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15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+302810334959
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Brillant restaurant has been established in February 2007 in the city of...
Brillant restaurant has been established in February 2007 in the city of Heraklion at Crete Island. It is located into Lato Boutique Hotel, acquiring independent entrance right next to the hotel's main entrance. It operates from November until end of April, daily from 13:00 until late at night. Brillant team value Mediterranean cuisine, Cretan diet, authenticity and exquisite tastes. Selected meats, fresh fish, season salads, hand made pasta, mature cheeses and fine wines.Brillant's team during spring, summer and early autumn, climbs up to the roof, at the unique «Herb’s Garden» (Lato's Roof Garden).
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  • 33
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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 of 5 stars
Very Good Meal

We enjoyed a very nice Christmas Eve dinner at the restaurant. All of our choices were nicely prepared and presentation was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Sarah O
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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We enjoyed a very nice Christmas Eve dinner at the restaurant. All of our choices were nicely prepared and presentation was good.

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Thank Sarah O
Balmain, Australia
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Excellent. Service was great. Prices were unexpectedly high in comparison to Sydney prices though. Ambience good.

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Thank Terrysteve
Yerevan
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The restaurant seemed abandoned at the first glance maybe due to the low season. However, their service should be evaluated very high. We ordered beef with Cretan sauce and grilled salmon. Both were marvelous! Wine was also very good. Prices are a bit higher than the average for this area.

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Thank Lika_3333
traveling cat
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292 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

we were the second group to be seated this night. There weren't a whole lot of people after us. maybe we're eating too early but we were told it wasn't tourist season anymore. They had plenty of choices and I got a typical risotto dish of the area. It was quite good and just as she explained it to me.... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Food not very interesting, decor very odd! Try one of the excellent local tavernas instread for a true experience of great Cretan food.

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Thank Jo N
Midwest
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Crete had some of the freshest, most delicious food I've ever had. I didn't get out to too many restaurants while there, so there's not too much to compare it to, but the fact that this restaurant was A) in my hotel and B) well priced made it an easy choice. Absolutely delicious and wonderful service! 5 stars.

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Thank sguid13
Thessaloniki-Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Good quality food cuisine based 100% on Greek dishes, using 100% of the traditional products of Crete. Great presentation of the dishes, warm and excellent service

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Thank Athina68
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had breakfast here for 4 days and were spoilt for choice. The decor is tasteful and modern, loved the light fixtures. You squeeze fresh orange juice from a big breakfast of oranges in a easy to use machine. There was a variety of bread and jams, which I particularly liked. The Greek yoghurt, yum! Great restaurant and very clean... More 

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Thank Angela K
FALKIRK
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Squeeze your own fresh orange juice from a big basket of oranges in a easy to use machine. Yum. Delicious fresh Greek yogurt and have to say the very lightest pastry of croissants and mini cheese pies and apple and cinnamon pies EVER. There is a fry up is you choose and also a really good selection of 5 or... More 

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Thank Beth B
Davis, CA
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We didn't want to take the time to scope out restaurants in the area. After having left Athens, we wanted something different than the normal Taverna fare. The staff was excellent (they should have been, we were almost the only people there). Very attentive and friendly. I asked the name of one of the components of one of our dishes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +302810334959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean

Description

Brillant restaurant has been established in February 2007 in the city of Heraklion at Crete Island. It is located into Lato Boutique Hotel, acquiring independent entrance right next to the hotel's main entrance. It operates from November until end of April, daily from 13:00 until late at night. Brillant team value Mediterranean cuisine, Cretan diet, authenticity and exquisite tastes. Selected meats, fresh fish, season salads, hand made pasta, mature cheeses and fine wines.Brillant's team during spring, summer and early autumn, climbs up to the roof, at the unique «Herb’s Garden» (Lato's Roof Garden).
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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