The traditional Slavonian restaurant Zelena zaba (The Green Frog) is located in the very center of the picturesque village of Kopacevo that is located right next to Kopacki rit National Park. From the closed and conditioned terrace you can see the borders of the national park.
Unpretentious, domestic décor is completely in line with the personality of the hospitable host who will welcome you with some plum brandy from Baranja and present you the menu. Since life is slower here, the service is slower as well, but this in a way gives additional charm to this place.
Along with the typical Baranja starters – kulen and sausage, here we have freshwater fish prepared in 101 ways, from carp or pike on forked branch, fried or breadcrumb fried fish (pike-perch, pike, carp, catfish), ubiquitous fish stew and fish perkelt. For those who are not lovers of freshwater fish there are meat dishes, grill dishes and cobanac. It would be strange if the Zelena zaba restaurant did not have frog legs on its menu, so that lovers of this unique dish can go to Kopacevo at ease, knowing they will find it there.
Just like all around Baranja region, the cooking in Zelena zaba boasts a lot of red paprika in almost every dish. One of the interesting things about this place are the somewhat bigger napkins that all guest tie around their necks in order to leave the restaurant “unscathed”. If you want your food to wait for you when you come, you can order in advance regardless of the number of people eating.
This unpretentious village restaurant offers a solid selection of wines (Greguric, Josic, Kocevar and Belje), but the atmosphere and fish are here in first place.
an authentic Baranja restaurant with a solid traditional cuisine
Ribarska 3, 31327 Bilje
10 am to 11 pm
freshwater fish and specialties from Baranja region