Hvar Island restaurants

European in Pakleni Islands


Catering to the well-heeled yachties moored in Palmižana bay, this upmarket restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine, including Dalmatian specialities such as pašticada (beef stew), gregada (fish with potatoe…
Dalmatian in Hvar Town

Grande Luna

Grande Luna's rooftop terrace doesn't offer views per se, unless you count the blue of the Dalmatian sky offset against the stone of the surrounding buildings. It's an atmospheric setting in which to try traditional…
Pizza in Hvar Town


Mizarola has a loyal local following, partly because it's one of the only places to open in the low season, but mainly because of its crowd-pleasing Neapolitan-style pizza. It serves other things (pasta, gnocchi, ri…
Cafe in Hvar Town


Run by an Aussie-Croat and an American, this great little place serves up delicious stuffed flatbreads (fig and ricotta, pear and gorgonzola, brie and prosciutto), vegetarian curries and a highly recommended Hvar br…
Dalmatian in Hvar Town


Calling itself a 'steak and fish house', this place is always popular – due, in part, to the handsome waiters and the free-flowing rakija (grappa). Thankfully, the food is also excellent; try the gregada (fish fille…
Dalmatian in Stari Grad

Jurin Podrum

'George's Cellar' has bucketloads of atmosphere, courtesy of old stone walls, woven wicker lamps and a couple of tables outside in the lane. The menu includes pasta, gnocchi, risotto and grilled fish, along with vea…
Street Food in Hvar Town


Hit this buzzing hole-in-the-wall place for top-notch cocktails and a globetrotting array of tasty snacks: everything from empanadas and burgers to pulled-pork steamed buns and lamb curry. Grab a table on the lane a…
Burgers in Jelsa

Flying Pig

For the rest of the year they're busy with their bistro, Beštija, in Zagreb, but come summer this hip young crew heads to Jelsa to celebrate the simple things in life: juicy gourmet burgers and craft beer.
Dalmatian in Stari Grad


Housed in a waterfront hermitage, built in 1487 for the hermit monk serving neighbouring St Jerome's Church, this restaurant offers Dalmatian staples in an exposed-stone interior and on the shaded terrace.
Mediterranean in Hvar Town


The fabulous location and one of the island's best wine lists are reason enough to splurge at this swanky restaurant. Add innovative food and dazzling views of the Pakleni Islands and you have a winning formula for …