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Golden Shell

Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 98 917 7386
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“sea bass” (15 reviews)
“lamb” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food, one of our better meals in Croatia. There was a large party the same night and I think the kitchen staff was a bit overwhelmed but the chef tried to make sure we got our food reasonably quickly. We tried the...More

Thank sumster636
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were wandering around looking for food and stumbled onto the back entrance to Golden Shell. Drawn in by the magic words "gluten free" and "lactose free" on the menu - we couldn't believe there would be a restaurant that would have something for both...More

Thank SFTravelPhotographer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had their €50 tasting menu and it was delicious. Small but a well curated wine list specializing in wines from Hvar. The family cooks and serves, friendly and accommodating service. A relatively small space in a courtyard.

Thank Peakclimber46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancee and I splurged on the 6-course tasting for dinner, and wound up with our best meal in Croatia. Antonio, the son of the chef/owner and lead waiter/sommelier, provided us with an evening fun and funny, charming, attentive service. We loved the slow food...More

Thank kbasin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a bit of an enigma but in a good way. It offers great food, slow cooked by a local Master Chef winner, with charming and super friendly waiting staff, but a restaurant that really should have a much higher profile with tourists...More

Thank merryneil
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was super good, service was friendly. They also prepared a dish for the kids out of the menu. Wine recommendations were also spot on.

Thank Hans M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Ivan is the great guardian of traditional fine cuisine- we were lucky to have a chance to taste it! Thank you!

Thank Luba S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Chef Ivan hosted our spontaneous and 15 minute before opening visit with a gracious serving of a "slow food" rendering of what I would call an outstanding beef roast that he had just finished preparing. The recommended local wine he recommended was a perfect and...More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 16 October 2016

...keep an eye out for a worm in your wine glass. Other than that, an entertaining a delicious dinner. Definitely pride in family ownership.

Thank Cleeg
Reviewed 24 September 2016

In a town that is a bit challenging to find an address in it was worth seeking it out to find the hidden gem of a restaurant. We felt like we were dining in a family home and enjoying the local foods made with great...More

Thank SenaGirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$70
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 98 917 7386
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