The best restaurants and cafés in Korčula for good food and great value.
A family-run konoba with multi-terraced outdoor seating, Belin serves superb, lovingly prepared local fare. Quality grilled fish, served with local Grk or Pošip in the open air, turns a summer evening into a memorable occasion. The home-made Žrnovski makaruni – topped with either with goulash or seafood – is a big deal here. The menu also includes local favourites such as breaded octopus, rabbit and grilled lamb.
A cute stone house with seating on two floors and a small outdoor terrace serves the classic Adriatic repertoire of grilled meats and seafood, with the additional attraction of dishes featuring makaruni, the local hand-rolled pasta. Standing right next to a Renaissance chapel with loggia, and with Račišće’s pebbly seafront mere metres away, Vala is unquestionably an evocative spot.
This arresting blue-and-white striped pavilion stands beside the roadside midway between Račišće and Kneža, right next to a beautiful pebble-fringed bay. As well as serving local wines and spirits they also have a full menu of food, much of which is cooked on an open grill.
Occupying a lovely spot, just behind the small-boat piers that run along the seafront in Kneža, a village 8km west of Korčula, Stane serves up freshly-caught local seafood in a cosy stone house with an open fireplace. There’s wooden-bench seating on the outdoor terrace, and the adjacent children’s playground is a handy way of entertaining the kids.
Despite Pizzeria being so prominent in the name Amfora’s menu has diversified to include mussels and chips, wok shrimps and grilled sea bass. Nestled in the walls of the Old Town Amfora’s quality and service can vary in the highest of high season (as it can in many places) but it’s generally friendly, unpretentious and decent value.