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Hellenic Republic

434 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9381 1222
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Ranked #9 of 3,889 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $40
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Hellenic Republic is a traditional Greek taverna with a contemporary twist - perfect for modern Melburnians!Our food philosophy is simple – fantastic, fresh produce to prepare traditional recipes in a clean, contemporary style. At Hellenic, kefalograviera saganaki is served with sweet peppered figs; local wines are served by the half litre and succulent meats are cooked over char coal.We recommend our Trapezi menu as the best way to dine at Hellenic Republic, where our chefs prepare a selection of our finest dishes for guests to share. The restaurant seats 120 guests, or alternatively can accommodate up to 220 standing guests for a stand up cocktail function.
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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Good place and good food,wonderful service.One of my all time favourites was lamb shoulder...Its so delicious....Loved the atmosphere..

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I have been twice to hellenic republic Kew for medical meetings in the Function rooms upstairs The service was terrible 2 waiters for over 40 people , 1 small plate of bread for 20 people, no olive oil or dips, Entree was a sparse plate of vegies , no seasoning or flavours . no bread or anything or substance, My... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Would not be so special if it was in the med but really rather good considering how far away it is and the associated issues with ingredients etc. Saganaki was some of the tastiest we have had, well worth a visit for that alone. It is not a posh restaurant, has something of a canteena feel about it,and would not... More

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Victoria, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the atmosphere, service and of course, the food was absolutely outstanding. Half portions available which makes sharing easy. Waiter was very helpful with our choices for a varied and shared menu for four.

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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a birthday dinner for my husband and I expected so much more from the menu and the servings - considering the restaurant charge $11 approx for a small serving of Tzatziki dip which hardly covered the bottom of the side plate - there are only 3 ingredients in to do this dip - yoghurt, cucumber and garlic all... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I think I've found my new favourite restaurant! Deliciously different and unpretentious. Food was excellent and fresh. Staff were friendly and attentive without being irritating. The food is designed for sharing and the first course comes out really quickly. The wine is a bit pricey but overall an exceptional meal.

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Gold Coast Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

You feel like a sardine in this place. It is so popular cos the food is great but so uncomfortable due to the limited space. The salads are so fresh as you would want from a greek place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Enjoyable Greek style food. Fried cheese was mouth watering good. Similar to other reviewers we also felt that the wines are overpriced as we paid $60 for average run of the mill booze. Would give it another try with friends as sharing would mean we try more food

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This menu is meant to be shared, wonderful. We dined here for my birthday so went a little crazy on ordering. we shared 3 dips & bread, the saganaki & figs, air dried beef & favi dip. all delicious. They found gluten free bread for my husband, and that got 2 thumbs up on taste from him. Most things on... More

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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We received a warm welcome, despite being foolish enough to arrive without reservations. Kindly, they found us a place at a share table and obligingly moved us when another table became available. The atmosphere was great and the place was jumping, with lots of happy chat and laughter. The menu was extensive, not haute cuisine, but accessable, family, peasant/fisherman type... More

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