Croatian in Dubrovnik

Showcasing dishes from five different regions (Slavonia, Dalmatia, Istria, Hercegovina and Southern Adriatic), the menu at Veranda is like a 'best of' Croatian foods. Seriously good home-style cooking (Istrian lamb ragout!) comes complete with a matching wine list and served against the serene imagery of Zaton Bay. The 20-minute-drive from Dubrovnik is best covered by cab.

Štikovica features a lovely pebble beach (a minute-long downhill stroll from Veranda), so consider making an afternoon of it.