Dobra Hrana, one of Croatia’s favorite foodie portals, has crafted a list for travelers to Dubrovnik on some foodie fare you are not to miss while visiting. Rating 8 of their favorite current restaurants on the scene, what do you think?
Dubrovnik has quickly become a foodie capital of Croatia, with new restaurants opening left and right. Because it is difficult for most of us to keep up, we’re here to bring you Dobra Hrana’s list of their eight favorite restaurants making waves through the city this summer. Here are their picks:
Pantarul: Dobra Hrana has claimed Pantarul as a place where everyone can find something to fit their palate. From snacks served with a glass of wine to a plethora of dinner options, chef Jadrana Tutavca always finds the right combination. The menu at Pantarul is harmonized with the rhythm of the seasons, and everything is made from ingredients that are supplied from OPG ‘s from within the vicinity of Dubrovnik. Fresh fish arrives locally, and the meat is of high quality and proven origin. Their pasta and bread are homemade, and they boast a creative Croatian wine list.
Nautika: Located at the site of the former Maritime School, Dobra Hrana believes that this restaurant combines rich Dubrovnik tradition with the quality and creativity of Mediterranean cuisine. In nearly two decades of existence, they have an impressive list of guests ranging from world politicians to show business stars. Menu item not to miss? Fish prepared with Ston salt.
Proto: Dobra Hrana claims that Proto restaurant offers you the best from out of the sea with a rich selection of local wines. Go to Proto for fish specialties and definitely try their famous Dubrovnik dessert: a skorupa cake made from an old recipe.
Porat Bar & Grill: Since 1920, Porat has been known as a gathering place for friends and colleagues who know how to enjoy good food and drinks. During the day or in the evening, Porat is always there to offer seasonal Dalmatian and international fare, all while preserving the heritage of this historic site.
Sesame: The owners of the restaurant use a unique blend of local and Mediterranean cuisine with the influence of French gastronomy. Using modern cooking methods, one of their owners studied at famous Le Cordon Bleu in France. For lunch they offer lighter foods such as chicken, stuffed fish, squid burgers or lamb. Dinner dishes are more complex serving wild sea bass, ravioli of wild garlic and ricotta, slow- roasted lamb, and a delicacy of desserts.
Orsan: Away from the city noise and in its own Oasis, Dobra Hrana claims Orsan was made for you to relax. The restaurant is located in Lapad, by the sea, with beautiful views of the boats and yachts and underneath the shade of pine trees. The menu boasts cold and hot appetizers, pasta, quality fish, crab, shellfish and meat dishes from the grill.
Kopun: Kopun restores old Croatian recipes in the kitchen, taking pride in the rich history and different cultures of the city. On the menu you can find rooster (capon) prepared old style, as well as traditional fish stew with polenta, beef steak with truffles and shrimp, chicken in white wine and honey and scallops stuffed with truffle cream.
Restaurant 360º: The restaurant’s terrace is located on top of the walls of Dubrovnik, providing a beautiful view of Dubrovnik’s historic harbor. Once chef Marijo Curić took over, 360º jumped from eighth to third place for the best restaurants in Dalmatia. Modern Mediterranean cuisine with a twist, 360º uses a modern philosophy of cooking with imaginative culinary creations, blending ingredients characteristic of traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
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