One or two decades ago, for most citizens of Belgrade Klub knjizevnika represented a mystical place, something much more similar to a myth than to a restoraunt. It was almost like a secret society where, if you wish to become a member, money and overnight success just aren’t enough.
Bogdan Tirnanić in a book „Belgrade for beginners“
The most pleasent moments of my journey through Yugoslavia were in Klub knjizevnika.
On its regular guest list, Klub knjizevnika holds many great names: Momo Kapor,Ivo Andrić, Danilo Kiš, Dobrica Ćosić, Matija Bećković, Zoran Radmilović, Olja Ivanjicki, Miroslav Krleža, Borislav Pekić, Bogdan Tirnanić, Aleksandar Vučo, Olivera Katarina, as well as Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Alberto Moravia, Elizabeth Taylor, Clint Eastwood and many others.
Klub književnika is a place of good food and legendary tales. In Klub knjizevnika Ivo Andrić gave his first statement after he received Nobel prize. This is the place where Danilo Kiš and Momo Kapor always sat together, and the place where they felt old for the first time. This is the place where one evening Rockefeller came to dinner among the first guests, and left among the last ones.
Klub književnika is, for almost 70 years, a place where many loves were born. This was the only place, according to their friends, where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton never argued. This is the place where Olivera Katarina got engaged and married and all in one night! Klub Književnika was the first witness of the relationship between Ljiljana and Momo Kapor.
Today, after 70 years, Belgrade has changed. Klub književnika also changed, nevertheless, some things remained: good food prepared in a traditional manner, and pleasent atmosphere where great names of today sit along with the young new hopes of tomorrow.
Daily menu on the link.