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“Not impressed”

Spinaker Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #25 of 44 Restaurants in Cavtat
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Croatian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A delight for seafood lovers, the chic Spinaker Beach Restaurant encapsulates the Mediterranean summer lifestyle. In the evening, the atmosphere is enchanting, with the still waters of the bay lapping gently at your feet while the bright lights of the town twinkle in the distance. The choice of seafood is sublime: baby octopus, scampi, lobster, scallops and tuna, alongside the catch of the day, prepared how you like it. At lunchtime, the pared-back menu, inspired by Dalmatian cuisine, is simpler, but no less appetising. Try the French classic, moules mariniere, followed by a refreshing sorbet. Perched atop the beach and restaurant, with fabulous sea views and comfy chairs to sink back into, spend laid-back summer nights at Spinaker Lounge, accompanied by a glass or two of chilled wine.
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had an expensive and disappointing meal here last night 18th September. First of all two Kir Royales clearly made by someone who doesn't know cocktails as they tasted like Ribena, far too much creme de cassis. Our starters were OK ish although the Scampi was rather tricky to deal with due to the very hot sauce and the fish being in the shell. Scallops were fine. The big disappointment was our John Dory main courses. Due to the subdued lighting it was difficult to confirm but we think the fish was undercooked, lacked flavour and was not served with the accompaniments listed on the menu. When the only good thing about your dish is the (unlisted) mashed potato then something is wrong. Desserts of creme caramel and profiteroles were ruined by the addition on sweet sickly raspberry goo, rather akin to the stuff served on cheap ice cream in the UK. The point of creme caramel is the bitterness of the caramel against the sweet custard, this was completely lost. At 1,000 Kuna (around £100) with an average wine this was not good enough.

Thank Wendy F
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Poor service and poor quality - and a bar counter full of dirty dishes that always seemed to await collection.

Thank GerlindR
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Excellent during the day for drinks and lunch but very limited vegetarian choice. Can't really complain though as it is a fish restaurant and they did rustle a tasty pasta dish up for us when the evening menu proved to have nothing suitable for vegetarians(would have rated it as excellent if had more veggie choice though).The upstairs bar area is great in the evening with very comfortable seating, beautiful views and mellow jazz music.

Thank Margery O
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

But food excellent on every occasion and service very friendly. The squid in particular, which is grilled, we would thoroughly recommend

Thank Oliver W
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Excellent service and fresh food from the sea and field. Very tasty and leaves you feeling comfortable. Eat by the waters edge, with mosquito spray, and Cavtat glimmers over the water. Expensive, but worth the splash out on holiday.

Thank 7GTAM7
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