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“Great setting...presentation very good.”
Review of Restaurant Blu

Restaurant Blu
Ranked #116 of 177 Restaurants in Rovinj
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Stockport, United Kingdom
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418 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Great setting...presentation very good.”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We went for dinner. The waitress suggested prosecco and traditional bread when we arrived. Sounded good to me.....and it was. It would appear that they only had one menu outside. This was not a problem as we had the bread and prosecco. The scampi risotto and Oysters in batter to start were excellent. Main we had 3 fish and the fish kebab and grilled vegetables. These were nice but not as tasty as the starter. Portions are not big. We therefore decided we would have a pudding. This never materialised, our plates were taken from us. We were offered the option of desert when I asked for the bill! Again it would appear to be a problem only one menu. By this time we had waited so long we did not bother with a pudding.

The view is great,,we were staying nearby as part of our stay in Rovinj....so we had seen Blu during the day. I would not pay for a taxi in the evening. As per other reviews I would hire a bike and follow the coastal path from Rovinj or catch one of the taxi boats from near the market in Rovinji. This will disembark you nearby. Turn right onto the path towards the beach cafe then 2 mins further and you are at Blu. Taxi boats run late in the eveining 20KN each.

I would recommend to friends as the service was good until the end and we enjoyed the dinning experience as some places in Rovinj you feel you are simply eating and no dinning experience. As per other reviews this place does not offer in my opinion great value for money

  • Visited July 2012
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Barmouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Went by bike!”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Having read about this restaurant was determined to find it as the situation sounded so lovely. Went by bike and after asking directions we came upon the restaurant and the setting did not disappoint. We were there for lunch so probably did not do the menu justice but what we had was excellent and I should imagine it would be lovely of an eveing with the lanterns that were around all lit but we thoroughly enjoyed watching the people using the nearby beach whilst enjoying an above average lunch experience. The salty pizza type bread was delicious.

Visited July 2012
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North East England
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“Amazing view, average, expensive experience.”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

We took a taxi from Rovinj to the Blu Restaurant, approximately £18 return. A reservation had been made. The view back to Rovinj over the Adriatic was beautiful.
Silver service offered. Cover charge 20 kuna per head compared to 2 kuna in many restaurants in town. Service average, bread came after our main course, waiter spilled drops of red wine as he poured.
Steak excellent, fish kebabs disappointing, 8 small pieces of fish with various grilled vegetables. We had looked forward to the experience but cannot recommend as the price did not match the quality of the food on offer.

Visited July 2012
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Munich, Germany
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“Best view - good food if you stick to seafood”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Take a taxi out to Val de Lesso - it is quite a distance to Rovinj proper. The view is, as stated here before, stunning (and the swimmers are gone in the night, so make it dinner).
The food was basically very good as long as we stuck to the fish and sea-food side of the menu. As a starter we went with the simple but very tasty Clams with Buzara sauce, a classic and done to perfection. Also the fish-soup, one with fennel, the other one a classic, was really tasty and the fish was truly fresh from the sea.
Things somewhat turned on us when we had the steaks. Good, but not really striking and the sides of grilled vegetables lacked anything close to inspiration (don't get me wrong, the produce was top, but the finish...). Anyhow, the meat was far from bad either.
Service is very attentive and very friendly. The prices are okay, especially for the seafood.

  • Visited June 2012
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Truro
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Sublime position, excellent, well trained staff, good wine list and well presented food. We went quite early in the evening and so had a fabulous table, complete attention of the staff and a truly memorable evening. It's hard to imagine a more romantic setting.

  • Visited May 2012
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