Restoran Tomato: Excellent value for money
This restaurant was recommended to us by our Driver, but I can't fault his judgement because it really was excellent food and really good value too.
The Restaurant Tomato is just off the main cobbled street on the Christian side of the bridge and has views of the bridge.
There are some interesting things on the menu such as "Fried Brain" and "Muckalicki ?!?, but we went for the local dish called Cevapi, a traditional Bosnian sausage made from minced Beef.
It was served with a large sort of pitta bread and salad, and was delicious.
Favorite Dish: Cevapi - traditional Bosnian Beef kebab
- Historical Travel
Konoba Dvije Pecine
When wandering around Mostar on our second day we felt in need of a drink and a little rest.
The oudoor terrace of the Konoba Dvije Pecine (Restaurant Two Caves) looked inviting to us, as it offers nice views of the the Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprij) and the Radoblja river.
We directly ordered two natural lemonades (Prirodna Limunada), which is a popular refreshing local drink in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
When we wanted to pay, the waiter came and charged us 10 KM for the two lemonades.
He didn't present us any bill and disappeared quite quickly with our money. The same drink ususally costs in other locations in Mostar something between 2,50 and 3,00 KM.
For me it looks like the Konoba Dvije Pecine is either a bloody expensive place or our waiter just took the chance to rip us off. I must admit that we didn't complain as it is still a reasonable price for Western standards, but nevertheless it was just noticable to us that we neither got to see any menu nor a proper bill.
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Ascinica Misal is a small local restaurant for a quick meal. It has both tables inside and outside on the pedestrianised street.
We had dinner here on our first evening in Mostar. The menu concentrates on a selection of typcial Bosnian meals.
As we already had a filling meal that day at lunchtime, I only ordered a small portion of Cevapcici (Mala Porcija Cevapa) for dinner.
The Cevapcici came with chopped onions in a flatbread (somun) and were very yummy. The small portion cost 3 KM.
The waiter was very friendly and helpful. Ascinica Misal seems to be a good option, if you are looking for a quick local meal, which is not overpriced.
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Caffe / Bar Publika: Modern Bar and Café close to the old town
Interesting place, a mix between a place to get coffee. Inside a bar kept in black and stylish designs. Outside, there are a couple of tables to sit down in the shade. The atmosphere is welcoming and whatever you look like or wánt to drink. Looks like a cool place to be at in the evening, unfortunately by that time I was already back in Dubrovnik.
P.S.: Kudos for their clean toilets.
Taurus: Local food with a view
Good restaurant which does not receive the same amount of tourists as all others in the old town around Kujundziluk. This comes due to its position at the Crooked Bridge. Those who just rush through Mostar (and do not visit the Crooked Bridge) may not see this restaurant at all. The restaurant looks like it is used for special ocassions and some people from a wedding passed by and had some drinks. Obviously a place where you rather should have dinner than lunch, but can be used for the latter as well. The view from the restaurant onto the Rabobolja Creek and the Crooked Bridge is a point for the restaurant as well. Prices are around average and more than worth its money.
Look out for their lunch offers. They have simple dishes with homemade food, including homemade cevapcici and little fried sausages. These dishes come with chips – good offer for less than 7,00 KM (2013).
Sadrvan: Close to Stari Most but no tourist trap
First impression was :
1. Promo-boys and -girls in traditional dress stand in the street in front and try to lure you in.
2. The menus contain pictures of the dishes.
3. The restaurant is very close to the main tourist attraction of Mostar (Stari Most)
I usually stay far away from places with the above "features"...
However, this restaurant proved to be an exception.
Whether you go for fish of meat, starters or main courses, everything is tasty & plentiful. No haute cuisine but traditional local fare. Huge portions. Very good value for money.
Big terrace with lots of cats to keep you company.
Went here individually as well as with a group of 20 of which I was the tourleader.
Smooth service, good English, friendly.
MM Restaurant: Local Food
Very cheap. Good, English speaking service, and an expansive, if indecipherable, menu. Almost everything is in Bosnian. The breakfast menu is particularly long, and the place is recommended for its breakfasts by the mostly useless LP guide. For dinner it was not so great, although good value. I ordered sirnica (Bosnian cheese pie), fries and vegetables (not on the menu) and it was only 2-3 euros!
Pozorisna Kafana: A pleasure
The sensation of entering a restaurant riddled of bullets, in a half ruined town and to have a decent meal is something I never experimented, even in my years of war, in Africa. And the good food, with a clear local touch, was well presented and served.
The place seems to be (or to have been) a theater, and is located by a small garden, in the muslim side.
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- Historical Travel
RESTORAN ŠADRVAN: IT IS GOOD
Šadrvan is simply a great restaurant. It is just a few meters from the famous Mostar Bridge so you absolutely cannot miss it. I was greeted warmly outside and lead through what would be a great seating area outside (in summer) and into a warm interior. The décor is traditional and tasteful. My waiter was a great guy and everything just magically appeared. I knew I wanted to try the Bonian national dish - Ćevapi - as well as have a local beer. Interestingly the old beers listed were 'Beer 1' and 'Beer 2'. Seeing that Beer number 2 was more expensive I asked for it. The waiter rattled off 3 massive worldwide brands of beer. I looked horrified. He explained that Beer 1 was a list of Bosnian and nearby beers. I opted for a Sarajevo Beer. Fantastic choice! Very impressive.
Then my food came to the table from the large wooden counter the waiters have to climb up to when food comes out of the kitchen. It was very well presented, was hot and fresh. Even the bread had just been baked. Ćevapi is essentially 8-10 small mince meat kebabs. They tasted absolutely fantastic.
I only stopped here for lunch, but can definitely recommend this wonderful restaurant for any meal. They also have a very good looking bar upstairs. The dinning room is downstairs.
I enjoyed the Ćevapi and a cold Sarajevo Beer.
Some of the great things about Šadrvan:
* The menus (and website) have great pictures off all the dishes to help you choose
* Very professional service
* Good prices and they accept Euros
* Great location
* Great local food, dishes, wines and beers
* A warm and friendly atmosphere
* You can make reservations on their website
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Restaurant Blue Line: The best restaurant in town
This nicely decorated restaurant serves everything from pasta, pizza to grill foods.
Favorite Dish: The meat plate "Blue Line" for two is phenomenal! It has enough meat for four persons. It's delicious, it's cheap, the reason to go and visit Blue Line ;)
- Food and Dining
Great pizza in a nice spot outside of the old town. We had to walk across the old front line at night to get there, and all the burnt out houses were a bit daunting, but the area is actually really nice. The food was worth the effort, and the restaurant was certainly memorable. Shade was provided by fruit cages where a fine mist cooled the guest from overhead sprinklers. The cool spray seemed like overkill in the cool of a Mostar night, but during the day it would be a godsend. Kittens rushed from chair to chair begging for scraps on two feet, while their mother watched over them. Totally cute, unless you hate cats like my girlfriend.
Service was good, but slow due to overwork. The waiter didn't speak English, but a little German. The menu was a mix of English, Bosnian and Italian. Mostly Bosnian and Italian, but you can work out many of the dishes if you've ever eaten pasta and pizza before. And who hasn't?
Sadrvan: Pies for breaky
This nice restaurant right in the centre of town, in the old part amongst the cobbled streets on the west side is nice, it has outside seating and is just 30 seconds walk from the old bridge and the crooked bridge
for breakfast they do traditional pies. i had spinach in mine and they serve 2 at once, and with a tea, it costs just 9km (£3) for 2 people!
In truth, enticed in by the "draft beer" sign as we walked through the old town. Not a bad choice, good salads and Sarajevska beer to go with it, excellent place to people watch as well - enjoyed our short visit here.
Restaurant in the Old Town, good view of the Old Bridge from the comfortable terrace. Interesting menu, spinach pizza for vegetarian Mrs Bonio and plenty of grilled meat options for me!
Friendly and inexpensive, enjoyed our evening here.
Two visits here for us, that is unusual. Friendly and helpul, lovely outdoor area under some shady trees on a warm day and great food.
Vegetable plate very much appreciated by Mrs B (twice - different each time too) and, of course, plenty of local favourites for me... and a first chance to try Sarajevska beer - pretty good as well.
Enjoyed ourselves very much here.
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