Fine dining restaurants, or white-tablecloth restaurants, are types of restaurants which offer top quality service and food in an upscale setting. But, that’s not all it takes to make a difference from casual dining. Fine dining has certain rules that should be followed, such as specific meal courses, knowledgeable servers, attention to details, a premium wine list, etc.
Dubrovnik is famous for vivid gastronomy scene, famous chefs and some really amazing restaurants. However, a lot of restaurants these days label themselves as “fine dining”, but the truth is, there are only a few of them in Dubrovnik that actually meet the high criteria.
Dubrovnik Tour Guide is bringing you the top 5 restaurants for fine dining in Dubrovnik.
If you decide to visit one of these places, make sure you reserve your early enough.
The only rooftop terrace in the Old town where you can have dinner. A charming restaurant surrounded by ancient city walls overlooking red terracotta roofs provides a breathtaking ambiance. The menu is inspired by Mediterranean food and modern gastronomy. Their dedication is shown in paying high attention to the quality of ingredients presented in each and every dish.
Constantly proving its reputation as being amongst Dubrovnik’s top class restaurants, serving consistently good quality food with a distinctly modern Dalmatian twist. Situated near just a stone throw from the popular Green market, featuring the most recognizable terrace in the Old Town, this delightful place is providing the guests with just an ideal level of privacy. Together with exquisite service, its elegance and inspiring ambiance encourage return visits since it has been reopened in 2006.
Maybe the most famous Dubrovnik restaurant, honoured to host Pope Saint John Paul II in 2003. Situated in Pile, near the western entrance to the Old Town, it provides a unique view of the Adriatic and the fortresses of Lovrijenac and Bokar. The restaurant’s chef, Mario Bunda, leads a team whose varied offerings include lobster from the Dalmatian island of Vis and other Adriatic delicacies. In 2008. Nautika was recognized as the sixth most romantic restaurant in the world by Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
First what comes to mind at the mention of a great fish restaurant in Dubrovnik. Established in 1886, Proto is located in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historical core in the Široka street. The long tradition attests to its reputation and lasting quality based on its unparalleled preparation of diverse seafood and meat dishes. Proto’s gourmet menu is inspired by indigenous dishes and the culinary artistry of Dubrovnik’s aristocratic and commoner families. Michelin included this restaurant in its famous guide, with a recommendation to go for the catch of the day.
The only restaurant in Dubrovnik with a Michelin star. The restaurant and its terrace are literally integrated in the city walls, overlooking the Old Port and St. John fortress. 360° hosted a lot of worldwide celebrities, like Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Cristiano Ronaldo. There are two 5-courses Tasting Menus and abbreviated options through A la Carte Menu. Inspired by flavors and ingredients of Dubrovnik & Mediterranean cuisine and framed in French cooking techniques, their gourmet dishes fascinate guests from all around the world.