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“Excellent but expensive”
Review of Defne

Defne
Ranked #187 of 407 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Price range: US$10 - US$104
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Great food, best meal we had in Dubrovnik. Although set in the heart of the old city the terrace setting reduces the hustle and bustle to a gentle background hum allowing a peaceful meal. We started with a selection of two types of Meze which had a few different twists, followed by Duck. No sweet as we were too full up. Staff were attentive at all times. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Associated with the Pucic Palace Hotel this is well worth a visit if you want a relaxed but traditional restaurant setting. Charming people ( as you will find all over Dubrovnik and surrounds) and great food.

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Really nice location on a roof terrace. Great, attentive service. Lovely wine selection. Homemade truffle ravioli, tuna steak and desserts were top class. Was a little chilly, so take a jumper, but worth it for the relaxing setting away from the hustle of the street. Do try the wine bar below too, which is a great start to the evening. That said, a three course meal for two, with wine, will set you back 100 GBP, so is expensive. Would book, as not many tables and is popular.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Very good service and wine knowledge. Execellent food. The waiter was at our dispossal when needed else she was in the background. Recommended.

Thank VinterT
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Had to wait until our last night in Dubrovnik to get a chance to eat here - the weather was either too cold or the place was booked for a large party. The setting is lovely, being part of the Pucic Palace Hotel on an outside terrace with a tiny chapel to one side. This might possibly be the most expensive restaurant in Dubrovnik, it was certainly the dearest meal we ate there but also by far the best quality. We both ordered salads to start. Mine had beetroot, endive, hazelnuts among its ingredients - it was delightful. Accompanied by freshly baked (still warm) rolls, I could have eaten it again. I had lamb shank with tiny root vegetables & saffron gnocchi; the meat fell apart. My husband had steak (no one asked how he wanted it cooked) with garlic mash & vegatables. He thought it was one of the best steaks he had ever eaten in his life & at 66 he's eaten quite a few! For desserts we had Baklava with ice cream and Maraschino Cherry Cup. Absolutely delicious. The waiter recommended the bottle of wine & it was gorgeous. For such good dining & drinking I don't think 900 kuna was excessive. This is not your standard Dubrovnik tourist fare. And if it is too cold for Defne's terrace the Cafe Royal downstairs serves the same menu.

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