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Restaurants you need to try in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik's restaurants are very romantic. One of the world’s most magnificent walled cities and in fact, the real King’s Landing (as almost the whole Game of Thrones series was filmed in the very beautiful old town), you'll find fresh local meats and seafood served in the most superb settings. While the city has always been known for its turquoise waters and historic architecture, more recently, there has been a renaissance in Croatian gastronomy. Drawing inspiration from the traditional dishes, but also incorporating modern Mediterranean elements, there's so many 'refined' options we ran out of space to list them all. Here are 10 options firmly on our radar right now.

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Bota Sushi & Oyster Bar

With a beautiful view of Dubrovnik cathedral, Bota Sushi & Oyster Bar gets locally-sourced fresh fish delivered daily and also serves fresh oysters caught on the owners farm' in the Pelješac peninsular. The sushi, oysters, tempura prawns and tuna tartare are all outstanding.

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BOWA

BOWA is not strictly a restaurant in Dubrovnik, it's a 15 minute boat ride away on the largest of the islands nearby called Sipan, but it's so magical we had to include it. Serving Mediterranean-style lunches and dinners, there's a daily catch of fresh fish; hand-picked vegetables and fruit from their own garden and homemade Sipan island olive oil. Literally heaven on earth (booking is essential).

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Tramuntana

Request a table outside and dine amidst stunning Adriatic Sea waterfront views. Located in the chic More Hotel, Tramuntana is perfect for a special occasion or romantic date night.

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Proto

Proto is an old-fashioned Dubrovnik establishment that dates back to 1886 and has been restaurant-of-choice for many of the city's high-profile visitors, from King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, to film director Francis Ford Coppola. Regarded as the best fish restaurant in town, the seafood exquisite and sea bass steals the show.

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Nautika Restaurant

With a dramatic terrace overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik's Nautika Restaurant has been said to be one of the most romantic in the world. It's not cheap, but it's not crazy either for fine dining- go for a meal to remember, the service will be impeccable and so will the food.

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Restaurant Dubrovnik

Situated literally minutes from the main street Stradun and just a stones throw from the popular Green market, Restaurant Dubrovnik is a secluded and upscale terrace with a freshly sourced Mediterranean menu. Our highlights? The famous white fish baked in sea salt, and the truffle, foie gras and porcini risotto was simply divine.

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7 Paparazzo Steak House Dubrovnik

Paparazzo Steak House

Dine alfresco within Dubrovnik's beautiful Old City at Paparazzo, the place to go for sumptuous steak while in town. Also serving a delicious array of tapas, there's tempura prawns, chunky slabs of tuna and a good selection of local Croatian wines.

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Villa Dubrovnik hotel

Close enough to stroll in to town, yet far from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik itself, Villa Dubrovnik hotel hosts a couple of amazing foodie gems. There's Al Fresco Bar Giardino, their relaxed eatery designed for light lunches and Restaurant Pjerin- which serves Michelin-star worthy bites in a high-end and more formal setting.

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Proro Beach

With the waves lapping metres from your table, candles everywhere and sweeping views of Old Town, Proro Beach is a special destination for lunch or dinner. Located in the fabulous design hotel, Hotel Excelsior, if going at night be sure to reserve a table by 8 pm so you can watch the sunset at the same time.

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Orsan

A Dubrovnik institution, Orsan's waterside tables look over the boats bobbing in the Orsan yacht club marina. Shaded by pine trees, it's relaxed yet superb. Don't miss the barbecued whole fresh fish.

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