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15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

After a long flight I made my way to Brilliant located conveniently in the Lato Hotel. I chose tone of the two set menu options and was not disappointed. The food was delicious local cuisine and artfully prepared and presented. The portions were ample and the meal was excellent value given the qualities and caliber of the food. I look... More 

Thank Lorelei M
eureka california
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

The food was very good. We enjoyed several meals. The wine list was unbelievable. I loved reading it. I told the waiter it was so well written it was fascinating. Like a novel. David found a fabulous wine off of the list. One night we went in just for wine and got two glasses of their cab .... excellent. Everyone... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

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

Thank Terrysteve
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Lika_3333
traveling cat
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jo N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank sguid13
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Athina68
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Angela K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +302810334959
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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