Though once built to defend the city, the pale stone towers surrounding Dubrovnik have since taken on a fairy-tale aspect. With its gorgeous coastal setting and picturesque red-roofed buildings, the city is a lovers’ paradise.
This post will highlight just three of the incredible restaurants in Dubrovnik you can visit on one of our Croatia holidays. The historical city has built up a culinary reputation for itself over recent years. Combine fascinating history and culture, beautiful scenery and stunning food and you have the recipe for a successful romantic trip.
If you really want to impress your loved one, why not brush up on your sommelier skills?
To the west of Dubrovnik sit three islands known as the Elaphite Islands. On one of them, Koločep, is the restaurant Villa Ruža. Open only from May to October, this exceptional restaurant not only offers beautiful food but throws in a good love story as well. The restaurant was built in 1930 by a local merchant who wanted to demonstrate to the world how much he loved his wife. It serves fresh, Mediterranean inspired meals.
At Portrait, citrus scents waft through the air and diners eat behind the walls of a picturesque Orthodox church. This restaurant is brilliant for real foodies, the chef Jeffrey Vella wants guests to have a unique experience whilst dining at Portrait. He focuses on unbelievable flavours and truly exquisite presentation. Chef Vella draws inspiration from the flavours of the Adriatic.
Victoria Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Claiming to be the first Peruvian restaurant on the Adriatic, Victoria Restaurant & Lounge Bar boasts a beautiful terraced dining area with romantic views over the ocean. Begin your evening with a cocktail and live jazz before indulging in the authentic Peruvian creations of head chef Roberto Chavez.
Where to Stay
Our team of cupids have expertly curated a selection of beautiful hotels in Dubrovnik perfect for couples. Whether you are newlyweds or celebrating a special anniversary in Croatia, holiday romance is guaranteed in these three hand-selected hotels.
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
The Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik is a five-star hotel in an excellent location for leisurely strolls through the old town. Maintaining much of the original building’s old-world charm, the Hilton Imperial offers spacious, airy rooms, lovely spa facilities and a well-kept, shady garden.
The boutique-style Hotel More sits on a tree-covered hillside with stunning ocean views and steps down to a private beach. This idyllic setting is perfect for couples, you can watch the sunset with a delicious cocktail and relax in the hotel’s own spa.