Restaurant of the Day: Murvica in Jelsa

By paul 11 Aug 2012, 17:16 PM Restaurant of the Day

One of Hvar's most welcoming restaurants combines Dalmatian culinary flair with German efficiency. Try the Murvica combination. 

Our recent trip to Munich included staying with old friends who are regular visitors to Jelsa, and it was not long before the conversation turned to a Jelsa establishment with a German connection - the wonderful Murvica restaurant on the edge of the old town behind the petrol station. 

I have been visiting the restaurant for ten years and have never had anything but great food and excellent service. Indeed, during my real estate days, it was a favourite meeting point to close a deal, as many potential buyers stayed in their apartments, one of the few places to be open out of season. 

My Munich friends appreciate the restaurant for its mangold and potato sidedish, excellent steaks and superb fish paté. The home made garlic bread is excellent, as are the tzatziki, pizzas, fish... Many of the vegetables are home grown, and host Djordan is particularly proud of his olive oil, with good reason - it is a regular winner of awards at regional and national level.

Hostess Angelika has brought a touch of Germany into the restaurant, and the combination works very well, as she and Djordan are experts at making guests feel at home, from sharing information about their beloved Humac to the impressive range of rakijas that seem to accompany the end of every meal. 

To learn more about Murvica, visit their website. And if you are looking for a child-friendly restaurant, look no further - there are a few toys hidden away in the inside part of the restaurant to amuse the young ones. Don't forget also to learn more about the village of Humac, one of Hvar's treasures. In this abandoned shepherd's village the family have renovated their family stone house to offer one of the most unusual and special rentals on Hvar. 

Read Murvica's TripAdvisor reviews here