Mali Raj

Gault&Millau Croatia

Fine dining/conceptual
Marko Marinović
Price range:

After swimming at Zlatni rat whose photographs are world famous thanks to its specific shape and tiny pebbles, we thought this day just couldn’t get any better. Until we discovered a hidden Garden of Eden. Eager to get some shade, we retreated to a stone house surrounded by greenery and got a table underneath olive trees. An old well adorned with plants, random bird cages, a wooden barrel and jars wrapped in rope with picked flowers in them suggested that this is a place we could spend the entire afternoon in.

An excellent olive oil was served in a small glass bottle like the ones used to store elixirs and it’s function was to accompany the prawn pâté and homemade bread. The cordial hosts explained that the oil hails from a nearby olive grove and that they make it themselves. This pink sensation goes great with a glass of fresh local Malvasia, a variety not typical of this region. It’s smeared like the waves and smells of the sea, it’s sweet and supple so both it and the soft bread easily vanished morsel by morsel. Enough to make you happy! Room needed to be left for other splendid treats listed in the menu. They recommended we have the sea skewer. Though the name suggests that this is a completely regular dish, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Nicely baked pieces of grilled monkfish, tuna and monkfish with their enchanting smoke aroma are served with chard and broad bean prepared Dalmatian-style. The cook’s preparation skills come to the fore because he prepared three types of fish and managed to do exactly what he’d wanted – a perfectly delicious specialty.

A carefully planned out dessert list is another distinctive feature of Mali raj. Apart from crepes, tiramisu and chocolate soufflé, it includes two desserts you can’t try anywhere else. The fruit cake reconstruction is worth every delicious bite, much like “imperfect love”, which is just made for hot summer days. A kanafeh crown adorns the sufficiently sweet, compact and creamy Mascarpne cheese with fruit. The pastry bends crunches like tiny delicious and delicate needles and stands in perfect contrast to the cold cream concealing a refreshing apple. The sour notes give a phenomenal finishing touch to the dessert, which is everything but imperfect.

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Contact number: 098/756-922



Working hours: MON - SUN: 12:00 - 22:00

Region: Dalmatia-Split

Address: Put Zlatnog rata 52B, 21420, Bol

Capacity: 90

Price range: 200-300kn

Restaurant description:

Restaurant ‘Mali Raj (Little Paradise)’ in Bol on the island Brac is located in a wonderful location directly above the beach Zlatni rat. It is easily accessible by car, following the road to the famous beach ‘Zlatni Rat’. The restaurant has its own parking for guests. It can also be reached on foot, with promenade direction to the west of town Bol.

Their menu is based on traditional Dalmatian cuisine. Besides the classi appetizers and main courses they offer recipes of fish, seafood and meat as well as various types of tartar, carpaccio and buzara. On request it is possible to order the roast octopus and roast lamb. Their wine list offers a wide selection of quality wines that will satisfy the desires of our guests.

Awards and recognitions:

Gault&Millau - Romantic restaurants
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