42°43’13.52″N | 17°54’47.25″E

Nestled in the serene embrace of Vrbova's secluded bay on the enchanting island of Šipan, just a stone's throw from Dubrovnik, BOWA warmly welcomes you to experience the essence of its name – curating the very Best Of What’s Around.

When you put your foot in the bay, we want you to leave your phones and worries at the entrance.

Step into a world where you're surrounded by the comforting embrace of carob, fig, and olive trees, with a hint of salty air from the Adriatic Sea. It's the perfect moment you've been yearning for. Get ready for a feast featuring the freshest Adriatic fish, tasty Mali Ston Ostrea Edulis oysters, veggies straight from our garden, orchard fruits, and homemade Šipan island olive oil. And in between bites, take a dip in the Adriatic sea for a refreshing break during your laid-back Mediterranean meal.

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We uphold a strong commitment to sustainability.

At our core, we're all about sustainability. Our restaurant loves using local, organic ingredients, supporting our nearby farmers and fishermen while being kind to the planet. We're all about reducing waste and being eco-friendly to make sure our culinary journey is as responsible as it is delicious. So when you dine with us, it's like connecting with nature - from every dish to those relaxing breaks between courses, and maybe even a nap after enjoying our apple cheesecake or carob chocolate cake.

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The Šare family, renowned for their hospitality, continue to play a major role in Croatian culinary heritage.

The Šare family has been in the hospitality industry for nearly four decades, with their first restaurant, Bota Šare, established in the late 1980s. Located in an old salt warehouse characterized by towering stone walls, the restaurant's ambiance exudes a nostalgic charm that tells the rich story of the region and its people. Inspired by Mali Ston, hospitality is deeply ingrained in the family's identity. While Božidar and Tanja Šare laid the foundation for this gastronomic journey, their six children now carry the legacy forward with establishments in Ston, Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb.

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From Family Traditions to Culinary Adventure

BOWA, owned by the fourth generation of the Šare family, renowned fishermen from Mali Ston, is a sister restaurant to Bota Šare which is known for blending Dalmatian and Japanese styles to create their unique sushi. BOWA, on the other hand, is a tribute to their grandmother's recipes, offering a fusion of "Robinson Crusoe" escapism with a hint of "fine dining in the jungle," reminiscent of holiday memories with grandparents. More than just a restaurant, BOWA offers an all-day experience, celebrating family heritage and culinary nostalgia.

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Fresh oysters

Prepare to be amazed: Every bite you savor originates within a mere 50 km radius of your seat.

Our fishing team guarantees always fresh adriatic bluefin tuna, swordfish and greater amberjack. The rhapsody of colors on the plate will captivate you at first sight. Original texture and fullness of taste in every bite will convince you of the uniqueness of our food.