Hellenic Hotel Williamstown

4.2
569 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
Introducing Melbourne’s first ‘Gastro-Greek’ pub! Located on the site of the former Hobson's Bay Hotel, one of the West’s most iconic pub buildings, Hellenic Hotel will offer a twist on the classic gastro pub.
Open from 12 noon, seven days a week, the menu is designed to share with an emphasis on our signature Hellenic Hotel rotisserie chicken.
On the beverage scene, Hellenic Hotel boasts a unique selection of Greek wines amongst local beers and signature cocktails.
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SP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Food was fantastic, but the service as lacking from the time we walked in and waited to be seated. Our meals came out incomplete and we had to follow up the kitchen. When we were ready to leave we waited for someone to come check our bill and finally had to get up and ask for it from the front. Very disappointing, although the food managed to make up for it.

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JO
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Enjoyed our lunch here - shared zucchini chips, mixed seafood, lamb his and grain salad. All were delicious, especially the ribs. Service was efficient and friendly. Had the pavlova for dessert - a whole small pavlova! It would have been good to have more descriptions for the desserts - the waitress just brought a board and they were just listed.

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K
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere and lovely staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

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GG
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The music was rather loud would have preffered to hear some Greek music

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BV
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always love going there. Food is great - flavours and preparation impeccable.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere with perfect food and excellent service

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AW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I have been many times before and loved the restaurant. Unfortunately this time it wasn’t a great experience. The service was slow, we were in the back corner behind a large table and the wait staff kept attending to the large table and forgetting about us. Additionally we ordered dessert and the waiter didn’t give us a full menu, just a board with the names on it and didn’t assist us well or explain what we were ordering so we ordered far too much dessert. Overall it wasn’t a great meal this time.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Excellent starters. Mains were good not great.

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TE
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food in a nice relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff.

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BI
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic every time we go there. Food quality is excellent, service is first class. Not the cheapest place but not over the top either, you you get what you pay for. Would highly recommend.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

A very pleasant experience - with great food and attentive staff - however I was nearly hoarse from yelling over the noise - not a very relaxing way to enjoy lunch.

It was very difficult to have a conversation when one cannot hear what the person across the table was saying.

A more quiet and serene environment would be more enjoyable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was excellent. The setting is good for most occasions, but it is probably a stretch to get a true intimate ambiance for Valentines Day. While the service was good, the number of tables occupied on the night stretched the abilities of the staff somewhat and that inevitably detracted from the quality of the service! Over all it was a pleasant experience, well worth the effort and money.

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j
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had the banquet. Nice selection. Loved the feta chips, rotisserie chicken and grain salad. Can’t believe they charge $5 for still table water - never come across this before so it left us with a bit of a sour taste in our mouth.

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L
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food offered was interesting and tasty. For a Wednesday night the restaurant was full, but the downside to that was the noise. It made talking to people across the table a bit difficult.
The pavlova was so good. Not too sweet, crunchy on the outside and chewy inside.

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BG
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were really impressed with the whole experience. The customer service and interaction with staff was a particular highlight.

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overall a good first experience we ordered a bunch of different dishes to share. All were yum! Except the ribs.. i think out of the 6 on the plate.. one had some actual meat on it.. the rest was just fat.. not nice at all! Everything else was delicious.

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S
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Hellenic hotel always offers great service as the staff are incredibly attentive and take their role very seriously.
On this visit we ordered à la carte but if people are going for the first time I would recommend one of the set menus to get a feel for the cuisine

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was very good especially the lamb. Service was excellent.

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L
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

This was the second time I’ve been. The first time was fantastic. Both times were in a group and both times were for dinner. I’m unsure if the restaurant has actually dropped in quality and experience or if this was an anomaly. The food was extremely ordinary and the meats all were over-cooked but were also quite tasteless. The waitress was over the top, a little intrusive and rude when questioned about missing items and meals. In fact the waitress was so rude towards the end that it destroyed any chance of liking the experience at all. I don’t believe that this is the typical dining experience that you receive at Hellenic and I’ve heard great things about the other restaurants. However even if the food was amazing I still couldn’t recommend as the waitress was unbearable.

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AY
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service and delicious food. We had oysters with xo sauce, calamari, lamb shoulder, roast chic, feta chips, ancient grain salad, rice pudding and sticky date pudding. They even brought out color pencils and drawings for my 2yo to keep her entertained throughout the dinner!

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JR
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food very accepting of children for important family celebrations.
Outstanding and reasonably priced children’s platters.
Thank you.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Food was very tasty but service was really disappointing.
One of our starters was forgotten and when we asked a waitress she didn’t really respond, then it showed up at the very end of our meal.
We weren’t offered any drinks after our first order and had to wave someone down to order more. Empty plates sat on the table for a long time waiting to be taken away.
We were expecting a lot more from the staff.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch, food was delicious, white bait a favorite as was the moussaka ... everything was great. We will be back :)

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SS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We came in late about 9pm. There was ample of space and I can see the kitchen was still busy. However the waiter was hesitant to take us in and said she had to confirm with the kitchen before she could let us in. Total turn off for us. Also when we were dining there were other diners who came in much later and was not turned off at all. I made a booking at 8.30 but only turned up at 9. I had problems settling my baby. But the point was the restaurant was empty hence I do not see a reason why you can't be welcoming when it was still business hours and the kitchen was active. The steak came out too hard. Another turn off

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious and our service was prompt and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble even when we needed extra to decide on the menu! They even put a little candle in our dessert for the birthday girl

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a
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

On this occasion the octopus and some sea food from the seafood basket was a bit dry

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H
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The vibrant gastro feeling as you walked in was great the service by all was outstanding our main host Moses was first class, the dips were to die for and the traditional Greek Mousaka which is George’s mother’s recipe was probably one of the top meals I’ve ever eaten, my review is mirrored by my wife as well!!!
A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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M
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Happy vibe, clean and attractive, great food and excellent wait staff. Been here twice and will definitely go again.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was great but the service was a real let down on Boxing Day. The staff forgot our order at least three times. They served main before entree as they forgot the entree. It was disappointing as we paid a 15% surcharge for Boxing Day.

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b
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was great, food was amazing, would go back even though a hair was found in food. It was replaced but just thought how it was handled could have been better - must have been flying in the air

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DR
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with some friends for lunch and a few beers. Had a great afternoon. Looked after really well by all staff for our food and drinks.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food was excellent as was service. Banquet servings were huge... to be honest it was far too much food with quite a bit of it going to waste. Unfortunately the noise levels were far too high which made conversation at the table very difficult.

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R
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great. It was very busy and was so impressed with the service. It was quick and our server was lovely

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PA
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We thought this was more of Fine Dining. However, it was absolutely disappointing as the noise levels was very high and was more a cafe style restaurant than a Fine Dining one. Food was still okay, except the French Fries which did not suit the menu.

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M
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went to the vegan Tuesday dinner which was delicious! I'll definitely come back for that next month again, and would love to see more vegan dishes permanently on the menu.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was lovely. I adore the lamb shoulder. The grain salad was delicious. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great food but the service let them down.
They mixed up the order and we did not receive three beers that were ordered.
Think the staff need to be more careful they kept asking us if something was our order and we just arrived so clearly is wasn't. We ordered and the food was yummy we enjoyed it a lot but the waitresses were all over the place. Trying to give us food that was not ours. Ordering an extra Souva and when we made it clear the poor guy who returned got into trouble even though he was not the waiter who took our order. We felt bad so we kept it and paid for it. In the end it got eaten as it was there. We ordered beers that never got delivered that we paid for too. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere but the service was not the greatest.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Service was pleasant, food very underwhelming- Fisherman's Basket extremely dull fish not pleasant stodgy chips Mousakka disappointing.
Great when it first opened however now it is only a shadow of its former self.
Wont be returning anytime soon!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was genuine and tasty 😋
Our waitress made our night
Fantastic knowledge and recommendations about both food and alcohol
Very knowledgeable girl
Hope she’s being paid a good wage because our opinion of her will have us return to establishment

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F
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good food but a more expensive than expected. Spent on average $70 per person including 1 drink per person.

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