Spicy and fragrant Indian spices are a sheer contrast to the manner of preparation of Argentinian steak, which is combined with a definitely different potato salad. A rich wine list offers a great deal of delights, in particular a good red coupage, which is an excellent accompaniment to the meat.

The light strawberry and almond roll is a pure enjoyment and a wonderful ending to a nice stay on one of the two terraces, in the company of tamed cats, planted herbs, wooden tables, and bird houses made of wine boxes.
This is the essence of Mali Bar – interesting, relaxed, different...And, hats-off to the Mali Bar’s wonderful staff.

-- Your Gourmet 365

Contact number: 01/5531 014


Working hours: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 PM -12:00 AM / Kitchen is opened till 11:00 PM

Region: City of Zagreb

Address: Vlaška 63; 10000 Zagreb

Capacity: 75

Price range: 100-200kn

Restaurant description:

Mali Bar opened in April 2012 as a perfect little place where you can bring your business partners, spend your lunch break in a humane way or relax after work with your friends. Come with your friends for a drink, sit down, and then when you feel hungry, take a look at our daily menu where there is always something nice to eat – a perfect basis for excellent wines and champagnes, fine beers, and conversations. Every day there is a number of cold and warm dishes on the menu. These are changed daily, in line with the season and the local market offer. Although we are only five minutes away from the Ban Jelačić Square, our almost hidden location in a courtyard is a true oasis of peace and greenery where you will surely forget about the hectic traffic and city noise.
Seasonal menu