Hellenic Hotel Williamstown

4.2
489 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Australian, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
RESTAURANT (downstairs)
7 days | Monday - Sunday
12:00pm until 10:00pm

BAR (upstairs)
7 days | Monday - Sunday
12:00pm until 10:00pm
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Phone number
(03) 9207 7477
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Josh Pelham, George Calombaris
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Private Party Facilities
Group bookings welcome.
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Catering
Take away available.
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
10 Minute walk from Williamstown Train Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 489 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Have to say this didn’t live up to expectations. We all had the $55 banquet option with 10 items. The saganaki was cold hard and rubbery by the time it was served to us. The swordfish was bland and tasteless. The main was rotisserie chicken and chips with feta on top, the chicken was dry, over cooked and we thought it came with zucchini chips not hot potato chips. The loukoumades was served in a Nutella syrup which made them so hard to chew, not the expected light fluffy balls normally served with delicious honey syrup.
The waiter also made us move our arms from the table between entrees/main/dessert courses to wipe the table with a blue chux cloth, so disgusting and unnecessary.

Really enjoyed the Cypriot salad and the croquettes.

Overall not coming back again.

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3.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Service really should be better. This is common to all Hellenic Republic sites. Not really fine dining. Not bad dining, but service consistently raises eyebrows. For example, this time my wife ordered chips which never came, and we had to ask several times about drinks.

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2.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Food was generally quite average. Certainly nothing special nor Hellenic about the food that was served up. Over rated and over priced in my view and that of my guests.

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3.0Dined on 3 August 2018

It's been a year since we last visited Hellenic, and it was quieter than usual. Meals were ok, but overpriced for what they are. We paid over $100 for 2 people and we only had beer with our two mains. We shared a dessert and that was the highlight.

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2018

While the food was on the whole really good, I was a bit disappointed that a number of dishes were very sweet, the Saganyaki, the baked Halloumi and the lamb ribs all seem to have too much honey for my taste ... The Cypriot salad was fabulous as were the sardines.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

The customer service and the food is excellent! The food was amazing for me even if I’m on a diet.

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3.0Dined on 22 July 2018

We have been to this restaurant many times before but found on this night that the staff were in organised and other people around us had been waiting a while for their food.

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4.0Dined on 19 July 2018

We ordered the Thursday special which was steak, chips and salad.
The steak was tasty and cooked to our requirements - medium rare. The steak was only warm by the time it was served on our table.
The chips were crunchy and hot.
The portion sizes were on the small size.

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1.0Dined on 9 July 2018

We ordered the banquet and told afterwards there would be no seafood and the replacement was a tiny pastry dish. Overall the food was not amazing and overrated. We won't be back. Very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2018

staff were awesome, although perhaps a little more training for the newbies.
pls don't bring all food at once when ordering starters and mains as seriously you can't eat it all at once... and the tables a way to small to do so. Staff need to be trained to either inform you thats what your doing or at the least give you a choice.. I was there 2 weeks earlies and this didn't happen... The food was delicious although $6 per prawn for the smallest of prawns was extremely disappointing whilst the flavour was awesome... Quality control was non existent. all in all a nice night and coffee martini's were awesome.

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2.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Came for vegan dinner and was extremely disappointed with the poor quality of food and fact got served tge standard sidescwithout dairy. THIS is not vegan dining. Stodgy/wet lacking in flavour and quality. Never again

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Was so delicious once again.
Had the option to dine upstairs near the fire as we were wet from catching the ferry from St Kilda.
Food consistently great.
Will be back

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Aaron and the team were just fantastic, making our lunch a truly special occasion. As a local I feel so lucky to have the HH team and venue there to enjoy. Thanks guys :)

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2.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Awesome service from manager and wait staff, beautiful place, but the food was quite pricey and not that great. I've had better food of bigger portions and smaller or of equal price to be honest.
All in all, best customer service I've ever experienced so far but food was a let down.

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4.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Quite nice without being spectacular. Service was excellent and the food was well presented and quick.

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Was looking for something different but not too "Out There". Hadn't been to a Greek restaurant for many years and what I had remembered of it was a lot of yogurt dips and fatty lamb. Went on the web searching for a night out of dinning and came across Hellenic and seemed interesting. Well I was more than pleasantly surprised by the modern take on Greek cuisine. Had the 10 coarse banquet and couldn't fault any of it. Well Done and thank you! Will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Food and service was great. Perhaps slightly overpriced though and not the traditional greek I was anticipating.

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

A nice relaxing atmosphere. The best dips and pita bread ever. Always have my absolute favourite the grain salad but this time took it home. It was just not quite right but called and let them know and the Manager was very apologetic and offer a free salad next time.
The spanakopita was fantastic. Just home cooked Greek food done well.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Amazing Food and service was impeccable. Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Very generous serves. Only disappointment was the dessert - pretty bland.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Great variety of food; particularly liked the kingfish and battered zucchini. Friendly staff who were knowledgeable and attentive.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

It was my husband’s birthday, which I didn’t mention to the staff at all. They must have overheard our conversation and had a birthday cake (I think it was actually donuts). The service was outstanding and the food was good. Well done guys. Keep it up. We are locals and would love to see you thrive and do well!

Kristene

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Great venue easy to get to from where we were staying. Lovely attentive staff. Moussaka and prawns were delicious. Our friend really enjoyed her steak special which was great value for money

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Food was wonderful but our server was exceptional! Unfortunately I didn’t catch his name but he was helpful and made the experience all the better!

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The swordfish and tarama were outstanding. The wait staff were friendly, efficient and thoroughly delightful. We particularly loved the Moet at ten dollars a glass. My only criticism was that no refills of bread or dips were offered. But overall highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

We absolutely love coming to this place! Amazing food and staff!

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2.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Not overly impressed went in with Hugh expectations and left feeling underwhelmed.
Food not overly creative and lacked flavour. Our side order of cauliflower was deducted from the bill as it was truly underwhelming and was exactly that, cauliflower and not much else not even seasoned. My lamb meat eats lacked flavour and flare. My wife had a chicken souvlaki which was not too bad but really not the standard I was expecting from this type of restaurant. Baklava for dessert was a saving grace but pastry wasn’t as fluffy and crispy as I would have expected. Overall really disappointing glad we went and saw a fabulous show put on by Williamstown musical theatre group which made our night.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Absolutely delicious, everything! I particularly loved the beetroot side dish.

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

very squashed in tables, we could hear the conversation next to us clearly!
Alcohol very expensive!
Otherwise quite enjoyable.

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2.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Unfortunately the glasses on our table were dirty, the forks were bent/ broken. It was a bad first impression. The food was ok but not as good as other restaurant in area. Wine was really nice.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Fabulous food and friendly informed service. Maybe the music was just a little too loud. We’ll be back

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Our party of 4 each ordered the $55 per head masa menu.
That was entree, mains and dessert sorted!
Our lovely and knowledgeable waitress took very good care of us, taking care of any dietary requirements thrown her way.
Hot tip for the night was to save some taramasalata to dip your chunky chips into.
Mmmmm yum!
Finished the meal with a couple of martinis.
Delicious!

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2.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Starters were excellent, wife’s main as well.
However my fish was over cooked and the bread we ordered never arrived with the starters. We had to ask where it was, it had been forgotten. It then came with the main.
Manger addressed the issues well, but damage done. Fish was disappointing.
Would I return NO

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1.0Dined on 13 May 2018

I can't complain about the friendly waitstaff who looked after us or the amazing food but our experience was ruined because no attention or care was spared for my booking. I booked a Mother's Day lunch 2 months in advance just so I could get in early and request a really pleasant table and treat my Mum to a really enjoyable afternoon, however, we were seated right at the door at one of the least desirable tables possible. If it had been a last minute booking, fair enough, but far from it. I think a little more personal attention would go a long way. It certainly would have made our day.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Good to hear the soft shell souvlaki will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Had a great, quick lunch with work colleagues. We had limited time so enjoyed the lunch special.
Plenty of yummy food and awesome vibe.
We had been a few years back and didn’t love it, but couldn’t fault, food, service, quality
& quantity this time.
We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Great service, great food and super friendly staff who were happy to explain the menu to us. Will return with family and friends!!!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Lovely staff, delicious food and overall great service!

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Absolutely loved the food. Will definitely be a regular now

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

This place never disappoints! Food is top notch and the service is pure quality. My partner and I make sure we go there at least once a month. Great Greek food with a nice modern touch.

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