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Herb's Garden

15 Epimenidou St, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 033 4971
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Ranked #11 of 207 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $28
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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East Lansing, Michigan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

... but I had the flu so I couldn't really taste anything. Textures were great! My spouse enjoyed his meal. We had the crispy phyllo rolls and potato souffle to start; lamb with “mizithra” and mango sauce; sea bass sautéed in extra virgin olive oil with thyme, and fine purée of chickpeas with Chios mastic oil. Lovely view from rooftop.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

The Lato boutique hotel has a rooftop restaurant - Herb's garden which overlooks the harbour and much of the city. A great place for a drink or a meal, and while the local wines were very acceptable, our main meal choices (a lamb dish and a pork dish) were a little disappointing. After dinner we wandered up into the main... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed at this hotel so we went to their restaurant for dinner, food and wine were both lovely and not expensive at all. Portions are of a good size and the restaurant has a nice view to the port

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Copenhagen, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great view of the harbour and the Venetian castle and much of the city. Also plenty of airplanes pass overhead to the nearby airport and big ferries leave the harbour so there is much to look at. The cuisine is modern and the Food was tasty, although I was a little disappointed that the pork loin dish had only meat... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you have something to celebrate in Heraklion, this might be a good spot. Located at the top of the LATO hotel, it enjoys a nice view of the city port and Venetian fortress. You need to sit on the left side, though, and in the first row, so be sure to reserve your table at least 24 hours in... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Dinned here on the last night of a recent trip to Crete. After reading the reviews, I decided to give it a try. As it was still early in the evening, I was able persuade the waitress to give me a table with a view of the Harbour, despite not having a reservation. I ordered a spinach salad with Cretan... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great views, services and food was pretty good! Would recommend the mushroom risotto and the organic wines. Need to book.

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Bucharest, Romania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Proper restaurant service, creative dishes inspired by the traditional cuisine. The view from the terrace is wonderful. A very enjoyable experience!

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Top Contributor
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46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Having read so many positive tripadvisor reviews I was very disappointed with my meal here. My fish turned up about 8 mins before my vegetables ( which did not come with it and I was looked at as if I was mad when I asked for something to go with the fish). I consequently had Luke warm fish as I... More

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Korinna_Alexandry, General Manager at Herb's Garden, responded to this review

Dear Sambaha, Thank you for your comments. We value our guests’ feedback as it contributes to our goal for excellence. I am very happy that you liked the taste of your fish and enjoyed the view. I am truly sorry though for any misunderstanding concerning your side dish. Our culinary team happily caterers any dietary preference and/or any add-ons on... More

Lismore, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the hotel underneath this restaurant, so decided to give it a go. The views are very good and the food is excellent. Mu husband had a pork dish and I had a chicken dish - big plate fulls, well cooked. We checked out other people's meals and they looked wonderful too.

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