Tuesday 16 August 2016

Restoran Castello, Žrnovska Banja, Korcula Island

With a great view of Žrnovska Banja's secluded bay, you would expect the tables on the poolside terrace of Restoran Castello to be packed in August. But it can be very quiet. Although the service can be temperamental, the food is quite good and comes in generous portions. The fish platter (130 kuna), featuring prawns, mussels and a white fish, is served with greasy vegetables: the flavour combinations can feel a little random. But the seafood spaghetti (110 kuna) is very impressive, while the mussels (80 kuna) are juicy and generous, and you can mop up the salty sauce with the decent bread. The seafood salad (68 kuna) is also well stocked with flavour. You can get some skinny greasy chips for 25 kuna, but you won’t really need them. A mediocre glass of wine costs just 16 kuna, while a pint of local beer is 25 kuna and a large bottle of water 20 kuna. If you are staying locally and don't want to make the hike into Korcula Town, Restoran Castello is worth checking out. 7/10