Hellenic Republic Kew

4.2
351 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
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.
What 351 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.8
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JL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly staff despite it being super busy. Meals and drinks came quickly. Delicious chicken as always and the saganaki. We love coming back to Hellenic

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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

There is no doubt that the food is amazing. We arrived for a 7.45 dinner. Ordered fairly quickly entree and mains. One of our friends had an onion allergy and figuring out what she could and couldn’t eat wasn’t very easy with the staff.
Our food didn’t arrive until almost 10pm which really is unacceptable. Yes we understand the moussaka was made to order however all of our entree and mains arrived in one big hit. Not that difficult to throw some bread and dips at us before a main. Drink orders took forever also. One of the male staff was incredibly rude and arrogant and honestly shouldn’t be on the floor working. This was my first time at Kew after having been to Brunswick plenty of times with no issues and to be honest I’d rather travel the extra kms.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the food especially the lamb. Too noisy and a bit overpriced.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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

Hostess Chloe was efficient and engaging, available at the right times but not intrusive. Found staff overall to be approachable and warm. Good service makes the food taste better.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I ordered the $55 lunch menu and expected some red meat in addition to the chicken - the food was great and i had more than enough - but not enough bread to enjoy the ample dip (again)

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LM
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Suggest you improve the dress code and it may look a little more high end. Service was excellent however and food was very nice but not outstanding. I would recommend it for a casual lunch or casual dinner but not an 'experience'. I didn't realise it was casual dining so perhaps it was my mistake.

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

Great experience, thoroughly enjoyed the food and service

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

Great tasting food and plenty of it. Will definitely be back

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PH
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Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We’ve been here a number of times and it is always excellent. The food is the standout, but the service is excellent and unobtrusive. The banquet menu is a winner and takes away the hassle of choosing. Great restaurant.

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EN
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I wouldn’t recommend for lunch, menu was so limited and it’s very noisy.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, but we enjoy traditional Greek food. Great to try though.

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GR
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I'd been before but not in a long time - and I won't be going again. Went for my birthday - what a pity. The service was non-existent; as in, our main server wouldn't even look at us, let alone respond or actually volunteer anything about the food or drink. The space lacked charm - felt more like a cafe than a restaurant. When the bill came, I couldn't help but wonder how far my money would've gone for me and my three guests if we went to a Greek eatery where they actually take pride in hosting customers. While the food was fairly tasty, we went with a banquet yet didn't get an ounce of lamb. Isn't that why you choose Greek? The chicken was good, but does that constitute 'meatS'?! Honestly, I live closer to The Greek Spot in Hawthorn - and they take the baklava over this joint! Spend your hard-earned dollars elsewhere.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and Great Service my wife and I had a fantastic Anniversary dinner

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SL
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a lovely treat for a family birthday celebration. The lamb is just wonderful!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and atmosphere. The staff were amazing and friendly. Great experience!!

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BR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Firstly we requested a 6.30 reservation but it was not available. We took a 6.15 seating and when we arrived the restaurant was almost empty. By 6.30 there were maybe 4-5 additional people and by the time we left it was barely 20% full.
Secondly even we appreciate that it is a Greek restaurant the continuous, very loud Greek music was annoying and we could barely have a conversation.
Thirdly the food was average and the chicken especially was overcooked.
It should be renamed Hellenic Cafeteria or Food Hall as that is what it feels like.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Slow to be seated as long line of people waiting to be seated.
Slow to get drinks served then bottle of wine served but no glasses
Entree served with no cutlery by kitchen staff
Mains then took over 1 hour to come out after entrees cleated and called away.
On the up side food was very good

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a
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Outstanding food. Price is not cheap but food is well worth it . Wines very expensive so we stuck with beer. Service was excellent and eccentric! Wonderful lamb and wonderful scallops. We had the banquet version and thankfully there were good breaks between service. Look forward to another visit. Highly recommend.

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T
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Ambience was good and the staff were very friendly and professional, however the food was far too salty, to the point that we returned many of the dishes. They were responsive to our feedback and discounted the bill for the courses we did not eat.

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

Great quick friendly service, beautiful food, great experience, certainly recommend. Can get loud but no different to most popular restaurants!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks. Great night but we had to leave early after something in the masa banquet made us both ill. Service was FANTASTIC. Ambience great. Was a real shame to have to leave before finishing the banquet.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiters were very helpful and recommended great dishes we all loved. All of the food was delicious and we definitely didn’t leave hungry. I would certainly recommend it.

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

Went for an impromptu dinner for my wife’s birthday . Great service and plentiful food (banquet option).

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AC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our only complaint was with the banquet for 2. We asked for Pescatarian instead of meat we got a tiny dish of fish included with other entrees. For the main course with salad came 4 large prawns and that was it.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We went for the vegan night and while it was very good I would have liked to see more traditional Greek food like souvlaki or moussaka.

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HS
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food was okay but not enough with the seafood banquet.
Not value for money

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O
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience... just needed more scollops.
A bit pricey but like anything you get what you pay for.
Food was exceptional and filling.
Service was great.
Beer was cold.
Company was spectacular

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DB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my wife here for her birthday. We have been before and as usual, you never disappoint!!

Thank you

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

A Banquet for $75 per head
Inadequate portions especially sharing the dessert for 3
Total bill over $300 for 3 just one bottle of wine in the $50 range.
Sorry expect more for those bucks

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r
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was nice although very small serves for money. Restaurant very noisy, and music was too loud to have a reasonable conversation. I did want to bring our own cake as it was for a birthday celebration until I was advised there was a $3.50 per person 'cakeage' fee which is outrageous considering the prices you pay for their meals.

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

Knew I wanted to come here again for my birthday, the wait staff were awesome, knowledgeable and even sang me happy birthday. The food here is incredible and that along with the general atmosphere, the staff, the wine and the amount of food for my group of 4 was conducive to such a great and fun night!

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

Great food, efficient and friendly service. Great place to have a meal with family and friends

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AB
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great fresh food attentive service for gluten free

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MA
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very pleasant place for a meal. Flavoursome food. Serves rather large. Service very good

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f
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We chose the set menu and the food was excellent, particularly the mezze which we accompanied by an ouzo. However, our enjoyment was spoilt by 2 things : the noise level, with a particular noisy table of 4 young people next to us who seemed to have no consideration whatsoever for others and second, the place was very cold, the air conditioning obviously geared to the 35 degrees a couple of days before but not for the cooler 23 of the night. The girl serving us was quite friendly but again because of the noise, it was hard to hear what she wanted to tell us about the dishes.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

It was a really disappointing experience at Hellenic Republic this time around. I've been to the restaurant many times with colleagues as I work locally and usually the service and food is on point. On this occasion my partner and I ordered the $55pp four course meal. We were shown to our table near the window. There happened to be a fly inside the restaurant that was hovering around the table. Thought no more of it and decided to let it go.

The first and second course was served and was beautiful as expected. We were having a good time. The third course came out and it was a roasted chicken. I was serving the chicken to find there was fly wedged between two pieces of chicken. The fly was not charred therefore it must have landed on the meat after it was taken out of the oven. The fly was on my partner's plate and I immediately alerted the staff. At this point, needless to say, we had lost our appetite and decided to move on.

When we alerted the service staff of the issue they were visibly shocked by the issue and I told the waitress that we would like the bill. She proceeded to inform a man who I presume was the manager. I approached the manager afterwards and he assured me that he did not know how it could have happened as the oven doors in the kitchen are closed. He offered reasons for why there should not be a fly in the food. He did not offer an apology or acknowledge that there was a fly in the food. He offered to take one set of $55 and wondered if we'd like to stay for dessert, saying it was made in a different part of the kitchen.

It was a truly disappointing encounter and I do not intend on returning to the restaurant in future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Pre Christmas dinner with 2 friends. Really noisy and difficult to converse. Food was delicious and waitress tried really hard to cater for my friend with allergies.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Noisy not lively.
Masa menu far from filling - good not great and only fair value at $55 per head.
Best part of the menu were the dips and bread.
(14 year old son needed a Macca’s meal and then a pizza to fill up)

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EK
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was great except the price.
WE chose the $75 set menu. Great food but NOT for $75 per person.

Great food. GOOD service

EXPENSIVE

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