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“Bustling, cheerful, modern version of a Greek taverna” 4 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 #20 of 4,003 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Bustling, cheerful, modern version of a Greek taverna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Warm, charming waitress added a lot to our enjoyment of our evening. Traditional items like the tzatziki and saganaki with figs were delicious and Cypriot salad lovely but calamari was oddly slimy and potatoes were bland. But really, it's a place that is so generous and cheerful, it doesn't matter!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great night out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Love this bustling little place, the food was great, fresh and tasty, would really recommend this for a different friendly night out!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Really enjoyed Hellenic Republic- wanted to go there since the press club a year ago and so glad we did! One of the best set menu's we've had, AND you can swap any item on the set menu with an a la carte dish. Highlight was the pita bread, dips and the meats were amazing.

Tip- swap the desert on the below menu for the Greek doughnuts. They are AWESOME.

We had the following which I believe is well priced for what we received...

$58 Trapezi
MEZZETHAKIA SMALL TASTES Olives, Warm pita bread, Taramosalata Tyri saganaki with peppered figs, Roasted pumpkin croquettes, goats curd Calamari, fennel, citrus salad
THALASSINA SEAFOOD
Fish from the grill, briam vinaigrette Scallops with skordalia crust Cypriot grain salad
KREATA MEATS Meat of the day,
Lemon roasted potatoes, Cabbage Salad, Tzatziki
EPITHORPIO DESSERT
Opted for doughnuts in place of rice pudding

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Lovely good, fabulous atmosphere. A bit pricey but that is to be expected. The desserts are amazing. Make sure you book ahead.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Food - Fantastic. Noise - Unbelievable!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We love the food at the Hellenic Republic and have been a number of times. The set menus are a good way to try a range of items, but a la carte is good too.
The service is friendly and efficient. The dishes arrive quickly and keep coming. There are several sittings per night so things are kept moving.
The gilled lamb and chicken are just sensational - sticky, salty, delicious. The salads and al other dishes were great too. The open kitchen and Greek-like décor create a atmosphere, but they also contribute to the incredible noise levels that make conversation barely possible. This is not the place for a romantic interlude or business dinner, although there is a private room at the back that is isolated from the general din!
Parking is also limited in the area, so take the tram or a taxi.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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