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Le Bistro Esplanade

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Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 611
09:00 - 23:00
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate starters, mains and puds and all delivered! French onion soup is highly recommended. Four of us had different mains and all rated highly - same goes for pud so make sure you leave space!

Thank Ria S
San Francisco, California
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212 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a full day hike from the plitvice national park and 2 hours drive to Zagreb, we are happy to dine in this boutique bistro The servers are very attentive and the food is very simple and delicious Excellent wine selection and the price is right Very satisfied

Thank Eric J
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at Le Bistro yesterday evening. The restaurant is tucked into a corner of the hotel where were staying. Being jetlagged after a long flight we did not want to venture out.The food was outstanding! We enjoyed a plate of white and grilled green asparagus, Truffles, and crispy prosciutto , A delicious pasta with porcini mushrooms and truffles, And... More 

Thank Dalia G
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start. We don't typically chose to eat at our hotel because, frankly, we don't expect the food to be all that good. It was our last night in Croatia. We were tired. We decided to just eat at Le Bistrot in the Esplanade. Lucky us!! It was the best meal we had in Croatia in every way and... More 

Thank Jodi G
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is a wonderful experience in itself, but tucked away on one corner is "Le Bistro Esplanade," a gem in the crown. An elegant white-tablecloth lunch or an enjoyable lighter dinner is always on the menu here. Attentive, multi-lingual service only adds to the experience. Excellent soups, salads, and pasta dishes along with a unique selection of... More 

1 Thank CWBinBosnia
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were quite a large conference group and this restaurant was a wonderful treat after a long working day. Great food and excellent wine, I recommend this restaurant if you are looking for excellent food in elegant surroundings.

Thank helenahankaart
Zagreb, Croatia
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the base of season offer we came to enjoy in risotos. And it was true pleasure. Great meal on nice place, friendly stuff, nice atmosphere and music.

Thank Martina R
Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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530 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very interesting place to visit. Great service and great food! Nothing to compare with French bistrot as the kitchen is outstanding!

Thank Greg L
Zagreb, Croatia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are looking for typical atmosphere of an old Central Europe than this restaurant is a right place. All details, decorations, stuff, food, wine and service are homage to one world where perfection was interlaced in details. Simple Strukli or coffee or glass of wine are prepared and served as something special. And they are!

2 Thank Vanja J
London, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I went twice. Zagreb not the liveliest city on the planet and have an early flight so.. I had a bit of everything; nettle soup with fried brie pumkin soup john dory seabass creme brule fruit tart all was good. creme brule should have been warm and not cold both soups were very good fish was ok, i liked the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: +385 1 4566 611
Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day.

Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town!

Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 19 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu - available on App store for download and weekly promotional menus.

Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace.

Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm

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