Coming back from my trip to Mostar, I decided to try this bosnian restaurant(though the name makes you think it's indian). I went and said I was alone, the waiter told me it was full but he could find a table if I could wait a few minuts. I stopped and some people came after me and waited as well. Then the waiter starts giving free tables to people arrived after me because they were 2. After the third table which he gave to somebody arrived later than me, I decided to go and simply said goodbye. He even got mad and said I had made him waste time looking for a table for me and nearly asked me to give him a tip. A total rude guy shouting at me in the street and asking to go back and wait for my table. I guess I'll have to wait some time longer to taste bosnian food.
This sushi bar and restaurant was a few steps away from my apartment, so I decided to give it a try on a sunday afternoon. Coming here at 2 pm and finding only two clients was strange, but I decided to try anyway. I was not disappointed at all, the sushi was nice and not expensive about 5€ for rice rolls with tuna, salmon or oyster. They have also some oyster dishes which I never tried before as I am used to eat oyster raw just with lemon.
Favorite Dish: I particulary appreciated the tenpura oysters.
This is a very small and cosy place where to eat some local cheese and ham. They have many kind of sandwiches and also some diches with some kind of different cheese and ham to taste.
You can have a dinne paying les than 15€, definitly one of the best deals in town.
Favorite Dish: They have their home made bread and open style kitchen.
This is a nice restaurant in one of the many small streets around the old town. I chosed to stop here as I saw they had not the usual huge menu but just a few choices that usually indicates good quality. I took a pasta with cheese and zucchini: the pasta had been too long in the boiling water and they totally forgot salt. Then I took an angus fillet which, instead was really nice. 40€ was a bit much but not far from this area standards.
This is another restaurant advertised by my house owner, Seing I was italian she soon told me where to eat good pizza, and good pasta as if I had not enough of them at home.
Castro pizzeria though turned out to be a good tip as it was close to home and I took away pizza when I did not want to eat in restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Pizza is actually really nice, specially the vegeterian one.
I read about this place on Lonely planet guide and actually I must say they were totally right. The restaurant is very small, there is an open-style kitchen and so you can watch what the chef at work.
The menu is not huge, thing that I always appreciate as when you cook everything, you risk to do nothing really good. Most dishes are tapas style, small portions so you can taste more specialites.
I tried to go for dinner but it was full so I decided to go for a late lunch at 3 pm the day after, and I had the restaurant all for me.
I had 5 different fish dishes and paid about 30€ drinking water.
They accept credit card but, as other restaurants in the old town, they charge at least 3% more if you don't pay cash.
Favorite Dish: The best dish was the black rice which I usually don't appreciate much but it was really delicious.
This restaurant is literally at the entrance right next to the Pile Gate, can't miss it. And considering you are in the heavy tourist section .... the prices are fair and the service friendly with everyone speaking good english and english menu's. We both had mussels with pomme frittes and the price was good .... mussels were 50 kuna's and the pommel frittes were 15 each.
They also have a huge selection of wines and liquors ... but you will pay dearly for it. Local draft beer was 20 kuna, sister's glass of house wine was 25 kuna's.
The food was good and service was also quick.
The view is also a major selling point here.
This café/restaurant caters mostly for the guests of its own hotel, but can also be interesting for outsiders. Beside coffee, tea, juices and pastries, there is a set breakfast offer for 60 kuna (2013). This price is hard to beat in the old town, especially considering that the restaurant is located directly on the main street (Placa).
As you might expect, this is a rather expensive place - you pay for the view. side dishes start from 60 kuna, main dishes from around 90. Can't say anything about the quality as I didn't have any food. Still, drinks are within payable range (48 kuna for 0,33 Guinness). It's worth to sit down for a while and enjoy the view while sipping on your tea/coffee/beer/soft drink.
From the two terraces, you have a view onto the old town and Lokrum island. Behind you, there is the beautiful landscape of Mount Srd.
Cele is a well-established place with one of the most prominent locations in Dubrovnik's old town. Located at Luza Suqare at the western end of Stradun/Placa, it is a great place to see the life in the old town's busiest street and square. You will often find musicians at Luza Square in the evening, sometimes playing on their own and sometimes organized by Cele itself. The place was established in 1932 and is one of the older continously operating places in the old town.
Can't say too much about the food, but went some times for a beer or coffee. The menu has mostly lighter dishes on the menu like cold platters or Asian fusion kitchen.
Nice little café in one of the smaller alleys of Dubrovnik with focus on cakes, juices and coffee. There are four different set breakfasts in the 50-60 kuna range, but of course you can also order items individually. Had one of the hot sandwiches with some coffee for breakfast and was more than satisfied. The place also offers a lunch menu, but it is rather small. It's obvious that Glam's strenght is breakfast and tea/coffee time.
The place is not splendid, but wins with its freindly atmosphere as well as with people who know how coffee should taste like.
The food was so bad here that I am starting to guess what happened to Ragusa 1. It had real potential. I cam across this restaurant when I noticed some tables in a narrow alleyway just north and up the stair from Stradum. It looked nice inside and out, the menu look great and the staff said that a free drink came with meals. Get in there. I then made the mistake of returning that night. My service was polite and my meal was ordered. So was my bottle of local wine. Neither was good. My starter, garlic mushrooms, were ok I guess. Just a bunch of garlic sauce poured over some mushrooms. That’s about the quality of the culinary skill. I then awaited the most expensive single dish they had – a mixed seafood dish. In the meantime 2 couples I had met on an excursion that day walked by and said hello. They mentioned they had eaten here the night before. I could tell they had not been impressed.
My seafood arrived and it actually didn’t look quite right. It was all deep fried. This left the fish and langoustines tasting tough and nasty. Even the mussels had been deep fried! Who deep fries mussels in the shell? I tried to eat what I could. I did through a few pieces to a homeless cat. He walked away from it. That’s just how bad it was. I also noticed a man showing up who seemed to scare the staff. The owner maybe?
I found my meal to be the most expensive I ate in Dubrovnik and the only one that was not absolutely delicious.
The next day I saw the people I had met again. The first thing they did was ask me how my meal was at Ragusa 2. When I explained they said similar things. They didn’t want to be impolite and I had already started dining before they could save me.
So please read this tip and avoid this restaurant! They have been in operation since 1929, but with the current offering, I don’t think they will be here much longer. There are some excellent restaurants in Dubrovnik. This is not one of them.
Even the beer wasn't that great.
After walking around the city and the walls we were ready for a nice cool drink! we stopped off at The Gaffe Irish Pub, Its a really nice pub with a great atmosphere. They do food although we did not eat there although they offer local and international dishes, burgers, salads, omelettes ect.
Open 10am-11pm daily
The walled Old Town of Dubrovnik has hundreds of restaurants, most of them open-air in the spring, summer, and autumn. The pricier cafes, “to be seen at” if you are a local, are along the wide main street, the Placa (also called Stradun). Up the hill behind the Placa is the parallel street called Prijeko, which is lined with tourist shops, and with a strip of indistinguishable tourist restaurants – most with identical menus – which didn’t seem too authentic to us. Our local guide suggested a tiny restaurant in a more out-of-the-way location, although nothing is very remote in the Old Town.
The Aquarius Restaurant’s café tables perch alongside the medieval city wall – and, with no views of other tourists, to our delight (photo #2). The restaurant can be found right behind the main Cathedral, on a lane called Kneza Damjana Jude (photo #3 – proceed straight ahead to the Cathedral, turn left for the restaurant). The restaurant is named after the city’s Aquarium, which if you continue along the same cobble-stoned lane, is on the Old Harbor shore.
We were early for lunch, and were first to be served, before locals and a handful of tourists arrived. Service was excellent – fast and friendly. The tables are shaded by the walls, and a pleasant breeze wafts down the lane. There are no particular views, but this is well compensated for by the friendliness of the family-run restaurant, which treated us like we were family. Friends called the restaurant “intimate and off-beat.”
Favorite Dish: The Continental-style menu is quite varied, with starters such as antipasti, pastas and risottos; a wide range of main courses – mixed grill, steak, and an emphasis on fresh seafood, with plenty of shrimp/scampi dishes, octopus, stuffed squid, baby sardines, calamares, tuna steaks, mussels, seafood salad, and a selection of three fish platters. Fish is in general more expensive than meat. Most main courses are in the 70 – 100 kuna range (in April 2007, 5.5 kuna = USD$1).
We found pastas and risottos to be the best value. As a starter course, these beautifully presented dishes were a hefty, generous portion that was more than adequate for lunch – priced about 50 - 60 kunas. The scampi spaghetti was excellent, with a light and very flavorable sauce. One notable dish that we should have tried, a local Croatian dish, is brodet, a dish of various fishes stewed with rice.
On the first day on our arrival and first stroll of the old city, Storia was the restaurant we just stopped over during the heat of the day for a break, a quick snack and cold beer before we continue to explore the other sites of the old city.
Favorite Dish: Pizza and cold beer
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