Eleni's Kitchen + Bar

4.5
49 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Greek
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  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Exciting new venue. Traditional Greek food at its best. Bringing the first Greek lounge bar to the bustling Yarraville precinct.
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ZS
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and quick which is great when on a time limit (like going to a movie around the corner). Service is friendly, food is delicious.

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R
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The good is good and the service very family friend, however very expensive for Greek food.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WOW my taste buds were in heaven with all the delicious food on offer. 10/10 for me 😁

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RK
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Management and team especially welcoming through course of dinner. Great quality food.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great, really fresh and delicious food. Comes out quickly, which is great for dining with kids. The service is friendly and attentive and sincere. We had a lovely night.

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V
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious Greek cuisine and amazing service, definately a local gem. The freshest galaktoboureko I've ever eaten...YUM!!

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NR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Service, awesome food. Awesome Atmosphere. If you love authentic Greek food you can not go past Eleni's.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

We Ordered $160 of drinks and food between 5 people, and when we placed the order the waiter told us we hadn’t ordered enough to be worth a table and heavily pressured us to purchase more. He was grumpy with us and it was very awkward to stay after that. Ruined the experience and embarrassed me for choosing this restaurant in the first place.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend.
Best Greek food I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back :)

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

It felt like going home, food was great just like yia yia made.
I will definitely recommend and look forward to my next elenis experience.

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MC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is outstanding. Everything cooked perfectly and full of flavour. Take people with you so you can order more dishes.

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JP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is delicious 😋
Everything we ordered tasted fantastic!
Staff are very nice too

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JC
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Elini’s Kitchen is great for a group. Food is delicious and service prompt and friendly. We had a banquet and it was a generous serving with dips, saganaki and a large platter of meats. All reasonably priced. We’ll return again

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PD
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice busy Greek restaurant. We had a lovely meal. My wife had the prawns which were absolutely delicious. I had the Mousaka which was a bit overcooked for my taste but still nice. For desert, we had the amazing balaclava ice cream : wow !!! highly recommended.

A bit on the pricy side, but nice food with a good atmosphere.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

New Years Eve banquet was amazing.
So much food! Everyone covered, it was incredibly delightful. Can’t wait to go again. Highly recommended.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good Greek food, good Greek service, nice Greek vibe. Consistantly good food

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little neighbourhood gem. Definitely be heading back.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Authentic Greek food with lovely service, can't wait to go back.

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m
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I love how the chef came to check if we need more bread! Thank you and your lovely greetings

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RF
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot.. service was excellent , great food... felt like Greece .... actually outstanding . We had Elemis banquet , generous serving for all

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AT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

This is the fourth time we’ve been to this restaurant & while the food is great authentic Greek food their table service is poor. Twice we’ve ended up with entree & mains all arriving together or so close together it’s too hard to enjoy it all. Secondly 2 of our mains arrived together & 2 came 10 minutes later! I thought good etiquette required them to all arrive together. I had to ask where the other meals were! Thirdly our plates were cleared while 1 person was still eating..very poor!! Lastly we were upstairs where there is no ambience at all. No pictures on the walls or anything to add atmosphere & it’s extremely noisy.

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RP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service by everyone Thankyou we will be back again 👋

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BA
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Banquet was really tasty. Service was fantastic. Only critisism is that the desserts were a bit dry, there was not enough syrup. Will definetly come back though.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Highly recommend Eleni’s Kitchen & Bar.
Casual, comfortable, staff with a permanent smile, will bend over backwards to please you, lovely atmosphere and really good food!
Hostesses with mostest!!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food. Authentic. Consistently great food

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GW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service and close to home. First trip to this local gem. Will be going back

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L
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

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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MG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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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JK
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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LG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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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JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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G
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

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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M
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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CH
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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

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CW
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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f
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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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CD
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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NK
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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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