Dubrovnik is beginning to punch its weight in the culinary stakes. Jeffrey Vella’s 360 degrees is one of the leading restaurants in Croatia and enjoys the unparalleled setting of St Luke’s Fortress. Former head chef at that address, Frenchman Gilles ‘Gils’ Camilleri, is rumoured to be opening a quality Asian-themed bistro in the Old Town, hopefully before the year is out.
Signalling a new approach to local culinary culture are Lucin Kantun, which offers delicious tapas-style seafood dishes at surprisingly reasonable prices; and Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota, with its mouth-watering exercises in Adriatic-Japanese fusion.
Barkers working Stradun will try to entice you to one of the restaurants along Prijeko, just up from the Stradun – most of these are tourist traps.
Nearly all the top hotels boast high-end restaurants – we include only a modest selection. If you’re with a car, then some memorable restaurants are happily within easy reach of Dubrovnik. Most notably, Gverović-Orsan, 7km north of town.