Basic info

  • Region
  • Cuisine type
    French, Croatian, Traditional
  • Price range
  • Chef

    Tomislav Kozic

  • Working hours

    11 a.m. – midnight

  • Recommendation

    Zagorje risotto, roasted pork back with potatoes

  • Credit cards
    Amex, Visa, Diners, Master Card, Maestro
  • Wine list

    House wine HRK 80, 220 wine selections, sommelier Jakov Tironi

  • Restaurant seats

    50 indoor, 150 terrace

  • Vegetarian food
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Reservation
  • Disabled Access
  • Wifi


Tomislav Kožić, chef at the restaurant Academia of the hotel Kaj in Marija Bistrica, has learned his trade at the prestigious hotel Ritz in Paris, where he was cooking for the world famous people. He has also worked in many luxurious hotels along the Adriatic coast. Despite this, he has demystified food preparation and stripped it down to one word only – local.


“When I come to some new place, I always ask the waiters to bring me what they eat, that’s the whole philosophy. I must offer calamari and fish, but nobody is happier than me when someone orders a chicken, hen, piglet or our local štrukle (special pastry typical of Zagorje)”, explains the chef, Tomislav. He doesn’t like when food becomes a matter of too much theorizing.