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“No brilliant”
Review of Golden Shell

Golden Shell
Ranked #27 of 144 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$70
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Central European, Croatian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Maybe we picked poorly from there menu but the food wasn't very nice and weird music but very polite waiter. Our worst meal in hvar but thankfully not our last.

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Thank hondacrxnut
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant as one of his favorites and we made a reservation. What a find! The ambience is quiet, relaxing and romantic. The night we were there, a young couple from Ireland was having their wedding rehearsal dinner there, which added to the romantic vibe for us. We put ourselves in the very capable hands of the chef and ordered the four course chef's menu. As a vegetarian, I am often an afterthought and am not offered very interesting food. That was certainly not the case here! My husband and I had completely different menus and each of us savored every single bite. It's easy to see why the chef here has won so many awards and has earned so much recognition. In addition to the delicious food, our server was personable and professional and explained every item we were served and also recommend the perfect wine to accompany our meal. On of the best dining experiences ever!

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3  Thank DJARod
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

A sign, 'Slow Food Restaurant, The Art of Food' on the path coming down from the Fort attracted our attention. One of us went to the entrance and was met by a very pleasant lady, daughter of the establishment, who did give him the full spiel of what and how the local specialties are cooked and served.

He beckoned us to the restaurant. We were early and sure enough the only ones, but were not to be disappointed at all.

The starters - shrimp risotto and potato salad with black truffles were exceptional; goat cheese was ok, a bit dry and very mild. The mains were done exceptional - 'Brodetto' of sea food with sea bass that day was very fresh and tasty. The Shrimps on spit with zucchini carpaccio were fantastic.

We had to catch the 1:45 pm ferry to Milna so we took leave without desserts, but managed to get ice cream cones just before boarding at the port. The place is not by the water. It is in a quiet corner with a covered patio, so even while it drizzled, we were fine.

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1  Thank Mypace
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

To echo the review below, do not be tempted by the nice lady outside or the fun menu. This food here is EXPENSIVE and not good at all. I could barely finish half of my plate (the cheese and almond gnocchi) and my boyfriend, who is not a picky eater at all, said his food (seafood stew of some sort) was very mediocre. Absolutely our worst meal in our time in Croatia, and extremely overpriced. AVOID!

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Thank 656meagank
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Hands down, best meal in Hvar. Fantastic service. Great wine which Antonio recommended based on what we ordered. Quaint. Quiet. Totally worth it...If you need food, go here.

3  Thank FreqFlr
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