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Hellenic Republic Brunswick

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434 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9381 1222
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hellenic Republic is a traditional Greek taverna with a contemporary twist...
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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  • 328
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 14
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Like Greek tapas, every morsel excellent. Only thing I didn't like were the donuts.... too sweet and greasy for my taste. The cypriot salad is something else.. even took the recipe home. Book a later sitting if no children going. Will be back again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
adair18
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Like Greek tapas, every morsel excellent. Only thing I didn't like were the donuts.... too sweet and greasy for my taste. The cypriot salad is something else.. even took the recipe home. Book a later sitting if no children going. Will be back again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We decided to go for the set meal option for 4 people as it was our first time visiting Hellenic Republic. The first two courses were great with a good selection of tastes and variety. However there was just too much food provided for us to have any appetite left for the main courses or dessert, which felt wasteful. Generous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A return visit to HR has changed my mind ( previous visit many years ago left me rather negative ) - a very enjoyable dining experience, fabulous food ( lamb shoulder and spit-roasted chicken just sensational ). 2-hour sitting was just right amount of time, staff were wonderful - being so busy we received a few wrong orders but were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Lovely Greek style food in a lovely Greek theme restaurant. The best way to experience is in a group of 4 or more as the dishes are served in a share style. Best of all was the ample supply of Upper Yarra Valley H2O to compliment the meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been meaning to go to HR for a while but my husband is not a fan of Greek Food so it was perfect timing when we had our son with us who loves Greek food the other night so we stopped in. I really like the decor and the atmosphere. Unlike a lot of Greek restaurants it wasn't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was another awesome place that we dined at. Food was spectacular and so was the service. Good portions and great value for money. Would definitely recommend!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We arrived tiny bit early on a cold windy wet night c/w 3 small children and the maitre d just ignored us at the front door for 5 or 10 mins while he started up his computer he said! Then told us in no uncertain terms what we could and couldn't do with prams -- and regardless of what was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Average service. Food trying to be fancy but along the way the are failing to deliver a true hearty home cooked feeling that you would expect from such a restaurant with such a price tag! Cannot recommend it I'm afraid :-(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went there curious to try a George Colombaris restaurant . We were glad we did. We asked our very helpful waitress on recommendations and we tried several dishes which we shared . The food was great and so was the wine from Greece. It is a bit noisy for conversation but that went with the casual atmosphere of this restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Dining in a restaurant by George Collumbaris was already an exciting thought. Was impressed by the value of the set menu & loved the pita with the white fish dip - it was so yummy! The food was all pretty good & the salad was amazing. Service was excellent as the staff tried to make it as comfortable for all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 434 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9381 1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Greek, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?