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“Zombies Zombies!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hellenic Club of Canberra

Hellenic Club of Canberra
Matilda Street, Canberra 2606, Australia
(02) 6281 0899
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Ranked #290 of 778 Restaurants in Canberra
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Canberra
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Zombies Zombies!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We dined in the Bistro at the Hellenic Club last night, simply because it has the best Greek Salad in the world. Yes, it does. Delicious, just how a salad should be. Lemon Sole was perfect too.
You serve yourself here, and as a "woman of a certain age" I was - of course - invisible to the very, very young staff behind the bar. No matter, no hurry.

However, what really fascinated us was the young Greek men (staff) simply strolling in pairs - Zombie like, around the Bistro! Every 3 minutes the same pair strolled casually by the tables, chatting to each other, what were they doing? Never touched a glass, plate or cutlery all night, simply strolled. Meanwhile the female supervisor was run off her feet.......

After an hour another pair took over "strolling duties". These two looked for work, and DID some.
Too many male staff, too little work done by them. Crazy, no wonder Greece in bankrupt!

Will return for the lucious Greek Salad.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Like an RSL”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

There were three areas. Good cheap meals in the biggest one. The salad bar was about $15 and was quite nice and refillable.

Visited October 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a great place for a cheap club food - the menu is quite extensive and there is plenty to choose from.
I usually have the fish which is cooked to perfection ... this is a great club food at a really reasonable price.

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Canberra
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Coffee, Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It is convenient, has a play area and food for kids, coffee is excellent, food is good at rerasonable prices.

Visited August 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“It's a CLUB - and the food goes OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

It's a club. With pokies. Play them and you will lose. Just a matter of how long it takes.

BUT the beer is cold, the coffee is first class and the food is better than the average club. The GINSENG upstairs is mostly excellent Yum Cha (Sundays only) and booking is best. No, it is not to be expected that a Greek club has a good Asian restaurant, but there ya go! The other restaurants are more traditional club fare, but better than most. The pizzas are highly recommended.

I am a member of the club.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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