Top Choice Bakery in Rijeka


The best bakery in town, with delicious filled baguettes, wholemeal bread, croissants and burek (pastry stuffed with meat, spinach or cheese). There are several branches around town and across Croatia.
Top Choice Croatian in Kvarner


At slow-food pioneer Nenad Kukurin's wonderful hotel-restaurant, there's no menu, so you need to be prepared to place your trust in the staff. Tell them whether you prefer meat, fish or vegetarian, and whether you h…
Top Choice Slavonian in Osijek

Kod Ruže

The rustic paraphernalia is laid on pretty thick here (think taxidermy galore) but this is certainly a highly atmospheric place for a Slavonian meal, especially at weekends, when a live band plays gypsy music. Try t…
Top Choice Istrian in Central & Eastern Istria


The reason to come to Sovinjsko Polje is to enjoy one of Istria’s finest dining experiences. At this beautifully converted 600-year-old olive mill (bought by his grandfather in the 1950s), eccentric owner Nevio Siro…
Top Choice Dalmatian in Makarska

Konoba Kalalarga

This traditional Dalmatian tavern has dim lighting, dark wood and al fresco bench seating in an alleyway leading up from Makarska's main square. It serves food the way baba (grandma) would make it, and dishes out th…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Zadar


Hotel Bastion's fine-dining restaurant offers contemporary takes on classic Croatian cuisine (octopus stew, stuffed squid, Pag cheese). France and Italy also make their presence felt, particularly in the delectable …
Top Choice Dalmatian in Zadar

Pet Bunara

With exposed stone walls inside and a pretty terrace lined with olive trees, this is an atmospheric place to tuck into Dalmatian soups and stews, homemade pasta and local faves such as octopus and turkey. Save room …
Top Choice Dalmatian in Korčula Island

Konoba Mate

Our favourite place to eat on the entire island has the unlikely setting of the sleepy farming village of Pupnat, 11km west of Korčula Town. The menu is short but universally tempting, offering unusual twists on tru…
Top Choice Croatian in Rijeka

Konoba Nebuloza

Straddling the line between modern and traditional Croatian fare, this slightly upmarket riverside restaurant serves lots of seafood along with selected beef and turkey dishes. Specialities include sous vide swordfi…
Top Choice Croatian in Volosko

Konoba Valle Losca

The word konoba usually denotes a little family-run eatery – most of which have identikit menus. Here, French and Italian techniques combine with top-notch local ingredients to take things to another level entirely.…