RESTAURANTS IN TREBINJE

Very reasonably priced restaurants are found through-out the old town all using locally sourced produce

RESTAURANT PLATANI

Hotel Platani and Hotel Stari Platani. (Stari means old, however newly renovated). Both these hotels are situated near the main market square in Trebinje and it is dicult to determine which is which.

Hotel Stari Platani is situated just off the market square and with a large cafe and separated area for dining. We have found this to be one of the best places to eat. The food served is more quality than quantity, it is just a bit different, with the Italian chef using very fresh local ingredients. Try the Sea Bass cooked in parchment paper. If all the tables are occupied just ask them to lay another one for you.

Hotel Platani, located opposite the market, also offers great food. Here a good steak and a decent bottle of local wine will probably cost less than 15€. The menu is varied and it is a lively place to dine whether for breakfast, lunch or on the terrace on a balmy evening. Live music is often played to accompany your coffee during the day or evening meal, enjoyed by the locals and tourists alike. You may need to book a table in the summer months.

Follow directions for Trebinje town centre under the heading Explore -> Bosnia & Herzegovina -> Trebinje

RESTAURANT VUKOJE

This place is a gem of a find, it is a modern winery, with a new contemopary restaurant, nestled on the top of a hill, with stunning views of the 13 Century town of Trebinje and the surrounding mountains with their churches perched on the top of them.

Wine Culture in Bosnia & Herzegovina is growing, more wine producers and restaurants are paying greater attention to their wine lists and to their customers. Julijana (Julia) and Mladen, sommeliers, at Vukoje, are usually on hand to welcome you personally. They aren’t a large winery but believe in quality and not mass producing for quantity and have about 20 different labels all exclusively made from their 30 hectares of vineyards.

Initially you will be blown away by its location – it’s just different and hard to describe. You enter through 2 oak barrelled doors and wind your way up the stairs to a new, modern, open plan restaurant with a floor to ceiling water feature. Spectacular views span over the town, the river to the vineyard itself, with mountains behind you as your back drop. On the floor above is an outdoor dining area for the summer months, with comfortable outdoor furniture and again the “views” to be enjoyed whist dining. Above this is a roof terrace bar.
The food is good, modern and organic (where possible) and service prompt. They offer you a taster wine with each course and with their genuine love of wine they will give you a little information on each one.

You do not need to be a wine lover, but helpful if you are one! To me I find the white Zilavka Grape, delicate, crisp and fresh with a light aroma and so very drinkable. And on a summers evening how do you say “NO” to a pale pink Rose – it just says “Ok I am on holiday, why not”. And the red wine with Steak that has been marinated for a week!!If you are a small group or party, ask about a 15-min wine tour.

In the summer months it is recommended to book – please call the number below or ask our property manager to make a booking for you. A taxi could also be arranged. ENJOY!
Please visit www.vinskacesta.ba for further information or phone +387 (0)65 517 099 or ask our property managers who will be happy to book for you.

Travel from Ivanica towards Trebinje.

At the first roundabout, on the outskirts of Trebinje, take the first exit. Go over the bridge and at the second roundabout take the second exit. Go straight ahead to a small roundabout, go over this one to the T junction. Turn left , then very shortly afterwards turn right into Nićifora Dučića street, following the brown tourist signs for ‘Vinarija Vukoje’.

At this stage you may feel you are completely lost, going through a housing area but you’re not. Follow the road up to hill taking the second turning right into Mirna street. Keep left as the road forks (it is a small dip in the road and both go to the same place) and before the next sharp bend you will see in front of you a large glass three story building- The winery.

Park and the entrance, through the oak barrelled doors is at the far end of the car park.
It is about a three minute journey from the town centre.
Not suitable for guests that can’t manage a lot of stairs as there is no lift.

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RESTAURANT STUDENAC

Restaurant Studenac, full of local tradition and artifacts, is located just on the outskirts of Trebinje, on the river Trebišnijica. Set in and around a trout farm, you can enjoy good food in the rustic indoor area of the restaurant or on their extensive terraces, whilst watching the fish swim near your feet – it certainly keeps young children entertained!
Primarily local fish is served but there are also several meat options, including steak, chicken and pizza.
Do take the directions with you, as it is just on the outskirts of town, but the journey is worth it as Restaurant Studenac is just that bit different!
Open all year around. We recomend booking in the summer months.
Their phone number is +387/59 482-627.

As you arrive in to Trebinje, go straight across the roundabouts and through the town going over the bridge. Cross over the bridge and bear right on the M20. Keep straight ahead onto the M6. At any round about go straight ahead. You past the new hotel “SL Industry” on your right.
Take the next turning right onto Melentija Perovića street (you should also pick up brown sign for the restaurant), follow this all the way through the residential area, towards the river, taking a right and then right again following their signage into the car park.

It is about a 7 min journey out of the town.

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RESTAURANT STARA HERZEGOVINA

’Traditional to the core’, is how we would describe this lovely restaurant with friendly, welcoming service.

Open all day and year round makes it a favourite with locals, tourists and passers-by. Located high in the mountain on the road between Bosnia and Montenegro it’s a great stop for dinner if you are travelling back from a day in Kotor.

In the winter the restaurant is warmed by the fire in hearth and a lovely local atmosphere, all centred round a huge tree trunk In the middle of the room. Warming lamb stew, steak with a mushroom sauce, fish and lots of local dishes and salads too, at wonderfully affordable prices.

In the summer guests spill out onto a large terrace, with different levels and thatched-roof-covered dining areas, to make the most of the slightly cooler air that the mountains can offer.

From Ivanica the journey is approx. 20-25 mins.

Head over the Bosnian border and travel towards Trebinje, at the sharp corner, with a circular looking restaurant on your right (also worth a stop especially if you are too hungry to travel further) and a petrol station, turn right and head up the mountain towards Montenegro. Carry on this road for a good 5-8 mins until you come into a small village area and you will see the restaurant on your left.

It doesn’t seem very far on the way home as it is all down hill !

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ETHNO TAVERN RESTAURANT

Hidden between modern buildings, green areas and the sports facilities of the City of the Sun, the Ethno Tavern Restaurant serves traditional Herzegovinian dishes paired with the best wines from Herzegovina as well as Vršac wines from the Drašković Winery in Serbia.

The rich table consists of home-made food prepared according to carefully preserved Herzegovinian recipes that are passed from generation to generation.
Seated in wooden stalls, next to the fireplace, guests can enjoy specialties such as “Veal/lamb under the sač” (meat slow cooked in domed clay pots in the embers of the fire), “Sarma”, “Cicvara”, “Priganica”, cheese stored in oil, “Kajmak” and fresh salads. Homemade cakes and locally produced Herzegovinian brandy to round off your meal.
In the summer months you are not subjected to being seated by the heat of the fire, but invited to dine outdoors under a secluded covered terrace.
The youngest visitors are not overlooked and after eating, fun can be found petting the farm animals roaming at the side of the restaurant.
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The restaurant is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 7 days a week, all year round.

*It is newly opened and has mixed reviews on the service.

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