Visited this restaurant last night, for the final dinner of our holiday in Croatia, and had a truly fabulous evening above the roof tops of the old town. Like others, we had spotted this terrace when walking the walls, and thought it would offer a spectacular view of the city, then spotted it on Tripadvisor so called in earlier in the afternoon to book, noting the limited number of tables.
The restaurant sits above Stari Grad Hotel, above the 5th floor, hence the "Above 5" name. This is only accessible via the stairs so expect quite a hike (no lifts allowed without the UNESCO old town) but worth the effort as you are greeted with a spectacular view of the city from the small but delightful terrace. We were worried about the weather forecast, but in fact it has glass screens around the sides and a canopy so this wasn't an issue. We were lucky enough to experience a beautiful sunset.
On arrival you are received by Rodrigo who is a larger than life character and delivers an "Above 5" all around entertaining experience. This includes his special smoked gin preparation. This was far and away the most personal service we experienced in restaurants during our 7 day trip.
The food itself was beautiful presented. The menu was very limited in terms of main courses (just 3) and was tasty but to be honest the food became somewhat secondary! The meal was towards the more expensive end but you get what you pay for and we would highly recommend a visit.
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