General Info

When it comes to gastronomy, the Opatija Riviera is one of Croatia's most renowned destinations. Here, you can sample a wide range of superb culinary specialities prepared with local ingredients. After the spring and asparagus specialities, it is time for dishes prepared with Kvarner scampi. Kvarner scampi come from the Adriatic; they are always fresh and considered an incomparable gourmet delight. Scampi are prepared in various ways: grilled, in risottos, or in a buzara sauce.

Opatija Riviera - top gastronomic destination

In Opatija, Kvarner Bay supplies the freshest seafood for delicious, memorable meals along the Croatian Riviera. Also, regional flavors like asparagus, chestnuts and cherries make the city a popular gourmet destination.

The area is also well known for wine. Ideal climate and soil conditions allow Croatia to produce some of the top wines. Local bars and restaurants have extensive lists, featuring local and international products.

The creative chefs of Opatija's restaurants are eager to share their creations with you. Enjoy top-quality cuisine and great service in an ideal seafront setting on the bay of Kvarner – Opatija provides an unbelievable dining experience.



A winter fairy tale at Liburnia Hotels & Villas

1 December 2023 – 1 January 2024

Hotel Ambasador

Lobby bar Manhattan

  • Chocolate truffles
  • Apple and cinnamon tart
  • Biscuits
  • Mulled wine, gin and whiskey
  • Friday Sparkling Celebration
  • Saturday Tea Corner
  • Sunday Digestives

Restoran Cubo

Tasting menu

  • Eggnog Shot
    Almonds, egg yolk, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • Cod fritter
    Lime mayonnaise, butternut squash fondant
  • Cream soup
    Celery, roasted hazelnuts, fresh truffle
  • Quail
    Carrot and clove cream, sour cherry ragout, fondant potatoes, beetroot chips
  • Petit four
    Cinnamon, anise, wild orange, cardamom


Heritage Hotel Imperial (Café Imperial)

Terrace of Heritage Hotel Imperial


Festive food & drinks, Advent photo point, live music

  • 01.12. - 22.12.
    Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 08:00 – 20:00
    Fri, Sat: 08:00 – 22:00
  • 16.12. - 07.01.
    Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 08:00 – 23:00
  • 24.12.
    Sun: 08:00 – 00:00
  • 31.12.
    Sun: 08:00 – 03:00

Advent stalls

  • Festive Hot Dog (sausage in pastry)
  • Bianco Burger (fried white cod with panko crumbs)
  • French Fries (pommes frites or sweet potato)
  • Loaded Baked Fries (French fries with cheese and bacon)
  • Chicken Udon Soup (chicken soup with vegetables and mushrooms)
  • Fritters (homemade fritters with sauce)
  • Selection of hot drinks (tea, hot chocolate, mulled wine, rum punch)
  • Selection of cocktails (Winter Grog, Aperol Punch, Gin Toddy, Aperol Spritz)
  • Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

Hotel Palace Bellevue

Café Strauss


Festive food & drinks, Advent photo point, live music

  • 01.12. - 22.12.
    Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 08:00 – 20:00
    Fri, Sat: 08:00 – 21:00
  • 22.12. - 30.12.
    Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 08:00 – 21:00
    Fri, Sat: 08:00 – 23:00
  • 31.01.
    08:00 - 02:00
  • 01.01. - 07.01. 
    Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 08:00 – 20:00
    Fri, Sat: 08:00 – 21:00

Strauss X-Mas

  • Leberkäse burger (lye rolls, leberkäse, pickles, mustard and cream sauce, baby spinach, fried onions)
  • Chimney cake (Trdelnik) with various fillings and toppings
  • Teta Sarma (ground beef, rice, sauerkraut, bread roll, smetana, garlic)
  • Pork knuckle with sauerkraut
  • Grašnjaci (traditional filled fritters from the town of Rukavac)
  • Crispy Apple Pie (with ice cream and cinnamon)
  • Selection of hot drinks (flavoured hot chocolate, mulled wine)
  • Selection of cocktails (Winter Grog, Aperol Punch, Gin Toddy, Aperol Spritz, Drunken Snowman, The Grinch)
  • Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks



Hotel Admiral

  • Pork knuckle in pastry, sauerkraut, horseradish sauce
  • Spaetzle with cheese, fried onions and bacon
  • Kaiserschmarrn with baked apple puree
  • Fritule fritters
  • Flavoured hot chocolates
  • Advent cocktails

Hotel Istra

Advent special:

  • Advent calendar – discover a smoothie with a different flavour every day
  • Various chocolate cocktails (Clausmopolitan, Snow Queen, Mrs. Claus Whiskey, Choco Martini and Chocolate Dream))
  • Flavoured hot chocolates
  • Mulled wine and gin

Á la carte offer:

  • Oat porridge with apple and cinnamon
  • Ramen soup with buckwheat noodles
  • Foil-baked hake
  • Spaetzle with cheese, fried onions and bacon
  • Kaiserschmarrn with apple puree

Hotel Excelsior

  • Traditional sweet pastry (nut roll and poppy seed roll)
  • Biscuits
  • Rum punch
  • Mulled wine
  • Christmas punch
  • Flavoured hot chocolate

Hotel Marina

  • Selection of Christmas desserts (Sacher cake, nut roll, poppy seed roll, macarons, cake pops, biscuits)
  • Advent cocktails
  • Flavoured hot chocolate
  • Mulled wine

Café Imperial

Discover Café Imperial

Designed by the renowned Croatian interior designer Mirjana Mikulec, the newly reopened Café Imperial is a beautiful blend of the hotel’s historical heritage and modern flair.

The interior design is inspired by the hotel’s richly decorated Golden Hall with its golden palette and floral motifs. Antique mirrors provide the luxurious depth to the space, while the palms evoke the famous Opatija parks.

Home-Made Desserts & Craft Coffee

In Café Imperial, you can indulge in delicious treats such as home-made desserts and craft coffee.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with amazing desserts, including the signature Lavandier cake with white chocolate and lavender cream. Try the Hug&Punch craft coffee which offers the finest specialty blends using only the very best beans from around the world. If you prefer tea over coffee, enjoy the teas of outstanding quality and exemplary taste from The Tea Group.

An extensive wine and cocktail list is also at your disposal.

Family Morning (Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 - 13:00)

Enjoy Family Morning on Saturdays and Sundays! While parents enjoy a cup of morning coffee and croissant, children can have fun at creative workshops with our animators.

For reservations, contact us:

Café Strauss

Café with the Viennese Flair

In Café Strauss, one of the most famous coffee houses in Opatija, the visitors have a perfect chance to enjoy a typical Viennese coffee-house atmosphere.

The café is located in Hotel Palace Bellevue, directly opposite the Slatina beach in the very heart of Opatija. Its open terrace is an ideal place to soak up the sun, view, atmosphere, and - of course – homemade desserts and craft coffee!

Unforgettable Desserts and Coffee

Homemade desserts in Café Strauss are simply unforgettable. Lovingly made by our pastry chef from the best ingredients, the café’s desserts are traditional with a modern twist. Pair your dessert of choice with craft coffee by Hug&Punch.


Tasty Brunch

Have a healthy start to your day with a brunch in Café Strauss. Discover tasty dishes made from seasonal ingredients for a nutritious midday snack. You can select from a variety of traditional and vegan menu items.

Our recommendation:

  • Tofu Scramble
  • Avocado Rye Toast
  • Homemade Granola
  • Falafel Bowl


For reservations, contact us: