Eating Your Way Through Dubrovnik
It’s no secret that I follow my stomach around Europe. Dubrovnik was no disappointment. Our daily ration included local fresh squid paired with delicious fresh vegetables, chased down with lemon-y Ožujsko radler. And our favourite sweet? Dark chocolate ice-cream. Even for breakfast.
We had many meals throughout the city ranging from street-food to fine-dining, and were never disappointed. We had two favourites: Taj Mahal,which serves delicious Bosnian fare, is in the heart of the city with al fresco dining. The clear soup and juicy pork sausages were total winners and didn’t touch sides. Happy happy.
Our second favourite was Konoba Jezuite largely because of it’s beautiful location and crispy calamari. We spent a long, lazy lunch chatting in the beautiful square, feeling transported to another world after our 3am wake-up time to leave cold and dreary London.
Buža Bar is no secret, but it is unlike any bar you’ll visit (and worthy of the hype). Nestled into the cliffs, on the outside of the city wall, it’s the perfect place to watch the sun go down. It’ll also be super busy, so be prepared to wait and come in small groups. During the day, you can also jump off the rocky platforms into the blue waters below.
We stayed in an amazing little AirBnB flat near the top end of the city, and enjoyed the local markets for buying fresh food to have at home. Definitely recommended - eating out in Dubrovnik isn’t as cheap as you might expect, with some restaurants being on par with some of London’s finer establishments. I also love seeing how the locals eat, in any city.
Lastly, I can’t finish this post without paying homage to what my Mama repeatedly had for breakfast. Dark chocolate ice-cream. Her favourite spot for it was Gossip, on the main drag (and a very convenient location if you’re on your way out to the ferry).