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$8 - $63
Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian
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Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is a little off the beaten track but worth seeking out. It’s a 6 minute walk up the gentle hill from the Hotel Esplanade and has a nice front garden area on the right which isn’t obvious from the road. We made a...reservation by emailing the restaurant and they replied immediately which is always a good sign. We started with a Gin and Tonic and Vodka and Orange as they only did mixed drinks which were both very good. We placed our orders for sea bass on the menu and filet steak which is a bargain 70kr (approx £8) per 100g so decided on 300 grams. Our friendly waiter suggested the home made gnocchi as an accompaniment which was similar to Polenta and delicious. Before the main course came out we were given some fresh from the oven bread (similar to focaccia) with excellent Bachia olive oil. The main course took 45 minutes to appear which is typical for Croatia. There was a large amount of Tasty Sea Bass and they happily swapped the Chard for Stir fry vegetables. The filet steak was excellent and the gnocchi was as good as our waiter suggested. Wine is available by the glass which suited us well and a quick espresso finished the meal off nicely. It was a very good meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 22, 2021

We had such a lovely dinner, the place is really nice! The menu is small which means the products are fresh and they were! We had entree and plat, 1 botle of wine, 2 bears, 2 prosecco and we paid around 100,- EUR which is...not too much at all! Would surely recommand!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed September 30, 2020

A nice restaurant, a bit upscaled. The food is really good, wine choice a bit limited at the time visited, however, a bit pricy...

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

Very friendly staff and great atmoshpere. Restaurant is beautiful and quiet. Delicious and fresh food.Wine is amazing and homemade bread. Owners are very friendly and helpfull. All recomendations to visit this place.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020 via mobile

We were really happy here. Started with grilled cow cheese and some delicious olive oils. We ordered charcuterie and cheese platter, sausage from black pig was out of this world. Lamb and filet steak was one of the top in croatia we have ever tried....Definitely a big recommendation. Place is really nice!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

Quiet restaurant in a beautiful garden, nice music. The food is upscale and delicious. Very different from other surrounding restaurants. Not cheap but worth every penny. Tuna and filet steak for main, rissoto and truffles for starter. Homemade bread was delicois to. Good local cousine👌👌👌

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

Nice and quiet restaurant. Very friendly waitress. Food was very good. We had fish and mussels in tomato sauce ( dagnje na buzzaru). The only minus is a relatively small portion of mussels. Overall, the restaurant is quite good.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2019

We’ve visited the establishment on an early Saturday afternoon and appeared to be the only guests. The waiter was helpfully explaining the variously flavoured virgin olive oil provided with the appetizer – nicely marinated sardines. We liked both the cuttlefish prepared with gnocchi (a rich...variation of the cuttlefish risotto), as well as the traditional pastry (“fuži”) with truffle and black Slavonian pig prosciutto sauce. The terrace is a delightful combination of sunlight and shade with pleasant decoration. The service was prompt in all aspects.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

From the first moment i walked in, it felt so extraordinary and special. Codefish, for start, was one of the best i ever ate and octopus for the main dish was really soft and delicious. You can taste it is homemade food. The host, also...the owner, was gracious, you can see he really likes his job, understands what he do and sell, especially wines, almost like a sommeliere. All in one, there is no right words to explain, much better would be to visit, see and taste by yourself.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Food, ambient, staff, wine, local specialties, homemade bread, gintonic... realy a nice place to enjoy food and treat yourself well

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We was read about this restaurant in reviews on web. So we did want to taste it. So we was going here on foot from Dramalj, me and my wife and our little children – boys 5 and 8 years old. When waiter listen, what...we are from Slovakia he immediately said, what they have no place, although only about 10 tables from 30 were occupied. Definitely prefer tourism from Western Europe. We will never visit this restaurant again! They look like from a higher society, but they don't care that you have very tired little children with you.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Restaurant-Rubin, General Manager at Restaurant Rubin, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Dear Sir, We would like to thank You and Your wife for deciding to visit the restaurant after reading about it on the internet. We are a family-run restaurant, now ran by the 3rd generation and have been operating for over 45 years. This would...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Calm garden, friendly and competent staff and great food and wines! Best restaurant in our Croatia holidays!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Not recommended, we got wrong order (extra stuff we specifically mentioned we do not want) and got billed for it. Also, we got billed for something what was not ordered nor served. Food was ok. At the end of the shift waiter took our ashtray...and did not change it for new one as asked and we had feeling we need to leave even though it was 10.30 pm in heart of the season.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Great wine, food and great service .. special place for romantic dinner or for special occasions.. perfect tropical ambient 👍

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 20, 2019

From the very first moment we sat foot in the restaurant we felt special. The staff (was it the owner who served us? I Think so) was genuine and the Food was delicious. Because they knew from the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday,...they arranged flowers and a birthday cake (homemade). High quality ingredients. Still can’t decide whether the best thing was the food, the atmosphere or the staff, but certainly an evening that we will remember. As a businesstraveller I have more than 100 restaurant visits a year - this one is in my all time top 10.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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