Eat Your Way Through Croatia: The Croatia Michelin Guide for Foodies 2021

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Originally a guide for French motorists started by brothers Edouard and Andre Michelin back in the early1900s, The Michelin Guide is now the Oscars of the culinary world and the holy creed for ardent food lovers. Although the star system is the most revered and famous among others, the Michelin stars are not the only way the Michelin Guide recognizes restaurants – they also give out the Michelin Bib Gourmand and The Plate Michelin awards to those deserving to be distinguished in the culinary world!


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1 Michelin Star – “A very good restaurant; worth a stop!”

2 Michelin Stars – “Excellent cooking; worth a detour!”

3 Michelin Stars – Exceptional cuisine; worth a special journey!”

Other Awards:

Michelin Bib Gourmand – “Good quality and good value cooking”

The Plate Michelin – “Good cooking: Fresh ingredients and carefully prepared”


The Plate Michelin 

Zoi – Split, Mediterranean Cuisine

Zrno Soli – Split, Seafood / Mediterranean Cuisine

Dvor – Split, Mediterranean Cuisine 

Kadena – Split, International Cuisine

Konoba TRS – Trogir, Meditteranean Cuisine

Jeny – Tucepi, Modern Cuisine

Michelin Bib Gourmand 

Konoba Škoj – Isola di Solta, Mediterranean Cuisine



1 Michelin Star

Pelegrini – Šibenik, Modern Cuisine


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The Michelin Guide describes chef Rudolf Štefan’s menu as perfect and a result of long, painstaking research and hard work. Pelegrini highlights the usage of local ingredients such as oysters, sea snails, sea urchins, mussels, lamb, and veal. 

  • Carrot mussels and sausage
  • Chicken tingul
  • Fig and ricotta

The Plate Michelin

Konoba Tri Piruna – Vodice, Modern Cuisine/Contemporary

Konoba Boba – Murter, Modern Cuisine

Michelin Bib Gourmand

Konoba Vinko – Konjevrate, Country Cooking  



The Plate Michelin

Fośa  – Zadar, Seafood and Classic Cuisine

Kaštel – Zadar, Meditteranean Cuisine, Contemporary



1 Michelin Star

Restaurant 360 – Dubrovnik, Modern Cuisine

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A restaurant with a perfect view of the picturesque and historical city of Dubrovnik, the restaurant is equipped with real professionalism and young and dynamic staff. The menu is elaborately prepared and beautifully presented, including the wines. The Michelin Guide describes it as the best choice for an enchanting and gourmet evening in this romantic city.

  • Two textures of scallops and turnip: turnip creamy base with slightly seared scallops, sour turnip disc, and marinated scallops carpaccio in lime juice, crunchy quinoa chips, and thick onion soup
  • Pan-seared duck breast, soy sauce glaze, Jerusalem artichoke purée, sour onion filled with duck confit, croutons, and anchovies foam
  • Milky chocolate velouté base, Kadaif filled with cooked pear in timut pepper and vanilla, Tonka cream, homemade vanilla, and oat ice cream

LD Restaurant – Korčula Island, Mediterranean / Modern Cuisine


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This restaurant offers superb Mediterranean cuisine showcasing local products, especially olive oil, excellent fish selection, and exotic ingredients. The outdoor area is perfect for al fresco dining and has the perfect view of the sea and the islands. 

  • Foie Gras (Apple, grapes, brioche crumbs, cherries)
  • Prawn gyoza (Mousseline sauce, chili, daikon, sesame)
  • Chocolate Crocante

 The Plate Michelin

Vapor – Dubrovnik, Modern Cuisine

Nautika – Dubrovnik, Classic Cuisine

Above 5 – Dubrovnik, Creative

Stara Loza – Dubrovnik, Mediterranean Cuisine

Proto Fish – Dubrovnik, Seafood 

Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik, Mediterranean Cuisine

Bistro Tavulin – Dubrovnik, Traditional cuisine

Pjerin – Dubrovnik, Mediterranean Cuisine 

Bugenvila – Cavtat, Classic Cuisine

Filippi – Korčula Island, Mediterranean Cuisine

Michelin Bib Gourmand

Konoba Mate – Korčula Island, Country Cooking


1 Michelin Star 

Monte – Rovinj, Creative


Photo credit: Instagram: monte_rovinj

The Michelin Guide describes Chef Danijel Dekić’s cuisine as highly creative, almost theatrical with contemporary and exciting techniques. Monte is located in the heart of Rovinj, with a modern and trendy vibe. Definitely worth a stop!

  • Omega 3- three preparations of Northern Adriatic fish
  • Suckling pig, lentils, yellow cabbage, pork rind
  • Apple & Rose- rose ice cream, apple mousse, candied rose petals

The Plate Michelin

Alla Beccaccia – Valbandon, Traditional/Classic Cuisine

Meneghetti – Bale, Classic Cuisine

La Puntulina – Rovinj, Mediterranean/Regional Cuisine

Zigante – Livade, Traditional Cuisine

SV. Nikola – Porec, Classic Cuisine

Konoba Čok – Novigrad, Seafood

Marina – Novigrad, Creative

Damir & Ornella – Novigrad, Seafood

Konoba Morgan – Brtonigla, Traditional Cuisine

San Rocco – Brtonigla, Contemporary/Modern Cuisine

Badi – Lovrečica, Meditteranean Cuisine

Konoba Buščina – Umag, Traditional Cuisine

Pergola – Zambratija, Seafood

Michelin Bib Gourmand

Batelina – Banjole, Seafood 



1 Michelin Star

Draga Di Lovrana – Lovran, Modern Cuisine


Photo credit: Instagram: hotel_draga_di_lovrana

The Michelin Guide commended the restaurant’s promotion of local produce and its dishes that are creative, modern with Mediterranean influences and occasional French twist. The restaurant has an impressive wine list that perfectly complements the restaurant’s daily menu. Since 2021, this modern kitchen is being run by chef Zdravko Tomšić.


  • Rolls of deer ramsteak, mousse pastrnjaka, carrot, pomegranate
  • Pork belly, Roman gnocchi, beet chutney / apple
  • Whiskey biscuits, baked pear cream, mandrine sauce
  • Kvarnerski ceviche, orange emulsion, black basket

The Plate Michelin

Villa Ariston – Opatija, Classic / Modern Cuisine

Navis – Opatija, Contemporary / Mediterranean Cuisine



1 Michelin Star

Noel – Zagreb, Modern Cuisine


Photo credit: Instagram: noelzagreb

The restaurant serves contemporary, modern, and imaginative dishes with carefully selected Croatian, French and Italian wines. This trendy and hip restaurant is owned by owner-chef Goran Kočiś and his business partner and sommelier, Ivan Jug.

  • Zagorski Štrukli with Istrian truffles
  • Wild fish, young beans, yuzu, beurre blanc
  • Apple, rosemary, passion fruit

The Plate Michelin

Tekka – Zagreb, Japanese/Asian, Takeaway

Zinfandel’s – Zagreb, Modern Cuisine

Le Bistro Esplanade – Zagreb, French

Beštija – Zagreb, Market Cuisine / Contemporary

Apetit – Zagreb, Mediterranean Cuisine

Takenoko – Zagreb, Japanese / Fusion, Takeaway

Boban – Zagreb, Traditional Cuisine

Pod Zidom – Zagreb, Market Cuisine

Dubravkin Put – Zagreb, Mediterranean Cuisine

ManO – Zagreb, Steakhouse / Modern Cuisine

Bistro Apetit by Marin Rendić – Zagreb, Mediterranean Cuisine

Mon Ami – Velika Gorica, Mediterranean Cuisine, Takeaway

Michelin Bib Gourmand

Agava – Zagreb, International

Tač – Zagreb, Traditional Cuisine



Michelin Bib Gourmand

Vuglec Breg – Krapina, Regional Cuisine



1 Michelin Star

Boškinac – Novalja, Pag, Modern Cuisine


Photo credit: Instagram: hotelboskinac

Surrounded by greenery, Boškinac showcases Pag island’s various delicacies in its menus such as olive oil, Pag cheese, lamb, fish, and wine. The restaurant is located in a property that is perfect for an idyllic and relaxing holiday in Croatia.

  • Scampi, seaweed, basil and almond emulsion, planktons
  • Pag lamb burned with pine needles powder, roasted lamb belly, peas, and mint cream, pickled carrots
  • Beetroot cream, fermented lemon and yogurt cream, olive oil sponge cake cover, beetroot jelly, pickled carrot leaves



The Plate Michelin

Bedem – Varaždin, Traditional Cuisine, Takeaway

Michelin Bib Gourmand

Zlatne Gorice – Varaždin Breg, Regional Cuisine



The Plate Michelin

Mala Hiža – Mačkovec, Regional Cuisine



The Plate Michelin

Waldinger – Osijek, Regional Cuisine



Michelin Bib Gourmand

Dunav – Ilok, Country Cooking / Regional Cuisine

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