Hellenic Hotel Williamstown

4.2
581 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
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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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely venue for a special occasion. A bit pricey for a regular evening meal out. Staff were welcoming & friendly. The lamb was melt in the mouth - would recommend!

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L
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Harry was awesome! His service was spot on. Loved that we got to buy a pack of the grain salad to take home! Delicious. The lamb moussaka is absolutely scrumptious. Third visit and Hellenic never disappoints. Well done guys.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed it. Just a bit to noisy trying to talk over the music was like yelling to talk to each other. Other than that food amazing and staff amazing

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SM
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were amazing; the food was enlightening and the whole experience made our anniversary dinner one never to be forgotten.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress went above and beyond to make our friends birthday special. She was absolutely fantastic

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GR
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service provided by all staff, on the night, was very welcoming right from the introduction through to the completion of the evening. The food was excellent, and as good as we had experienced on previous occasions. Drink selection was good and staff were always looking to provide service without being intrusive or pushing. Very enjoyable evening.

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FF
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic location, really lovely genuine staff, amazing food for this price point!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service and food were outstanding. Music was a little loud and all 6guest struggled to hear wait staff. But staff member did adjust volume once something was mentioned. Great experience!

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VG
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great place to share the standard Greek dishes with family or friends. Very reasonable value and good service. However I would always prefer soft drinks from the bottle/can rather than the postmix stuff we were given.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

I called at 8pm on a Wednesday evening to make a booking for two days later. My call was answered by an automated answering system which advised me that the booking office was closed. To book my options where leave a message of book online. I expect if the restaurant is open that my call be take by a human and not an answering machine. Admittedly the next morning I did receive a call from the booking office. Of the three dishes we shared, the zucchini chips and Greek salad were of a good standard but hardly difficult dishes to get right. Our shared main was lamb shoulder and considering the price of the dish ($48), we were very disappointed. The meat was bland, overcooked and appeared to have been kept warm for an extended period of time. The lamb shoulder was served on a plate without any garnish or sauce. The presentation of the dish certainly didn't reflect the asking price. Sorry George, I won't be dining at your restaurants again!

highed this dish to be of a hish sta this dish to be ations were that this dish

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JW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening. The food was amazing and the service matched. Thank you

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MM
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The menu online does not specify paying extra to have lamb instead of chicken when ordering banquet. The menu online does say meat from the spit. It was much better a few years ago with the banquet offering more variety.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
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
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
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
Birmingham
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
London
4 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
New York Area
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
Dorset
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Brisbane / QLD
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
Melbourne / VIC
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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