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Stupe bb, 20260, Korčula, Croatia
Situated on the small island of Vela Stupa, just adjacent to the much larger island of Korčula, you will find Moro Beach Stupe. A beautiful, hip, cool and contemporary bar and restaurant with its own beach, sunset walks and perfect vibe.
To reach Moro Beach Stupe, you will need the services of a boat, as this is the only way it is assessible, however, its only a short boat trip away from the main town of Korčula and a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town and just relax by a private beach (complete with a small swing in the water) with mellow DJs, delicious cocktails and the hot-hot sun that’s on offer all day.
The restaurant is apparently run by famous Croatian chefs so your guaranteed a delicious gastronomic experience, great wine and some fantastic cocktail selection too
The beach bar area is open throughout the day and then transforms into a fine dining restaurant, perfect for any warm balmy evening. By day summer beach terraces are perfect for a light summery lunch and by night are ramped up slightly offering delicious evening dinner options, worthy of any top Croatian restaurant destination.
The restaurant, the bar, the beach and the setting are all perfect, its small so it wont get packed, however, top tip, try and visit before it becomes more of well know, its currently a hidden gem, so lets hope it stays like that.
A magical stop gap, highly recommended by www.ificould.co.uk
Konoba Zaratak Brna 55, Korcula Island 20272, Croatia
A wonderful family run restaurant and a short walk around the idyllic bay in the small village of Brna, just on the other side of the equally beautiful Korcula island
This place is pure heaven and a really great find, hidden amongst the lush trees and hills and offering wonderful views across the bay & inlet, there’s romance, beauty, cozziness and of course, great food and the olive garden terrace just adds to the magic and the atmosphere.
A simple rustic Croatian menu is on offer, with their traditional speciality the Peka taking centre stage (a traditional meat or fish slow cooked pot roast dish, baked for hours to enhance all of its amazing flavours) and just delicious.
This small, family run atmospheric restaurant is probably what you imagine when you think of eating al fresco on an island in Croatia, so it will not disappoint, a stunning location set amongst the cooling trees, a beautiful bay, wonderful local cuisine all perfectly produced and served with a welcoming local smile, Zaratak is wonderfully authentic and wonderfully Croatian, we just loved every minute.
Highly recommended by www.ificould.co.uk
1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France
Adorable, yes, adorable, cosy little Seafood inspired restaurant located in the heart of the beautiful Marais district in central Paris.
Having only opened in 2013, it grows in popularity and reputation on a daily basis and rightly so! And apparently named after the merchant ship that was famously found during mysterious circumstance in late nineteenth century.
The simple light and bright interiors work really well in this tiny and cute space, setting the scene in readiness to sample their wonderful choices of fresh and delicious wild oysters, picked directly from the front of house oyster cages placed prominently across the bar top. The oysters were listed by region and sold seasonally by the piece in groups 2-5 and the selection we had (recommended by the maître d) were just were stunning!
Their wine list (and cocktail program) didn’t disappoint either, on recommendation, we had the light and refreshing Champagne to accompany our Oysters which worked a treat.
We loved this adorable, little local seafood and champagne restaurant (it’s not just Seafood they also cater for Vegetarians, check out the menu) with its big windows and cosy round bar area and we hope you do too, couldn’t fault it, we are going back as its now one of our favourite go to’s in Paris!
Pamela Popo, 15 Rue François Miron, 75004 Paris, France
In homage to a local & infamous singing artists (Serge Gainsbourg) song of the same name, enjoy the beautiful cuisine & Parisian setting at the adorable PP.
Tucked away on the charming rue François Miron (4th arrondissement) on a small and quaint terrace, you will find the perfectly petit PP restaurant, fully equipped with its own stylish and comfortable lounge bar on the ground floor before ascending up to the rickety stairs (it a charming old building) to the two room restaurant space, that’s cute as a French button.
In the summer time, the doors are opened wide as the space extends the cosy ground floor bar area where you can sit and relax with a cool cocktail.
The downstairs room is a nice, comfortable lounge for drinks, but for more serious eating, you’ll want to move upstairs to the dining room.
The food on offer was excellent, with French classics galore (melt in the mouth Steak with French fries and steamed vegetables) a wonderful specials board (Duck confit) and all of the information you require to help you make your choices from the wonderful, friendly, attentive and helpful wait staff.
If you can, it’s great to grab a spot outside, however the inside rooms are just as wonderful, filled with ambience, charm, charisma setting the perfect mood.
4 Rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris, France
This wonderful, vibrant, relaxing Parisian institution (even though it’s a Spanish tapas restaurant) is found right in the heart of the beautiful Marais district and just a few steps from the famous Places des Vosges.
An established Parisian go to for wonderful, flavoursome tapas dishes that didn’t not disappoint. Opened in 1992, this vibrant little Tapas bar continues to flourish offering its treat to anyone who like good tapas!
Les Caves Saint-Gilles welcomes you to its little corner haunt, packed with retro vibes, original tiled floors, vintage wooden chairs and dishes full of good things to eat, alone or to share with friends.
Sample the fresh crispy whitebait, Pata Negra (dry grilled giant shrimp/gambas) assorted shell-fish choices, patatas braves, succulent and hearty tortilla or a range of fried fresh fried dishes, wonderful. Small but nice choice of desserts too, the ice cream was yum!
Accompany your meal with a delicious bottle of Spanish wine straight out of the Saint-Gilles cellars, your ticket to wonderful cuisine experience.