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Herb's Garden

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15 Epimenidou St, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 033 4971
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1:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Here's the finest "balcony" in the city embraced by the soft breeze of the...
Here's the finest "balcony" in the city embraced by the soft breeze of the Cretan Sea, offering the most beautiful panoramic views of the old city harbor and the Venetian fortress you'll ever see. The inspired menu primes your palate for fresh fish and seafood cooked to perfection, tender meats, refreshing vegetables and season salads, fine appetizers accompanied by ouzo or raki, and a variety of fine wines.
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  • 107
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relax, dining is slow but good

We were staying at the hotel and had read good reviews about the restaurant. Tired of street food? This is a nice change to a little more upscale experience. We ate dinner on a Sunday night and shared the attention of the wait staff with 2 tour groups. We did not have reservations so we could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Anonymous855
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Trabuco Canyon, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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342 reviews 342 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the hotel and had read good reviews about the restaurant. Tired of street food? This is a nice change to a little more upscale experience. We ate dinner on a Sunday night and shared the attention of the wait staff with 2 tour groups. We did not have reservations so we could sit on the sea... More 

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Blueys Beach, Australia
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105 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We are staying at the Lato Boutique Hotel and made an advance booking for this restaurant. We were not aware that the restaurant is totally outside and it was absolutely blowing a gale on the rooftop. Not so on the street. We were unprepared for the conditions unexpected at the end of May and my husband had to go back... More 

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The restaurant is on the roof of the Lato hotel with wonderful views over the harbour so try and get a table beside the window. You need to book. Food is Cretan but with some modern twists and careful attention to detail. Service is excellent.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ate in this hotel when we arrived in Crete as we were staying in the attached Lato Hotel but the food was so good we returned a further three times for dinner or lunch. The food was of high quality, presentation and taste and the menu offered something a bit different from the usual restaurant fare we found in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We arrived at Hotel Lato late in the evening and decided to eat at the in-house restaurant to save us wandering the streets. We were pleasantly surprised by the menu. Cretan cuisine but with a modern take. After a week traveling around Greece, we'd gotten used to the standard dips and grilled fare. The menu at Herb's Garden was completely... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

On the roof of Lato Boutique Hotel, this tiny restaurant combines a spectacular view of the enetian port with a marvelous presentation of meditterenean cuisine. Al the elements of Meditterenean food (olive oil, feta cheese, tomatoes, mozarella, rocca, fugs, origano, olives, fish meat, potatoes, give a randevouz with your taste, only they are elevated to the point of perfection with... More 

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Albuquerque
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This restaurant was on the top floor of our hotel so it was handy. The food was quite good. All tables are outdoors.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great food, great wine ,great views, great service, good price everything was very nice. Would have liked a bit more room between tables but not a major issue.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our review of Herb's Garden could go on for hours, so I will give the brief version. Located on a terrace overlooking the port in the Lato Hotel in Heraklion, it was simply the best food we have ever had. So incredible, we offered to help the chef get started in America if he and his wife would consider moving... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a group dinner here as part of a tour since we were staying at the Lato Hotel. The view of the historic harbor from the balcony restaurant is magnificant. Since this was a group I can only assume the the menu was selected by the chef. The beet salad was amazing, as were most of the other courses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Epimenidou St, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 033 4971

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
  • Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Here's the finest "balcony" in the city embraced by the soft breeze of the Cretan Sea, offering the most beautiful panoramic views of the old city harbor and the Venetian fortress you'll ever see. The inspired menu primes your palate for fresh fish and seafood cooked to perfection, tender meats, refreshing vegetables and season salads, fine appetizers accompanied by ouzo or raki, and a variety of fine wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?