Gil's

Price guide: Expensive

Svetog Dominka bb, Dubrovnik, 20000

Price guide: Expensive

View from Gil's

By Jane Foster, your Dubrovnik expert

#12 of 15
expert-rated restaurants in Dubrovnik
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
3.6
3.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Celebrity spotting, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, Romance, Trendiness

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Gil's

A stylish restaurant serving creative French cuisine within Dubrovnik’s medieval ramparts.

With its stunning medieval setting, romantic views over the old harbour, trendy designer furniture and chi-chi menu featuring modern French fusion cuisine, Gil’s is truly aimed at the see-and-be-seen crowd. And in summer 2010, it was awarded 17 points (out of 20) by the prestigious French gourmet guide, Gault Millau. So, if you can afford it, it’s a really special place to go. Hence the regular sightings of suntanned celebrities - Beyonce ate here in summer 2009. It reopened for summer 2011 on 1 April.

Food and drink: 

The founder, French-born Gilles Camilleri, changes the menu annually. Described as modern French fusion cuisine, summer 2010 saw dishes such as chicken and cardamom soup; sea bream stuffed with truffle risotto; grilled turbot with morel mushrooms; and slow-cooked lamb fillet with smoked feta and hummus. The wine list is a treat, provided you have the money to foot the bill.

Recommended dishes: 

To try a little of everything, opt for the degustation menu.

Ambience: 

The setting is truly impressive. Dubrovnik’s rough hewn stonework is bathed in a curious purple light and played off against trendy white minimalist designer furniture and mauve and lilac scatter cushions. There’s also a Pop Lounge serving cocktails and chill-out music to a glamorous clientele. And you get fantastic views over the harbour. Divine.

Service: 

The waiters are attentive and accommodating.

Location: 

Within the ramparts of the medieval town walls, it's one minute from Ploče Gate, overlooking the old harbour.

Price advice: 

Some people say it's overpriced, though the majority of the types who come here probably wouldn’t notice. Expect to pay around 1300 kuna (approx £150) for a three-course dinner for two people, with wine. Note that the wines can be shockingly expensive.

More information on Gil's:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
French, Fusion, Modern
Address:
Svetog Dominka bb, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone:
020 322 221
Website:
http://www.gilsdubrovnik.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Apr-October: daily 7-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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