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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Katerina F
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?