Divine Food Flows from Beautiful Ćatovića Mlini

A turn off on the road that goes around western corner of Bay of Kotor in the town of Morinj is the beautiful Ćatovića Mlini restaurant. Because it is one of Montenegro’s best restaurants, Ćatovića Mlini is a MUST VISIT restaurant when you enjoying the Montenegrin coast, which is open all year round.StoneGateYou enter through a stone gate and literally passing through a tunnel of bamboo and see the crystalline stream flows around and under this rustic former mill. Ćatovića Mlini restaurant is located within a large old stone house and is very nicely decorated. With its low stone ceiling dating back a couple of centuries ago, Ćatovića Mlini sets the scene for the perfect romantic meal or special celebration with family and friends. The landscape experience around the restaurant is filled with water, trees, wild ducks paths and bridges. Formerly a swamp area, the wetlands now created a beautiful water park.MliniAfter recommendations from a few locals when we were visiting Risan and Tivat, I decided that my birthday was the perfect reason to follow the signs to Ćatovića Mlini. We went during the week, so the restaurant was peaceful, allowing us to enjoy the sounds of nature. We were seated by the window, where we watched the ducks paddle, enjoying the flavorful olive oil and bread. OliveOilFish is the focus, but traditional Njeguši specialities are also offered. Fish always comes fresh from Ulcinj, Montenegro to Dubrovnik, Croatia. We ordered shrimp risotto, salad with salmon cakes, breaded trout and grilled octopus. The shrimp risotto was absolutely tasty. The salmon cakes and trout with chard and potatoes were also amazing with every bite, but I would pass on the grilled octopus – not that it was bad, but there are other items on this menu worth trying. The service and quality of food was superb. The dishes range in price from 12€ – 28€, which is worth ever bite.RizotoSalmonCakesMliniFishOctopusWe finished our meal with a local speciality called Bokeški kolač, a very sweet, zingy dessert, made with almonds, maraschino and lemon. Ćatovića Mlini treats you like royalty, so make sure to save your appetite and bring your camera for a posh Montenegrin dining experience.


  1. It was such a beautiful meal!

  2. chris johnson

    Hmmm… I found the place completely overrated. The food was overly sauced, and the sauce was not very good.

    Wine, service, and ambience was exceptional. Food was not.

    1. Thanks for sharing Chris. If you are in Montenegro again and you like good food, then I strongly encourage you to check out the farm to table goodness that is available through the farm stays in our network. Message me about where you’ll be and I’ll be glad to let you know where you should visit.
      Thanks again for your feedback.

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