In many ways it a question which is impossible to answer - which is the best restaurant on Hvar? Dining is a very individual experience, and the wine, location, service and food all contribute to one's dining experience. And yet some restaurants are clearly better than others.
Get a group of gastronomic experts together, however, and one can form some kind of consensus. At the Dalmatian Wine Expo in Makarska last year, a distinguished list of experts - chefs, restaurant owners famous gourmands and culinary journalists - were asked to name their top restaurants in Dalmatia.
Hvar's reputation as a gastronomic destination was cemented by five of its restaurants being included in the Top 40 Restaurants in Dalmatia, with Gariful top of the list for the island, coming in at 21 on the list.
It was joined by two restaurants on the Pakleni Islands - Palmižana Meneghello (23) and Antonio-Patak, Ždrilica (28) - star performer from the provinces, Me and Mrs Jones in Jelsa (32), and the only other restaurant in Hvar Town, Konoba Luviji (39).