Hellenic Republic Brunswick
Always a winner. I love dinner here. The zucchini chips are amazing and the lamb shoulder awesome.
The food was amazing. It was a little noisy and it was disappointing that the menu had changed. You could only have meat or vegetarian banquets and could have 2 of 1 and 2 of the other. I get it, it's confusing and they are busy. I would definitely go back. $80 each and we had a few things off the small and large categories, then desert and coffee.
The delicious lamb shoulder was falling off the bone, the chicken was tender and juicy, the saganaki had the delightful twist with the caralized figs on top, the octopus was tender and juicy, the spanagopita was yum, the dips were soo tasty with the pita bread together with the warmly served olives, the oven baked potatoes were perfectly cooked and so were the chips with the herbs and fetta cheese, then came the amazing loukoumathes which complimented our greek coffees, the staff were attentive and very friendly, we cant wait to go back and feast again, highly recommend Hellenic Republic Brunswick to all food lovers , Toula :-)
Brilliant food & amazing service. We will be recommending it to everyone!
Best food ever.
What an amazing place to eat. Never disappoints.
Staff were friendly and approachable. Servings of courses were well-timed and portioned adequately. Food is amazing and left us satisfied and full. The background music is a bit too loud, making it slightly hard to have a conversation. However, it sets the energetic atmosphere of the restaurant. Overall, we had a fantastic night.
Overall very good. Had the banquet and start main excellent, dessert average.
Went for our Wednesday night date night and we loved it.
The vegan degustation was amazing. Highly recommended
Good was incredible and staff was amazing! Will keep coming back!
Amazing food and even better service! Our waiter was amazingly attentive and so helpful as it was our first time eating here. He explained all the meals on the menu and suggested the best share plates. Will absolutely be back.
Great upgrades! Love the new uniform and the new menu especially the delicious cocktails- What a great addition! Chryssa was an amazing host. She went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. Our waitress was also very attentive, friendly and efficient. As always food was yummy!
Dined there on Saturday night, we dressed for a cool night but it was uncomfortably hot (and stuffy) inside the restaurant. Food was outstanding, I felt it could be catered for children a little bit better. Our eight year old only ate a bowl of chips
The food was amazing as always. The music was just a bit too loud which made conversation across the table a little difficult. Service staff were very accommodating and friendly, but probably returned a bit too frequently to the table refilling water, the gesture was nice but interrupted table conversation too regularly, would be happy with just the occasional check in between courses.
Overall amazing, delicious food keeps me coming back, the price is the only thing that stops me coming back every week, but rather saving it for special occasions.
Food and service was excellent 10/10 but was extremely noisy. Could not hear friends talking on our table of 6. But I would still recommend due to beautiful food
The food quality has changed dramatically since our last visit. When we enquired as to the reasoning behind this we were told that each restaurant was catering to the surrounding area and the Brunswick venue was catering to a more vegan based clientele. Since vegans don’t eat meat I still don’t understand the necessity of changing the meat. We always came for an authentic Greek dining experience where we shared food cooked in a traditional way. The lemon soaked chicken and lamb were always the highlight of our experience and often we would order second helpings. The overly salted meat with a lemon drizzle only left us thirsty and no one wanted to finish off first helpings let alone come back for seconds. It is disappointing as we make a great effort, and travel over an hour and a half to go to this restaurant. We have always raved about our experience to friends but those times seem to be over. It’s a real shame.
Food was delicious, service prompt and attentive. I will be back for sure.
Loved the staff who gave an exceptional service. And the vegan banquet menu was fantastic!
Friendly staff, prompt service & great food. We chose the cheapest of the set menus to sample a variety of dishes. Not only did it not disappoint us but it was more than enough food.
Overall the meal was reasonable however considered over priced relative to the calibre of what was being served. (The bill was well in excess of $200 for dinner for 2 people)
The meals were Pleasant enough however not of considerable standing one would expect from a place of noteworthy like Hellenic Republic. I believe the brand has been diluted. (Felt like a slightly more upmarket version of Jimmy Grants)
- The shoulder of lamb was somewhat overcooked.
- the prawns were also over cooked.
- The chairs were uncomfortable
-And I personally find it offensive that they would attempt to charge a 1-2% credit card surcharge on a Bill for a meal that was over $200.
Exceptional experience throughout, I dine here every time I visit Melbourne and will most definitely return
Really tasty food and lovely, hospitable staff. We had a perfect dining experience!
The food and service were great. However if restaurants are going to book more than one sitting per evening they should be prepared to stay open later than 10 pm.
We had a 7.45 pm booking. The lights were dimmed down just before 10 pm. Now, we would have probably left by 10.30 but we felt rushed and pushed out.
As a customer wanting to dine at a restaurant that has two sittings, I have to agree to dine later than I would ordinarily like to. I also agree to pay the 15% surcharge on a public holiday. Therefore, I feel the least the restaurant could do is allow me to enjoy my evening and not make me feel as I'm overstaying.
Think about your patrons Hellenic Republic
Whilst the food was satisfactory it was appalling to incur a 15 percent surcharge for dining on Easter Sunday considering the public holiday is on the Monday, but more particularly as penalty rates for staff wages have been abolished - I assume the extra $50 fee I copped therefore didn't go to additional staff wages but instead went directly to the owners of the restaurant.
Food was great, service excellent and prices very good.
Second time back and it was superb. Booked 2 tables - one for the adults and the other for the kids. We all enjoyed the food thoroughly. Service was great too! We will be back again.
The prawns with chilli butter and the chicken were very good the remaining dishes were not good, salad felt like it had been dressed the day before and seasoning lacking
The manner in which my booking was handled from end to end was very impressive and provided me with a sense of comfort that my booking was in the system. On arrival we were seated quickly with menu's presented quickly. We sat facing the kitchen area, while I appreciate there are some space constraints sitting infront of the kitchen is not ideal. The restaurant was very noisy and difficult to have a conversation with guests. The staff were very accommodating and helpful.
The food is amazing, this is the key reason for coming back.
On a Saturday night it was so noisy that overall the experience was average. The food was amazing, the servings small, the value just ok.
My wife and I are big fans of George Colombaris and we were very excited about visiting Hellenic Republic and had high expectations. Well, our expectations weren't high enough! The food was everything good about Greek food but elevated. Seriously, I had the lamb shoulder and I don't know how you make it that tender and tasty. Every course was superb and my only regret is that my stomach has limits and we couldn't have everything. Apart from the food the staff were very professional, knowledgeable and like in all of Melbourne very friendly. If you love good food and don't mind paying a little more than most the Hellenic Republic is magical.
I think they've changed the menu - I remember the portions being much more generous and flavoursome. Still a bit pushy when it comes to ordering food - but really friendly staff. I think the restaurant is risking becoming a bit of a chain store - needs a resident chief who loves the place and connects with customers.
Amazing venue for a lovely long lunch/dinner. Delicious food, very generous! Make sure you get the saganaki and lamb!
A bit noisy, but that comes with the venues popularity! Thanks for a lovely meal!
Over priced. No cheaper wine options. Wine over priced for the quality you get. Music too loud and loud music in toilet. Won't be back
Best chicken ever, nice ambience and very friendly staff
Highly recommend!! Great service, amazing food. The lamb is to die for!
Great night! Magnificent food and plenty of it. The slow cooked lamb shoulder was to die for and so was the ice cream baklava. Great service too.
The service was excellent. There was flexibility with meal preparation based on food allergies which is always very helpful.
Food, wine and cocktails were fantastic and myself and my friends had a really enjoyable night in a modern venue.
Our waiter was dismissive and rude. His appearence was questionable his nose ring and facial hear left a lot to the imagination in such an industry.
It also bothers me that a Greek restaurant had not a Greek in sight. Will not be coming back any time soon, and will warn friends about service levels.
Great food and friendly staff. Reasonably priced. George's Cypriot grain salad is outstanding.