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Domaldova ul. 8, 21000, Split, Croatia
Bokeria restaurant, the jewel in the Split crown, tried and tested and passing the test every time, they just have it and any meal here will be a success! even Anthony Bourdian said so... “Croatia is the next great thing. If you have not been here, you are…an idiot! I am an idiot"
Apparently inspired by the La Boqueira market in Barcelona, this old town restaurant offers a more sophisticated vibe, than some of the other restaurants in the old town, with internationally experience chefs and top waiting staff, your experience will be a great one, with beautifully executed fresh Mediterranean meal choices made from locally sourced ingredients and perfectly matched wines and spirits.
The food is top notch and the wine list that accompanies it is perfect. With contemporary Interior warm atmosphere and a beautiful mosaic tiled bar creating that Spanish-like tapas bar feel, you may be forgiven for think you were in Barcelona but your not, your most definitely in Croatian, eating , delicious local Croatian produce
The service was excellent, very attentive and the atmosphere was buzzy, lively and fun and if your lucky, you may even be able to grab a table outside in the adorable old town lanes and watch the world go by while you relax and sip on a cool and refreshing drink or two.
Highly recommended by: www.ificould.co.uk
Dominisova ul. 3, 21000, Split, Croatia
A beautiful restaurant, in the heart of old town split, away from the hustle and bustle and a lot more popular with the locals than tourists (which is exactly what we like!) Apparently opening in 2013 it immediately earned its stripes with local food critics.
This simply stylish, rustic, comfortable, charming and welcoming restaurant was a joy to eat in, with fabulous staff that explained every inch of their wonderful menu, making informed recommendations as they went along.
Offering traditional Croatian fayre with a modern twist and large sections of their menu based on their local olive oil (he restaurant is also an olive oil/delicatessen shop) and flavours that compliment each other perfectly, your experience will be perfect with seafood, meat, fresh local vegetables choices and even an offer of their famous ice cream made with the delicious Croatian olive oil.
We took a table outside in the adorable Split lanes and cobbled streets for the full Croatian culinary experience, we’d suggest going for a selection of their tapas-style dishes, and olive-oil tasting options, so you get to experience a lot more of their menu, however, there are also traditional main sized plates if you prefer that style of eating, either way is fine.
Should you be happy with what you have eaten, there is also an option to buy some of their beautiful products such as the Croatian olive oils, olive tapenade, chocolates or Croatian wines or even a variety of their quirky kitchen accessories like serving bowls or chopping boards (all made from olive tree wood).
Antuninska ul. 23, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
This adorable and traditional restaurant is well worth the slightly strenuous climb up all of the steps directly from Stradun down below, however, when you reach the views over the town are specular and the food is amazing too.
We’d highly recommend going early if you can, or you may have to queue, its got a justified reputation making it popular, so set out slightly earlier than you had planned as you can’t reserve a table here and you will most definitely want o get it!.
With a beautiful split-level terrace, set amongst the stunning overhanging flora and fauna and gorgeous shady pergolas, your dining experience will be a treat, a small, simple and traditional open air restaurant with top class, locally sourced ingredients making up their wonderfully executed menu and food choices,
With their famous grill at the heart of most dishes, you’d be mad not to try it but there are other choices if you’d prefer. Staples include fresh fish, succulent steaks and tasty sausages, all coming directly from the hot grill coals and complete with the deliciously fragrant aromas yu get from a wood burning grill
If you are in Dubrovnik then Lady Pi-Pi is a must! Don’t miss out, she’s worth it!
Palmižana 33, 21450, Hvar, Croatia
A super contemporary, hip and funky Lounge bar, Laganini is situated just across the water on the Pakleni Islands of Palmižana, in the bay of Vinogradišće on the southern side of the island Sv. Klement and just a short boat ride form the beautiful island of Hvar.
Here you can experience the perfect Palmižana moment watching the sunset over Vinogradišće, as you sip a fabulous Laganini cocktail and enjoy freshly caught grilled fish.
Laganini Lounge Bar & Fish house is apparently one of Croatia’s most exclusive seafood restaurants, set in a spectacular location, overlooking a beautiful blue water bay and away from the crows that frequent Hvar during the bust summer months
A go to destinations for those that lover a little glamour, Champagne on Ice and some cool house beats whilst lying in a beautiful tree swing or luxurious big white fluffy corner sofa (you get the jist!) Its very chic and a little expensive, however, you do get what you pay for and the experience you expect if you visit Laganini.
A lovely relaxing vibe . beautiful sunsets over the bay of Vinogradisce and unlimited cocktails and bubbles accompanied by a delicious and fresh top notch seafood dinner! If that’s your bag, then this is the place you need to be.
Palmižana can be reached in about 25 minutes by taxi boat from the Hvar harbour or your own boat and if you do go, then Laganini is well worth a visit.
Za Crkvom 29, 20235, Zaton Veliki, Croatia
This wonderfully located front restaurant is part of the original old boathouse of the adjacent 15th-century summer mansion and is in a beautiful and idyllically set location right on the waters edge.
If your more of a quiet dining experience type person then Kasar is a great choice for you, is away from Dubrovnik Town centre and its busy resturants and street and located just a small boat ride across the bay or drive (a ten-kilometre from Dubrovnik) on the relaxing shores of Zeton, a small town just outside Dubrovnik and well worth the trip
An adorable local rustic restaurant, offering home-made classic cuisine and totally based on what the sea has to offer on that day! (so you cant get fresher than that) and with choices like fresh tuna, tasty lobster, succulent octopus, fluffy sea Bass and fresh sea bream etc you will be eating the catch of the day, completely fresh and fabulous!!! And to top it all off, all dishes come with their complementary and delicious daily baked home-made bread with local olive oil, superb!
If you don’t eat fish, no problem, there’s delicious succulent meats and crisp veggies too, with most dishes cooked on the hot coals just outside the restaurant, adding a lovely smokiness to all of their flavours, really good!
The simplicity of this restaurant is its charm, a locally owned and run restaurant offering, great traditional Croatian food cooked from the heart and to perfection, we just loved it and you will too!