My top 3 meals in Croatia

A glass of welcome drink for each of us

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 10:13 pm

Honestly, I had never expected Croatia to be so amazing in terms of food. I knew that it was by the sea – so sea food would be a given, but some of the meals I had and how little I had to pay just floored me. I used to be divided between Italy and Greece as to which European country is my favourite, but now Croatia had snagged that spot without a doubt.

Best restaurants in Split

Konoba Marjan


Hidden along a quiet side street not far from the sea front, Konoba Marjan is a small restaurant that is worth booking a table in advance for. Less busy for lunch, the place is often booked out for dinner during high season, so it’s worth dropping by to secure a seat.

Konoban Marjan Interior Split Croatia
The interior of Konoban Marjan in Split – definitely get there early or book a table!
Catch of the day at Konoban Marjan in Split, Croatia
Catch of the day – it was hard to choose what we want!
Mussels at Konoba Marja Split, Croatia
Mussels in plain white wine sauce!

Address: Eastern end of Senjska ulica, 21000, Split, Croatia

Konoba Matejuska

Interior of Konobo Matejuska in Split
Interior of Konobo Matejuska in Split

The most value for money meal I ever had, the grilled tuna at Konba Matejuska is to die for. Hastily booking a table for dinner by dropping in at lunch, the restaurant actually opened early just for us. After showing us their catch of the day, we ordered the fish platter, some roast vegetables and my favourite – shrimps.

Mixed sea food grill at Konobo Matejuska in Split
The cheapest and best sea food grill I had never have!
Grilled vegetables at Konobo Matejuska in Split
Grilled vegetables – there’s actually quite a variety in here!

Address: Ul. Tomića stine 3, 21000, Split, Croatia

Best restaurant in Zadar

Restaurant Kornat

Restaurant Kornat in Zadar - right in front of the pier facing the sea, Croatia
Restaurant Kornat in Zadar – right in front of the pier facing the sea

I could not give enough praise to this restaurant since they went above and beyond their way to serve us. We read some amazing reviews on Tripadvisor about this place and decided to spend our last meal there before we head to the airport. Staggering in with a suitcase each, we received a warm welcome and were each offered a welcome drink as their first guests of the day.

Welcome drinks at Restaurant Kornat in Zadar, Croatia
A glass of welcome drink for each of us

With only an hour and a half before we need to go, the restaurant quickly showed us their catch of the day. We decided on lobster pasta and choose one of the larger fish to grill. They went as far as to helping us separate the dish into portions.

Catch of the day at Restaurant Kornat, Zadar, Croatia
Catch of the Day grilled and coming with vegetables!
The lobster pasta at Restaurant Kornat, Zadar, Croatia
Lobster pasta! One of our best idea ever

Needless to say everything was delicious. After learning that we were on our graduation trip, they gave us a glass of champagne each for a toast. Never had I had such a pleasant dining experience!

Address: Liburnska obala 6, 23000, Zadar, Croatia

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Written by Nam Cheah

Hi, my name is Nam. I am 24 and spent half my life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. I believe there's endless experience and beauty in the world and this is me chronicling how to experience the best at the best price.


    • I am glad I can help 🙂 Croatia is absolutely stunning and unbelievably affordable! Which part of Croatia are you going to? I am excited for you already

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