Hellenic Republic Kew

4.2
337 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 337 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
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3.8
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SL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The service was good and special mention must be made of the waitress that brought crushed ice for my ill grandchild to ease the pain in his mouth.
Strangely one of our main dishes never came to the table and when we enquired much later, the server said a mistake had been made and the dish would be out in the next few minutes. The dish was finally served, but after 20 minutes or more. We were a large party, and there was no reduction in the bill. This may be a something the team want to consider when a mistake like this is made.

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G
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

love this place - food is amazing - sat near kitchen this time so was loud and hot! mains came out straight after entree which was a bit rushed & dessert one option on the banquet was unexpected - especially considering entree was so generous - but as always food is beautiful.

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PE
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Disappointing service on arrival, extracted table service several times. Holoumi very good. Other courses very underwhelming, including cold/oily entrees. Mains appear to be cheffed with unlove

Perhaps once was great, now resting firmly in it’s laurels. Staff friendly though in effective

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NB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Unfortunately the food was fairly average. We ordered the banquet, which included your standard Greek fair but most of it was disappointing. The dips weren’t very tasty, I only ate half of my stuffed zucchini flower, the saganaki was not salty enough and covered in overly sweet figs, the salad was ok but nothing special (just grains, not much flavour). The bread and the chicken were ok and the doughnuts good. The restaurant was also VERY noisy. I think they have lowered the ceiling? It was much nicer when it was higher and more spacious.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We go to Hellenic Republic a couple times a year. I love Greek Food but I have allergies that prevent me enjoying it fully however the staff are really good at providing a meal that suit me- so I was able to enjoy the banquet with some modifications. The staff and service is very good. I would suggest if you are going at a busy time of the year (like Christmas)- get there early!

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NN
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I made the reservation for this restaurant couple monts before. We were on our honeymoon and mentioned this when I made the reservation. I was told that we are going to get special cake, but never get it. Apart of that food and the night was perfect.

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PL
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Our experience was mixed. We were served by 4 different staff - some were excellent, some were poor and inattentive. The menu options for fish was extremely limited - no grilled or pan fried fish available at all. The chicken we ordered tasted like a chicken breast which had been placed in the microwave to cook - no real flavour. The entrees were generally good. Noise level was high and given the mediocre food, and patchy service, the overall cost didn't represent good value for money at all. I wouldn't go back.

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GM
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was fantastic, she had an English accent, unfortunately I don’t remember her name

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TL
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a family birthday with our two sons (5 & 9). The staff were attentive and helpful. They explained all the menu items. The chef even sent us another entree dish when he wasn't satisfied with what he had sent, although we were happy with it. Kids had colouring things and activities from the staff. Food was amazing.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It hit the right note for a group who all had different palettes. Nothing was a trouble so we all just had fun.

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SK
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Very average food for a city with such a large Greek population. Spanakopita was dry and lacking in flavour. Octopus was tough. Oysters were very salty. Pita was over smoked. Nothing really stood out as being well done. Would not return. Service was difficult to come by. Not impressed.

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J
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed the beetroot salad, but the slow roasted lamb was definitely the standout dish of the evening. We had good table service and no problem with the restaurant being too noisy, although we were there on a Tuesday night. We will definitely go back.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great tasting platter and wonderful service. Definitely will comcback for more !

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CB
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I enjoyed myself, the 2 tables ( 8 women shouting at each other ) make the place unbearably loud. The greek food was great, the 10th year banquet menu was interesting . The wait staff were excellent and very attentive! Happy to return but it was way to loud.

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