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“Beautiful views across harbour”
Review of Galion

Galion
Ranked #5 of 112 Restaurants in Kotor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Galion is 5* restaurant located at waterfront, few minutes walking from the Old Town with the view of Kotor marina and Old Town. Restaurant offers blend of modern mediterranean and local cuisine and wine list with over a hundred labels. Free parking and wi-fi are available.
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited Galion as our last night in kotor. Pleased we saved the best until last! We didn't book but would advise you do. Can get busy if there is a cruise in town. You won't find a restaurant with a better setting and view.
Service was impeccable, our wines were constantly topped up and were checked on throughout the evening.
Mussels and Clam starter portion was enormous and good value for money. I don't understand other reviewers moaning about price. You are getting good quality food, amazing setting and atmosphere and quite possibly the finest restaurant in the Kotor area. Yes it's not cheap but you also go for the experience.
Food rated highly we both ate fish which was cooked to perfection and tired their desserts which were massive and so cheap! Must try!
You won't be disappointed if you visit!

2  Thank simsimma83
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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Charming restaurant with a good view towards the bay. Not a panoramic view as the restaurant is at the sea level.

Quality and service is average, below what you would expect from such a fancy restaurant.

Price is above average though I would not rate it as expensive.

Recommend it for a romantic dinner at sunset!

1  Thank tiagodna
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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Agree on almost all comments, delicious food and polite service. We tried seafood pasta and risotto. Only problem is, portions are not satisfactory, you need more to stop your hunger.

2  Thank Deger B
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Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from this place - seemingly the preferred choice of the cashed-up and undiscriminating. Cannot understand how such a poor restaurant has attracted so many positive reviews.

Granted, the location is unbeatable and the service polite and attentive. But I'm happy to eat in a dank alleyway and be waited on by a Montenegran Basil Fawlty, so long as the food's good.

Ordered the mussel and clam mix as an entrée and the rather expensive seafood risotto as mains.

The "clams and mussels" consisted of precisely 3 clams - the rest were mussels. The mussels were small and bland-tasting, and their shells were suspiciously clean and smooth. The whole thing floated in a thin, bland tomato sauce; much like the stuff that's left over when you spoon out some average quality tomatoes from their tin. There was a small serving of chips and mayonnaise to accompany: the chef obviously had an inspirational weekend in Belgium sometime.

But the real disappointment was the so-called "seafood risotto." It was served on a small, flat dinner plate - not an encouraging sign that you're about to get value for money. The tomato sauce the rice had been cooked in had that unmistakable sugary taste of bottled ketchup, and was infused with that nasty "Italian Herb" mix favoured by the cheaper specimen of local pizzeria. It was all floating in low-grade olive oil.

As for the "seafood," it consisted - when I managed to extract a piece large large enough to inspect it - of that mixture of those tiny , mushy tasting prawns of the type that the more dismal greasy-spoon variety of Chinese Restaurant used to drain from the tin and toss in their fried rice; un-shelled bits of fish-bait grade mussels; little pieces of what may have been either calamari or rubber bands, and something I'm almost certain was tinned tuna.

I may be doing the chef a disservice: he may have caught the little prawns and squids this morning with his own fishing net, and then lovingly cut everything up and soaked it in brine to purposefully resemble ALDI's 1.99 euro, 4kg Frozen Seafood Extender Mix. But if so, there are some things - like folk-dancing and yodelling - that whilst they may evince great skill on the part of their practitioners, are nonetheless of doubtful benefit to humanity as a whole.

All washed down with a quarter litre of Montenegran Chardonnay - the high point of the meal.

At close to 30 euro, it was also the most expensive meal I've eaten in Kotor. By contrast, the roast lamb and grilled zucchinis and peppers I'd had earlier that day at the unpretentious, plastic table grill place around the corner cost 7 euros and was absolutely wonderful.

As Woody Allen once said: terrible food ... and such small portions too.

As for the rave reviews and this place's undeserved ranking as the "Number One Restaurant in Kotor": anyone naive enough to believe in a naff, pop-sociology concept like the "Wisdom of Crowds" should put their faith to the test by booking a table at this crummy place.

4  Thank William E
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

We come time & time again to this lovely restaurant out on the waters edge with panoramic views of the old town (so pretty at night all lit up) & the harbour. Love this place for lots of different reasons: service is excellent/food excellent/location excellent/special memories. I planned my daughters wedding in Kotor last year & this was the only place she wanted to have her reception. Simply brilliant team managed by Stojan who is a complete gentleman & so very professional.
Dined here with my sister the other night & what I love about this place is they treat you like family members.
Just a little tip.... as it starts to get dark they dim the lights down low creating a beautiful atmosphere but take a little torch or have your mobile with you so you can light up the menu!

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4  Thank Rochalovesruby
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