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“Perfect Hellenic Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hellenic Republic Brunswick

Hellenic Republic Brunswick
434 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9381 1222
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Ranked #14 of 4,037 Restaurants in Melbourne
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, Delivery, 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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“Perfect Hellenic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Having seen George C on Australian Masterchef, this was something of a destinations for us while visiting Melbourne for the Lions tour. We had booked well in advance to be sure of a table, but such is the popularity of the place we could still only get a late table....but late or not it was worth the trip.

Arriving the street seemed quiet, and were a long way (so it felt) from the buzz of e city, but opening the door to the restuarant the was a great buzz inside. Open plan and open kitchen ( although there seemed to be a glassed in private dining area) it was a smart greek inspired interior. Staff were all very helpful and friendly, and helped us select one of the set menus. We wanted to sample as much as possible of the food, and picking the Athenian was certainly the best way to go. Highlights were the sublime dips, the grain salad and the seafood, but it was all awesome. As the wines were all Greek we sought some advice from our very helpful waitress and we really enjoyed the choices. Superb meal brilliant place - wish it were a little nearer as I could eat there every week. The only let down was not seeing George!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Greek ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

The food, the service, the style and the staff are simply amazing at Hellenic Republic. It was a highlight of our most recent trip to Melbourne with authentic Greek food, ouzo, fantastic wines and service. Truly exceptional and we can't wait to return. Big thanks to the staff at Hellenic Republic. Recommended to everyone

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Easy to eat food, hard to walk in and loud when there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Always enjoy our food at Helenic, they've done half half salads ( more to try and enjoy)
Being local would love to have a night where didn't have to book and plan 3 weeks earlier....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Need to book well in advance.Went on a thursday night and it was packed. Great food and service. Loved everything we ordered. Cypriot grain salad was a delightful surprise. The flavours were devine. Even the pita bread was delicious. It had thst smokey flavour throughout . Definitely worth the visit.

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Frankston, Victoria, Australia
1 review
“Another moment to treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

O.k so although i am resigned to the fact that this beautiful moment shared between my boys and I would be possibly the closest we would come to experiencing such authentic, homely, hearty greek fare without being in the homeland itself......we all agreed once again ( as we have before..)..we will be back and enjoying the different dishes introduced before us each season as we dine...together..... what great family memories can be made here!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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