Hellenic Republic Brighton

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Greek
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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Christmas Day Lunch

For Christmas Day lunch we will be serving a 3 course menu consisting of numerous sharing style dishes ranging from entree, through to main and finishing with dessert.

All dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for with notice.

Cancellation or decrease in numbers available until (27/11/19) after this point the fee will be $90pp.

15% public holiday surcharge applies on the day.

Terms and Conditions: Cancellation or decrease in numbers available until (27/11/19) after this point the fee will be $90pp.

15% public holiday surcharge applies on the day

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 11:00-17:00

What 376 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great restaurant the food the service the ambiance sensational will be back xx

A
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

First time there. Asked about the fish on the special board waiter couldnt give me much information at all and when i asked what would be a nice salad to match or a good side - he said i dont know your taste or what you like. So unhelpful and very unfriendly. The fish was nice but i wont be back due to the poor sevice.

M
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Just so disappointing, ok we had an early table but full of screaming kids.
Head manager was great but the rest were not very knowledgeable on wine / menu
Dips were fine but rib eye steak was basically 60% fat and under seasoned , had to ask for steak knife which we never got, asked for salt and had to ask for our fries which they forgot and then came after the meal !
Sorry but won’t be going back

J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Its my new favourite resturant lovely when people start to recognise you

BM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My group thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding and unmatched.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

The table was reserved for 7 plus space for a pram and when we arrived it had the wrong number of people reserved, it all worked out as the mum with the pram couldn’t make it.
No one had any drinks not even water for half an hour.
I myself approached the bar for more water after being unable to get anyone to find/flag anyone to help me. One of the group approached another tables waiter and asked them to take our food order again after being ignored.
The food did come out quick and fast once ordered but no one poured us water or took another drinks order until we were on dessert.
At the end, ten mins of trying to flag someone to get our bill we had the front of house lady service us and she was very helpful and friendly.

No tip was left though as no one thought the service was up to scratch I am afraid.

LS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the food which is different and very tasty great atmosphere and very friendly service

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely, service excellent. As the eating style is share plate we found choosing the right amount of food a bit of a challenge. We over ordered and left about 1/4 on the table at the end. Next time we go we’ll be more aware.

IP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is always great, tasty but it’s really expensive for what it is (tavern food)
Also food service is a bit slow. Not good if you’re in a hurry or have kids with you.

PN
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food ok. Presentation poor. Disappointed with Sunday surcharge. Prices are high enough already.

EJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Buzzing, busy restaurant serving great food at reasonable prices. Service was attentive and helpful...only drawback was the noise level. Large tables drinking a lot and getting louder by the minute

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious but I felt a little too oily for my liking. Waiter was amazing and the service definitely 5 stars

P
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic, so switched on and very helpful and understanding of our allergies.

KV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

S
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

GB
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Nice food and location.

Our waiter kept interrupting us while we were talking.

LB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 !!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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!

CM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

J
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love it! Perfect for vegans !
Great special occasion place

SS
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

S
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

B
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

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

TB
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

V
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

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.

R
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

S
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

NB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

D
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

TW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous food. Great service. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

KV
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience, but please bring back the cauliflower

KB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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.

TO
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

AL
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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