Tri (meaning three in Serbian) is a place run by three sisters, located in a lovely inner yard near the Belgrade City Hall. Once you open the gate, head straight and you will end up in a small garden. If it’s spring or summer, you will hear conversations and cutlery noises right away; if it’s colder, don’t be confused – you’re where you should be, and the restaurant is just down the stairs.
This is one of those places where you will keep meeting the same people, coming back for food, company and the atmosphere. With tiny details all around the interior, I always get the impression I have entered a multi-colored, comfortable playground full of friends. Or better said, foodground.
The offer on the menu is diverse: from home-made gnocchi to chicken in oriental spices, but the list is not too long – which is always a good sign – and you won’t make a mistake whatever you choose. Hot summer evenings in the garden are easier to handle with the domestic spritz (a blend of white wine, elderflower and soda) which I approve. For winter days, I suggest the warm home-made pear juice with cinnamon. It tastes exactly like it sounds.
Oh, and do note that they don’t accept credit cards! You wouldn’t wish to run around looking for an ATM once you’re already tipsy and full, and that is bound to happen.