There’s no getting around the fact that Dubrovnik is ‘stuffed full of’ tourists. Most of the restaurants in Old Town are ‘full of stuffed’ tourists too, however that doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on quality, far from it. The eating scene in the town has grown and is now blessed with some fantastic places to eat. As you would expect there are still some real tourist traps, especially around the main streets, so here we give you four places to help you avoid them – places where we really enjoyed our meals and the setting.
Azur, Dubrovnik Old Town – now this place is worth the effort in finding it. Tucked away towards to lower part of town the sea cliffs, Azur is informal but offers high quality meals. It describes itself as Mediterranean food with an Asian twist, and serves dishes bursting with flavour. It also feels peaceful here, away from the bustling Stradun and the mass of people. (photo from Azurvision.com)
D’Vino Wine Bar – as you would expect this place is serious about its wine and welcomes any questions you may have about best wines to choose. They specialise in local wines and serve over 60 wines by the glass!! The food is good too – platters of cheese, bread, olives, meats and dried fruits. It’s the sort of place where you can start the night, and stay!! (photo from D’Vino.net)
Taj Mahal Restaurant – something a little different? Bosnian home cuisine? In fact Old Town’s only Bosnian restaurant. This place is pretty serious about its meat! Inside is like an Aladdins Cave (filled with all things Ottoman), whilst outside the tables fill the narrow street. Sit down order a beer, then choose your food and wait patiently whilst they cook it from scratch. (photo from tajmahal-dubrovnik.com)
Panorama Restaurant and Bar – Ok so it’s a little out of the way – up the cable car to the top of Mt Srd in fact, but the view is spectacular!! From here you can look down into the Old Town, over Lapad Bay and the Island of Lokrum. The menu is large and serves everything you would expect from a Mediterranean restaurant. It’s open late into the night in the summer months, offering amazing views of an illuminated Dubrovnik.