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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

It was very good the food but the dessert experience missing from the restaurant.The see food excellent.I like the panorama:)

Thank Sandor G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Food was very good and its location was perfect. Unfortunately the night we were there a party of 38 also turned which threw the staff into chaos and meant that the other diners were somewhat side-lined. I do not think think that the staff are geared up to that kind of party booking

Thank NLPP_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Amazing food! Amazing setting! First Class service all the way! and Class! This is a beautiful restaurant, I think the best in Hvar, expensive but worth every penny. Reservation needed for sure. The best grilled Octopus in all of Croatia. The fish display is right there where you choose the catch of the day! We were a large group of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Gariful oozes class, from its simplistic logo to its decadent table settings. If you like sea-food, this place is for you! Very reasonably priced, amazing food and a stunning backdrop. A really nice touch was the complementary magician who entertains table-by-table in between courses. I would definitely go again and again!

Thank Sam O
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Gorgeous seafood restaurant overlooking the harbour! We had a brilliant table at the front, the service and food were really good. We booked ahead and I would recommend you do that as was very busy when we arrived. all the seafood is on display at the front of the restaurant. Highly recommend the seafood spaghetti and the mixed seafood plate.

Thank Nancy B
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We ate at the Gariful twice. First of all, our waiter was of the highest standard for his profession: helpful, smiley, full of honest advice and determined to ensure our visit was enjoyable. It is principally a fish restaurant but also offers high quality food, meat and pasta dishes all of which comprises a huge choice. Our dishes were presented... More 

Thank Rinny2012
Kontich, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed 5 days in Hvar and we had our best meal here with our family. Make a reservation for a table outside with view on the harbour.

Thank Gunther V
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Recommend the fish platter for two. Delicious. Fish risotto also was tasty. So was even just a Greek salad! Not cheap but worth it for a treat for a special occasion. We had a bit of an issue with one of our starters but they took it off the bill and gave us free wine so i can't complain! 😀

Thank EllieVanHalen
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Best position at the end of the promenade in Hvar. Great fish tank, including a shark. Very professional and friendly staff. Fish is their passion but the steaks were great too. It is expensive by Croatian standards but cheap relative to equivalent in South of France. A must place to visit for an upmarket experience in Hvar. Good wine list.

Thank ScottishGeorge53
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

I loved the fish plate they had for 2 people to share - all fresh fish and seafood, grilled and with vegetables. The taste was amazing and the terrace outside is one of the best in Hvar town. Although I found the prices of the food and drinks a little bit expensive, specially for Croatia.

Thank Ana P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, 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
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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