After a morning sightseeing in Mostar, following a walking route in our guidebook, we inadvertently found ourselves at our hotel. Rather than heading back into the old town, we found a small number of riverside cafes with outdoor seating nearby. We randomly chose “Nide Veze”:https://nidjeveze.ba/dostava-mostar/slano and ordered a tuna sandwich for 6 Marks/£2.75. It was huge and fabulous with warm crusty bread filled with tuna, mayonnaise, black olives and sweetcorn.
It was a huge coincidence when our guide told us that’s where he’d had dinner the previous night, so we decided to return.
Whilst the weather was reasonably bright, we felt it was too chilly to sit outside all night. Inside the restaurant were three booths down one side (which could easily take six), and at the other, a banquette with small tables and stools, more suited for coffee. We were pleased to get the last booth.
The helpful waiter brought English menus and we had G&Ts whilst looking through it. As well as the various sandwiches we’d already tested, the main courses centred around pizza and salads which was all we wanted after a large lunch. We chose a pizza Napoli which came in three sizes: 23, 28 or 31 cm and after asking what 23 cm looked like, opted for the middle size along with a small Greek Salad (which also came in a larger size). We also had a litre of a passable house white and a bottle of sparkling water.
The pizza was very good with lots of salty anchovies, capers and olives and they’d not skimped with the Feta cheese in the salad. Interestingly, the salad arrived with four thin slices of a simple tomato and cheese pizza. Puddings were obviously a speciality with a huge range of pancakes, ice cream sundaes and other very gooey deserts pictured on the menu. Although I’d had my eye on a Jaffa cake concoction of chocolate and orange in many forms, I was too full. So, we settled for espresso and we both chose a liquor – a walnut one for Roy which he’d enjoyed earlier on our trip and a raspberry one for me as we’d seen so many raspberry canes growing around Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The place was busy all night with people arriving for either a meal or just coffee and a dessert and we realised there was another room down a few stairs at the side. There appeared to be only one waiter serving both outside and the area in which we were sat, and he did a sterling job.
The bill without service came to 59.50 Marks or £26 which was excellent value bearing in mind what we’d eaten and drunk.