Seafood is a massive hit in Croatia, with fresh bait caught every morning ready straight for the grill. But don’t worry if you’re not a big seafood lover – there’s plenty of other tasty options on the menu too. The local drink around these parts is Rakia, a fruity brandy made with fresh grapes and plums – you won’t be able to resist it.
The best restaurants in Dubrovnik
Foodie lovers – welcome to paradise! Dubrovnik is a sensational place to allow your taste buds to head on an adventure with Mediterranean favourites and local delicacies all ready and waiting.
Nestled away in Old Town Dubrovnik, find all your favourite local ingredients with a twist in Azur. A stylish contemporary restaurant just waiting to tickle your taste buds, you’ll find the likes of crispy skin salmon, Thai-style beef salad and meatballs in curry coconut sauce on the menu.
New to Dubrovnik’s restaurant scene, this amazing eatery has certainly made an impression on locals and holidaymakers alike. There’s even an outdoor terrace so that you can soak up the wonderful Croatian sun with a glass of wine at hand.
The smells will flood the air from the open-style kitchen as you watch the chef cook up a meal before your very eyes. It comes as no surprise that Azur is rated almost five stars on Trip Advisor.
This rustic restaurant oozes Mediterranean delight with interiors mimicking pop-art masterpieces and traditional backdrops inside the medieval walls of Dubrovnik. However the kitchen is where the magic really happens, serving up dishes such as croquettes made of Croatian chorizo and tender Adriatic prawns.
Sample succulent shallots and tomatoes in a perfect pasta dish – a favourite among holidaymakers. There’s always simple dishes too, including succulent steaks that come with a variety of Mediterranean sides.
Chocolate fanatics will fall head over heels for the gooey lava cake on offer, served with a scrumptious vanilla ice cream and topped with fresh strawberries.
You won’t just come here for the food – the panoramic views are what set this restaurant apart from the rest. Nestled in the walls of Dubrovnik, you won’t find a dining scene quite like it – and the cuisine is pretty spectacular, too.
Rated five stars, expect starters ranging from risotto to scallops and red prawns – a few Croatian favourites. Some of the marvelous mains include succulent seabass, beef filet, duck and lamb – all served with peppered chips and Mediterranean vegetables.
The chefs prepare traditional flavours with locally sourced produce from Croatian regions, giving you a real taste of the culture here.
The best bars in Dubrovnik
All that exploring can be exhausting! Not to worry, we’ve hunted down the top bars in Dubrovnik for you to sit back, relax and enjoy a nice glass of wine (and amazing scenery!)
Buza I & Buza II
Located on the edge of the Old Town walls, Buza will provide the most outstanding panoramic views. Whilst enjoying your surroundings, this rustic bar will project films on the cliff-face for all to enjoy. Cool huh?
Just outside the city walls and hugely popular in Dubrovnik, Buza II is literally a whole in the wall bar just itching to be tested out. The views will amaze, with magnificent scenery of the shimmering Adriatic ocean. In fact, if you’re not sipping a classic glass of Rakia or a pint of beer – you’ll be jumping off the cliffside, an act that this bar is most famous for.
Alternatively, you can always just head for a quick dip using the ladder – trust us, you wouldn’t want to miss out!
EastWest Beach Club
Located on the iconic Banje Beach, the EastWest Beach Club is the place to be for stylish surroundings and extravagant cocktails. It’s open around the clock, and during the day you can enjoy a spot of sunshine on luxury bamboo beds whilst being waited on hand and foot. And if you’re lucky enough to catch this bar on an evening – you’re in for a treat!
There’ll be someone on hand ready to give you a full body massage or take you out on a tour around the island. Buy spirits by the bottle like a VIP, or overindulge on strawberry daiquiris – the choices are endless.
Serving an unlimited supply only the best red, white and rose wines, you’ll find a flavour from every continent here. Now think about sipping your favourite full-bodied wine looking out on one of the best views in Dubrovnik – the Ombia River. It’s a win-win situation!
You may have to stray a little further afield for this sensational bar, with it being located just outside the city walls. But it’s definitely worth a few short footsteps – you’ll sit directly on top of the river surrounded by lush forests and cascading waterfalls. This swanky Bistro will certainly impress.
If we’ve got your taste buds tingling, see what all the fuss is about and check out our sensational cruises to Dubrovnik here. Of course you can always give us a call too – simply call 0800 027 8302!