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About Hellenic Republic Kew

If you’re looking for a taste of authentic Greek cuisine, you can’t go past Hellenic Republic – the best Greek in Melbourne.
Here at Hellenic Republic, we work hard to ensure your visit is a unique and memorable experience.
When it comes to Greek cuisine, our philosophy is to keep things simple. We source the best fresh and flavoursome produce from Greece and Melbourne to create authentic recipes in a clean, modern style.
To ensure you get to sample the best our menu has to offer, we recommend our sharing group menus - the Trapezi or Athenian. Our chefs prepare a selection of the finest dishes on our menu for you to share with your loved ones. It’s the only way to enjoy a taste of authentic Greek in Melbourne.
Hellenic Republic Kew is the second addition to the Hellenic family, open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

26 Cotham Road
Kew, AU-VIC 3101
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek

Hours of operation:
7 days | Monday - Sunday
12:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9207 7477

Website:
http://www.hellenicrepublic.com.au/kew/

Parking Details:
Parking is available on local streets, check road signs for time restrictions.

Public Transport:
Public transport can be taken with tram 109 and we are located at stop 33 – goes via the city

Executive Chef:
George Calombaris, Travis Mcauley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining rooms available for 40, 60 or 100 guests and a semi-private dining for 20 guests

Hellenic Republic Kew Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.1

Ambience

3.8

Value

3.6

Noise

Energetic

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Group Bookings (22)
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Lunch (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Child Friendly (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fun (9)
Tapas (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cosy (6)
Romance (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
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Hot Spot (3)
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Seasonal (3)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed a midweek lunch and appreciated being able to secure a table with very little notice. The food was lovely and our waiter was both attentive and professional. Great atmosphere and food options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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Food3
Ambience3
Service1
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·Dined 3 days ago

Having had an enjoyable gluten free meal at Hellenic Republic once before, we were looking forward to another special night to celebrate a birthday. On this visit the service was poor with inexperienced staff working the floor with little knowledge of what constituted a gluten free meal. First course arrived with no change to the offerings as requested. The dessert order was forgotten about and took two attempts to get right. If you’re a coealiac it’s proably not worth the risk dining at HR due to vigilance required to ensure your meal is gluten free.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service with great food for our 35th wedding anniversary.

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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and staff, the 6:30 sitting is a little loud though because there's lots of children. Had a great time

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food that just kept coming. The slow cooked lamb was special.

This will be where I order my last meal if / when I am executed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Pretty good. Very tasty taramasalata. Oven baked snapper was excellent. Mousakka was way too salty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on 7 December 2017

I think the food here is over rated. We all took the banquet, and the assortment of flavours was ordinary. In particular, the lamb was a little muttony, although cooked tenderly. Everything else was moderate in quantity, and short on notable flavour. The service was good, if rushed. The noise of Friday night dining was limiting to conversation. Wouldn't go there again. Better value, and more intense experience at the kebab takeaways on Smith Street.

Tags: Casual
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Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 4 December 2017

The food there is very nice, however I was a little disappointed that so many things on the menu weren’t available.
We ate at 7:45 and the restaurant wasn’t packed. So for 2 of your key dishes to not be available was a little weird.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 4 December 2017

Very good prawn saganaki

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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 December 2017

Best Tarama ever! Fabulous chicken and lamb. On a busy night, it's noisy and hard to hear a conversation, which is a real drag...but the food is SO good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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Food1
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Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

Disappointing experience.

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Food4
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

Excellent food quality, wine list OK not a place for a business dinner with noise levels deafening
noise engineering of poor quality, masa menue a little overpriced

Tags: Authentic, Tapas
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Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 30 November 2017

The food is usually very nice here. I usually go at least twice a year. However the Lamb Shoulder was a great disappointment this year. I had to carve into it and it was fatty when it usually just falls off the bone. when I mentioned it politely to the waiter they didn't seem to care and if I didn't have a client with me I would have said more. Basically it was horrible.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 28 November 2017

Food was boring and disappointing! Menu was smaller and some of our favourites weren't there. We shared the banquet and were all disappointed compared to the last time we'd come. We missed a) the roast chicken and b) vegetables (sorry, but feta + capsicum isn't really a vegetable). The dessert was a particular disappointment. We've planned our next girls' night...but not here.

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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Fantastic modern take on Greek cuisine! The seafood specials on our visit were an unexpected bonus

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 23 November 2017

A great meal and Good value.
The wine was of good quality a bit pricey though.
Service was friendly

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 17 November 2017

Be warned, it was really noisy...prob too much for a date night that we had lots to talk about! But plenty of atmosphere and food was delicious...

Tags: Authentic
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Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 17 November 2017

Beautiful food. Loved the idea of being able to purchase a 'half' main serve....especially when i was having trouble deciding between two. The staff were lovely and the seating was set out well. The only downside was it was way too loud. We couldnt hear what the waitress was saying and struggled to have a conversation without yelling. Overall though, a very nice evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 November 2017

Great food, as expected. Some surprising flavours. Relaxed atmosphere, but outstanding service. So nice to see a long list of Greek wines. Will have to go back and try more of them.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

Restaurant was quite noisy, we had to scream across the table to hear each other. Main meals/ sharing plates were very small in size and not filling. Lamb shoulder was great though

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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Food4
Ambience3
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Value3

 
·Dined on 29 October 2017

Good food, friendly staffs, a bit noisy though due to a big group with special occasion sit close to us. For the kids menu, may be can have more pita bread, 2 small slices portion a bit too small serves with the chicken ( just my son’s suggestion) he loves the menu, especially the tzatziki dip! Yum)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 October 2017

Our first visit to Hellenic Republic was memorable and we will certainly return! The service was excellent - timely and unobtrusive. The food was totally delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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Food3
Ambience1
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 October 2017

I found the restaurant to be more like a family friendly walk in restaurant, far removed from a fine dining experience. It was a shock to see adults eating inside wearing shorts , t-shirts and sneakers, not what I expected at all. Also the noise level makes conversation between two almost impossible.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 25 October 2017

Great Greek Food, authentic dips, meats, pita bread. Tried Greek wine as well, was nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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Food4
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Value3

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

A first visit to this restaurant which started off quiet at 6pm on a week night and was quite noisy by 8 pm. We really enjoyed the food and the sharing style of eating. However a few negatives have to be mentioned. My cutlery had to be pinched from another table. Further, no extra cutlery is provided to share out the dishes. And finally we experienced a long, long wait between starters and the mains. So much so that we were given a bowl of olives to keep us going. We were told that the moussaka took a long time but I really don't believe that.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 16 October 2017

The food was fabulous, flavoursome and delicious. I am never disappointed when I eat at this restaurant. The New Zealand wine was very enjoyable, and one I have not tried before.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun
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Food1
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Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on 15 October 2017

unfortunately the food was cold, service was slow. Helenic republic in Lygon St seems to be a much better ran business.

I wouldn't dine at Kew again.

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Food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Kids platter is good value but I find this place severely overpriced for what it offers in the ‘burbs

Tags: Kid-friendly
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Food5
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Value3

 
·Dined on 10 October 2017

We went there for a low key celebration for my daughter’s birthday. The food was very good - the lamb was so tender & flavoursome. The only drawback was the noise level. We had two elderly ladies in our group & the music was a touch too loud to have enjoyable conversations. The loud music coupled with lots of hard surfaces made the acoustic ambience problematic. Otherwise it was good.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Awesome restaurant...just like how i imagined.
Kids meal was a stunner

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

Had such a special night at Hellenic Republic for our cousin's birthday. Service was excellent, food was delicious, atmosphere was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Great spot, great food and service. I will definitely be going back for more.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

We had a great time. It is quite noisey and not fully booked for an early sitting soglad we did an early sitting. Varied food and the desserts were to die fot

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

The atmosphere and fitout were warm and inviting. The staff were excellent. The food was really nice. We will visit again. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 6 October 2017

We enjoyed our dinner, our first date was a Greek meal and I'm please to say our 16th wedding anniversary was celerbrated the same way... great twist on favoriate Greek dishes.
It would be great if there was a bath room on the ground floor as this would make it easier to bring our ageing parents that could not do stairs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 2 October 2017

Amazing food and friendly service with great smiles

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual
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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Best food .. had a lovely night there and the food was amazing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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Food5
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Service3
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

I love the food! But I think the service can be improved. General lack of attentiveness even if it wasn't really that busy. e.g. "Oops sorry we forgot to give you your drinks." Still a great place to eat though and I would recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 21 September 2017

Hellenic Republic is well known now thanks to the celebrity status of it's owner, but tonight it didn't dissapoint.
Not only was the food delicious (and I personally strongly recommend the grain salad) but the service was outstanding, with the staff being knowledgeable and helpful, and able to cater for the difficult dietary requirements of one of our dinner guests. Not only did they understand her specific requirements (fructose malabsorbtion, requiring meals low of garlic/onion and gluten, amongst other things) but they were able to provide her with an alternate set banquet to go along with ours, that was just as delicious as the rest of the menu.

A+ effort to the staff at Hellenic Republic, and a big thankyou from her, who rarely gets to enjoy high class restaurant meals. You really outdid yourselves.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 9 September 2017

Disappointed by quality of food. Mediocre service. Don't like the renovations. No charm or atmosphere, felt like we were in a staff canteen. Lots of diners packed in like sardines. Won't be back.

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