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Restaurant Stari Kastel

Kastel 85, Buje, Buje 52460 Buje, Croatia
+385 99 345 9570
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“truffle” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Slovenian
Kastel 85, Buje, Buje 52460 Buje, Croatia
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Stari Kastel couple of times. Terrace view is amazing. Restaurant is located on the border between Croatia and Slovenia. Local fine dinning food is prepared amazingly delicious and with local wines is perfect combination. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mitja R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I heard about the location a while ago. Finally he managed to get to her. Dinner outside of the tourist season is invaluable. No crowds and loud guests. We simply said what we normally wanted and left to the waiter. Nothing to think about. Let...More

Thank Tristan Š
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Terrible to find Interesting in the moment you get there Do not go for tasting menues although I enjoyed mine The wine pairing is very nice

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Stari Kastel: the enthusiastic reviews you are getting are WELL DESERVED ! Thank you, StariKastel chef and whole team for making this an unforgettable birthday evening. Gourmet food and wine presented and explained professionally by most competent waiter Alex; smooth and never-too-loud jazz vibes in...More

3  Thank Leo K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

we were leaving Croatia and needed to spend our remaining Kuna. Saw their sign and were absolutely blown away by the view, the wonderful service and excellent food.

2  Thank Randy M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

They have excellebt view, nice design combining history and modernism, great attention to presentation, great service. Food is good quality, but lacks imagination and taste which you would expect. We had a 7-course tasting menu; they use local products, despite good presentation taste was rather...More

2  Thank Robert I
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We had a 5 course menu. Food was great, really loved it. Service team was very profesional and friendly. And the view... just breathtaking. Keep it up guys! I'll come back very soon.

2  Thank VD1009
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It was so good, tasted, this is my favorite rastaurant. The personal is very gentill. The food is very sophisticated. I'll be back.

2  Thank Tanja L
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

A group of friends enjoyed a five course lunch here. The food was very sophisticated but with a local theme. Ingredients were fresh and local. Local wines were served to match the ingredients. The main course of Sotovuotto- slow cooked veal cheeks- was a highlight....More

2  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant just simplyoffers the best - good wine good personality and perfect food..i'm a cook and all i can say hands down one of the best i've been to! ❤️

1  Thank Gregor M
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30 September 2016|
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Response from Tessber | Reviewed this property |
We tried a 5 hours one and ir was 450HRk that would be around 60€.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$42
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Slovenian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kastel 85, Buje, Buje 52460 Buje, Croatia (Formerly Stari Kastel)
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Buje
  • Phone Number: +385 99 345 9570
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In the restaurant Stari Kastel the enchanting modern Istria interweaves with its fascinating past. Stari Kastel is a family-owned restaurant with a great selection of food and wines that are true culinary delights. In terms of architectural design the restaurant Stari Kastel, which is located on the main square of Kastel, represents a perfect blend of past and present. Its refined, bright and cosy interiors have a rusty touch of class. The restaurant has two large rooms and a smaller room for guests who want to enjoy excellent food and wine in absolute privacy. The restaurant is an ideal venue for business meetings, weddings and other special occasions. There are also a large open terrace and a garden, where you can take a walk and relax surrounded by local flora while admiring the view of the bay that separates Portoroz and Umag. For guests who wish to extend their vacation in Istria the restaurant Stari Kastel offers a romantic suite with hot tub. Apart from serving exquisite traditional cuisine, the restaurant organizes also cultural events such as theme nights, which are an exciting way of experiencing free time and exploring new culinary territories.The menu of the restaurant Stari Kastel consists of culinary delights that are a perfect combination of modern and traditional influences. The restaurant serves traditional Istrian food with a modern twist. The dishes are prepared with high quality seasonal ingredients and the menu is being continuously updated in order to provide our guests the best culinary experience. The recipes are simple and original, the ingredients carefully selected and the dishes rich and colourful.The excellent Istrian wines are a must as they pair with the food perfectly. The dishes are prepared with the best local ingredients such as meat, clams, fish, olive oil, asparagus, fuzi (traditional Istrian pasta), truffles, cheese, gnocchi and prosciutto (a traditional ham). The inspiration for the recipes comes from the many delicious local dishes that our chefs prepare with the best techniques and a lot of care. Our chefs pay the utmost attention in selecting traditional Istrian ingredients. The restaurant Stari Kastel is therefore the home of culinary delights that are prepared with the best seasonal local ingredients.Making a reservation at the restaurant Stari Kastel is the first step in experiencing an exciting day of great Istrian culinary discoveries. In order to avoid long waits for tables and be as comfortable as possible you can make reservations and check the availability of the suite and of the other services we offer. You can choose where to eat as well as the time and the number of seats.You can even give your own ideas for the menu, so that we will make sure to serve your favourite dish. We can also set a garden terrace with a beautiful view of the Secovlje Saltworks, the valley of the Dragonja River and Portoroz. Newlyweds can rent the Buick Special, a vintage car from the 1930's. The famous Buick represents a milestone for the automobile industry due to its design as well as its capacity and innovation. By making a reservation, you can drive one of the most popular vintage cars that will add a touch of class to the most important day in your life and make your wedding photographs even more unique. The restaurant Stari Kastel offers also the possibility to book a smaller room for guests who wish to enjoy their business meetings, dinners or other special occasions in absolute privacy and a cosy atmosphere. Please be so kind to make reservation on phone.
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