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“Fabulous authentic Croatian cuisine”
Review of Restaurant Kopun

Restaurant Kopun
Ranked #68 of 396 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Croatian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Coulsdon, Surrey
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Fabulous authentic Croatian cuisine”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

In the corner of Gundulic Square in Dubrovnik's Old Town is a fantastic Baroque staircase (similiar to the Spanish Steps in Rome) which lead to another small square dominated by the Jesuit church of St Ignatius. On the other side of this square is Restaurant Kopun, probably the best restaurant in Dubrovnik. It takes its name and its signature dish from the Capon (Kopun) described in the famous Pomet Monologue in the Croatian Renaissance comedy 'Uncle Maroje' by the 16th century playwright Marin Drzic. It is cooked with orange, honey and grapes and is simply sublime. The owners have reinvented several old Croatian recipes for modern day diners with great success. We loved it so much we went three times during our five night stay. We also enjoyed the shrimp pasta with truffle cream and the crispy but tender fried calamari. Everything we had was beautifully presented and the cost was reasonable. We ate inside as it was March, but I would imagine in the summer when the tables are laid in the little square in front of the church (and I understand there is often live music then), the atmosphere would be quite magical. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Taxidiotissa
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Bozidar J, Manager at Restaurant Kopun, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Taxidiotissa,

thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our restaurant. We enjoyed having you as our guests and will continue following our food philosophy because of positive responses we get from people like you. Thank you for being our guests and please come back next time you are in Dubrovnik.

Best regards,

Ana & Bozidar, managers
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London
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“fantastic all round”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Kopun, tucked away in the corner of the sqaure at the top of the really beautiful steps was where I had my stand-out meal in Dubrovnik. The food was really inventive and beautifuly served. Greek salad with watermelon, mango and courgette risotto, wild berry crepes were all supreme. There is a really great selection of Croatian wines. Service top notch. At the time of my visit there was some really stunning artwork on the walls from gallery HOMA-ended up buying one. Worth checking out.

  • Visited March 2013
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Bozidar J, Manager at Restaurant Kopun, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear finleo,

thank you very much for your review of our restaurant. We are very happy you enjoyed our food and service and hope you will have fond memories of Dubrovnik each time you look at the painting you bought in our good friend's gallery. Hope you will get a chance to visit again and try something new from our menu.

Best regards,

Ana & Bozidar, managers
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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“A Local Treasure”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We were looking for a light supper as we had had a filling lunch and we were tired form a long day Kopun were recommended by the hotel and they did not disappoint! We were the only guests, they were due to close but stayed open just to serve us and we were given a very special service and stayed to enjoy a unique menu with many special flavours and treats

  • Visited March 2013
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Bozidar J, Manager at Restaurant Kopun, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your review. We were very happy to have you as our guests. Up side of business being slow as it is in Dubrovnik during first three months of the year is the fact we get a chance to get to know our guests a bit better (as a matter of fact, it's one of the high points of being in this business). It's great to hear you liked our offer and the ambiance, and we hope to see you again in Kopun in the near Future.

Best regards,

Ana & Bozidar, managers
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Hong Kong
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“I’m lovin’ it”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

As I was attracted by the steps (somewhat similar to the Spanish Steps in Rome) in the Old Town, I came to the restaurant by chance just to spend an afternoon & to escape from the windy & rainy weather outside.

In contrast with the centuries-old surroundings outside, the restaurant inside had quaint & modern interior design. The host recommended the menu to me attentively. As I requested something not too sweet, he recommended me to try the “Cake of the Day” which was the crepe garnished with marmalade (see picture). The taste was great.

I began to chat with the friendly host who said the restaurant was run by his family and the cooking was inherited from his mother. With great food and the hospitable host, I had a warm and a delightful afternoon tea in the restaurant. I also felt fortunate to come across this cosy and impressive restaurant. I am sure everyone will get to love it even for just a short break like me.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank JeffreyHK
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Bozidar J, Manager at Restaurant Kopun, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear JeffreyHK,

thank you for your review. We are so very pleased you had a memorable stop at our restaurant. We put a lot of emphasis on traditional recipes and try to recreate that homemade feel in our food. It's nice to know it's appreciated by our guests. We hope you make it back to Dubrovnik and get a chance to visit us again, but this time with much nicer weather than what you had in February.

Best regards,

Ana & Bozidar, managers
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Bramhall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We were fortunate to find this restaurant whilst exploring the Old City. So glad we did so. It was a great find. The food was excellent and the service very good. The restaurant has been run by a husband and wife team since July 2012 and they are charming. They deserve to succeed. We had the best food of our stay in Dubrovnik. It was absolutely delicious.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank michaelcollier
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Bozidar J, Manager at Restaurant Kopun, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear Mr. Collier,

thank you for your kind words. We are very happy to have had you as a guest in our restaurant and hope we will get a chance to host you again in the near future. It's not easy running a restaurant off season in Dubrovnik and recognition of our efforts is always appreciated and serves as a confirmation we are doing something right.

Thank you and see you again at Kopun!

Ana & Bozidar, managers
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