Gil's

Address: Svetog Dominka bb, Dubrovnik, 20000, Croatia
Telephone: 020 322 221

- Expensive

4.1

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
4
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
3.6
90%
Ambience
4.6
90%
Location
4.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • Romance
  • Trendiness

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