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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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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children
Description: Here's the finest "balcony" in the city embraced by the soft...
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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  • 155
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
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  • 1
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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
DINNING OVER THE PORT !

On a very nice, cozy terrace overlooking the Heraklion port and old venetian fortress of Koule, you have the chance to taste some delicious plates either in meat or sea food. Try some local white or red wine and your evening will be an unforegettable one. Ask for the help of the waiter abt some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
ALFHAR
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Heraklion, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a very nice, cozy terrace overlooking the Heraklion port and old venetian fortress of Koule, you have the chance to taste some delicious plates either in meat or sea food. Try some local white or red wine and your evening will be an unforegettable one. Ask for the help of the waiter abt some plates but not hesitate, try... More 

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Thank ALFHAR
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Herb's Garden is a great fine dining experience in Heraklion. The restaurant is located on top of the Lato Boutique Hotel (which made it very convenient, since I was staying there at the time). The service is excellent, as is the food (no really, those tomato fritters were amazing). Do not pass up a Greek wine--the restaurant has a good... More 

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Thank Joan M
San Diego CA
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We made a dinner reservation the day before with "Kiki" and she turned out to be our delightful waiter the night of our dinner. Located in the easy to find Lato Boutique hotel, it has wonderful views of the port and the Venetian fortress. Everything was wonderful...the lamb was the best I've ever had. The mastiha creme brulee was out... More 

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Thank YiorgosM
warwickshire
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160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Fab views , great service and really excellent service . We would return tomorrow . Safe as The Rock of Gibraltar.

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Thank horacebull
Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Food and service were excellent, and very convenient as it was in my hotel. Great views as well. The only drawback is the occasional airplane noise from the nearby airport, as the seating is on an outdoor deck. But that should not dissuade anyone from eating a fantastic meal at this lovely place.

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Thank maria s
Heraklion, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This Restaurant is one of the best places in Heraklion to enjoy your dinner with a magnificent view. I've tasted on of the best served dinners, especially the salmon with herbs and spinach rice. A little expensive for people from Greece but overall it deserves this extra amount of money.

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Thank ngourni
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The setting on top of the Lato Hotel was a perfect city dining spot. The food also matched the view. The salad of ham,lettuce, pear and blue cheese was perfect. The main course of slow cooked lamb, beans and yogurt was delicious and filling. The Sea Bass was perfectly done. The desserts were a bit of a disappointment. Creme brûlée... More 

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Thank Rosssmack
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I wandered into Herb's Garden on an evening in July 2013 (which happened to be my birthday) with seven of my friends. The staff was wonderful. They let us go upstairs and look around to see if it suited our taste. They made room for our whole party without a reservation and gave wonderful service. The meal was exactly what... More 

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Thank ELS9KQ
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were looking forward to our dinner here as we heard so many wonderful things about it, but it was a huge disappointment. First of all, I would definitely come for lunch over dinner, as you can't enjoy the view once it is dark out. The food is pricey compared to other options in Crete, but I didn't think it... More 

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Thank LizM201486
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My girlfriend and I ate here in September 2015. It served an array of interesting dishes including steak seasoned with blueberries and saffron rice. The views were the best in Heraklion over the old harbour. Well worth a visit!

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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: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?