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“Excellent food, pompous and arrogant owner”
Review of Porat 1 - CLOSED

Porat 1
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 August 2010

Serving very good food in a nice setting but spoiled by a selfimportant owner.
Although we came to eat there several times and we talked with him several times for more than a few sentences, the owner did not even say hello to us when he passed by our table *every single time*. When approached he acted pompous, talking of other restaurants as not in his league. He always, without exception walked in shorts and t-shirt although he wanted to give his restaurant higher-class look.

The prices are maybe 10% to 15% higher than average for Croatia.
If you do not specially ask for it you will not get a proper bill (meaning he will not pay taxes for it).

On one occasion a group of foreign tourists were served date-shells, an endangered and law-protected shell species. It is forbidden to collect, sell, buy, export, import and transit these shells in Croatia. In the process of collecting these shells the shore rocks have to be broken what devastates the same shore that restaurant owner has to be grateful for having guests. Money before everything.

Another thing about this restaurant stands out: there are two restaurants in Skrivena Luka cove, both are on the shore, both have pontoons for yachts and sailboats, but the pontoon of "Porat 1" is mostly empty (really, none or single ship for a few days in a row) and the other one is always full (not exaggerating). Since the food is at least equally good in both restaurants (tried it) the question is - why?

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Reviewed 30 June 2010

We were staying at Struga Lighthouse and after a few nights of self catering went here as it's the only restaurant within walking distance of the lighthouse. There were 4 of us and we shared the seafood platter which came with 2 whole lobsters, 2 whole fish and 10 giant scampis with fruit and dishes of potatoes and salad. The food was excellent and so was the service. The seafood platter was around £200 for the 4 of us which was OK given the amount of seafood and lobster. Would recommend and we left with a free bottle of wine as a gift!!

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4  Thank ringmac
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Reviewed 28 August 2012
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Reviewed 17 June 2012
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Reviewed 11 March 2012
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