Franš, Savski Venac

BELGRADE | In every city around the world you’ll find restaurants that have been around forever, that everybody knows, that always come to mind when someone asks about they city’s “good restaurants”. Sometimes they’re actually good, and equally as often, they’re not. Belgrade’s Franš, thankfully, falls into the latter category.

Franš was opened in 1982 by restaurateur Nikola Dimitrijević, his father Naum, and brother Dimitrije. They opened the restaurant in an unusual spot, an unused but large space beneath a highway, nestled amongst rail and tram tracks.

Today, Franš is still family-run, and still one of the most atmospheric dining spots in Belgrade. Walk down a set of unassuming stairs and you enter a place that’s a world away from its surroundings. There’s an inside dining space with a retro feel, and a large outdoor dining area, filled with plants and greenery.

The menu is extensive, with an assortment of local dishes, and dishes inspired by global dining trends. At its core though, and the reason you should come here a a visitor, are it’s top quality versions of classic and popular Serbian dishes.

To start, it’s things like assorted cheeses, crumbed and fried sweet red peppers, goose liver pate with toast, butter, and relish. There’s traditional soups Serbian salad, and vegetarian sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls).

Mains include things like top quality meats grilled over charcoal, perfectly crumbed veal and pork escalope, and Serbian classics like pljeskavica, ćevapčići, and mućkalica. Veal head with tripe is a tender, flavoursome delight that you must order.

If you have a sweet tooth, there are about 40 desserts on the menu. Tried and true classics from the restaurant’s history like knedle (plum dumplings), Serbian walnut pie, and chocolate mousse. To drink, it’s an extensive selection of international wines, including many top quality regional drops.


Franš

Bulevar Oslobođenja 18A
Beograd 11115
Serbia

Telephone: 016 5264 1944
E-mail: [email protected]
Website

Open
Mon – Sat: 9:00am to 12:00am

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