Monday, 27 April 2015

Eating in Hvar

On arrival to Hvar you will notice the volume of bars and restaurants available in the marina and along all of the back streets of the town. We used TripAdvisor a lot to help decide where to eat and so I thought I would share our three favorite dinners of the trip.

Passarola was a beautiful restaurant. Ask to be seated on the upstairs terrace so you can dine Al Fresco and look down into the restaurant, which is complete with it's own wood burning oven. The atmosphere is quiet, relaxed and romantic. We had a chef's appetizer of tuna pate and then I had scallops whilst the other half tucked into a mushroom and prawn pasta. We both had steak to follow. All of the food was delicious, it was quite heavy on the truffles but I cannot resist these anyway! The best part was the complimentary chocolate cake for dessert, WINNING!

Dalmatino is a steak and fish restaurant also along the backstreets but not quite as far into the maze as the other restaurants. We were welcomed with a shot followed by a chef's appetizer, which was great! We then shared Lobster and Langoustine with salad followed by my favorite holiday dessert of pancakes and ice cream with chocolate sauce! The fish here isn't cheap but surprisingly Hvar is not cheap for fish despite being coastal. However, the restaurant is really cute, especially the small outside area and is very popular, please book ahead as so many people were being turned away.

Finally Lucullus is well worth a mention. This really is hidden in the Hvar maze but well worth the effort of searching for it. We were welcomed with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine followed by Langoustine and a creamy pasta whilst the other half devoured a steak with truffle sauce and vegetables. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with live music and friendly waiters. It's very pretty with lots of exposed brick and candles and is ideal for a romantic meal for two or a dinner with friends.

There are so many wonderful places to discover in Hvar and we had some fantastic meals in other not mentioned restaurants but please have a wander, check out the back streets and work up an appetite and please share any other unique finds with other readers.