Top 10 restaurants in Budva

In the Montenegrin capital of hedonism, nightlife, and luxury, you can sample the smells and tastes of Budva. Budva scents of sand, sea, pine, and sun have long been on the menu of the Budva Riviera. Your gastronomic desires can be satisfied in many restaurants with perfect views of the sea. The map of world culinary heritage mixes with the domestic, traditional version of the Montenegrin coast. The typical Adriatic charm is reflected in the pastrami macaroni (hand-made pasta of whole wheat flour), a frighteningly ugly but delicious monkfish; golden tuber from Grbalj, jaundice, bokeh sardine, or olive jaundice. So, we bring you the ten best restaurants on the Budva Riviera.




The Stari Grad Tavern is the first national restaurant in Budva's Old Town. There are many tales about this place, and due to its rustic and unique interior. The tavern was a setting for several international films too. It is located in the most beautiful part of the city, with a terrace on the beach Richard's Head, offering stunning views. You can enjoy the specialties of Mediterranean cuisine and live music as well. We recommend fresh fish with Dalmatian stew as a side dish. You shouldn’t skip Octopus ragout in La Provance sauce.



The Langust tavern serves the finest dishes of Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of fairytale-like picturesque village Pržno. The tavern has its boat, so the visitors enjoy fresh fish every day. The main dishes, appetizers, desserts, are all prepared from organic and local products. Try fresh mussels, monkfish fillets wrapped in prosciutto from Njegusi. Along with a diverse offer of dishes, there is a great selection of aromatic wines from around the world and Montenegro.



With a tradition of over three decades, the tavern Demižana is one of the oldest restaurants in Budva. The ideal location, near the Old Town, has attracted many celebrities over the years, such as Cavalli, Julio Iglesias, Peirce Brosnan. They came because of the beautiful setting, the romantic sunset, and of course, most importantly, the food and drinks. Along with a rich gastro offer the tavern serves great wines. We recommend aromatic vongole, grilled cuttlefish, shrimp on buzara, but you will have a very hard time choosing because their offer is first class. Mediterranean cuisine at its best, located in Demižana.



The picturesque fishing village of Pržno is considered one of the most beautiful locations on the Montenegrin coast. It also belongs to the group of protected nature reserves. Sitting on a rock, splashed by the sea, the restaurant Blanche is a delicious symbiosis of modernity and rusticity. The menu features a unique blend of Mediterranean, seafood, and European cuisine. This restaurant serves vegetarian and vegan food too. The interior offers 25 seats, while the terrace overlooking the sea with stunning sunsets can welcome 60 persons. The chefs of the Blanche restaurant promise unforgettable gastronomic experiences every day.



A new pearl among Budva's restaurants is Vista Vidikovac. Since July 2018, it is an exclusive and unusual place that makes the gastronomic tour even more diverse. On a small hill overlooking the Old Town, and the Adriatic sea, the restaurant has one peculiar advantage – due to its micro-climate, the temperature is up to five degrees lower than at the beach or the city center. We suggest you try the Vista plate for two, lobster or beefsteak in olive oil or balsamic (you are at a higher altitude after all). During the summer season, you can enjoy yourself at the Cocktail Bar on the terrace that serves modern drinks that are a combination of taste and freshness.



Enjoy the rhapsody of flavors of international cuisines in the beautiful setting of the Astoria Hotel. Top chefs prepare excellent, unique dishes with a touch of the avant-garde in personalized service.

Experience the tastes of freshly prepared dishes made of organic products. You will always be greeted with an exciting surprise on the white Astoria plates as the organic food changes according to the season. The hotel’s exclusive bar serves the finest wines from the world and Montenegro.

We recommend a beef steak with aragula, parmesan, and tomato or linguine with shrimp and prawns. The choice of food is endless and so is the choice of a setting at this amazing place (a restaurant, beach bar, terrace, and café).   



An oasis of peace, a place to enjoy yourself, is located halfway between Petrovac and Sveti Stefan, in the picturesque place of Reževići. Restaurant Giardino, a family restaurant with a tradition of 35 years, offers specialties of traditional and Mediterranean cuisine, with enchanting views of the open Adriatic sea. Although their trademark recipe is potted meat, they offer vegetarian dishes too. We recommend Stroganov beef, cuttlefish risotto, or Mario Giorgeto beef steak.



If you did not visit this place, you did not experience Budva in the right way. The restaurant of the Niklanović family has been in business for 27 years. It is located between the two promenades, in the most beautiful part of Budva. It offers specialties of international, traditional, and cuisine dedicated to seafood specialties. So, it enjoys an offer of over 50 dishes, and we recommend to your attention vongole, mixed mussels with prawns, as well as Cocktail Plate for two.



Italian cuisine with a Montenegrin twist, on the beautiful Budva promenade. Nikola's restaurant has been delighting the gastronomes for years, and the range of dishes and services is synonymous with a comfortable and exclusive. In an authentic ambiance, generous portions of freshly caught fish are served, according to a recipe known only to the Pastrovici fishermen. For a meaty taste, with refreshing cocktails, drinks, and imperial wines, leave some room for a typical Italian carbonara or chicken alfredo.



Porat is the local name for the port, and the Rafailovici has always carried that name. It was opened in 1980, and since 1995 it goes under its current name. In the restaurant, you get true Mediterranean pleasure. Every day, the chefs of Porat design a menu just for you, with always at least one gastronomic surprise waiting for you. We recommend an appetizer of olives, olive oil, goat cheese, and Njegusi prosciutto in the old-fashioned way of the coast, or a mix of fresh shrimp, mussels, and vongola on buzara. Porat is a meeting of the Adriatic port, a picturesque fishing village, and a modern atmosphere.

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