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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
again agood experience

X-ms evening, New Years evening and Valentine's evening. Three times aa good experience in Brillant at Lato Hotel. Price quality a nice menu. The last one on Valentine's day was the perfect menu. For us the choices from the chef were better than X-mas and new year. Although also these were nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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amoudara
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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amoudara
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

X-ms evening, New Years evening and Valentine's evening. Three times aa good experience in Brillant at Lato Hotel. Price quality a nice menu. The last one on Valentine's day was the perfect menu. For us the choices from the chef were better than X-mas and new year. Although also these were nice menu's. The staff as always very friendly and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is supposed to be gourmet restaurant but it is not actually. st valentains event did not meet my expectations

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Lato_GM, General Manager at Brillant, responded to this review

Dear Christoph A, Thank you very much for your feedback. We value all reviews as we strive for excellence. Your comments have been already processed from our culinary team. We will re-evaluate every single aspect of this gala dinner, trying to identify any causes of your dissatisfaction and take immediate actions towards eliminating them. Although we are honoured that we... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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
188 helpful votes 188 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
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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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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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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: Organic, Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?