Hellenic Republic Brighton

4.1
318 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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SG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic Valentines Day dinner, you have to try the lamb 👌🏼

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ND
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food & service. Thoroughly enjoyed. Very relaxed feel yet amazing food & friendly service.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greek coffee was a let down. Everything else was great

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MR
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

I attended the restaurant 2 nights in a row - Friday night & Saturdsy night. The food was amazing both nights (other than dessert which was a little disappointing Saturday night). Love the restaurant. Service was sooooo much better Friday night, it’s a shame the Saturday crew weren’t as efficient & friendly.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints!! The lamb literally falls off the bone. Delicious. Everyone in our group loved the food. Thanks again for a love meal HR Brighton.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A really nice restaurant, quick service ( which fits the 2 hour table turn criterion, although just) and a good range of food. We ordered one of the fixed menu options and really enjoyed it. Restaurant was full on a Saturday night, but this didn't detract from our enjoyment. We will certainly go back soon.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, great food

Service was prompt, person serving us was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.

Food platter was great, enough food for everybody.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The waitress was intrusive, we ordered an extra bottle of wine which was never delivered, the special menus at $35 pp was explained by the waitress that it really was a share plate! Also chicken was a problem so would we accept the lamb shoulder instead which we did and it was delicious. The waitress did not clear our entree of dips plates we had to ask the waiter delivering our meal to clear the plates! As we had enjoyed our visit to this restaurant in December we felt overall this visit was a disappointment.

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MI
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good points: Tasty food, served quickly. Nice ambiance. Most staff are friendly, however I found my waiter was arrogant, not warm, welcoming and friendly. There was no 'hello, welcome etc., his opening line was just 'are you ready to order a drink?' I had the sense that we only had the table for two hours and they want you in and out. The dips, pits, saganaki, moussaka and salads are delicious.
Bad points: Staff keep making the point over and over again...you only have the table for two hours...it's not conducive to a relaxing and hospitable restaurant environment. They want you in and out to maximise their dollar...not nice. We ordered the pork and veal sausages and they tasted terrible.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I really like this restaurant. Food is good, service friendly and pleasant nautical ambience. It can be noisy on a busy night but when we went on a Wednesday lunch time it was quiet.

It has really improved the restaurant scene in sometimes tepid (restaurant wise) Brighton...

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s
34 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hellenic Republic Brighton has vegan nights the first Tuesday of each month and as a vegetarian I am so happy...the dishes are superb and imaginative....even the meat eaters are satisfied..and it is so reasonable. The service is what I expect from a classy restaurant and the noise level not too bad on Tuesday night.

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J
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Thank you it was our 24th Wedding anniversary and had a ball

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M
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Have eaten at HR Brighton a number of times and always enjoy the food & wines, friendly staff who take the time to explain the menu. Well Done George!

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WS
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Hi there,

Unfortunately the noise level was so loud that my friends could not hold a conversation at our table so we left. I was disappointed because I was so looking forward to sampling the dishes available. The waitperson seated us promptly which indicated to us that the service would be great. It is a cavernous space and noise reverberates. The loud thumping music and the clients speaking loudly across the table to each other resulted in more of a cacophony than a great ambience.

Wendy

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H
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Hellenic Republic. Fantastic food and great service. Really simple, fresh greek food! The only one thing I would say, is the tables for 2 are waaayyy too small. You feel so cramped and as everything is shared, we hardly fit the food on the table with our drinks, very cramped. But the food and service made up for it! If you could get a few bigger tables for the 2 tables, that would be amazing.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Need to replace your chairs, not at all comfortable.
Apart from that it was a great meal, wonderful service throughly enjoyable

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PA
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here many many times and Hellenic Brighton never disappoints.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was brilliant and the service too

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NM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Extremely noisy, couldn't near the person across the table from me.
We had a 8.15pm booking, so I assume there was no other booking for our table that evening yet felt we were being rushed out.

Slow down and let people enjoy the experience.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Serves are small so you order a few things to share around - they could go up a size.
Its pricey but in the end it's worth it because we left with full tummies and a smile.
Our waitress was also AMAZING! and had a great knowledge of everything and serving sizes plenty of options for everyone, we have been with veggo and meat eaters... Would definitely go again

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LS
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food. Great service. Wine list is limited and needs upgrading.

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EL
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food and outstanding service but the portions were quite small.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

we enjoyed our meal , definitely will go back! we tried the cheaper set menu and found everything terrific ,next time we will mix and match with a la carte to try some other items.

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KV
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place never fails to impress! Cant' wait to go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Waiter was good, knew the menu and could make some good suggestions. Booking process was good, but the restaurant ignored the special dietary requirements. Food was delicious, but a bit expensive

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food overall was very good, we had the $75 per head banque, however unfortunately the salad that came with the fish was not tasted for seasoning and was far to salty to eat (and I like salt) Wouldn't pay the additional $25 per head for $75 set menu, 2 prawns and 2 small pieces of fish were not worth the extra $50, although very nice. The lamb was outstanding all flavours of Greece were there without the addition extreme garlic after taste. Plenty of food . Overall, a nice edition to Bayside dining.

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NZ
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good but compared to last time at Brunswick set menu had less and no offer to keep bringing more of any dish we liked, had to pay extra for the lamb

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C
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy employees Happy 😊 customers First time at Brighton store it was great

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AM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, fab service, fresh produce, fun vibe, winning wine list!! We loved our trip to the Brighton restaurant - we are from WA and we will be back next time we are in Melbs!

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LW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff very friendly and efficient, son’s birthday they made him feel very special, thanks

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HA
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, attentive and accommodating staff, delicious drinks but a bit on the pricy side. Decor is interesting but the ropes hanging down from the ceiling smell really bad.

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RE
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been before was not impressed with the food or service however this time was great . Everything was perfectly cooked and the service was great . Really enjoyed ourselves

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VK
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Deliscious food, fast service. Good for sharing a few dishes with your friends.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely seafood banquet, Greek wines and we enjoyed chatting with the staff, who are mostly ethnically Greek.

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R
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food & service. Reasonably priced. Busy on weekends

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a
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Blown away on our most recent meal Thursday 20th December - the best ever ! Every bite was delicious!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our table of 9 had a great lunch, and food was delicious.
Spit roast chicken and feta chips were to die for.
Service was attentive and warm and we couldnt fault the staff.
Restaurant is fun and funky and has a modern Australian twist on the greek taverna, that we all love on our greek holidays.
The man himself happened to be there while we had lunch, so thank you George for a lovely experience.
The only negative is probably the same as Gazi, his city restaurant. The noise level is excessive, they really need to put some sort of soft acoustics in. Our table had to shout to each other to chat, which after nearly 3 hrs we had sore throats. As regular patrons i think this would make all the difference. Overall lovely food and service.

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LS
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious rockling, eye fillet and salads - we had the iceberg lettuce; cauliflower and superb patatas! Attentive and helpful service. We had a great time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas work dinner. We asked our delightful waitress to chose our menu and she did a fabulous job. Loved the atmosphere. Will definitely come again. Thank you. 👌🏻

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PD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We had a very nice night however there was a shortfall. When I booked I wrote that this was a special celebration however not once during the night did any of your staff make any reference to this. I would have thought that perhaps a recognition of our night would have been nice. The food was amazing though, I must say...just delicious. Thanks.

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