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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
++385 (0)21-742-999
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Ranked #91 of 100 Restaurants in Hvar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Boca del Río, Veracruz-Llave, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

BEST RESTAURANT IN CROATIA. The best fish of the Mediterranean, the best service on the island Hvar.

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Gold Coast
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

this restaurant sits right on the end of the harbour looking out towards the islands. The staff are attentive and the food is good solid Croatian cuisine

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Since this was our first visit to town Hvar,we had no idea which places are good to eat so we asked our hosts and they recommended Gariful. It is placed on the waterfront in Hvar and has a lovely view to the sea and nearby harbour which was at the time of our visit full of yachts and sailboats. The... More

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Graz, Austria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The atmosphere and the service have greatly improved from earlier years, and now that the entrance to the raised decked terrace is cordoned off, there is also some feeling of exclusivity - nothing to complain about the food and the service. If you don't mind the "slightly" higher than average prices wou will be guaranteed an excellent dinner with a... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Spectacular evening of delicious food, attentive service, stunning view and charming atmosphere. Best lobster bisque ever! Tasting menu was a great value. The chef's amuse bouche had us swooning. Perfect way to have an adult celebration in Hvar. Everything was spectacular except the noise from the Carpe Diem next to the restaurant, becasue it was a Jach week cruise and... More

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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Been to this place twice in a week and I wish I could go every night. The service was exceptional as was the food, the fish wasthe best I've seen and the different cuts of fish were amazing. Right up there with the best meal ever. What can I say, this is food, as soon as you enter the place... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Simply the best meal we had during our holiday to Dubrovnik and Hvar. The food was delicious, setting picturesque and service outstanding, what more can we say!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I can´t compare this restaurant with any other in Hvar. Everybody was telling us that Gariful is special and that we will feel it. And, it was like that. The service, the ambient and the food were ephic. The view towards the sea, and the kind atmosphere on the terase make the dinning so amazing. I can´t wait to come... More

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Split, Croatia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Last evening we made a repeat visit to Gariful. I am amazed that this restaurant continues to provide excellence in food and service time after time. From the superb service, friendly greeting the entire evening was pleasurable. Each food course and the wines offered were superb, all accompanied with a magical view and smell of the sea. I don't know... More

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Kitchener
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Gariful has a beautiful comortable atmosphere on a prime corner of the Hvar harbour. The fish platter we had was large and delicious. Go for the mussels before hand - the absolute best we've had in Croatia. The best part for us was the outdoor grill that they cooked the seafood on; they line up the daily catch on ice... More

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Address: Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
Phone Number: ++385 (0)21-742-999
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar

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