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“A perfect night” 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 #22 of 4,231 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A perfect night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Enthusiastic staff who are friendly and very hospitable. Cypriot grain salad second to none. A great menu that will happily cater to vegetarians, pescatarians and meat lovers alike.

Visited October 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“Simply superb food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Full marks for efficient and friendly service, but full +++ marks for the food, perfect portion size, fabulous flavours, the kind fo food you cannot cook yourself unless, well, you are Greek, and even then you would have to be good. Totally recommended, but you probably have to book, especially weekends.

My only negative would be that as it was busy, probably always is, there was no need for fairly loud music (well, you could just about hear it over the hustle and bustle, but is it needed?).

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Fab food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful wholesome food. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. The share plates were great.it is an ideal place for good friends to eat together and not worry too much about the noise! The staff are efficient and friendly. We have enjoyed the food at the Kew venue as well.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Struggled to finish the Banquet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First time at restaurant with group of 6. Chose the $70 banquet because it had a few extra items including the Honey puffs for dessert as this is a fav for many. (The risk gallo with salted caramel sauce was included on both menus and OMG!) Everything eaten was tasty and included Items of Seafood and meat. We could then ask for more of the chicken/lamb should we need extra but we seemed happy with amount we ate. This was a good touch as it was a " banquet" and having extra later was better than a large plate at first and meat going cold. Would definitely go back as food good and waiter was friendly. They also let us split bill and pay with 3 diff credit cards. Rare these days.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“You could almost be in Greece! Except for 6 degree outside temp?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Atmosphere alive and really thumping! I thought the music was was fairly subdued & theme inspired. Fantastic fun waiters zipping everywhere easily handling the crowds pouring in to Hellenic Republic on this freeing night. We had the attention of a fantastic young French waiter, he was simply buzzing, clearly enjoying his job!! He popped a Birthday candle into a piece of the dessert when he heard it was my husbands birthday! It's those little touches:) Our Wine waiter, a tall thin drink of water! Cute & knowledgable? The Degustation menu was fairly inclusive of some of their best dishes. As first timers it was a good choice but next time I'll just order the things I really loved, like the Taramasalata with hot garlicky Pita, the Lamb, oh yum! The tatziki the best... so good with the tender chunks of Lamb. I adored those crisp Lemon Roasted spuds, and I thought I was good at Roast spuds? Nah! The Dessert of creamy delicious Cold Rice pudding with Salted Caramel, Pistachio & almond crunch biscuits!!! Seriously never ever had better! Huge bag of leftovers came home with us, you sign a waiver to release any responsibility to the Restaurant from inexpert re heating! Good one George! We won't.. rush back because it was expensive at $70 a head... The Birthday boy chose the bigger Athenian degustation menu, then you add Wine... ? and because most of the Wines are Greek we chose to try glasses first, that adds up, so next time we will be much wiser? I sometimes feel that first timers at any different Restaurants are taken unawares, it can be a bit daunting choosing things to eat & drink that you're unfamiliar with! A smart boy like George could dangle a carrot to get people back faster by offering maybe a free bottle of Wine or even 5-10% off for a second visit?

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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