My wife found this restaurant in May 2010 by pure accident as it wasn’t in Fodors, Rick Steves, Zagat or TripAdvisor at the time. It turned out to be a home run. It offered world class food at a relatively moderate price. The menu had a very appealing variety of choices. For me, that was important because, although I like fish, I was tired of pricey restaurants that want to sell you only a whole fish and half-heartedly offer alternatives as an accommodation. Here, everything was fresh, the portions were generous, the preparation was very skilled and the service was both friendly and aware. The décor was first-rate; they also had a lovely garden for al fresco dining. We spent 673 kunas (final bill including tip), for two large starters, two of the more expensive main courses, two desserts and an excellent bottle of Dingac. Two months later my wife still talks about the beef carpaccio as the best she’s ever had. If this restaurant were in San Francisco where we live (and are spoiled on great restaurants), it would be on our top 10 list for quality and value. We went out of our way to compliment the owner and ask his name, etc. (Neven Vorkapic)
It is at Andrije Štangera 62. As you go along the main street through Opatija going in a northwest direction near Volosko, Andrije Štangera comes in on the right and the restaurant is on the corner. Andrije Štangera is one-way so you will need to loop around to the right. We arrived at 8pm and found plenty of street parking right in front.
Towards the end of the meal I knew I was going to write my first review for TripAdvisor, so I photographed the menu, which I hope you can read. Also included is a photo of my wife and myself with the owner, all sipping a glass of some delightful after-dinner drink that just happened to magically appear without our ordering it. (Sorry my eyes were closed).
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