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“One of the gems in Zadar”
Review of Restaurant Kastel

Restaurant Kastel
Ranked #10 of 203 Restaurants in Zadar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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3 restaurant reviews
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“One of the gems in Zadar”
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
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“A true gem in the heart of the city”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Attended a wedding and our friends stayed here overnight....simply lovely inside, very quaint, lovely restaurant and outside cafe for coffee...across The Garden lounge for great views, drinks....friendly staff!

Visited July 2012
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“Delicious!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

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

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“Secret tip”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

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

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“Heavenly!”
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
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