Hellenika at The Calile
It's not a cheap date, but wow, the food and service make it a special date night venue.
beautiful food, lovely service, most amazing tomatoes!! pricey but you get what you paid for! look forward to the next meal at Hellenika, I hope someone else is paying :-)
I didn’t read any reviews prior to going as I wanted a completely unbiased opinion however I’m feeling as though it was a rookie move on my part. Took my partner for his birthday and arrived early to have a few drinks at the bar. We found the staff were not overally quick in greeting us or serving us at the bar. The food was great and the server we had at our table was so lovely but she was probably the only staff member we encountered who made us feel comfortable. It’s a lovely place to visit but probably needs to refine its service. Can’t fault the food though it was delicious.
Service was a bit slow - but it was very busy, so totally understandable. The ambience is great - we were seated by the pool. Unfortunate they only serve coffees in take-away cups in the pool area. For such a nice place, I'm sure they could invest in some bamboo / reusable style coffee cups (I'm assuming they can't serve drinks in normal cups due to being in a pool area).
The restaurant was everything we had hoped for - the Buffet/tasting menu was huge and a perfect way to taste a variety of food. We ended up taking away some as we couldn’t fit it all in
Would definitely recommend this fabulous place
Food was disappointing considering the price. Postmix cocacola?? Really? Service was excellent and the ambience was good. Felt a bit like an Instagram set but I would visit again- prob for cocktails with my girlfriends.
Our waitress was absolutely lovely however we found the food to be somewhat below average and nothing came out together which they apologized prefusely for even though we did not mention it to them. Our waitress saw this happen and chased up the rest of our food. It was a bit of a peculiar dining experience.
Amazing service, lovely decor and yummy food. If there was one complaint, the Chicken Souvlaki wasn't great but all other food was outstanding.
Very underwhelmed. Staff were a highlight , professional and helpful.
Very nice Greek food and wine. Service not as slick as you might expect for 5 star restaurant. Seemed a bit like just going through the motions. Very noisy mainly because of the table of young women next to us. Nice setting. Paid about what we’d expect for fine dining in Brisbane.
We loved our time at Hellenika, will definitely be back!
The outside pool area is terrific and a great place for a birthday celebration.
Really great food, recommended by a knowledgeable and friendly waiter. A tad noisy but a great date night.
We found the service very rushed. They were exceptionally efficient and organized but far too fast. We felt like we were in a race rather than having a relaxing dinner.
The food was very good
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner with superb food and outstanding service, will definitely be back and would recommend for a great meal.
Really excited to visit. Space is lovely but service and pacing was off all night. Food arrived before our drink order. One whole course was forgotten and only our prompting resulted in it being served, when it did arrive wine ordered to match was already finished. When drinks at end of meal were delivered - it was with a brisk ‘would you like the bill?’ We replied we want to sit with drinks but overall we’re left with the feeling that our presence was an incovience to the staff.
Simply a wonderful night with friends who had not been able to come to Hellenika before now.
Service was attentive and the food simply delicious.
The interiors have been beautifully finished and sitting outside by the pool is fabulous.
It will be a firm favourite with my friends.
We were seated at the worst seat in the restaurant despite not being at capacity. The lamb was delicious but everything else was average. Staff were talking between each other over our heads which was understandable as we had the cutlery polishing station at our head level.
Three on a small table too crowded if sharing entrees
Expect upmarket cafe food at restaurant prices
Uncomfortable tables too close and inside was very warm
Enjoyed the 'Lite Lunch' banquet. Very reasonable at $38 pp. Could not fault location, ambience, service, wine/beer list and food. Icing on cake, Hellenika staff validated me car park tick resulting in 2hrs free parking under The Calile. Looking forward to trying dinner menu soon. Happy to recommend.
This was our first visit to Hellinka and could not fault the whole experience.
From easy well priced parking (3 hours free) , stepping out from the lift to a surprising relaxed outlook and the lovely ambience of the restaurant and of course he food was good Greek food.
The four of us shared one of their banquets which we could not fault - the lamb was the stand out.
The staff were friendly and accommodating especially our waitress Geminka.
We will definitely visit again when next in Brisbane
We were a party of 4 and we ordered one of the banquet options. The food was mostly very good except for the fish dish, Murray Cod, which was mushy and tasted muddy! We were also told that the lamb on our choice of banquet was not available and would be replaced with chicken which was disappointing. We all found that the restaurant lacked atmosphere and ambience.
The Food was great but our service was terrible..our waiter was rude!!
I cannot believe this voted number 1 Qld. The service is poor - came with meals before clearing the previous course - just did not seem professional for such a highly rated restaurant.
The noise levels were problematic- professional assistance from a noise control / audiology company’s recommended.
And by the time I got home I had a taste in my mouth which I don’t experience from a good food place.
I took special people to Saturday night dinner and I felt embarrassed.
Great service and great food. A very enjoyable evening. The ‘raw’ dish was just fabulous as was the swordfish. The much talked about zucchini chips were definitely worth it.
For plates that are designed to share, the servings are quite small and sparse. This made the dishes somewhat underwhelming. What we had was nice but just not enough of it between 4 people.
Food was good but service let it down. Lots of staff wandering around doing nothing. Waiter was good and knew the menu but service staff were not well trained and could not explain what the dishes were.
Sorry, a lot of hype about nothing.
Very good food, best for sharing,
The wine list was expensive, just wonder why they are, as can recognise wines a lot cheap in bottle shops.
It was a little noisey at times but that depends on how big the groups are that are dinning there!!
Food was delicious and our waitress was fantastic. The venue is stunning and unique.
Lunch was delicious and the service was pretty good, however we were asked to leave with little notice as the space we were occupying was required for a private function. We weren’t finished with our drinks and we’re not offered an alternative table despite some being available. The staff did not seem interested once we paid the bill.
Beautiful restaurant and fit out. We had a late booking and although the restaurant was clearing out, we still had to wait a very long time for food (we believe one of our dishes was forgotten) and we had to ask multiple servers for our bill at the end of the evening. The servers were lovely when they came by, but their attention was very minimal, which was disappointing.
Buzzy, friendly and professional service. Wonderful Greek food.
5 friends for Friday lunch. Mixed review. Setting and ambience was great. Food was delicious, and whilst staff were attentive, they were not very friendly and did not add to the experience, the food runner was rude when we asked a question. We had one of the banquet options which was very good although you would need to be hungry. Our primary waiter had to refer us to the manager when we received food we had asked be held while our final party member arrived. To his credit he handled our request quickly and well but the hierarchy seemed a bit much for a simple request.
great food, good service, music hilariously Greek, significantly louder than necessary and overbearing... rather took the relaxed edge off our meal. Ideal if the music were quieter, but it wouldn't stop us returning.
Can’t fault the experience. The food and service was amazing.
Waited 35 mins for a drink. Wasnt really impressed at all with the service for the price you pay. Might go back after they have fine tuned it more. Would reccomend the Gold Coast venue any day over Brisbane.
food IS EXCELLENT but the coffees.... terrible...
they really should have a good barista and one that knows how to make Greek coffee.
Food was excellent
The food was delicious and our waitress was superb, she helped recommend dishes suited for us.
Love the vibe of the place.
Went for Dinner on a Sunday night not knowing what to expect. A very relaxed atmosphere where we do not have to talk above all the noise as the surrounding noise was minimal. friendly staff and great food.