Hellenika at The Calile

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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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ND
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The main area of the restaurant and around the bar is very noisy so we were happy to be seated in a booth by the pool which allowed us the opportunity to hear what more than the person directly beside you is saying. The wait staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. We did have to wait over 15mins for our table past the reservation time but were given a free bottle of wine as compensation.
Overall a fun, relaxed evening.

CB
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, excellent service and fantastic atmosphere. We loved it and can’t wait to go back!!

G
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a fabulous experience and the food was unbelievably fresh and delicious.
Only down side was we were paying with a gift voucher and did not meet the the amount on the voucher. We were told we could not come back and use the remaining amount, but had to forego that outstanding credit.

K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a fantastic experience. We loved our food, the service was exceptional. This is my second visit to Hellenika and I thought it was very good both times. Love the taramasalata dip!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Amazing food. The waitress was just outstanding.

FJ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a great experience at Hellenika. We were celebrating our sons 21st birthday and it was fabulous. Great staff, environment and food!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Asked to go inside 2 weeks ago. Put in the blazing sun at 32 degrees. Deal breaker! So much for booking ahead. Second time this has happened. Never again!

AL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Hellenika has got every opportunity to be the "nice" restaurant it is so desperately trying to be. But cramming in so many tables out the front that you have servers asking people to pass plates of food down the table because they can't squeeze between two tables is a bit ridiculous, and gives me the vibe of a Sizzler.

Our server was rushed off her feet and was very stressed out which meant she got 3 of our plates wrong which had to be sent back. The food itself wasn't amazing either - but their greek salad was delicious. And very generous with the cheese.

Greca is much better. Go to Greca at Howard Smith Wharves.

K
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, amazing service and stunning interior. The only bad thing is it can get a bit noisy but that won't stop me from visiting again

J
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I have been to Hellenika a few times. This time I have to say is a bit disappointed. Mainly the lamb rib is over cooked and too salty.

I had ordered this dish before and was well cooked with balanced flavor and right chargrilled.

Previously I have always reserved for windows tables. This time I didn’t and felt the restaurant is a bit noisy and have to raise my voice to talk to my friend for conversation.

Overall, I enjoyed the food and drinks.

GM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

A tad expensive for the dishes served. A difficult menu to combine/match sides and took us (and others) a while to digest the menu. Friendly staff and plenty of fresh bread which we loved!

EM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, fresh food. So enjoyable and excellent service.

EK
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was fantastic and it is such a beautiful place to sit and enjoy my birthday.

YD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service is excellent. Not a quiet restaurant, great for a fun night out.

VM
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This place has to be one of the best places to dine for lunch or dinner in Brisbane. The staff are always so professional yet not arrogant or condescending.

JH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Can’t get enough of it! Food is of such good quality and love sitting outside on the terrace and people watch.

PJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had lunch for my birthday with 9 of my friends, some of us are vegetarian so they have heaps of options. Food was amazing and the service was great!

TD
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The quality of the food definitely makes this restaurant stand out. The food and produce was fresh and of a high quality. We thoroughly enjoyed the menu. The wine list was wide ranging and we enjoyed the Australian wines that we choose.

The service was a bit intrusive.

It was still a really enjoyable experience.

CM
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I think my expectations were too high as I had heard good reports
Our waitress was delightful but as for other staff
One young lady very snipperley told me we weren’t booked in and certainly wasn’t going to apologise when she realised she was wrong
The food was ok
The ambiance is a bit like a hotel restaurant
Seems to be an awful lot of staff rushing around making it a bit tense
I personally think the Greek restaurant at Howard Smith Wharves is much better with a better ambience and amazing views
So that’s where I’ll return to

DL
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful tasty food. Great variety for a family of fussy eaters. Staff were thoughtful and attentive. Enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner with family.

BS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have had an amazing time. Everything was beautiful. The food, service, atmosphere. Hellenika team is very well trained. They care about every single detail. Loved it. Definitely coming back soon

MI
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks with good service............ nice

SD
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Hellenika for a 70th birthday dinner. Food and service were excellent and staff went out of their way to assist with booking our party which included a toddler and a baby. The food was next level! Staff went out of their way to wish the birthday boy happy birthday and to accommodate a birthday cake. We’ll definitely return!

SF
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Greek food in BRISBANE !!!! Amazing food and amazing service!

MD
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Hellenika at The Calile was everything which I would have wanted and more. Food was amazing, and not just the greek influence but what the team do with seafood. Eating the food was a delight. Thee only thing better than the great food was the service that came with it. The team at HATC were attentive and went over and above with their service. It has been a long time since I have been to a restaurant in Brisbane where the service was this good. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and am looking forward to going back.

J
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't get enough of this restaurant. Food is fantastic and the ambiance is great. I was lucky to have Glen serve us again, our amazing waiter from my first visit, who is personable, attentive and gives us great recommendations on menu choice and wines. I have recommended this restaurant to so many people and am taking all of my friends who are visiting overseas to experience it.

D
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really had a great time. Wonderful friendly, fast, helpfull and always smiling staff, delicious food (although I expected more Greekstyle choices) and the ambience was great.

There is but. Because this restaurant is so popular, it is very crowded. I am not keen to go back because I couldn't hear people at the table (I am 43 and I don't have a hearing problem) and we were sitting outside. Happy to come back for lunch to see if that's better.

ZB
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

For the price you pay in comparison to what you get, I definitely do not think it was worth it.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food got better after a slow start. Waitress didn’t explain properly about sharing courses

AH
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The $38 set lunch menu was a great introduction to the style of Greek cuisine Hellenika is becoming famous for. I found a renewed appreciation of simple dishes such as Taramasalata, dolmades, calamari, crumbed whiting and Greek salad deliciously prepared with fresh ingredients. The decor was light and fresh while the service was friendly and efficient.

KS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience thank you Simon and staff we had a great evening celebrating my birthday

BT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Overall the food was good however, I was very disappointed by the service. It was that bad that it pretty much ruined the experience. Our server was rude and pushy. We also had trouble getting any of the servers attention when wanting to order more drinks, my aunt ended up getting up and ordering at the bar because no servers would come back over to our table.

Also we ordered dips as a starter and got 4 bits of bread when there were 6 of us. When the dips are $18 A pop you kind of expect you’ll can finish them...

FS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! The service was amazing from the moment we walked in and didn't stop! Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the food and drinks list and really helped us choose a bunch of food to share between the 4 of us. It was a very busy night however, the food and drink service was very quick and was a great experience overall and very well priced!

XB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived having only booked for 7 and a lot more turned up than expected. They catered for our bigger group. We were served my Steph who was amazing, she went above and beyond for our group. Thank you so much and sorry about the hassle!! :)

EL
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had one of the banquets & were really impressed. All of the food was amazing & the service was great! Highly recommend.

J
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Ambiance and service were top notch! Food is hit and miss. That’s all you need to work on more and you’ll be a keeper!

C
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is incredible, service impeccable and the decor is lovely - sitting by the pool was a terrific experience! 10/10 definitely!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We ordered the classic banquet for four and we had to take two of the meals home with us. It was delicious but a little bit too much.

VM
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Emma (staff member) was fabulous

MN
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the buzzing yet understated atmosphere of inside at Hellenika, and were particularly impressed by the service we received from staff. The share plates are very well portioned and the zucchini fries are a must have (we had a half serve between two people and still couldn't finish them). Drink selection is impeccable too. Highly recommend for a beautiful, yet not fussy, dining experience.