A Michelin Star rating is the benchmark for fine dining around the world. Michelin, however, is selective about which cities they visit to award these ratings. With the great interest and influx of tourism and travelers to Croatia, Michelin has taken notice and they’ve awarded their first Michelin Star in the country. We’ve profiled it below, along with other restaurants in Croatia worthy of praise. These are all on the Michelin radar and have garnered a Michelin Plate which indicates “good food simply”. Soon there will be many Michelin Star Restaurants in Croatia!
Monte – The first of many Michelin Star Restaurants in Croatia!
The only Michelin Star-rated restaurant in Croatia, Monte has created quite a buzz among travelers and locals alike. This comes to no surprise, as it is the epitome of fine dining in Croatia!
The cool, contemporary style of this softly lit, romantic restaurant comes as a contrast to the old town, in whose enchanting lanes it is hidden. Creative and occasionally theatrical, the cooking is also somewhat of a surprise; using modern techniques to create beautifully presented, flavor-filled dishes.
Whether you order a five- or seven-course selection from the menu or opt for an a la carte entree, you’ll taste the local flavors from the Rovinj marketplace. You’ll also want to pair your choices with a selection from their extensive wine list! This list features both local and international options that are sure to please all palates.
Now, let’s look at a selection of other fine dining establishments that are working to expand the list of Michelin Star Restaurants in Croatia!
Located in the San Rocco Heritage Hotel, this gourmet restaurant has been earning accolades for years as a destination for fine dining in Croatia. San Rocco is on the top of the Istrian and Croatian cuisine scene. Visitors will find that San Rocco offers “a vast gastronomic array based mainly on typical seasonal specialties, such as fresh locally caught fish, truffles, mushrooms, ham, game and other typical Istrian specialties”. San Rocco’s menu also reflects the heritage of the area and culture of great wines. This makes it an ideal destination to experience Istrian tradition and a soon-to-be addition to the list of Michelin Star Restaurants in Croatia!
Reviewers describe Apetit City Restaurant & Bar as welcoming, pleasant, and also unpretentious in both it’s style as well as it’s offerings. They serve international and Mediterranean food under the direction of Chef Stjepan Bistrički.
Our menu rests on the aromas and flavors of Central European cuisine with Mediterranean touches. We use the best that Zagreb provides it’s position. Close to the continent, at the same time an hour from the Adriatic Sea, Apetit City is the place to meet different aromas and flavors.
Apetit City also boasts an ever changing wine menu that offers a variety of choices, based on availability.
Seafront dining at its best! Sv. Nikola’s menu focuses on traditional Croatian and Italian dishes, with protein offerings that include fresh local fish as well as other local ingredients. They describe a meal with them as a “perfect dining experience” and Michelin has taken note. Enjoy an incredible waterfront setting with stunning views, top notch service and some of the best fine dining in Croatia. Sv. Nikola will surely be on the list of Michelin Star Restaurants in Croatia in the future.
You will find our next restaurant tucked away on the edge of old town Dubrovnik up a quiet, little lane. Azur focuses their menu on the most delicious, fresh, and finest ingredients sourced locally for their Mediterranean-Asian fusion cuisine. Consequently, Azur’s vision statement includes their methodology.
Taking the amazing local produce of Croatia and blending it with oriental spices and cooking methods, the result is a unique adaptation of fresh vibrant dishes; Croatian cuisine with an Asian twist.
With it’s adorably quaint location and delicious fusion cuisine, Azur has much to offer. Perhaps in the future they will even earn the honor of being on the list of Michelin Star Restaurants in Croatia!
Are you ready to experience fine dining in Croatia?
Where will you begin on our list of fine dining destinations in Croatia? Will you opt for a Michelin Plate mention or go right to Croatia’s lone Michelin Star-rated restaurant? Either way, travelers are sure have many Michelin Star Rated Restaurants in Croatia to visit in the future! If you’re looking for more to do on your Croatian vacation, read How to Spend Three Luxurious Days in Zagreb or Take a Tour of Croatia with Eva Larue!