The pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik – is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Croatia, most known for the Game of Thrones filming locations and beautiful historical city walls. But in recent years Dubrovnik has raised the gastronomic offer to a high level by providing its visitors with the best - in terms of food and ambiance.
Some of the best restaurants in Dubrovnik stand out because of the magnificent location and some because of the exceptional food and atmosphere. If you happen to be in Dubrovnik and want to know what are the places you simply must visit – look no further!
We will take you through the best of the best – so you can enjoy a spectacular gastronomic experience in Dubrovnik suitable for any occasion.
If you are strolling on a hot summer night in Dubrovnik and feel like you want to have a romantic dinner – Restaurant Nautika is the right place for you. It is one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubrovnik - from its unique terraces, you can enjoy a true one-of-a-kind view of the Adriatic and the Dubrovnik fortresses.
This restaurant is a fine dining place that serves only local and fresh ingredients. They are well known for having the most delicious and fresh seafood supplied by local fishermen each morning!
On the other hand, if you are searching for a place in Dubrovnik where you can have the best gastronomy experience then you should visit the attractive Restaurant 360.
It is the first Michelin-starred restaurant in Dubrovnik that has modern vibes and exquisite food & service. While there try their black pork and its beetroot risotto – they are celebrated for that dish!
The best part of everything is the place where your table is located, on the very walls of Dubrovnik, with a beautiful view and elegant atmosphere, creating a special experience.
For the lovers of Croatia traditional food but with a modern twist Restaurant Zuzori is a place you should not skip. Situated in the Old Dubrovnik Town, inside the medieval city walls, this cozy place will win your heart – not only by its cuteness but also with its fresh food – mostly pasta, salads, and seafood. Also – do not skip the wines – their wine list consists of a great selection of high quality local wines.
Looking for lunch with the best view from within the Old Town? We would recommend visiting the Above 5 Restaurant that has an exclusive rooftop restaurant! Attached to a boutique hotel this restaurant will delight you with a small but carefully composed menu, delicately selected wine list, and excellent service.
Perfect for a nice meal out on the town – for any occasion!
You came to Croatia and became the most passionate fish & seafood lover and want to have the best seafood experience in the center of Dubrovnik too? Restaurant Proto is your next stop. Considered to be the best fish restaurant in Dubrovnik with a long-standing tradition (it is in the business since 1886.) and with a well-deserved Michelin guide recommendation.
Those with experience always head to their hidden roof terrace and enjoy fresh Mediterranean dishes!
If you are wishing for a romantic lunch or dinner with top-notch service & food – Restaurant Dubrovnik is the address that deserves your attention. This Michelin guide restaurant is of course using Croatian ingredients in creating their Mediterranean menu with a modern Dalmatian twist. Highlights from the menu include the sea bass, the lamb, and their specialty is the white fish baked in sea salt.
But if you are heading for a romantic dinner there - go for the chef’s tasting menu – you will not be sorry!
The city of Dubrovnik is beautiful - but at the peak of the season, it can get crowded. The solution? Visit some of the coastlines on a boat! If you happen to do that do not miss the island of Šipan where you can find the unique BOWA Dubrovnik restaurant.
Located in the crystal-clear sea bay with untouched nature, private beaches & of course perfect gastronomic pleasure. We are not lying - paradise should be its second name.
The Adriatic Sea is the one who we should thank for the rich table of the BOWA restaurant. Here you will witness the daily catch of local fishermen who will, often before your eyes, extract the most precious catch of the day. But also, the meat you can taste here comes from local farms and fruits and vegetables are sourced also from local eco farms.
There is nothing better than homemade pasta and that is why it is part of the most delicious specialties of this restaurant- you should go for the warm Orzeto appetizer with cuttlefish and lumpars (lupari, priljepci in Croatian).
Spend a whole pleasant and relaxed day eating & indulge in the untouched Croatian nature in this peaceful Šipan bay ..can it get better than that?