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“Don't bother! Very expensive for something from a can!”
Review of Restaurant Vartal

Restaurant Vartal
Ranked #33 of 143 Restaurants in Hvar
Cuisines: Croatian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We recently visited this restaurant and was terribly disappointed. They refuse to serve tap water which is the only place in Croatia where I have experienced this. The service was ok, but the food was terrible. I ordered the meat stew and for something that was cooked for supposedly 4 hours, the meat was a bit tough, and very dry. The sauce was nice though. The gnocchi tasted like it was from a packet. The worst thing though, was the steak 'George! Avoid this option for sure. We assumed this was the specialty and was told it was in a fruit sauce'. The plate turned up to the table on fire (presumably for theatrical purposes) flambe style. There was a banana cut in 2 on the sides and canned fruit poured over the top (seriously, canned fruit!). The steak itself wasn't bad, the pizza was also ok. Incredibly overpriced, and not very good quality! There are much better places to eat in Hvar!

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4  Thank cat_brown2
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was one of the four of the restaurants we visited whilst in Hvar. What a really nice place it is. We had the meat platter and was cooked to perfection. With a few drinks each as well the proce was very reasonable for the quality of food that we were served. Wonderful location right by the sea and great level of service.

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Thank chrisgriff6191
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We asked for tap water with our meal, it is perfectly drinkable here. The waiter looked sorry but said she is not allowed to provide it as the owner only sells bottled water. This is ecologically and economically unfriendly. The food was good and reasonably priced. My advice - ask for tap water as you enter and leave if the owner doesn't have a change of heart!

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2  Thank Ian E
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed in Hvar for one weekend and ended up eating here 3 times .. The cheataubriand was faboulous and different ☺ lots of food for a reasonable price ! If i come back i would go here for sure

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Thank Cecilie A
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Really nice restaurant, friendly staff, mediterrian atmosphere. We ordered the meal plate for two persons with my girlfriend and it has various delicious meats including beef steak. The wine of the house is also a perfect choice. Good price, good meat, good wine. We recommend it to everyone visting Hvar.

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1  Thank Tommy B
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