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Brillant

15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+302810334959
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Ranked #34 of 165 restaurants in Heraklion
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Organic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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).
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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).
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  • Dutch first
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  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I liked the singing dueto, the decoration and the service.Unfortunately their specialities were overpriced and not that tasty. One could opt for the set menu which is rationally priced.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Honestly, I went to Brillant because I was staying in the hotel (Lato Boutique) where it it's located which was really convenient after long walking journeys. Food is creative, different from you might find in typical local restaurants and service is excellent. Be prepared to spend more money that you would usually do in other local restaurants, but if you... More

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Pisa, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Good location and elegant setting. Food was good and rather creative (this is no greek taverna!). Good local wine choice. All in all a very good dining experience, but too expensive for Heraklion standards.

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Lismore, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Service at Brillant was excellent and the restaurant has a trendy but personal atmosphere with well laid tables and stylish decor. We had the 'flaming feta' and the vegetable/pumpkin soup which were both very good. This was followed by the goat main dish and the chicken stuffed with figs. No room for dessert but we were given complimentary dessert wine.... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Decided with friends to visit Brillant on New Years Eve. It was dissapointing. Food was pretty average and staff took ages to serve. Maybe if I visited it on a normal day, it might have been better. Still, i dont think i ll visit it again.

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Korinna_Alexandry, General Manager at Brillant, responded to this review

Dear Manos Pit, Thank you very much for your review. It helps us improve and try harder. I am truly very sorry that your expectations have not been met on New Year’s Eve. I have to admit though that this was a little surprising, as especially for that night we had excellent feedback from our restaurant guests’. We fully respect... More

Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had been in greece for about 10 days and had our best dining experiences in very inexpensive Taverna's. Our entire experience was very good. Service quality presentation met all our expectations. Salad, goat and fish mains were excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We ate dinner here during our first night in Heraklion, and we were the only diners there for the entire evening! The quality of the food was exceptional, as was the service. The interior design was also very appealing. We enjoyed how the colored lights would change every few minutes. We had been pining for a salad with actual lettuce... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The chef shows that it's possible to transform Greek food into gastronomic food. The portions are quite big and it's not so refined as French gastronomy, but definitely worth a visit.

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ny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Connected to the Lato Hotel. All style and no substance. Swordfish dish was poor, overcooked and dried out.

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Senior Reviewer
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

What a great food experience! Clearly the best lunch experience on Crete! The menu was really interesting - so refreshing to see Cretan food with a "twist" and some different dishes than in the majority of the restaurants here.. For starters we had mixed salad and grilled feta cheese with sweet onions. Salad was fresh and delicious, and feta dish... More

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