Cuisine in Dubrovnik
No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without sampling the unique dishes that the coastal paradise has to offer! The seafood is often fresh and sourced locally whilst the traditional dishes are slow cooked in terracotta pots. Taking influences from its neighbour across the Adriatic sea, the restaurants of Dubrovnik tend to always offer a few Italian-inspired dishes. There is a seemingly endless amount of old taverns and sea front restaurants to choose from. RentTheSun has helped you narrow down the choice by sharing with you, our selection of the best restaurants in Dubrovnik which are not to be missed!
For Mediterranean food with a twist, this charming restaurant is your best choice! The dishes are full of all of the classic Mediterranean flavours you’re used to with an additional twist of Asian influences. This is shown in dishes such as ‘fragrant meatballs in curry coconut sauce’. Their outdoor seating area makes use of their location in the old town with seating areas perfect for people watching. There’s also the choice of sitting in their intimate interior. The salmon ceviche tacos and cashew nut prawns on the appetisers menu are highly recommended! For a dining experience you won’t find anywhere else in Dubrovnik, Azur is the place for you!
Pantarul’s motto is ‘feel like home’ and this is exactly the feeling that chef Jadran Tutavac aims to achieve with his cooking! Being a 40 minute walk from the old town means this is not the most central of restaurants on this list but there are certainly worse places in the world to take an evening stroll, and the food offered makes it more than worth it! If you don’t believe us, believe the 1,052 reviews it has received where an impressive 753 are either excellent or very good making it the number 1 restaurant in Dubrovnik according to TripAdvisor! They’ve even got a 5 course fish or meat tasting menu on offer if you cannot choose between the delicious dishes.
Koločep is one of the three Elaphite Islands. situated close to Dubrovnik, and it is also home to this beautiful, waterside restaurant called Villa Ruža! Villa Ruža is a restaurant and lounge bar that was built deep in the shadows of pine trees at the entrance of Donje Celo bay. This secluded and natural location gives the place a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere making it the perfect place to dine if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of touristic Dubrovnik. The restaurant offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine, thanks to Ruđer Jelavić, the owner and chef, their fish dishes are especially acclaimed.
Orhan manages to be much more peaceful than the restaurants in the centre of the old town whilst only being a couple of minutes away from the centre. Situated at the foot of Tower Lovrjenac, this restaurant offers beautiful views over the small fishing port from its terrace. The Kuzman family offer two main things from their restaurant, beautiful views and meals that will give you their money’s worth. In addition to Mediterranean meat and fish dishes, the restaurant also offers traditional Croatian dishes (jela ispod peke) which should be requested in advance. The most popular meals in Orhan are their octopus, veal or lamb dishes.
Oyster and Sushi Bar Bota
Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota is hidden in a small street near the Cathedral with a lovely terrace with high tables and stools, and a pretty view over part of the cathedral. The fusion of high quality Asian cooking and fresh seafood has locals and tourists alike coming back time and time again! There are only a few tables so it’s highly recommended to reserve a table if you’re planning on eating here. The prices here are not low but you definitely get what you pay for with such amazing food. They opened their first restaurant in Ston, a place in Croatia famous for its oyster and seashell farms. Nowadays the family runs four restaurants throughout Croatia in Ston, Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb.
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