Restaurants

Top Choice Croatian in Kvarner

Kukuriku

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 Istrian in Central & Eastern Istria

Toklarija

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 Konavle

Konoba Koraćeva Kuća

There's no better place to soak up the scenery than the terrace of this exceptional family-run restaurant, specialising in modern takes on Dalmatian traditions. Call ahead for lamb or veal slow-roasted under a peka …
Top Choice Croatian in Zagreb

Vinodol

The well-prepared central-European fare here is much-loved by local and overseas patrons. On warm days, eat on the covered patio (entered through an ivy-clad passageway off Teslina); the cold-weather alternative is …
Top Choice Dalmatian in Trogir

Konoba Trs

As traditional-looking as they come, this rustic little tavern has wooden benches and old stone walls inside, and an inviting courtyard shaded by grapevines. Yet the menu adds clever, contemporary twists to Dalmatia…
Top Choice Croatian in Krk Town

Konoba Nono

Just outside the old town, this rustic place is renowned for its Krk cooking and produces its own olive oil, as evidenced by the large traditional press around which tables are arranged. It also hangs its own prosci…
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.…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Dubrovnik

Nishta

The popularity of this tiny old-town eatery (expect to queue) is testament not just to the paucity of options for vegetarians and vegans in Croatia but to the excellent, imaginative food produced within. Alongside t…
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 Dalmatian in Makarska

Konoba Kalalarga

This traditional Dalmatian tavern has dim lighting, dark wood and alfresco 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 the…