Set in the secluded bay of the same name an easy drive from Dubrovnik, the Taverna-Kobaš is more than just a family-run restaurant offering classic Dalmatian dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients, prepared in the traditional way. Here you can swim, relax and spend the afternoon, with the meal only part of the experience. As for the food, the menu changes daily, featuring whatever’s just been fished from nearby waters, grown in the family garden and reared within a relatively short radius and barbequed. This being Pelješac, oysters and shellfish come to the fore, mussels and prawns marinated and served as starters or accompanied with pasta. The grilled fish selection includes dentex and amberjack, and if you’re going to splash out on lobster, here’s the place to do it. Boats can be accommodated at the jetty alongside, with fresh water and electricity.
Pelješac stands at the centre of one of the Adriatic’s richest fisheries, providing local restaurants with an abundance of fresh seafood. Ston, with its oyster beds, is the one town in the region that is known throughout Croatia is a major gastronomic destination, and the peninsula is one of the Adriatic’s main wine-growing regions; famous above all for its outstanding reds. Read on for our pick of the best restaurants in Pelješac.