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 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 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 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.…
Istrian in Opatija


This unassuming family-run restaurant specialises in big flavours and generous portions: feast on roast veal shanks, roast octopus, game stew, turkey, homemade pasta and risotto. The wine list is well chosen.
Mediterranean in Zadar


Sitting pretty in a prime harbour-front spot with lots of polished wood and a slim covered terrace, this elegant place is one of Zadar’s best restaurants. The cooking marries fresh Croatian produce, rich French-styl…
Italian in Rijeka

Ristorante Spagho

A stylish, contemporary Italian job with exposed brickwork, art and hip seating that offers delicious and filling portions of pasta, pizza, salads and meat dishes. But the real deal here is the whole section of the …
Istrian in Opatija


This atmospheric little family-run eatery specialises in Istrian cuisine such as maneštra (vegetable and bean soup) and, of course, you’ll find plenty of truffles infusing the menu. There’s a shady side terrace and …
Croatian in Hvar Town

Zlatna Školjka

In a narrow alley packed with restaurants, this slow-food hideaway stands out for its creative fare conjured up by a local celebrity chef. A family-run affair, it has a stone interior and a terrace out back. Innovat…