Hellenika at The Calile

4.4
418 reviews
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Greek
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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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MB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere and staff were amazing and the food was spectacularly presented. There was a lot of variety in the food and my friends and I will be dining there again.

CL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in Brisbane!

SC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing lunch at Hellenika. We had the banquet menu which was beautiful food and good value for money. The drinks list was really extensive which was great and the service was fabulous all afternoon. Can't wait to come again.

CT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great front of house with Theodore very accomodating with our seating & hospitable approach, staff were great but most importantly all the food we tried was the best Greek food we have tried from a restaurant - as good & as close to the many Greek favourites we have had growing up in a Greek household. Well done Hellenika for keeping it simple & real!!
Our first visit to Brisbane loved the city, great vibe & great food

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service. Beautiful food

DC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service

LM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

This was my first time at the restaurant and I was impressed. the food was exceptional. The method of having a drink at the bar first did not work for us as it took a long time to get a drink and there was no room so we kept having to move out of the way of people. Should have gone straight to the table. There was one waiter who advised us on the meals who was great. the other guy had a very deep French accent and hard to understand. all in all a good lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food is very oily

FE
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious menu cooked to perfection, only negative is not enough Australian wines.

AH
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service
The banquet was huge, definitely more food than we could eat.
We had to be out by 815 which was fine because we wanted to move on. We were too full to sit around and drink wine!
I would recommend this restaurant but I wouldn’t get the banquet again. I think it is nearly too big and we gorged ourselves.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

We arrived as a group of six to be squashed at a 5 seater table. This was the first disappointment. The booking was made weeks ago so I would have thought the size of our group would have been allocated to a better table. One of our guests was so squished that his chair leg kept falling off the paver into the rock area as he could fit around the table properly. The service was the worst - I expected such a high level of service from a place like this and was bitterly let down. It took four separate orders for our drinks to be made and arrive. Each time we would order it would just never turn up over the duration of an hour. And there were hardly any staff around to enquire to its whereabouts. When wait staff did arrive to drop off food we would ask to be told it wasn’t their job and watch them walk back to the kitchen. Drinks also arrived without straws and bottled drinks were left on the table with a glass - it wasn’t even poured. Literally as one of our guests finished their last bite we were asked to move on, even though there were 4-5 other large tables spare in the area. Although the food was delicious, this group of 6 will never be returning or recommending to anyone.

L
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We had the $88 banquet and the food had terrible presentation. There was a poor quality of service to deliver the food. The price of this meal and the price of the wine is outrageous and all we were doing by being there is paying for the build and rent for the establishment. I paid to go out to dinner with my friends and eat watermelon that I would serve up in my child’s kindergarten lunchbox. Not only will I never go back I will tell everyone I know how bad it was

HE
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Darryl was very attentive as well as professional

LI
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and BEST service. We will certainly be back.

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

The Best Food Ever, simply delicious!!

DT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy with service and food.
Decor of restaurant reduced excess noise and provided good atmosphere

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch .. loved the food

MG
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

our position close to the register was not ideal and we felt a little rushed through the evening. Food and service was fantastic.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was amazing. Food was incredible! Highly recommend.

MB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We enjoyed our time at Hellenika and had your signature banquet.
I’m not sure where Hellenika is intending to meet the market but we were disappointed in the meal.
The first four courses came almost on top of each other, then a considerable wait for the next.
Some bread would be nice.
Why don’t restaurants serve a nice sourdough or similar.
The best part of some of the dishes was the juices, that remained unsopped in the serving plates.
Tragic.
We elected to sit outside as it was very warm nearer to the kitchen. Unfortunately, that brought with it plastic glasses (pool proximity) and very uncomfortable seating.
A thin cushion is highly recommended.

We thank helkenika for the experience but fear we will be returning to a few of our other favoured restaurants.

JG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food, just a few drink requests that were overlooked

AA
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Food was scrumptious and all of the staff were awesome. Will definitely be coming back again

T
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The service wasn't up to standard. Took about 12 mins to place our drinks order before lunch. The lady who looked after us was very nice but completely run off her feet. We aslo hadn't dined there before so had to ask for the menu to be explained.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

We had a lovely waitress but unfortunately the food was a major let down
Out of the 4 things we order I would say one of them was ok. The Waygu beef with pasta tasted like it had been frozen and microwaved and half of the pasta was hard. Did we order the wrong thing? But surely anything we order should be good!

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Underwhelming and unauthentic. Food was dry and wait staff were unprofessional. Saganaki salty, rubbery and tasteless. It was like biting into cardboard. Spanikopita was an insult to the dish, again tasteless and bland. Lamb, however, was beautifully cooked.
It’s disappointing how Hellenkia have commercialised their offering. What is so fantastic about Greek food and culture is it’s generosity and simplicity. Hellenkia are neither of those things.

NM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. We had the best night :). Food was perfect, staff very friendly and atmosphere AMAZING.

SS
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

I have to say that we haven't been more disappointed in a restaurant than we did with Hellenika. The restaurant staff were very good but beyond that compliment we were very unhappy with most other aspects of the experience.

The noise level in the restaurant was unbearable. Yes is was full but there's nothing in the way of noise abatement to be found. The dining experience was like a high school cafeteria with the noise level. Horrible.

Now for the food- the most failed part of the experience. I ordered the Htapodi, grilled octopus, which was very tough and virtually inedible. I was so unhappy as the Greeks are internationally known for this famous dish- I gave the dish a total fail. The octopus was, for $36, undersized and too chewy to eat. I left 80% of it on the plate.

The dip we ordered was ok, but nothing to brag about. It was good- but spectacular? Fail. We also ordered the grilled peppers (they were possibly Bullhorn?) which were again, generally good, but how difficult is this dish to prepare?

I ordered Bougatsa, filo filled with custard. To my amazement, for a restaurant that supposedly has such a stellar reputation, the custard was completely overcooked to the point where the lumps of the custard competed with the "graininess" of the texture of the filling. This was a huge fail.

My wife ordered the kingfish collar, which I have to say was quite good and well prepared with a delicious sauce that complimented the flesh.

This dining experience is one we will not soon forget, but for all the wrong reasons. I have no doubt this company is capable of turning out good to excellent food due to their reputation. But for us on that day, it was a huge failure and disappointment. We won't be going back again.

JC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I love this place so much, the only downfall I had was previously they’ve been more than happy to split bill a table but the staff member struggled with English and couldn’t understand the concept of splitting bills. Then said we don’t do that here I can only split it in half. It just was very odd considerimg we’ve done it before?
The food is amazing every other staff member amazing.

NC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Hellenika is one of the best places to eat in Brisbane. If you live Greek food, fresh food, filling food or just food in general, you’ll love it! The service was amazing, the style and overall theme is breathtaking.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We asked for 3 share plate starters to come out together and a larger dish for a main to share. Every dish came separately with the main dish second out of four. Also at next table the couple ordered two mains ant they came out 20 minutes apart.

BB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place to have lunch or dinner, the service was wonderful and the food delicious. I did feel like I was in a 1980’s episode of Miami Vice, but that’s not a bad thing!

BA
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Surprised that selections were all shared meals. The $90 bottle of wine was average and severely overpriced for the quality.

Menu should have a small range of meal selections.

Great atmosphere and the food was lovely.

PA
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding, from the time we arrived the experience as perfect

J
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful ambience and design loved the feel on arrival ! Many different seating areas to choose from whether inside or out by the pool
Plenty of friendly helpful staff!
An abundance of staff in fact
Food was very tasty & fresh
Good menu and banquet filling and of variety that gave plenty of taste sensations
Wine was very expensive by the bottle I was shocked
It was a Friday lunch get together which was delightful and ticked all the boxes
My only dislike was the wait staff uniform they looked cheap and looked like a dentist uniform not very appealing also think staff need a name badge of some sort but that’s just my personal opinion
Otherwise a wonderful dining experience

JN
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding location, service is fantastic, but value for money is not great. The food was sparse for the price.

LL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The location is great and the interiors are lovely however the food is overpriced and a little underwhelming. We also didn’t receive our drinks until our main dish arrived which I considered pretty poor since it was a reasonably quiet lunch service.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening - family birthday. Thanks

RB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. Outstanding food & great service.

AB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

I wasn't overly impressed by the food or the atmosphere in the restaurant, particularly for the price point. Would recommend sitting by the pool for the poolside eats instead. Our server was lovely and very attentive.

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