For those of you planning a trip to Montenegro this summer, and wanting to sample the country’s most delicious gastronomic exports, we’ve collated a list of the region’s best restaurants, from the bustling cities to the calm coast.BOKA BAY
Castovica Mlini, Morinj
Once the site of a working water-driven flourmill, Castovica Mlini, found nestled in the quaint fishing village of Morinj, is undoubtedly one of Montenegro’s best fish restaurants. It also has an ambience to match. The restaurant has been in the Castovica family for nearly 200 years, meaning a slice of heritage comes with every sumptuous dish.
Konoba Ćatovića Mlini; 85338 Morinj
+ 382 32 373 030
Situated in Ljuta, another fishing village in the bay area, Stari Mlini is one of most-feted of the region’s seafood haunts. Make sure to try their brodet – it’s sublime.
Address: Stari Mlini; 85330 Ljuta
+ 381 82 333 555
Galion boasts modern Adriatic dining, and with every exquisite dish, the restaurant serves up unbeatable views of picturesque Kotor from their panoramic open-air terrace. A visit to Galion would not be complete without trying krempita – a signature Montengrin vanilla and custard pudding.
Šuranj bb, 85330, Kotor
+382 32 311 300
At the end of the Luštica peninsula, on Zanjic Beach, is where you will find the waterside Ribarsko Selo. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a traditional feast and sun downer overlooking the entrance to Boka Bay and Mamula Island. Also worth noting is that this is the optimum spot from which to watch the local fishermen bringing in their daily catch – all of which, of course, finds its way onto the Ribarsko Selo menus.
+382 69 101 803
Demizana is one of Budva’s most exclusive restaurants. It’s a stone’s throw away from the Old Town and offers a sophisticated menu and wine selection suitable for all.
Address: Slovenska Obala, Budva, Montenegro
This family-run restaurant is a great spot for a relaxed lunch, serving up traditional Montenegrin fare.
Address: Budva, Montenegro
+382 67 364 760
Elit Lounge & Restaurant
Elit is a recent addition to the Podgorica restaurant scene. It’s the sort of place you will visit when you’re looking for a quick bite, a refreshing cocktail and of course, a fun-fuelled evening.
Address: Atlas Capital Centre, 81000, Podgorica
+382 67 866 222
This is where you’ll see the “in crowd” congregate. Offering an extensive choice of Italian and Mediterranean food, this is popular among those who love pasta. It’s really very good here.