The Kornati National park also has many culinary delights, part 2/2
Today we will be introducing you to more restaurants and konobas in the Kornati National Park. You’ve missed the first part of the article? No problem, simply click on this link.
The Konoba Go-Ro lies in Magrovica Bay on the island of Dugi Otok and is run by Goran and his son Jakov. They produce or catch most of the ingredients for their dishes themselves. For example, the vegetables they grow behind the house are harvested fresh. They catch the fish themselves or buy it from local fishermen and then barbecue it.
Guests are very welcome from 15 April to 15 October, in high season guests should reserve a table in advance. The Go-Ro is one of the high-priced konobas, but the fresh ingredients and the home-made wine make up for it.
Konoba Opat lies in the bay of the same name on the island of Kornat. It is one of the higher-priced restaurants and guests need to make a reservation in high season as Konoba Opat is one of the most popular konobas in the Kornati. If you ask one of the local skippers to recommend a konoba in the Kornati, they will almost always name the “Opat”.
The grounds are well-kept and have been adapted to the surroundings. Specialities include John Dory carpaccio with truffles, tuna tartar, mussels and lobster with spaghetti. The konoba has a selection of good wines and a cocktail bar. Guests can moor at the Konoba Opat jetty, which provides water and electricity (both with limited availability). As the restaurant is very popular and crowded, a reservation through mySea is recommendable.
Konoba Stiniva lies on the eastern side of the island of Kornat in the bay of the same name and is special in many respects. When approaching, it is difficult to imagine anything at all in the barren rocky landscape. But when sailing closer to the bay, the bay opens up to a breathtaking, beautiful natural landscape. The konoba and the private home of Ivan Loric and his family are totally surrounded by the cliffs.
The culinary offer is very simple but fresh. They only serve lamb and a few drinks such as beer, water and soft drinks. Sometimes even home-made wine. Ivan Loric and his family live on the island the whole year round off what they can produce in the barren landscape and are not dependant on tourists. Sometimes strangers are simply in the way. An image of recluses similar to “Heidi’s Alp-Uncle” comes to mind.
4-5 yachts can moor with mooring lines in front of the small harbour basin, which is only for small fishing boats. There are no other mooring possibilities nearby. Ivan sometimes saves a space for regular guests.
Konoba Quattro lies in Strižnja Bay in the island of Kornat. It is a family business and run by Jere Skracic. Jerer speaks German and English as well as Italian, so nothing stands in the way of some small talk. Guests can moor at two jetties where the water is up to 3.2 m deep at the western jetty and 1.8 m at the eastern jetty. Spaces can also be saved for regular guests, especially in the high season. Specialities of the house include peka, meat and fish cooked over an open fire. Guests can enjoy a fantastic view of the bay while dining.
The Restaurant Festa near Marina Žut is regarded as one of the best restaurants in Central Dalmatia and is also one of the high-priced konobas. World famous sportspeople or Hollywood stars have been seen at the Festa, Guests need to reserve a table in the high season. Specialities include barbecued fish and seafood cooked in the traditional Kornati way, under the peka or the bread oven. They accept all cards and cash payments. The beautiful view, a good selection of wines as well as the location between 100-year old olive trees make the Festa one of the best restaurants. There is water and electricity at the jetty. Book your berth at Restaurant Festa jetty online on mySea.
Konoba Sandra is a true alternative to the exclusive Festa or the Marina Restaurant at ACI Marina Žut. The boss, Damir Bozilov, is a fisher himself and his own fishing cutter is moored at the konoba’s jetty. The konoba has its own jetty for up to 20 yachts. On the northern side of the jetty the water is up to 5 m deep, the inner area is only suitable for yachts with a maximum draught of approx. 1 m. Electricity is free of charge, there is only water if there is enough available as water is scarce in Žut and the Kornati.
Damir makes sure that only fresh wild fish and no farmed fish is served. Konoba Sandra is known for its char-grilled fish and especially for its Brodetto, a kind of stew with fish and fresh vegetables. Guests sit slightly higher on the terrace from where they can enjoy the beautiful view of the bay. You can book your berth at Restaurant Sandry jetty here on line.
The Kooba Zmara, also known as Sabuni, lies in Sabuni Bay on the island of Žut. The konoba is a family business and known for its fresh wild fish. They do not serve farmed fish. The view of the crystal-clear water of the bay is indeed special. Sabuni means as much as “a lot of sand”. In fact, the water above the sandy seabed does look extremely clear and shimmers in all shades of blue. Guests can moor at the konoba’s jetty where the water is up to 4 m deep. There is no water or electricity. Alternative guets can pick up a buoy in front of the restaurant. As this beautiful place is very popular, an advance reservation for a berth at Konoba Zmara is recommended.
The mySea team hope you have fun discovering new konobas and indulging yourselves!