Where to eat in Montenegro: The best restaurants

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 02 Apr, 2013

When it comes to finding really great places to eat, we believe that the “tried and tested” policy is always best. Here at  Luštica Bay  we’ve shortlisted our five favourite restaurants and reveal the region’s best venues for top class food, atmosphere and…cocktails.

1)  Perla Café Lounge & Restaurant , Budva

Found in the heart of bustling Budva, Perla is the place to go if you’re looking for a modern, stylish and cool restaurant complete with a lively atmosphere found here throughout the year. Start with one of their signature cocktails, then take your pick of the wide choice of quality pasta, risottos, fish or meat dishes.

And for those with a sweet tooth, there’s a great variety of desserts, from tasty traditional dishes to their speciality  Perla  chocolate cake.

Book a table: +382 68 808 080

Address: Mediteranska bb, Budva, 85310

2)  Restaurant Galion , Kotor

Located in one of Montenegro’s most desirable locations overlooking the Bay of Kotor, Restaurant Galion is certainly the place to choose for top-class dining with a view. From the old town to the dramatic coastal mountains, the backdrop of this stylish restaurant takes some beating.

The menu offers a selection of thoughtfully chosen specialities from around the world, fused with authentic local flavours and ingredients.

Book a table: +382 32 311 300

Address: Šuranj bb, 85330, Kotor

3) Restaurant Cesarica, Kotor

For authentic cuisine, head into the centre of Kotor’s old town to get a real taste of the region. Family-run Restaurant Cesarica has a cosy, traditional interior made entirely of stone and is decorated with many old photos and certificates that the family have collected over the years. Indulge in generous portions of speciality Montenegrin dishes prepared and served in the tradional way. Fresh fish is delivered to the restaurant every day by the owner who is also a talented fisherman. One of the highlights is a delicious dish of grilled octopus with olives, tomatoes and onions perfectly washed down with some of the local red wine.

Book a table: +382 69 049 733

Address: Stari grad 375, 85330, Kotor

4)  Catovica Mlini , Morinj

Ideal for a big family gathering or a leisurely lunch, Catovica Mlini is loved for both its food and setting. Located halfway between Herceg Novi and Kotor in the village of Morinj, this traditional restaurant is owned by the   Catovica   family and has been in the family for nearly 200 years.

Once the site of a working water-driven flour mill, it is now a famous fish restaurant serving a wide choice of seafood specialities and a selection of home made cheeses, prosciutto and wines, in a relaxed and tranquil environment.

Book a table: + 382 32 373 030

Address: Konoba Ćatovića Mlini; 85338 Morinj

5)  Hotel Hippocampus , Kotor

A popular destination in Kotor and another of the Luštica Bay team’s favourite places to eat are the stylish restaurants at Hotel Hippocampus. The hotel’s exotic and modern interiors fused with an excellent menu made using fresh local ingredients, make this a smart choice for dinner and cocktails. Offering a choice of dining options, guests can either opt to eat in the restaurant within the hotel or out on the roof terrace which boasts a view of the old town, which is considered to be one of the “must do” experiences while in Montenegro. Don’t miss the black tagliatelle with shrimps, or the sea bass Hippocampus.

Book a table: + 382 78 106 160

Address: Stari grad 489, 85330, Kotor

If you like this, you might also like our guide to  the best places to stay around the Bay of Kotor .

To find out about the facilities coming to the new development of Luštica Bay, read our post  Introducing Luštica Bay .

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