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15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #77 of 223 Restaurants in Heraklion
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Organic
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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Included in our stay at the Lato Hotel, this was a great breakfast buffet with plenty of everything and the quality of the food was great. Once again Hotel Lato really did a great job - excellent food, excellent service and all at a great price. Hotel Lato is really a great find on Crete

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Lima - Santiago
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

If you are passionate about food, this restaurant will not surprise you. We were trying to eat at Herbs Garden but was closed due to the strong winds. Service was average or below average and food was below our expectations.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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302 reviews 302 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

When it first opened a few years ago the prices on the wine list were x4 or x5 and the food was priced similarly. I thought it will soon close down. Fortunately it didn't. One of the good side-effects of the financial crisis was that restaurants dropped their prices all over Greece, and Brilliant was no exception. Slightly formal room,... More 

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Liege, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Even though the terrace on top of Lato Boutique Hotel wasn't open yet, we tried this restaurant and it was a great experience, with very friendly staff and delicious food at reasonable prices.

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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Additional Information about Brillant

Address: 15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +302810334959
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Organic

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