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Herb's Garden

15 Epimenidou St, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 033 4971
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Ranked #7 of 203 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $29
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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86% Recommend
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
34 helpful votes 34 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
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Wonderful salads, grilled octopus was divine, rabbit and lamb creatively prepared and delicious. The service was other worldly..courteous, kind, efficient. Highly recommend for a romatice evening.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I ate here twice. The first time we arrived without a reservation but the table and atmosphere were still very nice. The second time I requested a view and it was of course wonderful. The food? Interesting gourmet touches. One meal included the phyllo rolls stuffed with Cretan cheese and eggplant. The interesting touch was the spicy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food at Herb's Garden was the best food we experienced on our trip to Crete. The view from the restaurant is stunning (call ahead and ask for a table overlooking the harbour) and the food is delicious and thoughtfully presented but also shows a bit of creative flair. The standout dish was pork with a honey raki glaze -... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Literally! On top of the Lato hotel - which we stayed in and also reviewed. Great food - based on local classics but with a twist - well presented and served in a spectacular setting.

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Schweich, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to Herbs' Garden because we stayed at Lato, but also because heard about its beautiful views. The place exceeded my expectations: we had a lovely experience, and the food was delicious too. I had a lovely salad with graviera, and the lamb with mizithra. Beautiful dishes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were staying at the Lato Hotel and as we had arrived fairly late decided to eat at the terrace restaurant. We were so impressed that we ate there for the following two evenings. The service is not fast, but we had all evening on all three occasions and so that was fine. We are European so a slow relaxing... More

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