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Core Lounge Bar & Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Croatian, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant stands out with a stunning location. It's totally open to the Adria but still hidden within the kornati national park. Directly after our arrival we got told which dishes are not available. During the dinner they ran out of certain drinks and of...the drinks were slightly warm. There is no relation between price and quality of the food.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2020

Best Restaurant in the Kornats!!!! When we are in the near we always come here to eat . Perfect quality over years!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 27, 2020

Every aspect of this restorant is over the top. Food, vine, service and beautifull view! Had amazing experience and will come back.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 26, 2020

Wonderful ambience, top quality food, drinks and perfect wines, for every gourmet! Don't miss this place!!!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

I am visiting this bay from 1989 on. It used to be a bay with one “restaurant” serving one type of fish, boiked potatoes with onion, terrible wine and pancakes. And “local” grappa with 95% of metile acohole. So entering Core you have to bear...in mind that you are in the middle of nowhere. Now with ATM. Many would complain that this is not traditional “konoba” of the region. Indeed it is not. It is a mistake. But an excellent mistake. Apart from ATM, they have propoer wine-cellar. In the middle of Cornati. No sain person would do something like that. They did. And what a selection of wines they have! Service! Foreigner will not notice, but waiters are mainly from Serbia. Serbians in the heart of Croatia. Vrazy. But they are more than good. We were there two times. Both experiences excellent. Again. It is peculiar place. So many minor datails can go wrong there. About the food: All apetizers are astonishing. Main dishes are ranging from good to excellent. And you do not really go for deserts to Kornati islands, but even deserts are good. All in all. Expensive, bit worth. Take your time. 4 hours, easy... perfect.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

Nice small village to visit if you are sailing the Kornati but avoid the this restaurant, unless you have a large motorboat and money they’re not interested and even arrogantly unwelcoming. We booked for dinner and were completely ignored for mooring under strong wind conditions...as they preferred to take care of 3 large motor boats arrived after us. When we asked for support they showed the end of the pontoon and didn’t come to take our lines. We found the other two restaurants much less pretentious but with genuinely welcoming personnel and fine food.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

This Restaurant is really a special place. Fantastic views, great design, great food. And the Wine cellar is insane. They have everything you can possibly wish for. The price range is a bit higher than other restaurants around, but it is also a totally different...class.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for my husbands birthday! We were moored in the next door bay from this restaurant and Maria organised for someone to collect us and bring us back. That was the start to a great evening. Then to the food... absolutely fantastic!!...And we eat out a lot. This restaurants menu is a breakaway from the standard Croatian fare. We started with the fish pate and the marinated shrimp with pineapple... both were outstanding. We then both had the grilled calamari with apples ...superb and the cabrese salad which was lovey and fresh. Not only is this food visually appealing it tastes fantastic. Portions are on the large size and next time we visit we will share our meals!!! We did manage to squeeze in dessert ... cheesecake and again a winner! Thank you Maria and your husband for making us feel welcome and for making my husbands birthday celebration special.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Marija S, Owner at Core Lounge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Thank you for your great review! We are so happy that you had unforgettable moments at Core. You are welcome any time!

Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Perfect destination, perfect view, perfect service. Fresh and well prepared fish. Core is my recommendation for all people.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Marija S, Owner at Core Lounge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

We are happy that you had great time at Core! Thank you very much!

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to Core by our sailing boat. The reservation was made a day before. As it was saturday, the place was not very crowded, and there was still place for additional boats. And by the way, the location is fabolous. If you stay there...during the night, you also don’t have the pay the Kornati entrance fee. The staff at the pier was very nice when we arrived and helped us tie our boat. We even received a welcome grappa. During afternoon we made a dinner reservation and chose our dishes. The waiter who served us was also very friendly. The wine selection is nice, although the prices are quite high. The food was ok, but not quite what we were expecting. First, the portions were huge, we couldn’t eat everything, although we had just one starter and one main dish. From a restaurant on such a level for sure not what you would expect. Some guests for sure appreciate this, but we considered this as a minus. The dishes on the other hand were very creative, maybe even too much, so you had soo many different tastes in your moth, you can’t decide whether you like it or not. All in all a good restaurant on a great location, with a nice staff, just the food isn’t quite there yet.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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