Brillant/Herbs’ Garden

Greek in Iraklio

The avant-garde decor at Brillant, the fashionable culinary outpost at the Lato Boutique Hotel, might almost distract you from the creatively composed, feistily flavoured Cretan cuisine; the menu changes seasonally. From May to October, the restaurant renames itself Herbs’ Garden and moves to the hotel’s rather cramped rooftop for alfresco dining with harbour views. While the apostrophe in the name might be redundant, the cuisine and flavours are definitely not – think the likes of tender lamb with tomatoes, Cretan red beans and Greek yoghurt.