Eating Samobor: Samoborska pivnica

SAMOBORSKA PIVNICA
Smidhenova 3
10430  Samobor
Phone: 3361 623, 3361 333
E-mail:
gelas@zg.htnet.hr
Contact person: Matko Kovacic

Facilities: Parking place, Disabled access

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SUMMARY

Food: 5/5

Service: 5/5 Atmosphere & Decor: 4/5

Would I eat there again: Absolutely! I’d come back just for the perfectly barbecued cevapcici!

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If you ever visit the gorgeous little town of Samobor, which you must do (!),  I definitely recommend that you drop in Samoborska pivnica or the Samobor Beer House! It offers what every good beer house should offer: a variety of perfectly grilled meats and homemade sausages. They also serve Zagorje strukli, a strudel-like pasta with cottage cheese, which is a speciality of the Zagorje region. In addition, you can get here the local Samobor specialities such as bermet (an aperitif made of red wine and citrus fruits, made to a special recipe of the Filipec family), samoborska mustarda (Samobor mustard, made to a secret recipe by the Filipec family again) and samoborska kremsnita, a type of custard slice that made this little town near Zagreb famous all over Croatia.

The beer house is pleasantly decorated, with beautiful vaulted ceilings, and an exhibition of paintings for sale. It also has a patio, so one can sit outside. The place was not like your usual beer house, but with just a little bit more of everything: tasteful decor, excellent food and service. The service was particularly good: fast, friendly and very professional.

We had a fantastic mixed grill here, along with some side dishes of chips, beans and mixed salad. From the grill, I would definitely highlight the cevapcici, minced beef and pork kebabs, which were possibly the best cevapcici I’ve ever had! They were deliciously juicy and barbecued to perfection! The beans were also to die for, cooked in a vegetable sauce, and finished off in the oven afterwards. Alongside the grilled meats we had the inevitable ajvar, and the famous samoborska mustarda (Samobor mustard). I quite liked the Samobor mustard, it was rather spicy, slightly sweet and smoky.

With all the beer we had, we forgot to have bermet, sadly. And the desserts and the kremsnita? Trust me, there was no space left for the desserts! Also, I hate to admit that the three big eaters that we are did not manage to finish off their fantastic mixed grill… We don’t like to admit this, but we were defeated by the sheer size of it…

Yeap, we will definitely come here again!

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  1. hmm… now I definitely have to go there due to such a great recommendations from your side!

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  2. Maninas

     /  12 October, 2007

    yeap! you do! 🙂

    i love going to samobor, walking up to the ruins of the old castle, taking a picnic of kulen sandwiches there (!), sipping a coffee on the main square, or just people-watching… 🙂
    this time we went i forgot my camera and i was cursing myself for it all the time we were there! aaarggh! silly girl!

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  3. Dannie

     /  9 February, 2009

    We were amazed with riches of Croatian cuisine (and private wine tour of Bornstein cellar) but kremsnitas were one of the true highlights! Samobor is simply lovely! We traveled with http://www.culinary-croatia.com and they had a hard time with us since we wanted to taste EVERYTHING! Samobor, we will be back!

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  4. Hi Dannie, Welcome to my blog. Hope you’ll enjoy these recipes, too. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour. I adore Samobor – it’s a gorgeous little place, and its people are very friendly and welcoming.

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