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“Our Favourite Melbourne Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hellenic Republic Brunswick

Hellenic Republic Brunswick
434 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9381 1222
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Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Our Favourite Melbourne Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

In our five days in staying in Melbourne and eating at some Melbourne's finest restaurants. This was our most enjoyable experience by far. We went here for Sunday lunch and enjoyed the Greek dips with warm bread for starters followed by Slow roasted shoulder of lamb. We finished with the Deconstructed Pistachio Jelly Meringue Thingy which was lovely and the rice pudding w salted caramel & shortbread which was just divine.....one of the finest deserts i've ever had.

The service was absolutely tremendous and the atmosphere was relaxed, family orientated but with class. We would eat here every week if we lived in Melbourne.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Consistently impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant on 5 occasions and have never left disappointed. The service from the attentive and knowledgeable staff is excellent. The food is flavoursome and fresh with occasional menu updates based on the availability of produce. My recommendations for shared mains include the smoked pork and leek sausages with house mustard, the Cypriot salad and the slow-roasted lamb. I look forward to going back again soon!

Visited May 2013
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great atmosphere, cheerful and lively but not deafeningly noisy. Lovely staff, wonderful food. The Saganaki with figs was beautiful, we had generous plates of fantastic slow cooked lamb and spit roasted chicken, all of our food was tasty and delicious. The wine list is interesting and I wished I knew more about Macedonian wines, however our waiter's recommendation was just fine.

I I lived in Melbourne I'd want to eat here every week.

Advice for visitors to Melbourne - the street numbers in Lygon Street repeat themselves after about #600 and Hellenic Republic is #434 in the second lot of numbering. We didn't know this and nor did our GPS.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Heavenly food. Incredibly balanced flavours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Don't know what/if they eat food in heaven. I imagine it would probably be this food. I don't know what else to say

  • Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Staff are GREAT
Entrées are even better than the mains
Overall it s a fantastic experience
We recommend that to everyone visiting Melbourne

  • Visited April 2013
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