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15, Epimenidou street, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 033 4959
13:00 - 01:00
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Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were able to secure a last minute New Years Eve reservation, and the food and service was outstanding. We also ate another dinner there, which was also very good.

Thank Karen_lotr
Heraklion Crete
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197 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We tried the restaurant before, and I'm very glad that I see that the quality still remains the same. I place a dinner for my friends. Everything is very nice, in a very ambient atmosphere. The staff is very polite and always there to serve you. Very clean restaurant. The dishes are well prepared by the chef , and with... More 

Thank Nikitakis
Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We were directed to Brilliant after we tried to go to Herb's Garden patio which is closed for the season. The food was poor, the atmosphere was poor, the service was mediocre, and it was generally overpriced. The decor is 1990s themed and during our dining experience we listened many western covers including to two different covers of Abba's Dancing... More 

Thank LeannaRamma
South Coast Brit
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

When we ate there, the food was the same menu as the Herbs Garden, but it was too cold an evening to eat outside. Very good food - I had the lamb which was a mighty chunk of meat and lovely and tender, but a bit less meat and more in the way of vegetables would have been appreciated. The... More 

Thank SouthCoastBritRachel
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Brilliant is one of two restaurants in the Lato Boutique Hotel (would have loved to have tried the other, Herb's Garden, but it was a dark and stormy night). I just wanted something light and had the shrimp with blueberries, sage and rocket -- an unusual combination that totally worked! Waitress was charming and friendly. If you want fresh ingredients,... More 

Thank CaTravel_10
Lulea, Sweden
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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 

Thank sylviandavid
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 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 28 December 2015

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

Thank Terrysteve
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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

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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
USD 15 - USD 30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?