General Manager

Peter Matković
Peter MatkovićFounder & General Manager
Peter Matković was born in Dubrovnik and spend most of his adult life in the United States. He returned to Dubrovnik in 2015 and started his own restaurant business. He gathered extensive experience in the restaurant industry as a waiter, cook and later Managing various well known Restaurant establishments on the east & west cost of the United States.

In the Business since: 01/1973
Speaks: English
– Founder & General Manager of Tavern Arka Restaurant 07/2016 – Today
– Established Colonna d.o.o. (ltd), Stupa, Dubrovačko Primorje 01/2012 – Today
– Restaurant La Hacijenda, California USA, Waiter, 01/1981 – 12/1981
– Restaurant L’Emetage, California USA, Executive Chef Assistent, 09/1980 – 10/1980
– Restaurant Drago’s, Luisiana USA, Sous Chef, 05/1977 – 08/1980
– Hotel Lero, Dubrovnik, Sous Chef, 02/1975 – 04/1977
– Restaurant Studenac,Dubrovnik Mlini, Cook Assistant, 06/1973 – 09/1973

Executive Chef

Igor Lađarević
Igor Lađarević Executive Chef
Igor has over a decade of experience working as a Chef in Five star Hotels in Dubrovnik.Originally born in north Croatia and presently living in Dubrovnik and now working as Executive Chef at Tavern Arka Restaurant in Zaton, Dubrovnik. In early 2016, Igor got married and recently became a father.

In the Business since: 05/2002
Speaks: English, German – Basic knowledge
– Hotel Kompas, Dubrovnik, Executive Chef, 01/2015 – 06/2016
– Grand Villa Argentina, Dubrovnik, Executive Sous Chef, 06/2011 – 12/2014
– Grand Villa Argentina, Dubrovnik, Sous Chef, 03/2008 – 05/2011
– Restaurant Lokanda, Dubrovnik Old Town, Executive Chef, 02/2004 – 02/2007
– Tavern Nova, Dubrovnik, Sous Chef, 12/2003 – 02/2004
– Mila Restaurant, Rab, Sous Chef, 03/2003 – 10/2003
– Hotel Turist, Varazdin, Chef, 10/2002 – 04/2003
– Restaurant Antonio, Island of Krk, Cook Assistant, 05/2002 – 10/2003

Our Valuable Team Members

Ivan Ereš
Ivan ErešRestaurant Supervisor
In the Business since: 02/2007
Speaks: English, Deutsch
Antun MišićSous Chef
In the Business since: 03/2009
Speaks: English

Kind Words from Recent Guests..

“Oysters were out of this world. The t- bone steak was fit for a king. The 2010 Postup Potomje red wine was an amazing compliment to an amazing meal. Lastly the ambiance had old world charm straight from the old country. Two thumbs up!”
Anthony Matusic, California, U.S.A.
“The tuna tartar was fantastic!
The appetizer starter plate was worth the visit alone! Such a charming place!”
Tiffany Shaw, from U.S.A.
“We’ve searched for a quite place to have a relaxing dinner and possible all satisfy our different tastes. We were more then lucky, I enjoyed my large juicy T-bone steak and my Husband enjoyed his Oysters, wine and Fish of the day as main dish. Our daughter had a soup, some veal cutlets and of course her beloved chocolate pancakes for desert. Ali in all, superb service and great place with plenty options to satisfy all members of the family”. Keep it up Tavern Arka!
Chantal, Mike & Emily, Travelling through Dubrovnik
“Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for the great evening dinner. I found the ambience, service and food excellent. I am practically computer illiterate and know extremely little if anything about making reviews, but found this link on your site and hope it show others that your restaurant is really GOOD!”
Steve & Sandra Johnson, Visiting Dubrovnik