Food and drink
The restaurant specialises in typical local seasonal dishes, prepared with creative flare and beautifully presented. You might start with fish carpaccio or a rocket and goats' cheese salad, then choose from barbecued fresh fish, Dalmatian pastičada (beef stewed in sweet wine with prunes), or a vegetarian option.
This is a great place to try Hvar’s signature dish, Hvarska gregada (fish and potato casserole, made with scorpionfish, lobster and fresh herbs). Here it’s done the old-fashioned way - cooked over an open fire and served in a big black pot.
Evenings are totally romantic at Palmižana Meneghello, with the boat ride to get here providing part of the fun. What I really love is the arty, back-to-nature, bohemian atmosphere - besides great food, there's the amusing modern art, with nature's colours added by giant potted hydrangeas. The table clothes and napkins are linen, and at night there’s candlelight. It’s stylish but not overtly dressy - many guests are sailing types, who keep their boats at the nearby ACI marina, or put down anchor in the bay then come ashore to eat.
The staff are friendly and attentive.
It's on the tiny island of Sveti Klement (where you’ll also find the ACI sailing marina), a 20-minute taxi boat ride from Hvar Town. A signed footpath leads from the marina to the restaurant (about 200 metres).
Expect to pay around 450 kuna for a two-course meal for two people, with wine, but remember that costs vary vastly depending on what you choose to eat.
- Culture vultures
- Sporty types
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Nature / wildlife