Most Patre na rijeci Vrbas, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Dinner on the river Jun 22, 2014
In desperate need of food after walking around in search of a restaurant, we finally decided to visit this boat river restaurant. Due to its high affluent looks we were expecting to see quite high prices on a menu. Surprisingly, the prices were not much different to what we paid before.
The restaurant is located on the boat on Vrbas River right by Parte Bridge. Being on the water, we took seats in the covered part of the restaurant on the lower deck not to give a chance to mosquitoes to nibble on us during our dinner.
A waiter, who took us inside, was back with us within seconds with English menus. Drinks' order was easy - local beer to try. Food required a little help from the waiter who seemed not bothered at all by our questions and answered them patiently and with good explanations. After short debate, we ordered sopska salad, veal ragout broth (to come as a main), smoked pork and 3 plum knedle (plum dumplings made with mashed potato dough and coated with buttered bread crumbs and sugar) for dessert. Bread was served immediately in anticipation of the meal.
Now it was time to have a look around the restaurant. The decor was pleasant and quite modern. Dark brown wooden tables and chairs were supplemented with beige and orange decorations giving the entire restaurant a subtle look. The restaurant must provide quite spectacular river views during daylight hours due to its location.
In the meantime, the food arrived. The soup was served in a big serving bowl which contained at least 3 servings. It had plenty small meat chunks amongst various veg and was cooked on real meat stew. Smoked pork was served with cooked veg and sauté potatoes and looked delicious.
Once we were finished with our mains, the waiter served our dessert. The restaurant decided to serve us 4 knedle, one being on the house. That was a very unexpected and a pleasant gesture.
We enjoyed our visit to this floating restaurant very much and would definitely pay there another visit. The service was very professional and prices very reasonable considering the overall quality of the place.
Total price paid including drinks - around €16. Much cheaper than we expected.
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