The best seafood restaurants in Montenegro

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 30 May, 2017

You’ve read our previous blog post, and you know that we love dinner parties just as much as the next Montenegrin.

But with hidden hotels and restaurants on every corner, there are lots of opportunities to discover Montenegro’s bountiful cuisine. A seafood linguine and a glass of wine alfresco are much needed during these lovely long, summer nights.

So if you’re looking to dine in a more intimate setting, here’s a guide to our favourite seafood restaurants, where you can taste delightfully delicious Balkan dishes. You’ll definitely want to go back for seconds!

Ćatovića Mlini, Morinj

Situated in the small village of Morinj, in between Kotor and Herceg Novi, this old mill turned fish restaurant isn’t just one of our favourites, but it is also one of Gerard Butler and Ralph Feinnes’ regular haunts when they’re in town.

For starters, we recommend you try the corn-crusted octopus. It is made by wrapping the arms of octopi in polenta, which is then fried and served on rucola leaves and salsa (tomatoes, onions, garlic, Mediterranean spices and parmesan cheese) to create a heavenly dish.

For the main course, the first class white fish is perfection. A 1-3kg white fish is rolled into a thin crust (salt, egg whites) before it is baked in the oven for 30-45 minutes, this dish really is first class!

However, make sure to save some room for dessert, as Boka’s cake (pastry filled with almonds, eggs, flour and maraschino liqueur topped with caramelised orange juice) is the perfect way to end any meal.

Hotel & Restaurant Conte, Perast

For those looking for an authentic meal with serene views over Perast’s seafront, there’s nowhere better than Hotel & Restaurant Compte. Formerly a Montenegrin House of Culture, the building’s architecture harks back to the country’s baroque past

Try Montenegro’s finest octopus, squid and white fish at the 200-seater outdoor terrace, where you can enjoy them either grilled in a salad or as part of a soup. Before watching the night fly by with a glass of Rakija, watch the sunset bounce off the waters in Kotor Bay.

Kaldrma, Stari Bar

If you stumble across the cobbled paths in Stari Bar, make sure to stop by Kaldrma for an afternoon snack. A quaint cottage nearby the old town, Kaldrma boasts quirky, cosy interiors, where you can enjoy a selection of pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan meals in a relaxed atmosphere.

Whether you like squid, eel or octopus, Montenegro has something for everyone, with Konoba family-run tavern providing seafood restaurants that will have you talking about the Montenegrin dining experience for many years to come.

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