Hellenic Hotel Williamstown

4.2
536 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 536 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
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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RG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food, excellent staff, very accommodating when we had one person pull out last min. Only downside was it was very noisy, but that wouldn’t stop me going back.

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was amazing and staff were friendly and accommodating.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The hotel was lovely and bright and fresh, the staff were very quick with service and the food was excellent. And the birthday surprise treat was totally unexpected!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience, staff were so attentive and inviting. Good was spectacular

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AS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had lunch on Melbourne Cup Day - great food and service - quiet at lunchtime - sat upstairs on balcony, when we came to leave it was busy downstairs.

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

Took an hour half for mains to come out. When place wasnt that busy. Got a simple sorry and that was all. Masa menu was basic and over priced for what we were served up. Sloppy sorry for the honesty

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CE
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent place to dine, alone or with friends. The food menu is well thought out, with daily specials. Monday is Greek burger! A lot of food variations, with the Greek influence. Try the Souvie Parma ... portioned just right.
And a tempting dessert choice from Greek doughnuts (great!) to a great sticky date pudding.
Coffee is very good - no flavours or syrups, just coffee.
Wait staff are very good and knowledgeable and the chefs are happy cooking up your order.
Sodas, juices, non-alcoholic, wine, beers, all great selections.
Located in Ferguson street, the ebtire street is secluded and quiet, compared to the 'just around the corner' hustle and bustle.

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BE
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I bring my hospitality students here every year for end of yr 12 celebrations ..Sardine could have been more crispy and perhaps have been flattened instead of whole on toast .
It was difficult to eat.
Donuts lack colour and taste.
Overall a great experience foe young future chefs.
Thank you.
Female Waiter was excellent..

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IC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was outstanding, friendly and attentive but not invasive. Ambience and seating were fine too, not too noisy. The only disappointment was the food, nothing wrong with it but nothing to write home about. The menu is fairly restricted and on the $ side

Probably not somewhere I would go again. There are better places in Williamstown

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

Absolutely delicious food combined with friendly & knowledgeable staff made the day

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

The food was so delicious and the service very good. We had the Cypriot grain salad and slow cooked lamb which I highly recommend :)

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

Never fails to impress, great healthy food, wonderful wine list, very pleasant staff who are very knowledgeable. When ever I leave there, I feel great! Can't wait to return

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LM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
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 on 21 October 2018
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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