A coastal town in Montenegro, Kotor is simply beautiful. Food is such an important part of a country’s culture, and Kotor has plenty of restaurants to suit every taste. Montenegrin cuisine is a blend of so many different places. It’s eclectic and it’s exciting, and it means eating out in Kotor is never boring. If you ever happen to visit this picturesque place, then make sure to try out the local delicacies at some of these eateries!
Located in one of Montenegro’s most desirable locations overlooking the port and the old walls of Kotor, this restaurant has been local’s favourite since ages for top-class dining with a view. Even if you sit inside and not on the outside terrace, the glass paneling gives a panoramic view of the water and the yachts sailing quietly past. The interior setting of this place has been decorated beautifully to give out a romantic vibe and is best enjoyed with a loved one if you are looking forward to a romantic dinner date. Though the menu is more contemporary than most of the other places in Kotor, it is still very much rooted in traditional cuisine and heavily focused on seafood and local ingredients. The restaurant specializes in fresh local seafood and has a substantial list of other meat and vegetarian dishes. Elegant and classy, this restaurant promises an amazing fine dining experience.
Tanjga specializes in meat, meat and more meat. Balkan grill is something you must try during your stay in Montenegro and this restaurant serves the best marinated meat that’s barbecued to tender perfection. The place is quite decently decorated, giving out a rustic, butcher’s shop vibe. You can enjoy enormous sharing platters of lamb, beef or chicken with fresh garden salads and fat potato fries on the side. The rib eye steak is pretty yummy and worth a try. It is a delight for meat lovers. This place is without a doubt the best value for money in Kotor, with good quality locally sourced meat, huge portions and a great and speedy service.
Café Pizzeria Pronto
If you are someone who never gets bored of pizza, then let me tell you that this place serves the best pizza in town. This restaurant has two parts: there is the restaurant, where you can sit down relish a full-size pizza, and a takeaway counter where you can buy pizza by the slice for very cheap. Not only do these pizza slices taste divine, the portions are quite big which means they’re super filling as well, and perfect for food on the go. Enjoy the Italian delight with a friend or two. Another point in their favour is the fact that true to their name, they are pretty prompt with their service.
With its outdoor seating, which is cozy and atmospheric, this one is a good spot if you are looking to chill for a little while. The hotel’s exotic and rustic interiors fused with an excellent menu made using fresh local ingredients, make this a smart choice for dinner and cocktails. Indulge in generous portions of speciality Montenegrin dishes prepared and served in the traditional way. Their wines, beers and coffee are their USP. Head straight to Bandiera if you are looking forward to have a good time with your friends, and prepare yourself for an evening of hard rock and cold beer, arguably the best combination known to mankind.
Specializing in grilled meat and fish, Galerija’s impeccable food presentation and warm atmosphere with friendly staff makes it one of the best eateries in town. The restaurant is situated a little away from the old town. So, from here you can enjoy views of the old town (stunning when lit up at night) and the beautiful Bay of Kotor. The seafood platter and the chef’s antipasti are must-tries. With these, diners can sample local delicacies including the region’s famed olives and locally made smoked cheeses. Overall, Galerija is a place where you could stop by to relish local delicacies or enjoy abundant seafood and meat-inspired meals for lunch or dinner. The service is outstanding and friendly, and the menu is moderately priced.
For authentic cuisine, head into the centre of Kotor’s old town to get a true taste of Kotor daily life. Cesarica is a family-run restaurant that has a cosy, traditional interior made entirely of stone and its walls are adorned with many old photos and certificates that the family have collected over the years. The best part about this restaurant is that the owner is a local fisherman who brings his catch everyday, so the menu changes daily. Indulge in generous portions of Montenegrin dishes prepared and served in the tradional way. Do try their grilled octopus with olives, tomatoes and onions and don’t forget to pair it with some local red wine. Extremely affordable and serving food of unparalleled freshness, Cesarica is the town’s best-kept secret.