A Guide To Michelin Star Restaurants In Croatia

Take a tour of Croatia's Michelin star restaurants with our guide and discover a brilliant gastro tour from north to south

In the last five years, Croatia's gastronomy scene has come along leaps and bounds. No longer a destination limited to taverna style restaurants serving traditional Mediterranean dishes, Croatia is a rising star in Europe's well established Michelin Guide thanks to the addition of seven of its restaurants to its 1 Star list. We've compiled a rundown of the sensational seven so you have an idea of what to expect when visiting a Michelin-star restaurant in Croatia.

Thanks to their attractive locations, the venues also make a brilliant basis for a land tour program in Croatia for travelers who enjoy their food and the finer things in life. We've listed restaurants from north to south (Zagreb to Dubrovnik) to help you visualize the journey and also added a nearby vineyard recommendation for each restaurant so that you can make the most of the gastronomic offer in each place. Click on the name of the restaurant or winery to be taken to their homepage for more info.

Noel, Zagreb

Noel Zagreb interior

Described as: Modern European cuisine

Head chef: Bruno Vokal

Don't miss: Adriatic fish with white asparagus, smoked eel

Tasting menus: 4 courses: 480kn, 7 courses: 750kn

Winery: Korak Family Estate, Plesivica

Why? Home to the finest wines from the Plesivica wine growing region

Monte, Rovinj

Monte Rovinj by Ognjen Marovic

Photo credit: Ognjen Marovic

Described as: ...cuisine is spectacular, almost theatrical

Head chef: Danijel Đekić

Don't miss: Suckling pig with lentils, yellow cabbage, Kulen sausage, and pork rind

Tasting menus: 6 courses: 889kn (Red, Green and Blue menus), 4 courses: 739kn, 3 courses: 639kn

Winery: Meneghetti, Bale

Why? Luxurious rustic farm surroundings, quality wines

Meneghetti

Draga di Lovrana, Lovran

Draga di Lovrana

Described as: ...dishes are modern and creative in style, featuring Mediterranean influences and the occasional French twist

Head chef: Deni Srdoč

Don't miss: Piper gurnard, carrot, pistachio, butter, parsley

Tasting menus: 7 courses: 690kn, 5 courses: 570kn (fish, meat or mixed menus available)

Winery: Castle Belaj

Why? Stunning views and historic grounds

Castle Belaj

Boškinac, Novalja

Boskinac

Described as: Pag island’s specialties take pride of place on the menu

Head chef: Matija Bregeš

Don't miss: Octopus with Lika mushrooms, cream of potato with wild leaves, foam of Boskinac

Tasting menus: 8 courses: 880kn, 5 courses: 550kn

Winery: DeGarra Winery, Zadar

Why? Croatia's premier Vin du Garage winery, DeGarra's Marastina scores rave reviews

Degarra Winery

Pelegrini, Sibenik

Pelegrini Sibenik

Described as: ...your taste buds are never disappointed.

Head chef: Rudolf Štefan

Don't miss: Brudet

Tasting menus: Tasting menu: 865kn, 4 courses: 690kn

Winery: Vina Sladic, Plastovo

Why? Friendly family-run winery with good quality reds

Sladic Winery

LD Terrace, Korcula

LD Terrace

Described as: Superb Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on local products

Head chef: Marko Gajski

Don't miss: Monkfish gnocchi with black truffles

Tasting menus: 5 courses: 390kn

Winery: Winery Zure, Lumbarda

Why? Excellent selection of wines in a picturesque location

Zure Winery

Restaurant 360, Dubrovnik

360 Dubrovnik

Described as: ...elaborate, expertly prepared and beautifully presented dishes

Head chef: Marijo Curić

Don't miss: Black pork, beetroot & sour onion tart, pork skins chips, sweet potato, cream of mustard

Tasting menus: 3 courses: 640kn, 2 courses: 540kn

Winery: Crvik Vineyard & Winery, Komaji

Why? Award-winning wines from a family-run estate

Crvik Vineyard and Winery

For more information on gastronomy-themed tours in Croatia, get in touch with the friendly and professional team at Adriatic DMC.


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