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Foodies honeymooning in Croatia need food recs.

Gil's closed in Dubrovnik under a very dark cloud, now reopened as Restaurant 360

Nov 27, 2012
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Bled, Slovenia for the weekend

Srednja Vas is a small village about 2 miles from Bohinj on route 633. There you will find Gostilna Rupa and Pri Hrvatu, both good authentic locals.

Oct 04, 2011
Euro Kevin in Europe

KIllarney, Ireland

We discovered Stonechat, a lovely place serving hearty local dishes. Nothing too fancy and great value.
Just off the high street, in the centre of town.

Feb 22, 2011
Euro Kevin in U.K./Ireland

Croatia - Zagreb, Dubrovnik, mid/south dalmatia islands

In Split, Black Cat Bistro and Sperun are good. In Dubrovnik, try Sesame, Restaurant Dubrovnik, Komarda and Gil's (high end) I think Nautica is way too expensive for what you get.
Also, the 2010 Gault & Millau restaurant guide is a dependable source and Croatia is part of the Austrian edition.

Aug 23, 2010
Euro Kevin in Europe

4 nights in Istria - best (high end) restaurant?

Sorry, I sent you off on the wrong track, was referring to your house. We have friends who live near Klostar, a tiny hamlet inland from Porec. Heard them mention they had American neighbors, and wondered.....

Jul 16, 2010
Euro Kevin in Europe

4 nights in Istria - best (high end) restaurant?

Hey CMDALD, would you by any chance, have a place in quiet countryside not far from Klostar?

Jul 14, 2010
Euro Kevin in Europe

Crete - 10 days

Avli in Rethymnon, is a good restaurant but prices are high for what you get. I think Prima Plora to the west of town, is a far better place.

Jul 13, 2010
Euro Kevin in Europe

4 nights in Istria - best (high end) restaurant?

My work takes me to this part of Croatia every 6/8 weeks, and I revisit the better restaurants, as well as some new ones.
The best by far are Valsabbion in Pula and Le Mandrac in Volosko, both recently awarded joint first place in Croatia, in Gault/Millau guide, the well respected restaurant guide. Monte and Blu in Rovinj are fine, but not on the same level.
Use your car, you won't be disappointed.

Jul 13, 2010
Euro Kevin in Europe

Crete - 10 days

Consider Rethymnon as a base, it's a great central location for visiting the island, has a lovely old town, and has quality restaurants.

Jul 12, 2010
Euro Kevin in Europe

Pre-wedding dinner, need a restaurant. Help!

Look at www.menupages.ie for a good overall view.

Dec 18, 2009
Euro Kevin in U.K./Ireland

Truffle Hunting in Istria?

You can find a licensed hunter through www.lemandrac.com

Jun 28, 2009
Euro Kevin in Europe

Slovenia?

Pri Lojzetu is an excellent restaurant near Vipava, it means taking a trip out of town but so well worth it. www.prilojzetu.com for directions etc.

Oct 30, 2008
Euro Kevin in International Archive

Great restaurants in Croatia

You can check my previous posts on Croatian restaurants. Went to Croatia again last month and was disappointed with Atlas Club Nautica in Dubrovnik and Zigante in Istria, both are overpriced and the food was average.
For consistent quality, Valsabbion in Pula and Le Mandrac in Volosko are my favourite restaurants in Croatia.

Jul 18, 2008
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Croatian Restaurants/where should this be

In Dubrovnik.

Orhan
Rosarij
Dundo Maroje
Sesame
Nishta (vegetarian)

What islands will you visit?

Jun 24, 2008
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Good food in Croatia (Dalmatian Coast)

Konoba Kod Jose, north of Strossmayerov park.
Konoba Marjan, small place west of town.
Sumica, out past Bacvice beach and more expensive than the others, worth it though.

Jun 05, 2008
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Croatian Restaurants/where should this be

Went back to Istria and Kvarner recently and had a lovely time. Best restaurant was Le Mandrac in Volosko, a fatastic experience.
Konoba Dani in Umag was also very pleasing and it was nice to sample their own wine and olive oil.
On the negative side, Zigante is now very expensive and Bevanda in Opatija has let standards slip.

Jan 15, 2008
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Good food in Croatia (Dalmatian Coast)

We only had one night in Dubrovnik and lucky us were taken to Atlas Club Nautica where we enjoyed creative and exciting dishes from top local ingredients. One of the better restaurants we have ever been to.

Jun 11, 2007
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What to eat in Croatia and Slovenia

Wrote a short list here on april 29, hope it helps.

May 23, 2007
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Croatian Restaurants/where should this be

Two good Kvarner restaurants.
Zlatna Skoljka.
A lovely little place serving lots of fish dishes and not too expensive.It's at Kruzna 12a, Rijeka.
Tel. 00385 (0)51 213782

Kukuriku.
This is the place for a wide variety of Istrian plates and well worth a visit. It's in Kastav village, 6 miles north of Rijeka.
Tel. 00385 (0)51 691425

Booking advisable.

Apr 28, 2007
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Croatian Restaurants/where should this be

A few more restaurants worth a visit and not far from Pula.
Monte and Veli Joze in Rovinj. Ulixes in Porec and Dvi Murve, 2 miles north of Porec, also Due Fratelli which is 1 mile east of Labin towards Rabac.

Apr 12, 2007
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Croatian Restaurants/where should this be

Hiya,

I was there in Feb and they opened on march 25th having closed for one month. Sorry to hear you were unlucky, a few days later......., or were you in the locality anyway?

Mar 31, 2007
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Croatian Restaurants/where should this be

I am a London based food writer and i have just finished a project in Istria and Kvarner Gulf area of Croatia.
So here is a list of my top restaurants.

Le Mandrac.
For the freshest fruit of the sea,cooked to a very high standard and a wine list
chosen with care.At the waters edge in Volosko harbour,Opatija.
www.lemandrac.com Tel. 00385 (0)51 701357

Toklarija.
A Konobo style place,serving great local produce in the village of Sovinjsko
Polje,5 miles south of Buzet.
Tel. 00385 (0)52 663031

Zigante.
Here they specialize in truffles in an atmospheric setting in the village of Livade,
3 miles north of Motovun.
www.zigantetartufi.com Tel.00385 (0)52 664302

Pri Lojzetu.
Set in a mansion on a hilltop, they were first to introduce great slow food to this
area.In the village of Dornberk,which is in Vipava valley,just over the border in
Slovenia.
Tel. 00386 (0)5 3687007

Booking is reccommended,

Regards

Kevin

PS. Am new and not sure where this should go. Thanks

Mar 27, 2007
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