Groda bb, Hvar Town, 21450
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, History, Nightlife, Relaxation, Romance, Sightseeing
Expert review of Konoba Menego
If you find Hvar Town’s main square and harbour too busy and touristy, try wandering through the back alleys to track down this authentic wine bar. With a warm romantic atmosphere, and tasty local food and wine, it's one of my favourites. It’s not a full-blown restaurant, but they serve platters of traditional Dalmatian specialties, accompanied by excellent homemade wine.
If you go as a couple, you can order a mixed platter of kožji sir (goats' cheese), pršut (prosciutto) and masline (olives), plus maybe a portion of salata od hobotnice (octopus salad) or škampi (shrimps), depending on what fresh seafood is on offer that day. If you arrive in a bigger group, your waiter may decide to bring a wider choice of eats, without you actually ordering individual plates. Whatever you have, you’ll enjoy the carafes of wine, which will be replenished whenever you want.
Everything is delicious but for some reason many people remember the pijane smokve (‘drunken’ figs, which have been marinated in brandy) that are served at the end as dessert.
It's intimate and romantic, with exposed stonewalls, wooden beamed ceilings, low wooden tables and candlelight. There are several separate small rooms and terraces, so you can always find a quiet corner - which is why it’s popular with foreign visitors and locals alike. They have a world atlas where guests sign their hometown pages, so you can see who’s been here before you, which is a nice touch.
The service is excellent - friendly and attentive, but not intrusive.
Slightly hidden away, it's in a narrow stone-stepped alley, between the main square and the castle.
Expect to pay around 250 kuna for a mixed platter for two, desserts, and one litre of house wine.
More information on Konoba Menego:
- Price guide:
- Bistro, Wine bar
- Mediterranean, Seafood, Snacks, Traditional
- Groda bb, Hvar Town, 21450
- 021 742036
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- May-October: Mon-Sat 11.30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-11pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards: