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“Best for location, cuisine and price”
Review of Cafe Royal

Cafe Royal
Ranked #259 of 396 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best for location, cuisine and price”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Fine dining in wonderful places such as Dubrovnik (but also Venice, Paris, Amsterdam and so on) could be hard. This is not the case with both Café Royal and Defne restaurant. A welcoming staff will serve you a really good lunch or dinner (either you prefer meat or fish dishes) in a relaxing and frescoed hall at reasonable prices (consider you are in the heart of the city and in a four-star hotel). Excellent desserts oriented to tradition, i.e. baklava or lava cake (with maraschino, typical liqueur from Zadar).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good waiter service”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Been in Dubrovnik for four days now and both my husband and I have been exceptionally disappointed by the attitude, attention and mood of hotel and restaurant staff generally. Disinterested, disengaged and seemingly, rather depressed, appears to be staff in the main. However, Just returned to our hotel following a good value and good standard of food at Cafe Royal. Hats off to Ivan, our waiter who dispelled our opinion of Croatian staff by his pleasant and professional demeanour. The best waiter in town!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Montreal
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mediocre at best”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

It can be quite overwhelming to find a decent restaurant in Dubrovnik, or anywhere for that matter, so decided to eat here after seeing that the terrace was full. If you are a foodie, don't eat here. Lamb shank was old and not tender. Gnocchi was tasteless. Wife ordered a plate of cheese and bread was hard and grapes were rotting. Stay away.

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Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Not that great”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We decided to stop off for a quick drink around 2pm at what seemed like a good spot.

Once we sat down the friendly waiter approached us and we ordered drinks but when the drinks arrived they had floaty bits in the ice cubes. Thankfully the waiter agreed to change both drinks for free.

This would have been a nice relaxing spot however there were lots of people stood around the edges and one child who isn't on shouting and running around which was not great. The waiter did nothing to stop this.

Probably best to visit in early or late evening.

Visited July 2014
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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Truffle galore”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Location is perfect, food very good, and service quite good. The umbrellas provide for some privacy on this bustling square. Order the pasta with seafood and truffles... And enjoy (good pairing : Istrian (not Dubrovnik) Malvasia wine

Visited June 2014
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