In a town surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean there are no prizes for guessing what the most prominent type of restaurant is - if you said Chinese please take a moment to consult a map. The waterfront promenade between the port and the lighthouse at Cape Madonna is seafood central with around a dozen eateries vying for your hard-earned euros. While they have varying levels of popularity amongst locals, tourists and guide books, their menus, prices and sea views are virtually the same and you can rest assured that during the high season empty tables are few and far between.
With so much action condensed in one place, a lot of visitors make the unfortunate mistake of overlooking the host of smaller family-run places hidden away down Piran's windy side streets, back alleys and squares, which usually offer the same fresh expertly-prepared Mediterranean cuisine in a more relaxed intimate setting. We've listed some of our favourites here, but there are many more waiting to be found.