Malin: The philosophy behind the brand

We love Istria. We love its mild sunny climate, easy-going way of life, the people, and most of all – it’s gastronomy. Istria is a real Croatia’s gastronomic paradise.

Our love for Istrian gastronomy is reflected in everything we do in Malin. Here you will be served with exquisite span of top-quality taste, created for you by our talented chef.

Pair that with top Croatian wines with the assist of our sommelier, and you’ll get a truly unique gastronomic journey.

Please understand that Malin is not just another popular restaurant. Here it’s all about the experience. You eat in your own time and with pleasure, paying attention to each bite and enjoying every sip of wine.

Slow food movement

We can’t emphasize enough just how important is to slow down, enjoy and respect the right food. It is the fast-paced lives that lead us to poor food choices, and ultimately – to Fast Food. The soultion? Exactly the opposite, the Slow Food.

The idea embraces celebrating ingredient provenance, artisanship, kinship, community, and justice around food.

It is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles:

  • good: quality, flavorsome and healthy food
  • clean: production that does not harm the environment
  • fair: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers

It is important to us to that every principal is fulfiled to the utmost, at every time.


Our menu is made for the curious ones. The ones who wants to explore every flavour of Istria. That’s why our dishes are made not to overeat you, but to make you enjoy every bite to the fullest.

With that in mind, dining in Malin is envisioned as a slow multi-course experience, made of a starter, main dish, and a dessert. This is suggested as the best way to discover all mesmerizing tastes of amazing Istria.

A meal at Malin is a moment dedicated exclusively to you. A moment dedicated to the pure pleasure of exploring and discovering Istria and its wonders.