1. Konoba Kopacina – The Lamb Lovers Heaven (Donji Humac)
This old Konoba is located on the sunny hill village of Donji Humac, one of the oldest settlements on Brac. Like all the inner villages of the island Donji Humac was well protected from the pirates attacks during the past centuries and resisted for a very long time. You can feel this longevity walking next to the very well preserved village church or through the narrow streets and the staircases decorated with various white stone sculptures. Konoba Kopacina is located in an old stone house facing a fertile valley and a hill packed with precious white stone that is extracted and sold all around the world. The panorama from the south-facing terrace is lovely, especially during the sunset! The restaurant is friendly, authentic and offers a delicious lamb, probably the best in terms of quality and of variety on the Island. You must taste the lamb Peka, the lamb on the spit or the Vitalac (a special recipe that comes directly from the Island). If you are a lamb maniac consider having a full lamb menu tasting experience during the Lamb Menu day that is planned every Thursday. What we really appreciate in addition to the unforgettable crispy and juicy lamb meat is the freshness of the salads and of the vegetables that are growing just some meters far away from the Konoba, in the owner’s (that you cannot miss thanks to his inimitable moustache and his great kindness) garden. Last but not least if you are lucky you will have the chance to taste some amazing home-made smoked hams coming from the masters of Drnis and Sinj regions. We almost overlooked a very important aspect: do not forget to ask for the dessert of the day!
Phone: +385 (0)21/647 - 707
2. Senjkovic Wines - When The Wine Is Made From Rocks (Dracevica)
You will not have to move far away to reach Dracevica, one of the smallest and cutest villages of the island, where the Senjkovic family started to produce wines many years ago! This gentle family is continuing the tradition of wine making started by the grand grandfather, in whose honour they named their greatest wine using his nickname: “Bosso”. What amazed us the most about this business is the location where the Plavac Mali grapes are growing. The wine producers transformed a rocky terrain into an inconceivable fertile vineyard; you won’t believe it until you see it! Their amazing products arise from a mixture of abundant sun, stony terrain, a great passion, a high altitude location and the result is just great. If you desire to meet Sasha and Magdalena just go in Dracevica and ask for their vintage and cosy tasting room or call them to organize a tasting combined with a delicate local food experience. The atmosphere of the tasting area and of the barrel cellar is romantic and charming. The feeling is halfway between a book of History and once upon a time village. We suggest you to enjoy their cold Rose’ wine named Spoža at the sunset after a long day touring in Brac Island or their best value for money product called Bročko Rić, a great dry red wine that perfectly blends together with local sheep cheeses. Cheers!
Phone: +385 (0) 98 461 506
3. Konoba Kod Tonca – An Unforgetable Grilled Fish Experience (Splitska)
After this exploration of the inner island, let’s descend again towards the sea. From Donji Humac and Dracevica area take the narrow road heading to Skrip and then follow the indications for the tiny village of Splitska. We are back on the northern shore of the island between Postira and Supetar. This small and peaceful seaside village grows up from its characteristic natural port and its many wonderful beaches towards the gentles hills of maritime pines and olive trees. Splitska is caressed by the deep blue of the Adriatic sea and protected by a natural amphitheatre made of perfumed Mediterranean vegetation! The Konoba Kod Tonca is a typical Croatian family-run restaurant that has now reached to the third generation. Do not expected any sophisticated recipe or any top end wine but prepare to have a pleasant sea-food experience in a location where the atmosphere is super romantic, where time seems stopped since years and the contact with the sea is exceptionally intense. The fishes, the squids and the Scampi are extremely fresh and are skilfully cooked on a big outdoor barbecue. There are no frills here, if you love fish you will love this place! The location makes the taste of the grilled sea food even better because of the incredible closeness of the sea and of an untouched natural deep bay!
Phone: +385 (021) 632266
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4. Park Prirode Sutivan – Chidren’s Favourite Restaurant (Sutivan)
The last part of our exploration is dedicated to families with children. Or maybe it would be better to say that is dedicated mainly to children! The Natural park of Sutivan is located just 4 kilometers from Sutivan on the road heading towards the village of Milna. This unusual place is located on a green area surrounded by pines, olives and other Mediterranean greenery. The park consist of various paths connecting a bocce court, a beach volley court, some nice wooden tables where to have drinks and meals, children playgrounds and many varieties of species among which blue and white peafowl’s, gold, silver and common pheasants, domestic turkey bird, ducks and goose, wild boars, sheep’s, goats, a cow, elfin pigs, different turtles, golden fishes and last but not least a pony horse and some donkeys available for rides inside the park area. This is a little paradise for children! The owner, a very kind and helpful gentleman, will be happy to tell you stories and facts about his animals and land. We suggest you to have a tour here in late afternoon after a long sea day and to take a refreshing drink while the kids are enjoying the games, the flora and the fauna. Later on, during the evening, do not leave this peaceful location but order some tasty cevapcici, raznici, lamb, squids, shrimps and other typical Croatian recipes that are mainly cooked on a nice stone barbecue. This Nature park is a excellent compromise between the needs of adults and children. Is this a good reason to have a dinner here? Yes indeed!
Phone: +385 98 133 7345