Restoran Pojoda is a lovely garden restaurant. Our food was very good, & the service was lovely, but unfortunately, the whole experience was spoiled at the end by the SHOCKING price of our fish! To cut to the chase: €101 / 770kn for one average...sized John Dory, for 2 people!! (You can see the size of one fillet, on my plate, in photos, at the start of our meal.) NOT including fries (€4 /30kn), garlic + herb oil dressing (€3.15 /24kn)
Altogether, the main course cost almost €110 for grilled fish, fries & dressing! And this is not Michelin!
When we'd decided to order fresh grilled fish, which is priced per kg, we were shown a tray of fish. This was our 3rd night ordering fish like this, in different restaurants on Vis. So, we were accustomed to the fact that it's priced for the full raw fish.
We picked the John Dory, which looked to be an average sized one that would yield 2 decent fillets. I've bought full John Dory myself, & filleted it, so I know what I'm looking at. Should mention here that buying full fish per kg is way, way cheaper than buying prepped, filleted fish, which takes time, which you pay for. However, lifting cooked fillets off the bone takes moments! A generous raw fillet per person would be 180g. An average full John Dory, therefore, to feed 2 people, should weigh just under a kg. The price on the menu was 550kn /€72 per kg. We reckoned on paying about €65 - €70 for the average sized fish we picked......Evidenced by my photo of one fillet. Fish is VERY expensive in Croatia!! But it's a nice upmarket restaurant, so we expected this. Not 50% MORE.
On our bill, the weight given for the fish was 1.4kg!! That's a massive fish!! And, we'd no way to verify this, as it wasn't weighed in front of us. By my reckoning, a 1.4kg John Dory would easily feed 4 people. That's not the size we got. We'd had a starter, & we were still able to finish the fish.
(Starter was shrimp salad, easily enough to do 2 or 3 people. €12.50 /95kn)
Local Vugava wine same price as everywhere (ca. 200 kn / €26)
Altogether, 1 shared starter, bread & oil, John Dory fish & fries for 2, a bottle of local Vugava, & a bottle of sparkling water, the bill was 1155kn /€152.More