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All 220 Heraklion Restaurants

Herb's Garden

15 Epimenidou St, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 033 4971
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Ranked #13 of 220 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $27
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:30 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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English first
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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127 reviews 127 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

First night on Crete and we were staying at the Lato Hotel so we reserved here for a meal. It was so good that we made reservations for a week later and our final evening meal, even though we were spending the last night closer to the airport. Recommended dishes include the potato starter, the rabbit and the lamb -... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A place with one of the most beautiful views in town, overlooking the venetian harbour. Great dishes, very good food quality, comprising mostly modified cretan cuisine. Deserts are also memorable (especially the chocolate souffle). Excellent service. A very good option (in summer) for lunch or dinner when you are around town center, probably a good idea to make a reservation.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Was staying at the Lato hotel so a no brainer to try this place - and I am really glad we did. The view is awesome looking over the Venetian Fort - do book in advance though to get the edge of the balcony. The food was great - not 5 star - but very fresh ingredients and a willingness... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Me and my wife ate a lunch at this place and our recomendation is to skip this place. The food is poorly prepared and over priced. The starters were ok (anchovy and vegtable soop) but the mains were realy bad. I had the beef fillet (which was not a fillet at all) with puree (which was the worst i have... More 

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

Dear Eli G, Thank you for your feedback and your kind comments concerning your starters, as well as the panoramic view of our roof top restaurant. Meeting our guests’ expectations is our main goal. Please rest assured that that your remarks have been noted from the chef and all proper procedures have been taken to fade away any causes of... More 

London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a great place to get a feel of specialist Cretan dishes. The food is well executed and there are novel options like rabbit available. Mostly, we found it was the salads that were sensational. Look out for the beetroot salad. It is exceptional.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Great views to eat with but Constructive crit. ...The restaurant in summer needs more cooling than 2 old fans , the restaurant space and the loos were overpoweringly hot even twds 6 pm ...so this detracted from enjoying warm food when the temps are 30's. The food was tasty but my rabbit stifado was missing it's gravy/ stew liquids ...which... More 

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Additional Information about Herb's Garden

Address: 15 Epimenidou St, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 033 4971
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Organic

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