Check out some of our options for eating and drinking in Zadar:

2 Ribara
Matije Gupca 2A, Zadar
Website: www.restorani-zadar.hr/restoran-2-ribara
A block away from Kalelarga/Siroka ulica is this relaxed place that’s perfect for a leisurely lunch or dinner. A wide variety of offerings, you can’t go wrong with one of their pizzas (around 40 – 50 Kunas), washed down with a cold beer.

Konoba Malo Misto
Jurja Dalmatinca-Matejeva 3, Zadar
With a lovely open-air, walled courtyard, this is the place to come to to get your grilled meat or fish fix! You can’t go wrong with trying one of the starters either – go for a plate of the the prsut, the Croatian version of prosciutto. The house Grasevina is pleasing, and a half-litre of this to share is a great accompaniment for a meal for two.

Fosa
Dmitra Zvonimira 2, Zadar
Website: www.fosa.hr
Close to the Land Gate of Zadar’s Old Town, and overlooking the sweet harbour there, this is one of Zadar’s premiere dining options. That’s reflected in prices, but this is certainly one of the best options for those looking for something special.

Restaurant Groppo
Siroka Ulica 22, Zadar
Website: www.restaurant-groppo.com
Boasting a location that can’t be beaten – right on Kalelarga and with several of Zadar’s Old Town sights right by it – this smart restaurant is a good choice for lunch or dinner. There are fine choices for both meat and fish mains, plus traditional Croatian pasta dishes featuring gnocchi or fuzi. If there’s two of you and you both have healthy appetites, try the platter featuring several different kinds of meat.

Eating and Drinking in Zadar

The Garden

The Garden
Liburnska obala 6, Zadar
Website: www.watchthegardengrow.eu/the-garden-zadar
Visiting this open-air lounge bar is an absolute must! First opened in 2004, and from the same people that are behind The Garden Festival (unsurprisingly) this wonderful cocktail bar is beautifully decorated and gets the mix of chilled yet upbeat just right. With plenty of seating – even beds – pick a treat from their extensive cocktail menu (but be sure to pick one of their specialities, such as Barabarellas or the UB40) and kick back and relax. Open during the summer season only, check their website for specific events.

Maraschino
Obala kneza Branimira 6a, Zadar
Website: www.maraschinobar.hr
I suppose you can’t not have a bar named after one of Zadar’s most famous exports, especially such a delicious spirit! This large bar/club, just outside the Old Town, is one of Zadar’s top nightlife options. Open late-night throughout the summer (but open all year-round), this swish and sleek venue hosts special club nights.

Eating and Drinking in Zadar - Ice cream

Ice cream!

An ice cream
Anywhere – particularly on Kalelarga/Siroka ulica!
If you’ve only spent five minutes in Zadar, we’re sure you’ve stumbled upon an amazing ice cream display…or three. There are some wild and wacky flavours (Mars Bar? Hello Kitty flavour??!) and plenty of more normal offerings. Be sure to pick up a couple of scoops in a cone or cup and do like everyone else does, strolling around at a relaxed pace. (Or go to the sea front and watch the sunset!)

There are also numerous cafe bars on Kalelarga – it’s an ideal place to sit and sip whilst people watching. Try the the appropriately named Forum (right by The Forum!).