Best places to eat in Dubrovnik for incentives
When you go to the trouble of arranging a good incentive trip for your hard-working staff, you want to ensure that they are not only well fed, but that they also experience the culinary diversity that the destination has to offer. For a business incentive Dubrovnik is not only a fabulous location, but it also has some of the best locally-sourced seafood dishes, lovingly prepared by some of the region’s best chefs, served up in top-class restaurants with unrivalled views and washed down with fine local, national and international wines. Liberty Adriatic has been organising MICE activities in Dubrovnik for so long, that we have compiled a list of the best places to eat. Here are just some of the best incentive restaurants.
A rooftop terrace hidden among the old stone architecture of the old town, this hugely popular restaurant attracts rave reviews all around, and for good reason. Situated close to the main street, it’s the perfect location for those on a busy incentive schedule in the centre, but still need to take some time out to relax for an hour or so.
When it comes to a restaurant with a view, Nautika is unsurpassed. With its unique position at the seafront near the historic Pile Gate, its terraces not only boast the finest views of the Adriatic, but are flanked by the two fortresses of Lovrijenac and Bokar. Inside you’ll also find some great nautical-themed dining areas. The menu consists of an array of delectable seafood dishes, whose ingredients are plucked fresh from the nearby waters on a daily basis. Try the speciality; lobster from the nearby island Vis.
It’s often said that the locals know best, and the fact that this restaurant is equally popular with locals as it is visitors attests to its quality. Established in 1886, this family-owned fish and seafood restaurant is situated in the heart of the old town and renowned for its impeccable service. Nothing is too much, including deboning your fish. Dine inside or outside on the cool terrace with natural air conditioning courtesy of the sea breeze.
While not situated in the old town, you do get a view of it. On its terrace you can dine in sight of the city walls, Bokar Fort and Mincetu Fortress. Posat was established by two friends who gained their experience throughout the 90s working with some of the best chefs in Dubrovnik.
Now some people like to get away from the city when dining, and in Bowa you can be assured of just that. Its idyllic location on a secluded pebble beach on the nearby island of Sipan, the largest of the Dubrovnik islands, is the perfect getaway. Cabanas made from local fig, pine, oak, cypress and beech trees offer the perfect setting for a group dinner. And if you need some rest after your busy incentive activities, you can always take a short nap on a beach sun bed.
Boasting a coveted location near the main square, Luza, this restaurant and cafe are almost on the doorsteps of Sponza Palace and Rector’s Palace. While a terrace is not unique to a Dubrovnik restaurant, Arsenal offers two: one with a view of the main square, and the other with a view of the Old City Port. The restaurant was named after a nearby 13th century shipyard, where much of the Dubrovnik fleet was built.
Orsan Yachting Club Restaurant
With its lovely location overlooking the marina in Gruz Bay, Orsan offers cool tables under the shade of a mighty pine tree. Each table is beside the water. Shellfish and grilled meats are among the many delightful dishes on offer.
There aren’t many restaurants that will offer you a backrest pillow with arms as you dine, but Orka has decided to do just that. Set in a 16th century villa and surrounded by many other historical villas in the district of Lapadska obala, this cosy family-run restaurant serves freshly baked bread, homemade pastas and a great selection of fish and meat dishes.
Asian Fusion, otherwise known as Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian twist is what Azur is best known for. Offering high quality dishes at reasonable prices, this unique restaurant is being raved about by all the major publications. The Croatian owner opened a restaurant in China and one day decided to bring his knowledge of Chinese cuisine back to his hometown, where he opened Azur with his brother and together the fusion was born. Although small inside, there is a huge outdoor dining area under a large fig tree. This place has a reputation for quality and speed, with superb meals being served up in less than ten minutes; perfect for an incentive on the run.
So just as, for an incentive, Dubrovnik is packed with great opportunities, sights and activities, so also are there many great restaurants to choose from. We at Liberty Adriatic are experts in this region and our goal is to ensure you get the very best from your incentive trip in the short time you have available. That means arranging everything to fit your busy timetable, and to ensure the best experience, along with the best food, the finest wine amid the greatest views that Dubrovnik has to offer.