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“The worst dining experience in Croatia - avoid this place” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Sorgo

Sorgo
Siroka bb, Ston 20230, Croatia
+ 385 (0) 20 754666
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Ranked #10 of 12 Restaurants in Ston
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Warsaw, Poland
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“The worst dining experience in Croatia - avoid this place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Restaurant Sorgo is located in the picturesque, main street of the old town of Ston. We went there to eat oysters, lured by a menu placed outside of the restaurant, with very attractive prices. Our first suprise was that the actual price for oysters was 50% higher vs. what was stated outside. The waiter explained that the price has changed and they haven't managed to exchange the outside menu. OK - this can happen to anyone. Then came the soup for a starter, which was made of powder and tasted horrible. The main course was not bad, but not great either. Another surprise came with the bill - even though we were 7 people, all having starters and second courses and spending quite a lot of many on our dinner, we were charged for the lemon we asked for the water (!!!) and for the starters (bread, fish pate, sardins), which are usually charged for in Croatia, but this charge was over double vs. other restaurants, with no earlier info from the waiter. Before eating and going through this unpleasant experience, we decided to also stay at an appartment above the restaurant, and it appeared we were also overcharged vs. list price we haven't checked, and on top of that, the owner was going through our rooms in the morning when we left for breakfast. To sum up - the food was overall OK, but the experience was disgusting - avoid this place if you only may.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“avoid this place!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

One of the worst eating experiences I've ever had. i have visited this place on Oct 30th during my trip to Ston. The place is rather nice, with most of the seating places outside in front of the restaurant in a picturesque tiny side street. The waiter was was attentive but too jovial... until the moment I've complained about the food. I have ordered small beer, a beef broth, half dozen of oysters with lemon, half dozen of fried oysters and a plate of cooked mussels. The prices were fair (1/2 EUR for an oyster, 1.2EUR for the fried oysters...)
I was given a beer and the waiter brought me a small appetizer: fish pate and roasted bread wrapped in a cloth. the pate smelled a bit funny but then the real shock came: The bread (2 slices, still warm from the roaster) was totally green with mold!!! I've called the waiter and showed him the bread and instead of an apology he said motherf***er on the chef's account... ? I cancelled the oysters and mussels - as a self-preservation precaution :) - and went for the soup only. But the horror continued with the soup being the creepy artificial crap made from a bag: the noodles were not even cooked properly. Same for the "meat" pellets in the soup.
My conclusion: Avoid this place! Even if it should be the last place on the earth to eat out, don't do it if you respect yourself and your valets and stomach. I have never heard a word of apology; the chef is an idiot and the owners, if they allow somebody to ruin their business like this, must be idiots as well. The Sorgo is a shame and puts a bad light on the Ston restaurants. Drive down to Mali Ston and find a place to eat there (Kapetanova Kuca or Bota Sare would do the job - tested!)

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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