Where to eat In Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik’s by the sea, which means it’s a great place if you love seafood. Proto is one of the best seafood restaurants in town. It has an old fashioned romantic feel, and was where Edward VIII wined and dined Wallis Simpson in the 1930s. Take a seat on the terrace and you can feast on squid and lobster with the best Croatian wines.
Nautika is another classy choice with two terraces overlooking the sea. The chef uses the best fish and seafood from around the region to create a seasonal menu. They’ve hosted Royals, Hollywood stars and the Pope so you can expect flawless service and attention to detail.
If you like your seafood a little more low key, Bota Sushi & Oyster Bar is a Japanese inspired restaurant with an open air terrace behind the cathedral. As you might guess it specialises in sushi and oysters, which are served straight from the shell or fried in tempura.
Just out of the town you’ll find the Orsan Yacht Club among the Lapad Peninsula’s beaches. It’s another great spot for seafood and has a lovely waterside terrace that’s perfect for boat watching by day and romantic evenings by night.
For a change from seafood, Nishta is Dubrovnik’s only strictly vegetarian restaurant. It also has vegan and gluten-free dishes on the menu, which might be good enough to tempt you even if you’re a dedicated meat eater. They serve creative dishes like tempeh tortillas and banana curry. Another option is Azur, which puts an Asian twist on Mediterranean food. Think prawn parcels or meatballs with Thai curry sauce.
Then there’s Ul. Nikole Gučetića’s Taj Mahal. It’s not an Indian restaurant as you might think, but instead it’s a traditional Bosnian eatery which serves up tasty grilled meats and vegetable dishes.