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“Best option in the city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Herb's Garden

Herb's Garden
Ranked #11 of 369 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Here's the finest "balcony" in the city embraced by the soft breeze of the Cretan Sea, offering the most beautiful panoramic views of the old city harbor and the Venetian fortress you'll ever see. The inspired menu primes your palate for fresh fish and seafood cooked to perfection, tender meats, refreshing vegetables and season salads, fine appetizers accompanied by ouzo or raki, and a variety of fine wines.
Anderson, South Carolina
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161 reviews
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“Best option in the city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

The service was excellent, and the waiters were friendly and conversational. We enjoyed the appetizers and the lamb meatballs were really good.

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good view but food purely average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

First, the positive. The view from Herb's Garden is stunning, particularly at sunset, which is when we dined. You have views of the old Iraklion pier and a beautiful panorama.

However, the food doesn't do the setting justice. While the menu is an interesting melange of Greek combined with other type of cuisine, we found that the dishes didn't really deliver. We tried the octopus with fava puree, a vegetable risotto and the grilled white grouper with ginger sauce. The dishes were fine, but nothing special came out. We felt that each of the dishes was over-cooked, at least for our liking, particularly the grouper, which was dry and a chewy. We also found that service was slower than expected, even for Greek standards and a relatively small restaurant.

Visited June 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Restaurant with nice ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant late in the evening in September, 2012. The food was not something but tasted good and the ambiance and the view from the roof is fantastic - you can enjoy the vies of Mediteranian sea and old and buitiful castle. The amenity from the chef fulfilled our impression. Thank you. Definitly visit you next time when we are in Heraklion.

  • Visited September 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Not your usual hotel restaurant fare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had one of the best meals of our trip to Athens and the Greek Islands at Herb's Garden. The food was perfectly cooked and wonderfully seasoned. The wine well-priced and delicious. Service could not have been better. And the views add just the right touch. We had a wonderful evening.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fresno, CA
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great View!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

The food was excellent and the view of the harbor from this restaurant is spectacular. The staff was very efficient and friendly and never made us feel rushed. The areas to the side of the restaurant were great if you just wanted tea and/or dessert. There isn't the great view from the side area, but you can see the port nonetheless. A most welcoming restaurant.

Visited June 2013
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