Hellenic Republic Kew

4.2
371 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 371 People Are Saying
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3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service and wonderful food. Perfect evening thank you.

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LL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
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
New York Area
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
London
1 review
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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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SL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

LOVE this place, haven't been here for a while but returned as was so happy the food was as good as we remembered from our last visit. Highly recommend the pita with cod roe dip, saganaki with figs and the lamb shoulder with any of the salads, yum yum yum.

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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
Melbourne / VIC
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
London
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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