Restaurants, Croatian Opatija
4 out of 5 stars
© Antonija Butkovic/Time Out

It’s a lung-busting walk up a steep hill or a 50kn taxi ride, but once you reach the terrace restaurant of the Villa Kapetanović hotel, you can settle in for a gourmet meal with spectacular vistas. Watch postcard sunsets over the bay of Kvarner while the award-winning kitchen prepares treats like calamari stuffed with scampi, steak with truffles, or lobster that’s just been yanked from the fish tank. Let the knowledgeable and friendly server guide you through the menu and the long list of well-chosen Croatian wines. This is superb slightly modernised Croatian cuisine, with the best local and seasonal ingredients used creatively. For the full gourmet treatment, there are tasting menus, with four courses for 450kn and seven courses for 700kn. Laurus costs a little more but it’s a special meal.


Venue name: Laurus
Address: Nova cesta 12a
Opatija Riviera
Opening hours: noon-midnight daily
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