Hellenic Republic Kew

4.2
389 reviews
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$40 and under
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of Operation
7 days | Monday - Sunday
12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(03) 9207 7477
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
George Calombaris, Travis Mcauley
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Parking Details
Parking is available on local streets, check road signs for time restrictions.
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Public Transit
Public transport can be taken with tram 109 and we are located at stop 33 – goes via the city
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 389 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good food. The vegan night on Tuesday meant a limited menu for non-vegans like us.

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JB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Good restaurant. We went on the Vegan night as some family members are vegan.
Not impressed with the ‘vegan’ dishes

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Our meals were given to a different table. Whilst the issue was resolved and as a result ran out of grilled octopus. I have been there before and know that they are capable of better than experienced last night. Good just not great!

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

Great food, Great Staff, great price just great great great

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E
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We were disappointed with the new menu at this restaurant, the food was not what it looked like on social media the pumpkin was tiny pieces with hardly any toppings the pita bread was 3 pieces for $10! We were surprising out mum and to spend $120 on food and not be happy is a shame. I would like to give another chance but unsure.

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SQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nothing fancy. Can get better Greek food elsewhere. Expensive and small portions. Not worth it.

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always an enjoyable experience at the Kew venue ... friendly knowledgeable service , although only the let down was the removal of " Feta Chips " from the menu .. being replaced by Kipplers .... not the same

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The service was very very good, the waiter was very accommodating with recommendations and altering the menu to suit the needs of one of the patrons with us, which made the dining experience very enjoyable. The waiter introduced himself and continually checked in on our table and ensuring all needs taken care of. However, the food was a let down and disappointing. Very high quality food but the banquet we ordered was not worth the money, very small portions and not the best dishes. Better value for money at a high end restaurant. Although the menu was altered for dietary requirements the portions were very even smaller for this and one dish was sardines on a plate... very disappointing. Have tried other restaurants of George Calombaris and much prefer Gazi etc.

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DM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I have always loved Hellenic Republic but was very disappointed dining there this time. They had changed the menu and the food choice and quantity was lacking. For the cost of the banquet you dont get much food. I would suggest ordering off the menu. Not sure that i would dine there again.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

New menu = less food for more money. $300 for a family of four. A rip off. Very loud music - creating a frantic pace for all. Won’t return.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our lunch soooooo delicious, we were going to take the remainder home but there was nothing left!!!!!!!!!

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TF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Booking Service Sub Standard: Initial experience with phone booking service not good - person who answered call could not take booking and asked if she could call back in 10 minutes. She did not. So I booked on line.
On Arrival: Met by anxious and stressed waiter. Room did not appear busy.
Food: initial reaction to menu was it was very very limited and accordingly was not commensurate with pricing. We liked to tapas style however meat dishes appeared as broiled with little charcoal flavor and very expensive compared to traditional greek styled restaurants. Of particular note was a lack of fish dishes
Service: Service was not commensurate with pricing, very inexperienced and not able to support the proposed offering.
Ambiance: very noisy, styling does little to deflect noise levels to enable proper conversations.
Conclusion: Like the tapas idea, limited pricing menu, offering of trendy greek offering not achieved, retrain wait staff.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a bit cold in the restaurant !!

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E
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We have been many times before and really enjoyed the food however we went last night and the whole menu had changed which was very disappointing, food was average for what you pay and i find it hard to believe they took the tzatziki off the menu at a greek restaurant!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Over the years we have always enjoyed the Hellenic Republic at Kew, especially the food , however, on this visit there were only 4 main dishes : Lamb Shoulder ( too much for 2 people to eat ) , Chicken on the spit, Cypriot sausages and Seared Tuna .
The very limited menu , as above, was disappointing . The ladies at next table were also disappointed with the menu.
I spoke to the staff about the limited menu and was told that there weren't any specials to choose from.

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SC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The extra $25 for the seafood option on the banquets is not value for money. One scallop each !!

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CH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here a handful of times, and this time the menu had changed. As Kew transforms, they have decided to reflect and adapt to that, and highlight their restaurant's identity, and it paid off. I have to say it was insanely good. I would eat the scallops and the anchovy toast every day if I could. They just know what they're doing here.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

I was very disappointed in our evening after visiting on 2 previous occasions which were wonderful. It was way too loud to conduct a comfortable conversation. It was a little cold in the room and, while entrees were very good the moussaka was bland and tasteless and the grilled chicken too dry. Service was excellent and the renovations look great.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service and wonderful food. Perfect evening thank you.

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LL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Were not prepared for a vegan guest even though it was specifically requested at the time of booking.

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S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fun. Lamb and saganaki was excellent woth great service

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J
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Levi was a fantastic waiter and the food was delicious and we even got to see George on that particular night!

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MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

All good but the waitress was a bit too attentive . Food was amazing and I was served quickly

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JJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ThankYOU for an amazing evening! ThankYOU for being so accomodating! We loved everything especially the food.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Greek food with a modern and international twist! The menu was quite pricey, though I would return for the banquet next time. Taramasalata was exceptional! Thank you for having us. All the best in future success.

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TF
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Whilst food was of a good standard, we were told that certain selections were unavailable. After speaking to management, this somehow miraculously changed - poor look. I spent over $700 at the restaurant celebrating a birthday, including a $200 bottle of Champagne, a $135 Pinot and a $90 Chardonnay. The restaurant kindly presented a birthday candle positioned on a small "cake" about the size of a coin. This was an embarrassing look! The final straw was when the bill arrived and I was asked how I would settling. I waived my credit card and the bill disappeared and returned with an extra surcharge added......hopeless and greedy!!

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I
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

All the food is cooked correctly, nothing over or undercooked, and beautifully balanced and presented. Everyone, even the kids, devoured their meal. It is a little loud inside, the room bounced sound around. We will be back.

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LM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Would definitely go again, food was incredible but it was absolutely sweltering inside. The lighting and ambience is lovely but they only have air con by the kitchen and everywhere else was hot.. I don't think they use LED lights (beautiful lighting) and that's probably why the place heats up so bad.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!! We ordered one of the banquets, but due to dietary restrictions they were able to come up with alternatives for a couple of the dishes. The service was fabulous. We were looked after by Tom, our waiter, who was an absolute delight and very personable.

Have already recommended to friends, who are looking forward to it!!

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K
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

The food was very good but we did not enjoy our experience at all because
1. The noise level was unbearable We struggled to hear each other so could hardly talk. My husband actually had ringing in his ears for a few hours after we left
2. The waiter kept commenting about how quickly we were eating and how we ate everything He made us feel very uncomfortable

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MB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great, but I preferred the previous rice pudding recipe though! One of the reasons I go there1
The lamb dumplings were to die for!
great service and atmosphere,
wine list very pricey.
will be back :)

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AL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Food was good

Very poor service & the location was cold and not very pleasing

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MT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

great place for special family celebration dinner. food we all loved. share plates are awesome.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Levi was great and attentive. Lovely food and atmosphere

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NK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING food, great wait staff nothing was a bother. We will be back

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WA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A bit over priced for what you get. Food is good but prices a bit steep.

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TF
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was amazing, service to start was excellent, we ordered the banquet and it seemed after the meat was delivered we were forgotten about. We had to flag down a waiter yo clear table and get dessert. Noise level was very high and it was hard to have a conversation.

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JL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
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 on 22 March 2019
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 on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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