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“One of the gems in Zadar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Kastel

Restaurant Kastel
Bedemi zadarskih pobuna 13 | Hotel Bastion, Zadar HR 23 000, Croatia
+385 23/494 950
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Ranked #1 of 98 restaurants in Zadar
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“One of the gems in Zadar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This is a very nice and affordable restaurant located in the old town of Zadar with a nice view overlooking the port of Zadar.
We sat on the "roof top" terrasse and we were recommended their 5 course seafood meny. The waiter recommended wines that suited the food and it was good croatian wines through and through. First we had a wonderful glass of welcoming sparkling white wine (local, but I forgot the name) not unlike the italian prosecco. The waiter asked "if we wanted a welcome drink" and we thought it was free. It actually did cost 50 kuna but it was well worth it :-) If you don't let the waiter decide the wine go for Malvazia grape based wine. You can't go wrong.
The 5 course dinner were oriented on seafood and everything was really nice, fresh and minimalistic presented. One should think that the maincourse kind of topped off the whole meny and be presented as a climax but it didn't. It was good, but not the best course that night. I guess it's up to personal preference in the end.. No course were truly fantastic but well tasting, nice presented, fresh, at time delicious
There were slightly long breaks between the courses but overall time spent for the entire visit were acceptable. The waiter was proffesional and kind and spent time explaining what we had to eat. There were almost one waiter per table which was nice.
The price were very reasonably and we'll make sure to visit Kastel next summer ;-)

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Food was excellent (seafood) and the service was good. Also the restaurant is in a great position overlooking the harbor.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Secret tip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Not a lot of people, very good food. Payable. Friendly servants.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Heavenly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My husband and I vacation in Zadar every summer. Last night we had an exceptional meal at Restaurant Kastel, the rooftop restaurant in Hotel Bastion. The weather in Zadar has been very Hot this year, but sitting outside in the rooftop Kastel overlooking the Harbor proved to be delightfully breezy.
The wait staff in Hotel Bastion/Restaurant Kastel are young, energetic and happy. They are fun to be around and make sure you have a lovely visit. In my opinion, this can make or break the overall dining experience.
I would not usually dream of eating in a Hotel, but Bastion is a small boutique hotel and the restaurant is very small. There is no menu. The waiter delivers the days specials.
Dinner was in full swing at 9 pm as we were led to our table overlooking one of the loveliest views of the city.
Our appetizer was a cold salad with chopped mushrooms, arrugula, cherry tomatoes and smoked tuna served on toasted bread.
The main course was grilled orada which was so fresh and delicious, just sprinkled with a bit of EVOO.
The wine we chose was a delicate malvasia that teamed perfectly with out fish dinner and the hot weather.
Dessert was a chocalate souffle with cappucino. Perfection!
This is definitely one of our favorites!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

One of my golden rules I'd never eat in the hotel you are staying in. My wife and I broke this rule on our last night in Croatia. We had been on the road for 40 days and just wanted a simple dinner solution.
The setting is great on the roof of the Bastion - good views of the harbor. The menu has enough choices - better than many similar hotels - and the food surprisingly good. The stuffed chicken was very tasty and reasonable price at 110 kuna. My wife's steak wasreally good, decent sized and cooked to perfection.
Somehow (and we were only drinking house wine - but we did have 2 entrees- the bill still came to 650 Kuna - so not cheap but a good feed

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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