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15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 033 4959
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Thank pavady
1 review
Reviewed February 15, 2015

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

Thank Christoph A
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
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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

Thank Mark H
Lima - Santiago
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rafaelegs
Windsor, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank zuiveld
Liege, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Micha C
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210 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank polygnosi
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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237 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 

Thank Patricio_Odw
Pisa, Italy
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171 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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.

Thank fgrabbits
Lismore, Australia
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lyndall S

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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: +30 281 033 4959
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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