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Published on June 12th, 2018 | by Emese Graham


Top 5 Restaurants in Dubrovnik That Will Make Your Taste Buds Sing

You’ve visited the real-life backdrop of Game of Thrones scenes, you’ve baked under the sun at Bellevue Beach, you’ve admired every corner of the Museum of Modern Art, and you’ve worked up a vigorous appetite doing so.

Dubrovnik’s best restaurants will satiate your craving for beautiful views, warm hospitality, and traditional Croatian cuisine that hits the spot.

Fine Dining

Nautika Restaurant


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Address: Brsalie, Dubrovnik, Croatia

A romantic open-air balcony overlooking Lovrijenac and Bokar fortresses and the calming Adriatic sea couldn’t be a more fitting setting for Nautika’s fine cuisine. Chef Mario Bunda offers a seasonal menu of Mediterranean dishes executed to perfection. Enjoy superb sea bass, lobster, and veal elevated with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Must Try: Order the daily white fish special, paired with the chef’s choice of side.

Above 5 Rooftop Restaurant


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Address: Od Sigurate, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Reserve your table at Old City’s exclusive rooftop restaurant. Renowned for beautifully presented breakfasts, lunches, and dinners served with care and attention to detail, the Above 5 Rooftop is the pride of the 16th-century building it crowns.

Must Try: Making an appearance on both the afternoon and evening menus, the delicately prepared pigeon breasts served with a soy reduction, basil oil, and chilli are a unique and tasty entree.

Moderately Priced

Konoba Veranda

Address: Štikovica, Zaton, Dubrovačko-Neretvanska, Croatia

Taste your way through Croatia’s diverse cuisine. Chef Mirko and his family have designed their menu according to the country’s unique culinary regions. Cooking traditional dishes “from heart to heart”, Konoba Veranda’s offerings are exquisitely tasty, but the family’s warm service is an even bigger treat.

Must Try: Konoba Veranda’s most notable specialties are the Peka lamb, Peka octopus, and “very special chicken”, each only available with a few days’ notice.

Tavulin Wine & Art Bar


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Address: Iza Roka, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tavulin Wine & Art Bar is a treat for the senses, displaying colourful local art on its stone walls and exciting tapas dining on its full tables. Of course, its menu of reds, whites, rosés, and craft beers are the main attraction, but the authentic atmosphere and Mediterranean eats are what compels people to come back for more.

Must Try: Trust your adventurous palate to your server’s expertise with the “Wine and Bite Blind Date”. Based on your unique wine taste, the chefs will prepare a hand-selected wine and food pairing to enjoy.

Gastro Mare

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Address: Kobaš, Ston, Croatia

Hire a captain for a day to take you by speedboat or sailboat to Gastro Mare, where owner and chef Ante “Tony” Bjelančić Bjelko will personally greet you as you moor. This tiny restaurant comes highly recommended by Flight Centre USA President, Dean Smith for its unforgettable seafood dishes, unmatched hospitality, and locally stocked wine cellar: “This is the place of lifelong memories. A true experience to treasure.”

Must Try: At Gastro Mare, there’s no set menu. Relax and trust your gastronomic journey into Chef Tony’s capable hands.

Quick Bites

Ala Mizerija

Address: Ulica, Tabakarije, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Enjoy some respite from the crowds and a beautiful beach view. Serving up light breakfast, lunch fare, and drinks, Ala Mizerija is a cozy escape with the perfect atmosphere to relax with your travel buddies or make a few new friends.

Must Try: If you visit Ala Mizerija and don’t order the bruschetta, you haven’t yet visited Ala Mizerija.

Bon Appetit Bistro Pizzeria

Address: Obala Stjepana Radića, Dubrovnik, Croatia

This colourful little bistro has cultivated a strong reputation as a humble, yet impeccable pit stop. Expect excellent service, fair prices, and free Wi-Fi to complement tasty Mediterranean and international casual dining. From fresh tuna dishes to expertly prepared pasta to burgers and shakes, Bon Appetit has perfected the art of comfort food.

Must Try: Try an individual-sized Dalmatian pizza or vegetarian pizza, paired with the brew special of the day.


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About the Author

Emese is an SEO Content Specialist at Flight Centre in Toronto. She's a huge fan of laidback, stress-free travel and enjoys tasting as much of the world's cuisine as she can.

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