Hellenika at The Calile

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522 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Greek
Sister venue to the institution in Nobby’s Beach, Hellenika at The Calile is a continuation of their signature authentic fare and commitment to fresh produce. Join us for alfresco dining, poolside bites and a hand-curated selection of wines. Hellenika is the perfect place to gather, share and enjoy.
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CJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very friendly service. Delicious food. Sat inside so ambience wasn’t great (pool side would’ve been better). Ordered the Superior Banquet which was more than enough food and came out at a good pace, but had to wait more than 30 min for dessert to come out after the main. Definitely recommended.

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Lovely service and beautiful restaurant, the food was ok but we weren't wowed as much to warrant a return visit.

BH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service - our table had another booking but the waitstaff moved them so we could stay longer and enjoy our lunch. Very much appreciated.

HH
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I loved the food but was not impressed with our waitresses jacket which was dirty....food or something stains on the front which I didn't think was a good look and ours would have been one of the first sittings for lunch. I don't particularly like the pink jackets, not sure why?

BC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good fun place. Excellent food. Some quite different dishes. We had the $30 prawn :-) We passed on the $380 lobster though :-)

JJ
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing. We couldn't stop eating!

J
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It’s our second time to Hellenika
This time in a booth by pool what a delightful evening we had with friends
Seemed not as noisy as other areas and cooler by the pool, lovely ambience
We had good service although our first drinks took a bit of time to come
Food is still fabulously fresh and delicious and very enjoyable to eat
Good selection for a variety of tastes
Loved the grilled calamari & the Spanakopita and lamb shoulder
Our wait staff we’re friendly and on the ball
My new favourite restaurant

KA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

When you’re asking about wine and the waiter says: “I don’t know... wine’s wine.”
Yep, that happened.

NE
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The banquet food was amazing and the very good value for money. The staff were very attentive and polite but the time between banquet courses was a little too long.

NO
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, however not the service we have come to enjoy at Hellenika as regular patrons. We booked a large table for 7 to celebrate a special occasion. Whilst the food was great and the main waiter was attentive, the ladies who served the food did so with a sullen expression and showed no emotion when asking for basic things like a candle to light up the table in the dark. Not sure I want to dine here again, especially with large groups.

L
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, overall the food was a let down on this occasion, which was disappointing as it hadn’t been previously when I’d dined there. Service was very good when we received it but we did wait 20 minutes to have our drink order taken after we flagged the waiter and ask him to take the order. Good atmosphere, lovely decor but a bit on he noisy side.

LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch with my Mother and Brother, perfect location, helpful staff who added to the overall experience.

AB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food excellent service. The venue is a tad to noisy given the outdoor bar located so close to the restaurant. Great tapas menu

LC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very nice food and nice ambience and styling of the venue. The service could be improved, the waiter we had, not sure if he was new or not, but he didn't seem to be of the level you would expect from an expensive restaurant. Service otherwise was just ok, again, not the level you would expect from a nice venue. Apart from that, the food was very good and it was a great place to have a nice lunch :)

BM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was excellent. Staff knew their products and were very professional throughout.

A great place to go for dinner. If ordering the banquet be ready for a big meal.

The lamb with Greek salad is a standout dish

DE
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best Greek Restaurant I’ve been to everything was excellent

BS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, big servings and the outlook over the pool makes you feel like you are on holidays.

RG
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, fun, pleasant and super chic. We loved everything.

CG
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had my 14month old son with us lady's for lunch and they where so attentive to him. As soon as he woke up the waiter order him chips. He wanted to walk around staff gave him colouring things to keep him occupied and bowls of watermelon and cucumber. Staff where great.

TK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Attentive service, beautiful decor, delicious food however it is noisy. The staff were very helpful and committed to you enjoying your Hellenika experience.

ES
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible place for lunch! Amazing vibe and food was great

JW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very professional staff who were super friendly. Big impression by Leah in the lobby bar she is outstanding and knows her job 100%. Banquet was superb!

LM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

I came here with a small group of six and could barely converse having to routinely shout to be heard.

We waited a long time to order drinks let alone food, we were often without drinks and struggled to get anyone’s attention. We even waited 45 mins between the service of entrees and mains.

Additionally, we were asked to move tables as we weren’t finished in the allotted 2 hours, we hadn’t even been given dessert menus yet. We could have easily been in and out well within time had there been suitable service.

The value for money is disgraceful when you pay top dollar but don’t have the service to match. I was embarrassed I had chosen Hellenika and raved about it to my guests and then had this experience. Your Gold Coast venue is exemplary and Brisbane does not come close to comparing, very disappointed.

MF
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ambience and service. We ordered one of the buffets which we couldn't finish. The food was fresh and tasty and better value than we expected.

CM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

Great service, but the food was so dry and overcooked. Was really looking forward to it, but we left pretty disappointed.

SR
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Great food. Our second visit and it was as good as the first foodwise, really excellent. Good service except on arrival - which we found last time - lots of staff but no one to actually look after you and get you seated - and a very long wait for the first drink. Terribly uncomfortable and impractical seating outside. A very noisy table beside us almost ruined the evening.

ID
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most wonderfully designed restaurant with stunning food and service. Would 100% recommend to anyone visiting Brisbane or for a special occasion :-)

KB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined with our daughter (18 month old) and staff were so accommodating. We were all looked after very well. We were annoyed that the desserts weren't explained to us better. We over ordered by far, and couldn't eat much dessert which was a waste. We ordered water melon for our baby which was great, although the serving was big! But on top of that we had the Karidopita as well as the Bougatsa. We were thinking we would get 2 so we could share them, but the Karidoptia was so big that we really didn't need to order an additional dessert. If we knew hoe large the serve was we wouldn't have asked for the Bougatsa too.... then when they came out we were surprised that they had no ice cream/cream accompaniment, so we were suggested to order the Halva ice cream to have particularly with the Karidoptia. All in all we ordered so many dessert options, and couldn't eat much of it.

LA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic, authentic Greek in a peaceful and secluded area. A fantastic hideaway with great food and wine

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing can’t wait to go back will he telling all my friends how good the food was.. the vibe was perfect everything 10/10

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

We were disappointed in the food

PM
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very well organised with terrific food and top class service

AM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Stunning place, variable experience.
Very lovely waitress but uninformed.
Mixup with our order which affected our dining experience. Good drinks and wine list.

JM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and service, I could not fault it.
The only thing I was disappointed with was seeing a staff member taking a lobster to a table that was supposedly ready to eat and then see it start moving on the plate and the wait staff have to rush it back to their service counter and have the chef make a grab for it.
I’m a vegetarian and found the whole experience disturbing and it put me off for the rest of our evening there.

AG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

I love Hellenika and was so excited to bring a friend from interstate there for dinner. The food is brilliant, however, the service wasn't the best. We waited 40 mins for our bottle of wine after asking 2 x different waiters. It then felt like we were the last table to receive our main meals, everyone around us who were seated after us received theirs first. I love the place and will be back, it would just be great to have a bit more emphasis on the service from the waitstaff.

PM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was absolutely delicious and well presented. Definitely worth its price !

RK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

At Helenika, Palm Springs comes to Brisbane with generous Mediterranean food, friendly staff and beautiful people poolside. This is a restaurant that is confident in its sophistication and it’s not just about the waiter’s Don Johnston style pink jackets - it’s just about everything.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

1/2 hr wait to be asked if we wanted a drink......
Favourite lamb shoulder dish not available....
Wine Sommelier had absolutely no idea
Apart from above, the rest was fine

n
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Sat on the patio and mentioned to our lovely server we had to be out by a certain time and they matched that without feeling rushed

ME
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose the perfect restaurant to celebrate our father's birthday. Hellenika: synonymous with fantastic food and atmosphere. Thank you to the fabulous Emma - the most gracious hostess who attended to all our requests with a stunning smile.