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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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hampshire, UK
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

An upmarket restaurant with an enviable position on the waterfront. The service was superb and the food excellent. The wine is expensive though.

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Thank dianasmith67
Zagreb, Croatia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Gariful is classic. Well known not only in Croatia. Perfect place for fish dinner, literarlly 5 meters from the sea. Service was really great, starters (tuna carpaccio, octopussy salad), fish for the main course on high level. White wine too, it was famous Kozlovic's Malvasia, another classic. Semifreddo, pannacota & carob cake, small doses. All in all - a real... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It is our first night in Hvar and we went to Gariful at our hotel staff's recommendation. We had just returned from the restaurant and left rather disappointed. The starter (fish soup) arrived quite quickly, however, It took at least 45min for our main courses to appear, after I chased the waiter. What annoyed us is that a large group... More 

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Thank Amy H
Belgrade, Serbia
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This really is ine if best fish restaurants on adriatic coast. Great variety of local fish and sea food combined with perfect one list. The fish is grilled on special oak fire in front of the restaurant. Yes it is pricy (we went for high end including best wine from Hvar for some 100 eur pp) however this really is... More 

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Thank NikolaAndrijana
West Auckland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

If this is supposed to be one of Hvars better restaurants then I dread to thing what the others are like. Called on a whim without booking, and got a table no problem. We ordered mussels, a safe bet as its a fish restaurant and chicken. The mussels were an utter disgrace over cooked and the size of shrivelled peas,... More 

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Zúrich, Suiza
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Sitting at the end of the port and Riva promenade, Gariful offers very nice seafood options. Overall good food (great octopus salad), pricing ok given Hvar and location, staff not very charming but this tends to be a constant in Hvar - maybe season was long and staff worn-out! Mind the loud Carpe Diem lounge next door, it won't be... More 

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Thank VinceL_DianeF
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Superb view. Friendly staff. Wonderful freshly caught fish and good local wine. Worth every penny. Coffee is average

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Thank Dmitry N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Gariful is a restaurant at the most attractive location on the Croatian coast. There’s a big chance for you to come across a person from the international jet-set. The food is terrific. It is one of the most expensive restaurants in Croatia.

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Thank Petar M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We ate here on the last night of our stay in Hvar as we thought it would be nice to go somewhere a little bit special. We weren't able to get a table straight away but went next door for a drink and the hostess came and told us when our table was free. She was very nice. The food... More 

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Windsor, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Ate in evening, booked ahead and it was full. Delicious fish soup and the fish platter for 2 was excellent with a good variety of fish. Service good but atmosphere likened to a J cloth, purely functional. Many diners resorted to communicating with their mobiles. Tables v close together so little room for romance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 742 999
Description
Restaurant Gariful is a small family business with a large international reputation. Situated on the exclusive waterfront of Hvar Town - Lonely Planet’s number five destination for 2012 - Gariful is the island’s most luxurious fish restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood, outstanding wine and Champagne list, aquarium floor, and complete dining experience. Attracting some of the largest yachts on the Adriatic, Gariful attracts many VIP guests, and 2011 visitors included Prince Harry, Giorgio Armani and Roman Abramovich.

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