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“Incredible food, views and service!”
Review of Brillant

Brillant
Ranked #79 of 438 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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).
Reviewed October 9, 2011

We were staying at the Lato (which occupies the floors under Brillant) and just happened to be too exhausted one day to go out and hunt for a good place to eat... lucky for us Brillant is Brilliant! The food was EXCELLENT - both fresh and flavorful with a lot of creativity and flavors that compliment each other instead of drowning each other out. The portion sizes are huge and the entire meal took forever to consume - during which time the staff continued to check on us, offer us water and drinks, and share a joke or two. This is also another of those restaurants that ends the meal with a complimentary Ouzo and dessert, so prepare for that eventuality! The prices were completely reasonable, which surprised us due to the location, view, quality and service.

Finally, the view of the Venetian harbor and fortress is killer - you're on the 4th floor right across the street looking out through a glass wall. Great both during the day and evening (like I said, we sat for a looong time!)

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1  Thank GSather
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

Yianni's Place was recommended to us by our bus rep. After our first night there we returned every night until our last day. The staff were very welcoming and by the time we left Crete, they had become friends. The food was superb and faultless and of very good value. Highly recommended

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Thank colinjohn
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

Brilliant Restaurant is located next door to the Lato Boutique Hotel. The restaurant is very modern & chic decorated with style.

We were celebrating a friend’s 50th Birthday & wanted a "special” restaurant and after reading some reviews decided this restaurant should do the trick,

We were not disappointed as it offered very reasonable prices; a wonderful selection of local Crete wine & an exceptional selection of traditional Greek dishes.

For a table of six we ordered a selection of traditional Greek entree dishes which were very tasty. My lobster spaghetti was delicious and my friend’s main meals were evidently equally yummy.

To make the whole evening special the chef as a surprise gave us a mixture of scrumptious desserts to share.

Overall: We had a very enjoyable evening & the whole dining experience was totally brilliant and highly recommend it if visiting Heraklion.

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3  Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

Attached to Lato hotel this restaurant serves imaginative versions of traditional Greek/Crete dishes. Great atmosphere and very friendly helpful service.

2  Thank JKandMS
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

me and my husband had an excellent valentine's day. great atmosphere with no exaggerations that gave a "color" to the special evening. Great and tastefyl dishes that kept the creatn smel and taste all mixed up with an interesting way. reasonable prices, friendly and polite service and magical music

positively surprised by the chef, who personally talked to alla customers

keep up the good work. one of the best places to dine at heraklion

thank you all

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1  Thank raindrops1
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