Saturday, 20 July 2024
TASTED BY THE EDITOR - Dubravka 1836 Restaurant & Café in Dubrovnik Mark Thomas

TASTED BY THE EDITOR - Dubravka 1836 Restaurant & Café in Dubrovnik

Written by  Jul 05, 2024

I must admit, I'm a bit biased about this month's restaurant. Dubravka 1836 Restaurant & Café is a personal favourite and my top recommendation for visitors to Dubrovnik. Its unbeatable location offers stunning views of the Old City, Lovrijenac Fortress, and the Adriatic Sea. Right at the main entrance to Dubrovnik, it's perfect for a meal before or after sightseeing.

I have to be honest, I am a little biased when it comes to this month's restaurant. It is not only restaurant that I regularly go to with friends and family, but also one that I recommend to guests to Dubrovnik, and for good reason. Dubravka 1836 Restaurant & Café isn't only one of my favourite eateries in the city but it also has one of the best locations.

Views over the city walls 

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So let's first cover the location. I am struggling to think of one with a better one. Firstly, the views over the walled Old City and the stunning Lovrijenac Fortress, and indeed the glinting Adriatic Sea, are captivating. It is literally right on the doorstep of the main entrance into the pearl of the Adriatic. Meaning you can plan a breakfast (yes, they do have a large breakfast menu), lunch or dinner around a visit to the attractions. You can always tell a good place to eat by the number of customers filling the seats, and let me tell you Dubravka is a hit, not just with guests but also with locals. Now that's a good sign. They have a very generous outside terrace, as well as a covered area, and almost all the tables have a glorious view.

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So now onto the food, as the restaurant states "The rich Mediterranean cuisine, prepared from original foodstuffs from the Dubrovnik area, directed by top culinary masters, will contribute to the full experience of the beauty of Dubrovnik." Indeed, that's a good start. "I would recommend the Dalmatian Smoked Ham with Olives as a starter," said the super friendly waitress. That sounded like a good place to start, and I have to say it was extremely tasty. "And to follow that, and to keep in the meat mood, why not try the Rib-Steak Dalmatian Style, for a main course and that is served with Swiss Chard in olive oil," she smiled.

Superb food 

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They were telling the truth when they said that they stick to local ingredients and dishes. It is almost hard to concentrate on your food when the views distract you so much. The meal was superb, I can't really find anything to complain about, far from it. The prices are more than reasonable, the service couldn't have been better, the location is just perfect and the menu is varied but pays homage to local and homemade meals. It is a big thumbs up, and I couldn't recommend Dubravka 1836 Restaurant & Café. I will probably be back there soon; can you get enough of a good thing?


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