Hellenic Republic Brighton

4.3
363 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Hellenic Republic offers authentic Greek cuisine in Melbourne, across four distinct venues. From the rustic and classic taverna in Brunswick; Kew’s modern-menu-meets-the-classic tavern, Williamstown’s Hellenic Hotel reinventing the classic pub experience, to Brighton’s fresh take on the classic tavern. We source fresh, quality produce from Greece and Melbourne to create authentic Hellenic Republic (Greece) recipes, straight from Yia Yia’s recipe box. No one leaves hungry at Hellenic, whether it’s kids, parents, grandparents or vegans we make sure you get enough of what you came for—melt-in-your mouth Greek food.
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KV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has become one of our top 5 favourite restaurants. Never disappointed. Thank you

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have been there a few times now and we love it. Food was quick and very yummy. You can’t go wrong with the cooked on coals meat. The prawns were the best

Our favourite is the saganaki and it did not disappoint. We’ll be back

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GB
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Nice food and location.

Our waiter kept interrupting us while we were talking.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience all round!! The food was delicious, the service was excellent!! Our waiter was great!! Will definitely be coming back soon!! All of us (party of 8) enjoyed our meals and the ambience!! Great evening out for all of us !! Great options to choose from on the menu and special’s board !!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The main waitresses we had were helpful and friendly! However the final waitress, when paying for our bill, told us we had to work out the difference paying on card versus cash. And a credit card charge?

Overall a great experience!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food very attentive wait staff. Very expensive rib eye but delish

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J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love it! Perfect for vegans !
Great special occasion place

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SS
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and management made it special.
Food was delicious and good value.
We finished with an ouzo, highly recommend it.
5 stars...

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S
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food was fabulous. A great night out with my family to celebrate my 50th birthday!

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B
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We found the food really average on this occasion! Too greasy and not lovely and fresh as we’d experienced previously.....

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TB
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was fantastic and the vegan meal was amazing. Will definitely return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating A 50th dinner! Food was amazing, and the service was fantastic! Can’t wait to come back!

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JC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is exceptional and Terry and the staff are very hospitable and friendly. It is our favourite restaraunt and we enjoy introducing our friends to the great food and service on offer at Hellenic Republic.

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V
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

When you go to a restaurant that is beyond the average price, you expect that all aspects of your experience are catered for. While the food was delicious, that was as far as it went. We came for my dad's birthday and for the Tuesday night vegan menu, which I wrote in my booking. When we arrived at 7pm they told us that the vegan menu was sold out, when we said that we have 2 vegans here especially for the night they finally let us have the vegan menu (which was meant to be sold out??) after 15 mins of kerfuffle and talking to the manager. The waiter made no effort to explain the menu or any general conversation. He forgot to put through our drinks and we had to wait about 45 mins between the enter and main courses. The restaurant was way too loud and the music in the bathroom was bizarre, just someone repeating various words in english and then their greek translation.
Overall, it was a disappointing experience for my father's birthday.

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R
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family dinner - kids never want to eat any other food ever again! Love it :)

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting after wanting to go for ages and wasn’t disappointed. Food was amazing and service was really great and friendly. Will be going back shortly

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NB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends, the service and the food was great. We would definately come back.

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D
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

this was my second experience at Hellenic Republic and i would recommend lunch and or dinner to any of my friends, food and service excellent.

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

Fabulous food. Great service. Highly recommended.

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

We enjoyed a lovely ladies lunch in a booth by the window. Beautiful food & fabulous service. Highly recommend.

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KV
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love this place. Our French waiter was just delightful.
Food is always good but 4 prawns in a prawn dish was a bit light on!
Also noise level when it’s full House makes it hard to have a conversation.
Will be back.

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JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience, but please bring back the cauliflower

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KB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great restaurant for Brighton -food and service great - staff are very professional and caring ( not pushy)
Great wine list although a bit over price but good selection - great for couples and large groups - loved it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Though we booked for 7, 2 guests were late so they made us move our table. So busy were they splitting the tables that they didn’t bother to take drink orders. They then had to move the table back when one of the guests arrived. One of the hosts was patient with our vegan requirements of one guest, but it felt as though turning the table was their biggest concern not our enjoyment level. Food was good but not as good as my first visit.

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TO
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The menu was a little limited but the servings generous. The food was excellent. The attention of the staff was also very good.

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MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Being located on Church Street Brighton, the restaurant is easily accessible and there is parking available.
The aesthetics of the restaurant are quirky, but really pleasant, with a nice open feel with the additional arched windows up along the side lane.
The kitchen is nicely visible and seeing the activity is a lovely distraction.
Reception and waiting staff were very good and knowledgeable.
Good drinks and wine list.
Menu is nice and simple, with fantastic share-plates for a relaxed family / friends vibe. Order a range of dishes and everyone can get stuck-in, share and comment on the tastes!
Desserts were great too - no complaints.
We visit often and invite friends - this is a great spot.
If Hellenic could have a restaurant on the beach - that would be great too.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First time trying Greek cuisine, and we couldn’t have picked a better restaurant to start our Greek food journey. The food was delicious, the staff were fantastic, very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Hellenic Republic will definitely be recommended by us! Superb

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J
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and an interesting menu. Very pleasant staff

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious fresh seafood & salad. Interesting wine list - a mix of Greek & local wines etc. pumping on Friday nights with lots of local families, couples & groups of friends.

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L
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Absolutely great food! Could not recommend the Baklava dessert anymore

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CB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful afternoon delicious food and amazing service. So much to eat we had to take away. Really enjoyed it all

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W
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent local Restaraunt friendly staff good service and plenty of gluten free options on the menu Staff very helpful with the choices.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner for 8 people to celebrate our twin daughters 20th birthday. It was Friday 6:15pm and the restaurant was full. The staff were very attentive and our server, I wish we had her name, was outstanding. The food was fantastic, arrived quickly and everyone was happy. I can’t recommend this place, it’s staff, culture AND food enough, outstanding.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I think I ordered for the table too many pastry/bread like foods. Everyone loved it however.

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NL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is an absolutely fantastic restaurant. From the minute we walked in the restaurant acknowledged my 50th birthday and made it a really special night for me. The food is beyond delicious. Will definitely return. Serving sizes are massive. And the staff are attentive and just lovely.
Thanks Hellenic Republic. Just loved it.

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SQ
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely recommend Brighton Hellenic Republic to friends and family. The service was first rate and advice on portions of serves per person was spot on. Love lunchtime at Hellenic Republic, thank you very much

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service! Whenever our drink was empty we were offered another straight away!

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p
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service amazing food a bit noisy but overall thoroughly enjoyed our visit

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JO
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

It’s always a mystery why it’s hard to get a table?- half empty the whole time we were there. The food was great- delicious lamb, always have the zucchini chips and a special of chargrilled octopus was also very good. Service is efficient, indifferent attitude this visit. Don’t need the loud Greek music, already noisy.

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

WE were seated by the door . Everytime the door opened a cold draught hit us . We felt removed from the rest of the diners so there was no ambience . The food was very ordinary . My whiting was so small and supposed to be barbecued - it was't . We sent the chips back because they were cold .
On top of everything , the bill was very expensive for what we ordered .

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