The first chapter of the Restaurant & Bar Ruđer story began in 2011 when we decided to open a restaurant in Dubrovnik. Well, not only a restaurant but a place where all our life stories will meet – the ones that teach us about life values when we were kids, the ones rooted in tradition, as well as the ones telling the story of this beauty of the city in which we live and work. From day one, we wanted to tell this story through the mouthfuls on a plate served at a unique location, a location far away from the hustle-bustle of the city, but still in the very heart of Dubrovnik.
We are located on Poljana Ruđera Boškovića (poljana is Croatian word for square), next to the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium of Ruđer Bošković. During the Republic of Dubrovnik, it was reputable Jesuit collegium also known as Collegium Ragusinum. World-famous scientist Ruđer Bošković was born in Dubrovnik, and his schooling for becoming a priest began at this Jesuit collegium. We wanted to honour Ruđer Bošković and to point out the importance of his legacy for us and for our city. Progress is impossible without change, so in 2023 Konoba Jezuite becomes Restaurant & Bar Ruđer. Our story continues, and your team is still here with clear mission – to preserve the tradition and to pass it on. From generation to generation, from plate to plate, we will bring you a theory of good food.
Restaurant & Bar Ruđer cherishes this tradition through the dishes served daily in the peaceful and cozy ambiance of our establishment. It is not only about the old recipes but also about following the centuries-old way of living from the land, trade, winemaking and fishing.
Just as every dish in the Restaurant & Bar Ruđer has its own story, every story is firmly rooted in tradition. Only one homemade product has come to be thanks to those who worked in the fields and shared their knowledge and skills with younger generations. Only one fish from the sea is the result of the hundred years-long fishing tradition being passed on from one generation to another in the Dubrovnik families.
Even though the social structure changed through the years, and methods were modernized, we serve our guests dishes that draw inspiration from the traditional, the Dubrovnik style, as well as the contemporary!