Hellenika at The Calile

4.4
316 reviews
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Greek
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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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OT
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first experience at Hellenika and it won’t be the last. Food and service was sensational - thank you for a fabulous lunch. We sat in a cabana and it was perfect for our party celebrating my sister’s 50th.

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LR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

50th Wedding Anniversary with family. Had an excellent time.

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GK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, great decor, great experience. Thanks!

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BP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience from the moment you are greeted.
The service, food, wine, atmosphere and experience is amazing! We went as a group of 7 and still talking about how great it was days later. Highly recommend as date night, group, or even flying solo. Caters for everyone. I cannot wait to go back again.

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

The food was outstanding., the staff were very pleasant and the ambiance was fantastic. We ordered the Banquet and it was way too much food but took it home for later. All in all a great experience.

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EC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

We where very excited to come to Hellenika after being recommended by an interstate friend.
Our table of 4 ordered the banquet option and where incredibly disappointed with the overall quality and quantity of the food.
I do believe that the restaurant may have been busier than it was capable of handling and therefore the service was also lacking quite substantially. I would unfortunately not go back to Hellenika.

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LC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely location and a really nice menu to choose from with lots of options to share or do your own thing. Taramasalata was smooth and yummy and the little glass of free fish and lemon soup was delicious, I will order that next time. The fried calamari was a bit too oily and the spanokopita was fine but just a bit doughy. Zucchini chips were delicious but eat them while they are hot. Nice spaghetti with Moreton bay bugs and the crumbed whiting was nice. Lovely glass of Pinot Grigio, a pity I was driving. The restaurant was freezing inside, take a wrap or jacket. Next time I will have the set lunch menu which looks like very good value for money. I will definitely go back to try some of the other dishes.

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TM
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent location. We had banquet. Lamb was outstanding. Great wine list. Book table next to pool..

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S
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food with excellent service and great atmosphere. Very special between tables so you don’t feel like you are being interrupted by others. If you choose to seat outdoor, you will get to enjoy a lovely poolside view.
We had the banquet (small one) for two people! It was amazing and we got to taste more food than ordering single items alone.

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

The restaurant was very nice and relaxed. The food was beautiful and the staff were extremely helpful. The ambiance was nice you do not feel overcrowded and the noise level is minimal. The food is high quality and the restaurant/rest of the hotel is extremely pretty.

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BM
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Each of our meals was excellent - Greek lemon soup was hot and full of flavour; flash fried calamari was tender with minimal batter (price a bit expensive though for the amount served); spanakopita was delicious; as were the grilled lamb ribs (so many of them - could cut down on the salt sprinkled over the top - the tzatziki was amazing - best have ever eaten.
Too much food meant we asked for a 'doggy bag' and ate it the next day!!
Overall - a great dining experience - we will be back

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MD
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I took two elderly friends to Hellenika for a 90th birthday celebration. We sat inside and apart from a slightly noisy environment, the experience was marvellous, the food super ( I lived in Greece for 20 years so know my food) and the old fashioned service by an army of staff from many different backgrounds, quite special. My elderly friend ordered a dish that was too spicy for her - it was replaced free of charge smiles and apologies all round. She even had a chance to chat in French with the charming Belgian waiter. A super addition to Brisbane’s dining scene, let’s hope it lasts for a long time.

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

One of my fav restaurants, always my go to restaurant went visiting Brisbane

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

Birthday celebrations!

Our waitress Mery was attentive and professional.

We all had such a fun night. Thank you!

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J
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Huge disappointment!!!

Breakfast was below average for a hotel that looks as good as that.

Food presentation from the canteen would look better and served with more effort.

Coffee is served in a paper cup. PAPER CUP!

Waiting time of minimum 30 minutes until you get your food.

Dirty cutleries and water cups served.

Overall, looks fancy but a local coffee shop can offer more than this „restaurant”.

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JT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The breakfast could have been served hotter. The lamb cutlet needed to have rested, though it was tasty.

Having eaten lunch and dinner at Hellenika at the Gold Coast I was expecting to be very impressed with breakfast. It definitely lacked a wow factor.

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

Excellent food and service. Staff were extremely accommodating, helpful and friendly. Fantastic selection of food, where nothing was unenjoyable. Very good value for money, although the wines being over priced.

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M
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Horrible experience when we went for breakfast. Our order was wrong, my partner ordered a coffee and it came out in a paper cup. Staff were rude when we asked about it.

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s
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We were excited to try Hellenika after hearing so much about this new restaurant. We made a reservation for our 10 year Wedding Anniversary and were disappointed right from the start. As soon as we stepped out of the lift we were surprised at the level of noise. Definitely not somewhere to go for a romantic dinner. We ordered our wine and beer, which then was served in plastic glasses. This is obviously because the restaurant is right beside the pool. I guess if you don't mind drinking out of plastic at dinner this wouldn't bother you. The food was good but expensive for what it was. We paid $30 for a small bowl of Calamari ? It was good but not sure how you can justify charging that price! Maybe a great restaurant for a group casual lunch.

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IP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second visit and I was very impressed with everything. The first visit I was disappointed but I have to say this time I couldn’t fault anything. We were there with 9 ladies for a birthday celebration. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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J
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food is great and the setting is beautiful. It's just a bit too noisy

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JF
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall an enjoyable experience. The food was excellent, however the dishes came out really fast and it all felt very rushed. We asked if they could slow things down but by that time all our food had been cooked so it would just have been kept warm. The restaurant was much bigger than I expected and not particularly attractive, especially where we were sitting, in the middle in front of the open kitchen. I would recommend the pork belly and the Junee Lamb. The weak dish was the insipid calamari. Good wine list. I would go back but order the dishes separately and ask to be seated near the pool.

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CT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was great but overpriced, which is the main reason I wouldn’t return. There was also no gluten free bread available - for breakfast (on a previous visit) or lunch - which I found unusual. And while I like the idea of the pink jackets, the ones worn by the wait staff were dirty and stained - not a good look for somewhere upmarket.

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B
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Fabulous venue and quality of food was great. Ordered a banquet and unfortunately it came out at the most rapid rate of knots that didn’t allow us to fully enjoy the experience as it felt like we were being rushed to get out. Service was fairly non-descript - highlights were anyone wearing a black shirt, not a pink jacket. Still enjoyed our night but wasn’t everything it was built up to be.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was delicious but service was a bit slow as they were busy!

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday. Loved my dessert treat!

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TN
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The waitress suggested we ordered far more food than we needed...took a long time for re ordering of drinks.

Some food was nice, others were not; Greek salad was too chunky, filo pastry and zucchini chips were too oily. I asked about something in the menu as I wasn’t sure what it was, it was soup! We you can share between 6 people

Waitress wasn’t overly pleasant.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great wine, friendly and helpful staff. Food was a bit over priced compared to other Greek restaurants. Nevertheless quite tasty.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was below average but the rest of the experience made up for it

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CP
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food service and wine selection. Would definitely recommend sharing as the zucchini chips are very salty. One of the best in brisbane!

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SW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 3rd visit and still doesn't disappoint.
Beautiful staff and yummy food.
Will be back again.
Thank you

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SM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Great food and wine. The best Brisbane has to offer. Perfect for special occasions or just when you want to indulge.

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SW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic night out!! Delicious food, wine and the service was excellent. Will be back!!

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mod greek at it’s best- lamb ribs a standout, my advice?- go with a group, servings are large!

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JK
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Noisy, buzzy restaurant. Interesting Greek food with great service. Some dishes have substantial serving sizes. You can order half portions which I wished we’d done as we ordered too much food.
Overall, a great experience in a stylish space.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for a girls lunch and had the weekday set menu which was excellent value. And absolutely delicious. The taramasalata and fish main course were outstanding. Staff were efficient, friendly and very helpful with wine suggestions. And of course the setting around the hotel swimming pool delightful and added to what was already an excellent lunch.

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LS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and service were top shelf. Relaxed environment with good vibe. Will definitely go back and recommend to my friends and family. The food was a little pricey but given how fresh and delicious everything was it was worth it.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The food was good but not good value for money. The service was abominable with the exception of the young girl looking after us. The menu had typographical errors. We preferred better seating at our table but we told "too bad".

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AE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was fantastic, was probably a little too noisy but once the curtains were open (closed due to rain) it was great, noise levels dropped considerably.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Came highly recommended as new restaurant but ultimately disappointed. Throughout the evening they continually got our drink orders wrong and struggled to consistently make the same cocktail. The food was good but didn't meet expectations or the setting, we could have eaten as well on any street corner.

Overall disappointed.

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