EFC Belgrade – Belgrade Open

In 2021 the Belgrade Fair hosted the event – a large complex of event halls next to the Sava river on the outskirts of the city.


This was the second International event we went to after the Covid restrictions were eased for travelling. At that time in Belgrade there were still many measures in place and the competition was quite obviously affected. However, despite this, it was still a great weekend and is definitely one I would recommend.

In 2021 the Belgrade Fair hosted the event – a large complex of event halls next to the Sava river on the outskirts of the city. It was quite spectactular with all the glass, as you can see in the pictures below.

It’s worth noting though that venues can change for events in Belgrade.

Years attended – 2021


Belgrade Fair

A stunning hall next to the river. Not really walkable if you’re staying in the city centre, so a taxi is needed to get there. Plenty of space for all the pistes and for spectating. The only negative really was that it was quite hard to get a taxi back to the hotel at the end of the day, but that may have been down to covid and there not being many taxi drivers working.

Event Videos

Liam Kew GBR v. Maksym Perchuk UKR (L16 team competition – 2021)
Igor Chernousov RUS v. Alec Brooke GBR (Semi-final team comp – 2021)


The Courtyard Marriott Belgrade City Center was where we stayed and it’s an excellent hotel which I would highly recommend. It is very well situated in central Belgrade with a plenty of restaurants and shops nearby and is only a short taxi ride to the venue which was easily arranged for us by the hotel reception.

Hotel Srbija often comes up as being the recommended place to stay for competitions in Belgrade – I’d suggest far better options exist and staying there wouldn’t be desirable. Some of the GBR squad did and they really regretted it.

Shops & Places To Eat

If you are staying central then there are many small stores and mini-marts to pick up any needed provisions all within a short walk of most hotels. One thing you may need is a Serbian prepaid mobile SIM card (we used A1). These are available from any of the small kiosks dotted around the city.

For places to eat, you are really spoilt for choice. There are many great restaurants around the Republic Square and the surrounding area, We ate at Restaurant Duomo, Restoran Mihailo and Monument Restaurant on this particular trip and I’d happily recommend all three.

I’d also like to mention Red Bread – this is one of the top places I’ve eaten in anywhere in the world. If you have some free time in the morning, then do pay them a visit for some breakfast. It’s sensational.

Red Bread

Monument Restaurant
Restoran Mihailo

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