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Croatia’s Best Restaurants for 2017 Named

Best restaurants in Croatia awards (photo: Pelegrini)

Restaurant Pelegrini, located in the Dalmatian town of Šibenik, has for the third year in a row taken out the ‘Best Restaurant in Croatia’ award at the 2017 Dobri restorani awards held in the Croatian capital tonight.

After behind closed doors voting from hundreds of top players on the Croatian gastro scene, the winners of the best restaurant and chef in Croatia for 2017 were announced at a reception at Zagreb’s Esplanade hotel on Tuesday night.

Pelegrini, who have been at the very top of Croatia’s, and Europe’s gastro scene, took out the title for the third year in a row. Zagreb favourite Dubravkin put was in second place, with Croatia’s first Michelin Star restaurant, Monte in Rovinj, placing third.

Pelegrini’s terrace (photo: Facebook)

New Zagreb restaurant Noel was in fourth place, whilst Plavi podrum in Volosko was fifth.

Pelegrini was also judged the ‘Best Restaurant in Dalmatia’ with 360 in Dubrovnik in second place.

Pelegini (photo: Pelegrini)

Mačkovec restaurant Mala Hiža was judged the best in Central Croatia, whilst Monte won the best in Istria and Kvarner, and Muzej okusa in Osijek the best in Slavonia.

Dubravkin Put came in 2nd place (photo: Sinful Spoonful)

Pelegrini chef Rudolf Štefan was also judged the ‘Best Chef in Croatia for 2017’.

Mala Hiža (photo: Mala Hiža)

The Dobri restorani awards, now in their sixth year, are organised by leading Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji list in partnership with Vinart, Jamnica, Metro, Koral Badel 1862 and Lošinj Hotels & Villas.

Monte in Rovinj recently became the first Michelin Star restaurant in Croatia (photo credit: Dean Dubokovic)

Best 10 Restaurants in Croatia
1. Pelegrini, Šibenik
2. Dubravkin put, Zagreb
3. Monte, Rovinj
4. Noel, Zagreb
5. Plavi podrum, Volosko
6. Vinodol, Zagreb
7. Bevanda, Opatija
8. Carpaccio, Zagreb
9. Marina, Novigrad
10. Mala hiža, Mačkovec

Best 10 Restaurants in Dalmatia
1. Pelegrini, Šibenik
2. 360, Dubrovnik
3. Boškinac, Novalja
4. Laganini Palmižana, Hvar
5. Bokeria, Split
6. Nautika, Dubrovnik
7. Foša, Zadar
8. Proto, Dubrovnik
9. Pojoda, Vis
10. Pantarul, Dubrovnik

Best Restaurants in Istria and Kvarner
1. Monte, Rovinj
2. Plavi podrum, Volosko
3. Bevanda, Opatija
4. Marina, Novigrad
5. Batelina, Medulin
6. San Rocco, Brtonigla
7. Johnson, Mošćenička Draga
8. Damir & Ornella, Novigrad
9. Stari Podrum, Momjan
10. Badi, Umag

Best Restaurants in Zagreb
1. Dubravkin put, Zagreb
2. Noel, Zagreb
3. Vinodol, Zagreb
4. Carpaccio, Zagreb
5. Bistro Apetit, Zagreb
6. Takenoko, Zagreb
7. ManO, Zagreb
8. Barbieri’s, Zagreb
9. Apetit City, Zagreb
10. Time, Zagreb

Best Restaurants in Central Croatia
1. Mala hiža, Mačkovec
2. Karlo, Plešivica
3. Kod špilje, Otruševec
4. Mundoaka, Čakovec
5. Villa Magdalena, Krapinske Toplice
6. Vuglec Breg, Lepajci
7. Đurina hiža, Varaždinske Toplice
8. Academia hotel Kaj, Marija Bistrica
9. Mon ami, Velika Gorica
10. Dvorac Mihanović, Tuheljske Toplice

Best Restaurants in Slavonia
1. Muzej okusa, Osijek
2. Baranjska kuća, Karanac
3. Zimska luka, Osijek, Hotel Osijek
4. Josić, Zmajevac
5. Principovac, Ilok
6. Lumiere, Osijek
7. Dunav, Ilok
8. Kovač, Čarda Suza
9. Klub restoran Waldinger, Osijek
10. Kormoran, Bilje

You can see the full results on the official website

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