Local cuisine with a touch of the sea breeze
“Whether for a light lunch, an afternoon snack or a romantic dinner, nothing sets the perfect tone for eating out better than the backdrop of the Adriatic coast. “
Luckily Dubrovnik and its surroundings have an abundance of seaside and waterfront restaurants to choose from whenever you’re in the mood for delectable cuisine with the gentle touch of the sea breeze.
Located in Dubrovnik’s former School of maritime studies, this gourmet restaurant has been a leader in establishing trends in the local gastronomy scene for years. Fine dining at its best, the entire experience of having a meal at Nautica revolves around fresh, daily-sourced ingredients, authentic Adriatic recipes, handmade food, a sophisticated atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable service.
Since 1836 Dubravka has been the number one spot to enjoy meals and drinks while overlooking the tranquil surroundings of the Adriatic sea. Take advantage of delicious dining options from morning to late at night. Each bite taken – from fresh fruits, finest Mediterranean savory dishes and desserts – will make you fall head over heels for this place all over again.
Gradska Kavana Arsenal
Set in a repurposed Renaissance shipyard, overlooking the serene sea, boats in the Dubrovnik’s Old city harbor and the Town walls, Gradska Kavana Arsenal must be the best dinner theater in the world. The highlights of its rich menu are definitely fish specialties with a wide choice of fine wines, respecting the old regional proverb – that fish is no good if it hasn’t been „bathed“three times. First time in the sea, then in olive oil, and finally – in wine.
Banje Beach Restaurant
If you’re in a mood for a totally indulgent, scrumptious meal with an unparalleled sea view, Banje Beach Restaurant is without exaggeration, one of the most enchanting beaches-facing places out there. As soon as you sit on the terrace, you will be lulled by the sound of waves crashing against the sand while relishing in some „fit for a Triton“ classic Dalmatian dishes.
Imagine dining in a place surrounded by the bluest blue as far as the eye can see. Sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? Pair that with the entire palette of the authentic local flavors carefully mixed and matched with precision of innovative culinary experts and, believe us, you’re in for a gastronomic experience of your lifetime.
A family-run restaurant – Veranda is set in a picturesque Štikovica, a part of the City of Dubrovnik, famous for its pebbled beach and panoramic view of the islands Kalamota and Lopud. In the homey atmosphere of restaurant Veranda, you can taste culinary specialties from every Croatian region as well as from the nearby state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Located in a small bay of Zaton, Gverović-Orsan is a restaurant like no other. Here, you can enjoy your eating out while sitting right next to the Poseidon’s playground, listening to the faint murmur of the sea creatures and flapping wings of seagulls. The house specialty is famous black risotto, which recipe has been passed on through generations of the family Gverović.
Hidden in the Mali Ston Bay, among locals often called the Oyster Bay, this old-school tavern is situated on the sea shoreline and provides a unique and relaxing ambiance during those long, hot summer days. The tradition-inspired menu features a creative selection of dishes made with locally sourced ingredients often grilled and bursting with flavor.
Popular among boaters, Luka’s tavern is located in the charming sea village Kobaš near Ston. With its authentic Mediterranean ambiance and cozy, homey atmosphere, Luka’s tavern offers a fresh perspective on local cuisine, following two simple, yet essential rules – top standard ingredients and total dedication to each handmade dish.
Following the footsteps of so many local vintners on Pelješac peninsula before them, the Edivo team decided to do what they know best – produce the autochthonous wine sorts by taking things up a few notches. They bought a concession of an old, sunken fishing boat and repurposed it for storing wine bottles. Now they’re writing their own history and making a unique product straight from the depths of the Adriatic sea.