Kotor restaurants are sure to be one of the highlights of staying in or visiting Kotor - whether it's Montenegrin or international cuisine that you're looking for.
There are some well-known ones like Galion (pictured above) and there are some hidden gems... keep reading for those!
As with all restaurants on the Montenegrin coast, seafood features highly on most menus. I recommend trying:
If you're not into seafood, don't worry. There are still plenty of mouth-watering meat and vegetarian dishes for you. Look out for:
And then you get to my favourite... dessert! While in Montenegro you must try krempita - a local cream pie with flakey pastry and a thick vanilla filling. My other favourites are:
So where should you go to try all of these delicious delights? Let's explore the best Kotor restaurants...
Address: Skaljari, Kotor.
Cuisine: Contemporary Mediterranean seafood
Hours: 12pm - 12am daily
This waterfront restaurant constantly gets rave reviews about it's food, service and location. It lies right on the waterfront a short walk from the old town and therefore has stunning views of the old town, especially at night when the fortress walls are lit up. Even if you sit inside and not on the outside terrace, the floor to ceiling windows will make sure you don't miss the amazing view of the town and marina.
Galion specialises in seafood, but you can get meat and vegetable dishes also. It's an excellent spot if you're looking for a special meal.
Address: Stari Grad 322, Kotor Old Town.
Cuisine: Contemporary Mediterranean
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Astoria Restaurant is in Hotel Astoria in the old town. They serve excellent Greek-inspired Mediterranean cuisine.
They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Address: Kotor Old Town Sea Gate
Cuisine: Pizza, pasta, sandwiches
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Dojmi is a casual cafe restaurant in front of Kotor old town.
They have a small inside area and a large outdoor terrace which is perfect for a coffee or a light meal while enjoying the view.
From here you have a view over Kotor marina, the bay and the mountains which surround you on all sides.
Address: Bastion I - North Gate, Milk Square (Trg od Mljeka).
Bastion III - Tabacina - just across the bridge at the North Gate.
Cuisine: Montenegrin. Bastion I specialises in seafood.
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These restaurants are great places to get good quality local fare at budget-friendly prices.
The plain look of the places keeps lots of tourists away, but you'll notice these are firm favourites with locals and they've been Kotor staples for many years with reason.
You'll find tasty local-style seafood and meat dishes at non-touristy prices. This is a great place to eat if you want to really want to eat local in Kotor.
Address: Suranj bb, Kotor
Cuisine: Balkan grill
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Balkan grill is something you must try during your stay in Montenegro. Tanjga specialises in marinated meat that's barbecued to tender perfection. The portions are huge and you can get delicious cabbage salads, 'sopska' salads and mouth-watering roast potatoes on the side.
My recommendation: try the plejskavica or cevapi!
Galerija is ideally situated outside the old town. From here you can enjoy views of the old town (stunning when lit up at night) and the beautiful Bay of Kotor.
The restaurant specialises in Montenegrin seafood and grilled meat dishes. My recommendation is to try the seafood platter so you can sample the best of the local delicacies. Also consider trying the smoked ham, local olives and Vranac wine.
Address: Old Town 375, Kotor
Cuisine: Montenegrin seafood and grill
Hours: 9am - 9pm daily
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Konoba Cesarica is Kotor's best-kept secret. It's a family run 'konoba', a Montenegrin tavern. The owner is a local fisherman who brings his catch every day so the menu changes daily.
The restaurant is tucked down an alley in the old town and the cool, stone interior adds to the feeling of a 'refuge' from the busy tourist town.
Walk in, grab a cold beer and relax...
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