The greatest recognition for a restaurant is satisfied guests and repeat customers, and Gariful is grateful to its large and loyal customer base. It is also very pleasing to receive official awards, however, and Gariful has been recognised by the hospitality indiustry on several occasions.

December 12, 2012 – Gariful’s latest award, ranked among the best 100 restaurants in Croatia at the Akademija awards at Hotel Esplanade in Zagreb.

2011 – Named in the top 40 restaurants in Dalmatia at Dalmacija Vino Wine Exhibition
Regular appearance in Hvar’s leading restaurants at the annual Dobar Kus festival at Sveti Prosper
The only restaurant on Hvar which is a member of the luxury Quintessentially Lifestyle Club

“Gariful in 2013 Edition of 100 Leading Restaurants in Croatia”

Congratulations to Restaurant Gariful for its inclusion in the prestigious Gastronaut  100 vodećih hrvatskih restorana i njihovi recepti  vodič za 2012. (100 Leading Croatian Restaurants and Their Recipes Guide 2012/13).
Total Hvar spoke to Gariful owner Ivan Gospodnetic, who told us that the recipe included was their famous drunk lobster – I love the sound of that – and he had this to say about the award:

“We are obviously delighted to be included in such an important gastronomic book, and it is a great thing not only for our restaurant, but also for the island of Hvar. This is a great start to the season, and we are really looking forward to the 2013 season, and to our opening on March 28. The award is testament to the hard work of all the staff at Gariful. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a successful season and to continue the Hvar promotion.”