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Mediterranean delicacies and the finest coffee in the former arsenal building, where the Republic's ships were built and serviced. Gradska Kavana Arsenal is the place to experience true flavors and charm of Dubrovnik.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, Lunch
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Healthy, Central European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed today

Slow service. Waiters were very slow to take the order. Hostess ignored calling the waiter over despite being requested. Food very average and overrated. ‘Bacon’ was just fat! The cook hid it under the sausages so you couldn’t see when the food was first delivered....There are better places in Dubrovnik with better food and friendlier vibes.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tried to book in advance but were told fully booked. Thus, we walked in and luckily table was available. We tried fish soup, grill squid, truffle spaghetti. All were very tasty and delicious. Strongly recommended to have reservation in advance. If you had ice...cream at the shop outside Pile Gate entrance, you would have a 10% discount coupon to dining here.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guests, How nice to read that you enjoyed all the flavours so much. Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you back many more times. Yours sincerely, Gradska kavana Arsenal Team

Reviewed yesterday

Recommend booking a table if you can! We tried Thursday night of our holiday and there was an hour waiting list, Friday no tables and hour + long waiting list... Saturday we hit the jackpot. They said there would be appox 30 mins to wait...for a table, and so we sat with cocktail in the lounge by the piano and trumpet player, before we had even finished our drinks we were seated on the port side of the restaurant with a stunning view Food was impeccable, we had the dalmatia cured ham starter to share, then 3 of us ordered beef steak, duck, and gnocchi dishes, all of which were delicious and washed down with a local down and after dinner liqueur. Would 100% recommend as the service was top tier and the whole experience a delightMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guests, Beef Steak, Duck, Gnocchi in bourbon sauce - great choices you made! Kind Regards, Panorama Team

Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here after walking The Wall. It was a delightful, delicious respite after a hot walk. The food was fresh and well presented and Rale was an attentive and fun waiter! Reasonably priced (for Dubrovnik) with beautiful waterfront views! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guests, Thank for your review and for being our guests. It was pleasure to have you as guests at Gradska kavana Arsenal Restaurant. We enjoy creating memorable moments for our guests and it makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine, service,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic view, atmosphere, food and service! Rale provides wonderful and personal service. Stop by if you are looking for a good meal and experience!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Janna S, We are delighted you had a wonderful time at Gradska Kavana Arsenal! Your recommendation means a lot to us. We hope your travels bring you back to beautiful Dubrovnik someday, and if they do, we would love to welcome you back to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a good recommendation from a local taxi driver! Other than being served great food, the ambiance is amazing. Its a bit expensive but Id suggest you go at least once when in Dubrovnik.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Avenia S, We would like to use this opportunity to thank you for being our guests in the Gradska kavana Arsenal restaurant and for taking your valuable time to give us your feedback on our dishes, service and ambience. We are happy that we...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious food and a beautiful view of the sea and surrounding hills. The staff were friendly. Overall a very nice experience.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Klara H, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back real soon. Until next time, best regards, Gradska kavana Arsenal Team

Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing place to have dinner in the heart of Dubrovnik old town. The service and ambience were exceptional. A special thank you to Mario and Robert who made our dining experience very memorable. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Julia M, We are so grateful for your kind words about Gradska kavana Arsenal Restaurant! Our dedicated team strives to create unforgettable experiences that capture the essence of Croatian hospitality, and it means a lot to know we succeeded for you. We are especially...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing food and fantastic service from marijo would recommend for the perfect meal in the perfect setting. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Grace E, Thank you so much for being our guests at Gradska kavana Arsenal Restaurant. We are especially proud of you referring to our staff as very caring and going one step further to help create memorable experience. They are what truly make a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great experience a most while in Dubrovnik, we order the tuna and the duck both dishes were delicious, excellent service from StjepanMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Ricardo K, Thank you for your visit and short but candid review regarding your experience at Gradska kavana Arsenal Restaurant. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our service and cuisine. It always feels very rewarding to hear our guest were satisfied with their...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The back patio looked out to the port and it was a perfect place to enjoy an aperol spritz! Our server Marijo was great and the chicken salads were delish.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sarah H, We are truly pleased you enjoyed your time at Gradska kavana Arsenal. Your positive feedback means a lot to us, and we sincerely hope you will return to Dubrovnik and experience our restaurant again someday. Kindest regards, Mario Raic General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to get reservations in advance, but they were booked. Suggested I try to walk in and see if tables were available and we were successful mid day. Excellent views from plaza or marina/walls. Many options and helpful, attentive staff. We choice the mushroom truffle...risotto and a side order of grilled vegetables. Soo good the table next to us ordered the same dishes. Beautiful presentation and great flavor. Reasonable prices and excellent wine.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guests, We appreciate your kind comment on our restaurant. As a dedicated team, we always try to give a wonderful experience to our guests, so they remember Croatia and take good memories to their home country. We are truly pleased you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing spot with an amazing view of the harbour on the edge of Dubrovnik Old Town. Does book up very quickly so book well in advance but they do also talk walk ins but you may need to wait in the lounge area for a...while but you can get drinks. The food was incredible, slightly on the pricier side but it was worth every euro! Good variety of food and drinks.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jennifer L, Thank for your review and for being our guests. It was pleasure to have you as guests at Gradska kavana Arsenal. We enjoy creating memorable moments for our guests and it makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine, service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent spot for a special dinner, great food and ambience. Somewhat irritating however is current policy of not taking bookings for couples (they do for groups). On first visit we did manage to get straight in. Second time, our last night in Dubrovnik, we had...a 35 minute wait - admittedly softened by having a comfortable seat, drinking at the bar. However, accepting a booking would have been better.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andrew A, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback, even though your whole experience was not perfect. We are always open to constructive criticism and we really appreciate our customers feedback, as that is the only way we can improve our services. Nevertheless,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best spot in old town for seaside dinner! The black risotto is top notch, but also the seared tuna is a must-order. Can’t go wrong; worth splurging for the bottle of Prosecco too! Oh and Bero was top notch service; very thankful he recommended the...tuna!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Mario Raic, General Manager at Gradska Kavana Arsenal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guests, Thank you for your warm and candid review of Gradska kavana Arsenal Restaurant. We are incredibly pleased you enjoyed both the cuisine and service from Bero. On behalf of our Chef and his team, we appreciate your compliments on the traditional Black Risotto...More

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Gradska Kavana Arsenal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5