Humac, Jelsa, Hvar, 21465
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, History, Nature / wildlife, No fuss, Romance
Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of Konoba Humac
Humac is a semi-abandoned 18th-century shepherds' settlement, made up of tumbledown stone cottages, on a hilltop on the island of Hvar. Here you’ll find my favourite konoba, an informal eatery serving homemade wine and local meat and seafood specialities. There’s no electricity, so everything is prepared as it would have been over a century ago: over glowing charcoal.
There are two main modes of cooking here: on a roštilj or under a peka. A roštilj is a barbecue, while a peka is a little harder to explain. Meat or sometimes octopus are placed in a terracotta pot, along with chopped vegetables, set upon burning embers and covered with a peka (a metal dome). After many hours of slow-cooking, a delicious and tender stew is produced. In addition, the Konoba Humac offers freshly-baked bread (again from under a peka), home-grown salad, and locally produced cheese and wine.
The house specialities are lamb, veal or octopus, prepared under a peka. Note that these need to be ordered at least one day in advance.
Humac stands at 350 metres above sea level, affording a bird’s eye view of Hvar’s south coast, and the island of Brač and the mainland coast near Makarska to the north. Guests eat on a stone terrace in the open-air, surrounded by untamed nature, at big wooden or stone tables. With no electricity, the atmosphere is especially romantic at sunset and later.
The service is friendly and welcoming. Everything is done in its own time, so don’t come here expecting a fast meal.
Humac lies 7 km east of Jelsa and 32 km east of Hvar Town.
Depending what you choose to eat and drink, expect to pay in the region of 150-250 kuna per person.
More information on Konoba Humac:
- Price guide:
- Bistro, Restaurant
- Mediterranean, Seafood, Traditional
- Humac, Jelsa, Hvar, 21465
- 021 768108
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- June-September: Mon-Sat 9am-11pm. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards: