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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (57 reviews)
“fresh fish” (25 reviews)
“mussels” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a delicious sea food dinner at Gariful. We were a large group and the team looked after us very well, service was good. The location is super, just on the harbour. Really lovely evening.

Thank LovinEveryMinute
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not fault the location, decor, atmosphere and service. Fish was excellent, I had the grilled John Dori which was very good. We also received a complimentary desert. Loved the glass floor inside with the shark tank and lobsters swimming below. Only downfall for me...More

Thank StavTravels
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

For a seafood lover, it was the perfect restaurant. We had dinner inside, above an underground aquarium. I have not tasted seafood as fresh as this place before during our Balkan trip, so we came back for lunch before our departure and sat outside, with...More

Thank CitizenMondial
Reviewed 17 October 2016

You do not get fish much fresher than this. It was very pricey but worth the visit and set in a wonderful location along the harbor-side. Our waiter was excellent and we were given a free dessert for some reason (although the softened the high...More

Thank mattmakaveli
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Scallops, clams, red snapper all very nicely cooked in lots of garlic and lashings of wine. Excellent wine list too from all over the world. On the pricey side but an unmissable location listening to the sounds of the waves crashing against the harbour. Great...More

Thank lovethebox
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Upon a recommendation, I went here with friends and loved it. It is lovely for dinner and the sunset.

Thank NYCtraveler417
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The view is fine, personnel helpful and charming. The fresh fish & shellfish is indeed top notch. The wine list is impressive when it comes to non-croatian wines. worth a visit IF you are in Hvar

Thank Trippthoughts
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We picked this place as the views are wonderful and we thought the food would be great. Overall, the food was ok but it wasn't cheap and the service was meh. Maybe for a glass of wine and appetizers, but not worth the cost.

Thank Keels O
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Finally I found well made scampi on the grill. Pulp carpaccio was OK. Oysters were fresh and tasty, but not excellent. Wine selection is OK. We landed on a Posip which was not bad. Service was very professional. The view on the water was very...More

Thank pieroinusa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I'm not sure how we ended up here, but myself and a few friends had a great dinner here. The oysters we had really stood out, searched all over the rest of croatia to find something similar and they just didn't compare. Everything else was...More

Thank Ben S
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Hi! Can you tell me what the price is roughly for a main meal here please? thanks! :-)
8 July 2015|
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Response from Fiona O | Reviewed this property |
Ellie from memory it was approximately 170 kuna. A little more pricey than other places but delicious seafood, incredible service & magnificent, prime position on the harbour! You must check out the underfloor fish holding... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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.