Having spent a week in Croatia, I have had a consistent week of fresh seafood – grilled whole fish, scampi, octopus – all cooked with simple techniques dedicated in keeping the original flavors of the ingredients. Out of all the restaurants I went to, my favourite was quite easily Restaurant 360° in Dubrovnik. A definite must-visit for that amazing view and romantic seaside holiday ambience!
Half of this great experience was attributed to the breathtaking view of the harbour. Set on the iconic Walls of Dubrovnik, the higher altitude offers a full seaview overlooking the yacht harbour (as you would have guessed by the name of the restaurant). A picture is worth a thousand words:
We started off dinner with a glass of local Croatian white wine as the sun was just about to set. The local Croatian wines are rarely exported due to the small production, but given the price point (~USD6-7 per glass) we found the wines to be very good value for money and comparable to some Italian/Spanish wines. We opted for the tasting menu of 5 courses (HRK 320).
The most impressive dish was what I was first rather skeptical of. Carrot, slow cooked and honey glazed, accented with carrot cream, carrot chips, black garlic and pinenuts. I’m the kind who typically picks out any of that orange carrot stuff in my salad but I decided to trust the server who highly recommended this dish. He was right – I was more than pleasantly surprised. This was my favourite one out of the whole menu! Very creative, none of that almost-fishy taste in raw carrots, sweet and fresh:
Another dish I enjoyed was the sea bass, with crispy scales! In the past I’ve had crispy Amadai but crispy sea bass was unprecedented for me.
The dinner included a meat dish too, which was not too usual in Croatia Towards the end of the week in Croatia I really started to miss my red meat! The meat dish was a pigeon with foie gras. Don’t expect that to be French standards but was good enough to cure my carnivorous cravings.
Celeraic palate cleanser
Dinner ended on a sweet note with the refreshing lemon tart, tart and fresh enough for the hot summer weather.
By the end of dinner, the sun had set but the town was still very much alive with the lights lining the shore. Just to show you how the tables were located, right on the edge of the Walls:
Service was fine-dining standards, very professional and attentive. Vibes are more casual than most fine-dining spots. Overall, the food is not as delicate as the typical French or Italian fine-dining experience, but relative to the simpler cooking methods in the rest of Croatia, this would be the perfect place for a date night or that special occasion during your trip!
Address: Sv. Dominka bb, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Tel: +385 20 322 222
Hours: 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Mon – Sun
Price: HRK 800-1000 per person (~USD 120-160)
Best for: Romantic holiday date, special occasion, stunning views
Favourite dish: Carrot