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Herb's Garden

15 Epimenidou St, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 033 4971
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Ranked #8 of 196 restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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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North Tonawanda, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Erlenbach über Schweich, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were at Lato Boutique Hotel in early Spring and are headed back next month, in large part due to the fabulous Cretan cuisine to be found in the villages and towns dotting the landscape there. Interestingly, Herbs' Garden's terrace, besides having a thrilling view, is also one of the few harbor-front restaurants that serve authentic Cretan. The chef here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The only bad thing about this restaurant was the time they spent to bring us the bill. We waited for 45 minutes! The rest was excellent: the food, the service (at the start, when there was few people), and it's not very expensive. The views over the port at night were nice, but there are few tables. I recommend to... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

was few days ago again in Herb's garden. And again a very good diner for an excellent price. The mussels where delicious, also the plates with the steak and the pork. The rose wine van Kyr yanni, Akakies was an excellent wine.Good service like always. greetings to misses Alexandri and her staff.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Service was poor, the food was overly pretentious. The maître d (or at least the man in the suit), was running all over the place, bumping into customers and not even apologizing. You can do much, much better in Hiraklio. Also, the couches are really uncomfortable. I think it's just a tourist trap which is sad given everything that Hiraklio... More

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

Dear Robert W, Thank you for sharing your criticism. I am very sorry you didn’t obtain the courteous and attentive service that our team is renowned of. Our restaurant manager and I will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your short visit and apply appropriate measures. Standing for almost two decades above the city’s Venetian harbor, our restaurant operates with honesty... More

Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The meal here was one of the best we had in 3 weeks of travel in Greece. There was imagination in the menu, and for my vegetarian partner - he was in heaven. Take the beetroot with balsamic and thyme honey, fried cheese balls with roasted hazelnuts as a starter. Or Phyllo rolls stuffed with mizithra, eggplant and herbs on... More

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