Dubrovnik Journals

Dining and Wining in Dubrovnik

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An October 2011 trip to Dubrovnik by sararevell

Lokanda Peskarija Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia More Photos
Quote: There are plenty of places to eat in Dubrovnik’s old town but the two best meals I had were outside of the city walls. For drinks however, the old town is home to one particularly great wine bar and a couple of cosy, old school haunts.

Argosy Hotel

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Hotel | "An Out of Character Place to Stay"

Argosy Hotel Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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The Argosy Hotel is located in the Babin Kuk neighbourhood, about a fifteen minute bus ride from the old town. Buses are quick and frequent but it’s still a bit of a schlep to get to most of Dubrovnik’s places of interest and with bus tickets at over £1 (almost $2) a trip, travel costs can add up over a few days. The hotel itself is quiet and clean. After a swift check-in, we were directed to our double room on the ground floor. Our room had a sliver of a sea view and a wide balcony overlooking orange and fir trees that were windswept by the sea breeze. The room itself was a good size with a white bathroom with powerful shower and a hairdryer. The double bed was incredibly wide...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 7, 2011

Argosy Hotel
Iva Dulcica 41
Dubrovnik, Croatia 20000
877-662-6988

D'Vino Wine Bar

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Restaurant | "The Perfect Introduction to Croatian Wine"

D'Vino Wine Bar Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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One of the people in our travel group had mentioned wanting to go to D’Vino a couple of times over the weekend and after dinner at Wanda, we didn’t have far to go to sample their wines. The L-shaped bar is marginally larger than Talir but had the same cosy feel. Like Talir, it is compact, squeezed into one of the steep side alleys that shoots off from Stradun. The menu is fairly straightforward although the obvious choice is to try a flight. While I opted for a single glass of Dingac, the flight includes a glass of Plavac (from grapes grown inland), Postup (from grapes grown on the hillsides sheltered from the sea) and Dingac (from grapes grown on the hillsides facing the sea). At least th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2011

D'Vino Wine Bar
Palmoticeva 4A
Dubrovnik, Croatia
+385 (0) 20 321

Excelsior Hotel Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Fine Dining at The Excelsior Hotel"

Excelsior Hotel Restaurant Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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If you are fortunate enough to be staying at The Excelsior, then dining in one of their four restaurants is an opportunity not to be missed. While I wasn’t staying here, I was fortunate enough to be treated to an evening meal specially laid on by the hotel and their exuberant head chef. A large round table was set up for us between their sushi and cocktail bars and we had the whole area to ourselves. After a Champagne aperitif, we were guided through their photo gallery – a long glass case celebrating star guests past and recently present, including Liz Taylor, Roger Moore and more surprisingly, Che Guevara.The table was draped in white linen and courses were served neatly and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2011

Excelsior Hotel Restaurant
Frana Supila 12
Dubrovink 20000
385 20 432578

Jazz Caffe Troubadour

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Attraction | "Stormy Beers and Grappa at the Tiny Troubadour"

Jazz Caffe Troubadour Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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It was our first night out in Dubrovnik and our city guide bid us goodbye but not before recommending the Troubador bar. As it was literally round the corner from Buffet Kamenice, it was an easy trip to make. The self proclaimed ‘jazz café’ occupies a corner next to the cathedral and offers more outdoor tables than indoor. It seems that the Troubadour was once the place to be but its heyday is long over. The hole in the wall has barely enough room for the bar and three tables. Apparently it used to be a lot larger but the owner sold off most of it. We sat outside and ordered a round of beers and within half an hour or so, storm clouds gathered overhead and unleashed one of the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 7, 2011

Jazz Caffe Troubadour
Buniceva Poljana 2
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Kamenice

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Restaurant | "Seafood Fast Food Style in the Market Square"

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On our first night out in Dubrovnik we had a local guide with us and she recommended Kamenice. It is a very modest place, with plastic tables and chairs set up alongside other similar-looking establishments in the square. On a warm day, it’s probably quite a pleasant place to sit for lunch but on a stormy Friday night, a wind was whipping up everything in sight and it was a challenge at times to keep the food and drink on the table.We ordered a round of Karlovacko beers and looked over the menu. The emphasis at Kamenice seems to be on quick and cheap. The menu was fairly simple and given that it was the first night, everyone in our group wanted to try the local seafood. I went for the ‘sma...Read More

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Kamenice
Gunduliceva Poljana 8
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Levanat

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Restaurant | "The Best Meal in Dubrovnik by Far"

Levanat Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Late on a clear October afternoon we sped walked along a pebbly path to the Levanat restaurant. We were running late and the sun was due to set at any minute. Literally arriving not a second too late, I was surprised to notice that only three or four tables were occupied and prime sunset view seats were still readily available. In less than five minutes we had a glass of chilled beer in our hands and just enough time to watch the rose blushed sun sink rapidly into the Adriatic.Levanat is a somewhat tricky place to find but the slight effort required is justly rewarded. We were staying at the nearby Argosy Hotel (about a 10 minute walk) and had been able to navigate our way there by walking...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 7, 2011

Levanat
Setaliste Niki I Meda Pucica 15
Dubrovnik, Croatia
020 435 352

Lokanda Peskarija

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Restaurant | "Seafood and Giant Sandwiches by the Old Port"

Lokanda Peskarija Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Beside the old port is a wide paved berth reserved for the Lokanda Peskarija restaurant. Blessed with one of the best dining locations in the old town, this place appears to do swift business all day long, provided the weather stays fine. While guidebooks recommend just about any fish dish on the menu, I had overdosed on a school of small fried fish the night before so decided to go for a rather less exciting sandwich option for lunch. Little did I know that Dubrovnik also serves up some of the largest sandwiches on the continent. You have to be assertive to order at Lokanda. The staff works a swift service but they have a lot of space to cover so if you’re hungry it probably pays to grab ...Read More

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Lokanda Peskarija
Na Ponti
Dubrovnik, Croatia
020 324 750

Talir Bar and Gallery

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Restaurant | "A Brief Beer Stop at the Actors Bar"

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We stopped for a few beers at Talir after dinner at The Excelsior and after a fairly grand evening meal, Talir provided something different but I would say equally enjoyable. We were there on a Saturday evening and while there were still had a few spare seats, the place was pretty much full about five minutes after we had arrived. We managed to scrape together some of the few remaining chairs around the last indoor table. Outside on Atuninska there are more tables but there was a definite chill in the air, which was forcing most people indoors. The brick-arched bar is tiny and there is only room for about 20-25 people in total so we were lucky with our group of 7 to get a table. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 7, 2011

Talir Bar and Gallery
Antuninska 5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
020 323 293

Wanda

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Restaurant | "Average Italian Fare on Prijeko"

Wanda Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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The 2007 Time Out Shortlist Guide raves about Wanda. Opened in 2006, the book celebrated the fact that when Wanda opened it set a new (high) standard for eating out in Dubrovnik and in particular along the Prijeko.Our group of seven turned up on a Sunday night without a reservation but counted ourselves lucky that there was a large table available. Another group had already taken over the left side of the restaurant and our group bridged the gap between them and a scattering of quiet couples. The cheery owner welcomed us in and his friendly, confident air in turn filled me with confidence for the meal that lay ahead. On finding out that some people in our party were ordering gr...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 7, 2011

Wanda
Prijeko Street 8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
+098 944 9317