Gastronomy

Foodie heaven awaits you in Dubrovnik, where five-star restaurants sit side by side with traditional tavernas, serving some of the freshest and tastiest cuisine in the country. Dubrovnik gastronomy is not just highly regarded within Croatia. With the arrival of internationally renowned chefs, the city has seen an explosion of fine-dining restaurants that can compete with the best in the world.

Croatian cuisine is as diverse as the country itself. In Dubrovnik and its surrounding areas, the style is predominantly Mediterranean, and restaurants make good use of the glut of local seafood, olive oil, herbs, homemade dairy products and excellent wines. Fishing is a way of life in Dubrovnik and fresh seafood features highly. Scallops, clams, prawns, oysters, and a wide variety of fish are on offer. If you love seafood, you can indulge to your heart’s content here.

Each of our hotels has a choice of restaurants and serves a wide variety of dishes – both local and international – in magnificent settings. A beautifully cooked steak; a traditional Croatian seafood risotto; a freshly prepared sushi platter; a six-course gourmet dinner – read on to discover a world of fine-dining restaurants in Dubrovnik.

 

TRADITIONAL MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE


Taverna Maslina, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Maslina has the feel of a typical Mediterranean tavern, with a menu inspired by the riches of the region. From light appetisers and a choice of fresh fish specialities to typical Dalmatian meat dishes, enjoy fabulous cuisine paired with stunning views across to the Elaphite Islands.

Open: May-September, 12:00-24:00
Signature dish: Fisherman pot (everything what sea could offer from scampi shellfish, lobster, fish.....all braised in white wine with finest herbs and plum tomato)
Entertainment: from June to September, enjoy live music, five days a week

 

Spinaker Restaurant & Lounge, Hotel Croatia Cavtat

On the seafront, nestled among the pine trees, sits Restaurant Spinaker. Highly regarded in Cavtat for its seafood and Dalmatian specialties, watch passers-by stroll along the promenade as you enjoy a quintessentially Mediterranean dining experience.

Seasonal opening: 10:00-24:00
Signature dish: John Dory filet on French beans with a creamy vanilla sauce
Entertainment: from June to September, enjoy a daily programme of live music

 

Sedna Restaurant, Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik

Overlooking the bustling Uvala Bay promenade, one of the most popular streets in Dubrovnik during the summer months, Sedna Restaurant boasts an enviable location. Enjoy traditional Mediterranean dishes alongside a variety of freshly prepared pizzas and delicious desserts.

Open: 11:00-23:30
Signature dish: the barbeque platter, which includes rump steak, veal, fillet of pork, fillet of chicken, minced-meat kebabs, homemade sausage and bacon

 

Prora Beach Restaurant, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

Prora is a stunning setting for a romantic dinner for two on a warm summer night, backdropped by the magnificent view of Dubrovnik Old Town. Follow your delicate starter of local cured meats or tuna carpaccio with a beautifully presented fish or meat dish, finishing with a dessert inspired by the region.

Open: May-September, 10:00-24:00
Signature dish: OCTOPUS ARM SALAD (Pistachio, white beans, cucumbers, wakame)

 

FINE DINING

Victoria Restaurant & Bar, Villa Orsula

Victoria Restaurant is among the most-visited culinary addresses in Dubrovnik. Renowned executive chef Thierry Caruel – who cooked for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding – fuses a combination of Mediterranean and international flavours to create exquisite masterpieces. The extensive wine list features select vintages from around the world.

Open: 18:00-23:00
Signature dish: Darme of Turbot croustillant (Darme of Turbot croustillant Served with asparagus, langoustine, clams, & fricassee of chanterelle mushrooms and champagne creamed sauce)
Entertainment: From June, enjoy a varied programme of live music, daily

 

Vapor Restaurant, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Nestled 30m above Miramare Bay, Vapor Restaurant is overseen by talented executive chef Saša Računica, who has earned Vapor its enviable reputation. Računica takes Dalmatian and Mediterranean flavours and combines them with unusual herbs and spices to create a fresh, new style of regional cooking. For the classic Vapor experience, try the seven-course degustation menu.

Open: 6:30-10:00; 12:00-23:00
Signature dish: Beef fillet “Rossini” served on potato blinis, gratinated with Parma ham and gruyere finished with truffle and marsala jus.

 

LIGHT CUISINE

Alverde Restaurant & Beach Club, Hotel Croatia Cavtat

On the poolside overlooking Cavtat Bay, Alverde offers a wide range of fresh, healthy dishes, cocktails and ice-cold beer to enjoy in-between sunbathing. The menu includes classic salads and tasty snacks “between bread”: tuna steak in a bun or a classic BLT, as well as more substantial, freshly grilled steak and fish dishes.

Open: April-October, 10:00-18:00
Signature dish: Medley salad with grilled chicken, carrot, avocado and blue cheese dressing

 

Restaurant Nevera, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Right on the beach, Nevera Restaurant offers the best of Dalmatian and Mediterranean cooking, fused with elements of Asian and Western Pacific cuisine. Dine by the sea or book a table in the wonderfully atmospheric dining room, converted from a manmade cave, and enjoy oysters over ice followed by lobster, washed down with a local vintage from the extensive wine list.

Open: May-September, 10:00-17:00
Signature dish: Pasta with Shrimps and asparagus

 

Abakus Piano Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

Abakus Piano Bar is a nostalgic reminder of Hotel Excelsior’s distinguished heritage. One of the finest sea-view bars in the city, many famous faces have supped champagne on the intimate terrace. The four corners of Abakus are made up of five-metre-high glass walls, overlooking the historic Old Town. Enjoy your favourite cocktail, fine wines and a light meal at this Dubrovnik institution.

Open: 08:00-24:00
Signature Dish: ROYAL TRIOLOGY (Fillets of dentex, John Dory and sea bass, zucchini tagliatelle, bell peppers, onion marmalade )
 

 

SPECIALITY RESTAURANTS

Satu Sushi Bar, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

Sample the subtle, exotic flavours of Japan beside the Adriatic Sea at Satu Sushi Bar. Take a seat in the Eastern-inspired dining room and enjoy plates of freshly rolled sushi and sashimi, complimented by spicy salads, delicate appetisers and palate-cleansing soups.

Open: May-September, 18:00-23:00
Signature Dish: ROYAL PLATTER 18 PCS.
NIGIRI ( 2 pcs. salmon, 2 pcs. red snapper,2 pcs. tuna )
URA MAKI ( 3 pcs. flying, 3 pcs. naked, 3 pcs. philadelphia,3 pcs. california )

 

La Caravelle Brasserie, Grand Villa Argentina

The brasserie concept at La Caravelle encourages people to enjoy a relaxed single course for lunch or dinner, paired with a glass of fine wine from our extensive list. Simply prepared dishes pack a flavoursome punch: classic soups, tasty risottos and freshly grilled fish and steaks.

Open: 6:00-10:30; 12:00-15.00; 19:00-22:00
Signature dish: French onion soup
Entertainment: enjoy a daily programme of live music throughout the summer

 

Steak House Restaurant, Hotel Croatia Cavtat

Bringing a little of the Wild West to Cavtat, our Steak House has been styled to look like an old-fashioned American eaterie. The dark-wood interior and rustic furnishings set the scene. Whet your appetite as you watch – and smell – the steaks sizzling on the huge charcoal grill in the centre of the restaurant.

Open: 18:00-24:00
Signature dish: grilled Black Angus rib-eye steak

 

BARS

Victoria Lounge Bar, Grand Villa Argentina
Watch the sun set over the red roofs of Dubrovnik at Victoria Lounge Bar as you enjoy a glass of Croatian wine from the carefully prepared wine list. During the summer months, live jazz, soul and classical music provide a soothing soundtrack to the evening.

Open: April-October, 19:00-24:00

 

Sunset Lounge, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Alongside the best coffee in the city area is a selection of fresh, homemade cakes – the perfect pick-me-up at any time of day. As the name suggests, this is the perfect place to order a glass of wine or freshly prepared cocktail and settle back to enjoy the classic, picture-postcard Dubrovnik sunset unfold in front of you.

Open: 07:00-24:00

 

Spinaker Lounge, Hotel Croatia Cavtat
Lounge in style on beachside chairs, where you can enjoy spectacular sea views and listen to the sound of the waves with a cocktail in hand.

Seasonal opening: 19:00 - 01:00