Eleni's Kitchen + Bar

4.2
22 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Exciting new venue. Traditional Greek food at its best. Bringing the first Greek lounge bar to the bustling Yarraville precinct.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(03) 9943 4233
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Hristos Katopodis
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Catering
We cater for all dietary requirements and offer a range of banquet deals to suit your budget for your special occasion.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Ballarat Street
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Parking Details
Street parking. Disabled parking is available from Canterbury Street.
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Public Transit
Yarraville Train Station
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Entertainment
Live entertainment every Thursday night!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
22 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
47%
Very Good
34%
Good
13%
Fair
6%
Poor
0%
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.8
Value
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed it, food was incredibly good but we had a very small table near the stairs and kitchen which was not so nice.

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3.0Dined on 12 July 2018

The food is very good, but as the prices are quite high (a bowl of olives is $18) you also expect the service & ambience to be excellent. I'd like to emphasise that there was nothing about this experience that was bad, and I cannot fault the food, which was all good, but due to the high prices we had high expectations, and I've experienced better atmosphere, and service, at places where the prices are not so high. Service was not rude, but a bit haphazard - we had been there for ages before we attracted the waiter's attention to take a drink order, by then we were hungry so we said "we'll order drinks and some entrees" & started by ordering entrees - and he walked away before we could order drinks! We had to prompt him, when delivering entrees, to stop and take our drink order, and when the wine was brought to the table, we were already halfway through our entrees so I intended to order our mains, but he was off again like a shot before I could say anything. We had to stare him down so that we could order our mains. It became kind of funny. By all means try it yourself - as I said the food was very good, and perhaps the poor guy had something going on that was distracting him that night.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Finally an alternative to driving out to Oakleigh. First time visitor and very impressed with the food. The meat especially was a treat - in fact all of the dishes were great.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Great food, good service, we had a few of the entrees, as more as a tapas style, just needed a small lamb and pork entree plate to make it perfect.

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2.0Dined on 9 June 2018

We were really looking forward to trying Eleni's for dinner. The food was nice. It wasn't out of this world but I wasn't really expecting it to be until I saw the prices. I had the chicken gyros ($28) and there was too much on my plate. I suggest they make the servings smaller and charge less. None of us finished our food. Also the bread that was served with the dips was was too hard and chewy. They should serve it with their lovely pita bread. We also ordered the saganaki with figs and what we got was crumbed fried cheese on a stick which was just rubbery and not very pleasant to eat. My vegetarian friend ordered the cabbage rolls which were watery and flavourless with hardly a grain of rice in them - she said she wouldn’t eat there again as a vegetarian as the options weren't great.

I think they should stick to traditional Greek food. I was gobsmacked that they charged $8 for a bottle of Purezza mineral water. We had three bottles so that was $24. Purezza is offered for free at several cafes I have been to so I thought this was really quite ridiculous and a rip off. FYI it's kind of like an inbuilt sodastream system so it really was a blatant rip off. For $8 I'd be expecting Sanpelligrini or similar.

Overall I was disappointed in the food but the service was very nice. I think they should tweak their menu and prices a bit and they could be on to a real winner.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Sublime banquet - best calamari I have had, friendly staff, priced well, great food.

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3.0Dined on 24 May 2018

We went there for a birthday. The service was efficient and friendly. i thought the food was okay but nothing special. At $59 per head I probably expected more.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Great Place the food is awesome, Value for Money, Staff are Great and very friendly will go back again loved the place, will recommend to all my friends
Cheers Monica

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4.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Delicious tradional Greek food, with lovely, warm and friendly service. The stuffed eggplant was a stand out!

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

I’ve been looking forward to going to Eleni’s since it opened. I love Greek food. My friend’s birthday was the perfect opportunity for the three of us to share a great night of food and beautiful wine.
The fish was superb and I loved the meat platter too.
Thanks, and I’ll be back.

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3.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Lovely venue and friendly attentive staff. We ordered the banquet which I dont think was worth the $ - perhaps individual meals next time.
The ice cream though, was gorgeous!

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Great food and service. We had the banquet which left us full and satisfied, I loved calamari.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Food was authentic and very tasty. Full of wonderfull flavours. Service was terrific and the food was just enough for a banquet. Not too little, not too much. Was a little noisy inside but that didn’t distract from the experience. The only gripe I would have is it’s a tad expensive, for example we ordered a second serving of bread as the first serving was no where near enough to enjoy with the dips and we we’re charged $8. Not a lot of bread mind you. Still would recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Every few months we catch up with close friends for a meal. We generally look for good value (not cheap), good service and good ambience. Eleni's kitchen delivered all three aspects. We chose the banquet, which provided plenty of food (and some to takeaway), the service and attentiveness of the staff couldn't be faulted and we liked the rustic decor.
It was also nice of the chef to ask when we would like courses cooked and sent out - and also he came by at the end of the meal to ensure we had enjoyed the meal.
Will be definitely be going again.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Great experience ......................................................:..:

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Felt like being in a family restaraunt in Greece. Great feel and food. Generous service

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Our new favorite restaurant, we highly recommend Eleni’s.

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

I was quite disappointed with our dining experience, we were watched over by the waiter which made everyone feel uneasy.
I felt our food choices were rushed due to this!
Also the beverages are too expensive, my first glass of Savignon Blanc was awful, it tasted stale, luckily another waiter realised and brought me out another.
The food is authentic, although too salty!

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great to eat fabulous authentic Greek food, well priced and amazing taste. Just like being in Greece.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Absolutely amazing, fresh, tasty dishes. Will be back for sure...cause I'm just around the corner!

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

The White Bait and Grilled Octopus are divine! Reminds one of a Greek summer!

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Delicious, hearty food. Plenty of it. Friendly and helpful staff. Great to have an excellent Greek restaurant in Yarraville.

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