Hellenic Hotel Williamstown

4.2
517 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual
  • 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 517 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, and amazing service from our waiter! He gave great food and drink recommendations, and excellent service

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FH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, awesome location. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Highly recommended!

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C
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

The ambience was not good with noise from the kitchen, loud music and was difficult to talk. The seating was uncomfortable and the food was nice but very over priced. I won’t be returning.

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L
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The only disappointing thing was for a Greek restaurant to not have spanakopita available, especially when we chose this restaurant for the vegetarian options. Everything else was great!

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MP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Good was more Australian than Greek. Very disappointed as it’s the type of food that owner George Calambaris should be nailing. Nothing like the Greek food you get in a Greek owned taverna. Souvlakia were tiny and boring, seafood platter had pub like chewy calamari versus fresh, soft calamari most Greek restaurants serve. The only highlight was the dips and saganaki and staff were engaging. Definitely won’t be going back.

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VC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and friendly service, great food, ambiance and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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WW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food served at the right pace. We will definitely be coming back and suggest to our friends and family

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AN
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious Greek food and fabulous staff! Thank you!

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KM
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love the food at Hellenic, Williamstown. The cypriot grain salad is divine as is the saganaki with figs. Highly recommend the lamb shoulder and the pavlova. For lunch, the souvlakis are traditional and fabulous.

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A
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Not as good as it used to be. Food is ok but not exciting anymore. The quality has slipped since it opened.

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E
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Perfect for date night

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AM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The food was nice, and the setting lovely. The customer service was probably the standout - great attendants and fantastic service. The food was lovely but for the price they could have plated a little more.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food took ages to come out to the table and it wasn’t even that busy. Pehaps they focused in takeaways. We had the pie special- which was really average. Chips were great but got them well into the mains so we’re already full.

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DK
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vegan degustation. Loved it! Will be back next month too.

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a
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were early and wanted to have coffee before dinner, and were seated by the bar as our table was not ready (however no -one was sitting on the table while we were waiting). We had to wait a long time for food and then were hurried up to eat because our timeslot was coming up (we had only 2 hours) - little unfair to be hurried along when we were not the issue, it was the long wait for food. The young waiter we had at dinner was very friendly and helpful. The waiter who took our coffee order, was quite un-personal and rude, he delivered two coffees that were not ours and when we questioned he made us feel like we didn't know what we ordered, he left the coffee with us, only to return 5 minutes later and remove them without saying anything to us!!! Small meals and expensive for size. Probably better ordering a large side of chips rather then the chips and salad for $10. Pavlova is a great option to share for groups and very yummy - very smart addition to menu.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was outstanding! We had a baby with us and the lovely guy who served us was very happy to accommodate for our needs.

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

Just love the service at Hellenic. It makes for a great experience. The food always mouthwatering and melt in the mouth.

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A
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Attended in Fathers day.
The good - nice bright setting. Meals came out quickly and were generous in portion and mostly fine. Staff were attentive and efficient.
The bad - the slow cooked lamb should was tender but lacking in flavour and was a little gelatinous. It was reminiscent of corned beef. A greek / green salad on the menu would add some freshness.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent (as it is always!) We had two small children with us, who also loved the food - the grain salad is so good. We will definitely be back to experience alfresco dining.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service - couldn’t have asked for welcoming staff. The kids were treated as guests, not inconveniences, a very welcome change! Food was second to none, brilliant range on the Masa Menu. Overall, brilliant dinner, and we will definitely be back.

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GK
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I was lucky enough to receive some vouchers for two for one banquet. As we had a special family birthday we thought it would be a good place to go. We had six banquet orders and 2 ordered from the menu, vegetarian etc. I think the banquet a very poor offering. The chicken was nicely cooked but none of the food could be called Greek. No garlic or lemon to be seen or tasted. Really I could have paid a lot less and just got chicken and chips from Hotwings the local chicken shop. The meals ordered from the menu were ok but not great. The desert of "Greek donuts" just small donut balls drizzled in choc syrup, was pathetic. I would not call this a banquet. The place is very noisy as well.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at the Hellenic. The food was great, as was the service.

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RG
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! No complaints at all.

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

Loved my soft shell suva Friends enjoyed the saganski and the Greek doughnuts.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Booked the evening for my partners 40th. His parents had come from
Abroad especially for this so it was meant to be a special dinner. Although the food was great (Especially the lamb) the service was fairly terrible, slow and rushed whenever we did get served. We also got seated in the front of the restaurant. It has no atmosphere whatsoever and I requested we be moved to the back where there was more happening and better decor. This was better but also disappointing as I had already called ahead and explained the importance of the dinner and asked for a great table. Furthermore, between moving tables they had forgotten our food order and we had to remind them we had ordered the $49pp set menu. They also charged us $3.50pp for sparkling water although it was just my mother in law that had ordered sparkling. The desert was also quite poor. Tried to make the best of it at the time but will not be going back. I have also dined at the Brunswick east venue of Hellenic Republic and it was much nicer and better service. Go for the lamb, but not much else.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Williamstown now has a fantastic dining venue - at last.
Great food combined with creative touches makes for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience.

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

Food was delicious and plentiful. Waiting staff were friendly and service was prompt.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our 2nd time here and we love it. We had the same waitress again. She was so helpful and friendly. The food was amazing. A bit of celebrity chef spotting. And we had a lovely night again.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

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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JM
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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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ND
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

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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T
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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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MA
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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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RJ
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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MT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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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TK
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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KW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

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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NW
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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