Hellenika at The Calile

4.6
1004 reviews
$41 to $100
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.
What 1004 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MWhit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food & drinks and very friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommend dining at Hellenika!

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DrewH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was unprofessional and sloppy on so many levels, not what you would expect from a restaurant of this calibre. The food was good but all in all for the premium that you pay to eat at Hellenika the experience underwhelming and not justified. For anyone who enjoys a fine dining experience at a restaurant Hellenika is not the place for you.

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Cara
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous Service and the food was amazing and such a beautiful outlook beside the pool it was like being away from the world on holidays just beautiful

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ColinS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What makes Hellenika is the food and the staff. Lauren continues the remarkable tradition of excellent staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere.. friendly staff and amazing food!

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BellaK
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience2

Very slow service. Each drink took 25 mins to come out

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GregE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our experience at Hellenika was exceptionally good. From the faultless wait staff, the welcoming atmosphere, excellent excellent food and superb yet discreet service. Absolutely loved it, would recommend to anyone!!!

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DimitriG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent authentic Greek food. Have eaten here many times and always a great experience.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

The excessive noise level of the table next to us ruined our special evening.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, expensive but we expected to pay more, and we weren’t disappointed in the food , ambiance and service. Everything was 5 star.

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MICKC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was very good would recommend to our friend

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KateL
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

The service was fantastic however the food was so underwhelming.
The Greek salad had no flavour lacked any acidity the vegetables did not taste fresh.
The lamp cutlets came out so over cooked they were like eating bricks.
The Saganaki was also overcooked and disappointing.

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margaretb
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Upon entering accommodating staff from the onset, met our wishes , great atmosphere and the food divine. Will return

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JessB
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Waiters didn’t know
What items are GF and couldn’t confirm a lot of things for us. Ordered some cucumber and it was mouldy they gave us a free drink but it didn’t really make up for the experience. Very disappointing considering I had been waiting to go there. Glad I tried it out before taking anyone else.

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Veroniquev
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere. Also to have lunch/ dine in with children. Very friendly staff.

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Sonya
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible. Waiter would not leave us to enjoy our meal and cleared out champagne glasses before we had finished our drink. At the end of the meal waiter asked us how much we would like to tip which came across very rude to which we said nothing as the service was terrible and he then turned his back on us never to return to our table again. Would not recommend to anyone. Terrible experience for our anniversary dinner.

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DavidT
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nothing to fault. The staff were helpful and had survived beautifully with the rain (we were seated in a covered outdoor space which was brilliant) with raincoats and umbrellas to bring out our feast.
The food was tender and tasty and we left way too full!

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MadeleineM
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

I have dined at H 2 times before. Both times I was impressed however this time the service was terrible!
We had to wait for 10 mins to be seated. When we sat down the waiter asked if we wanted water and then never bought any so we had to ask about 15 mins later and a few times throughout the night. When the other waiter bought our drinks, she spilt a cocktail on the end of my dress and didn’t apologise.
Then when we’re leaving the waiter said “I’m going to really need this table in 2 mins”. I think there are nicer ways to say there is another booking.
Have recommended this restaurant to a number of people in the past but this time service was so bad I felt like I needed to write this review.

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vipTheoG
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

excellent service, great food, cant fault it. Suggest, cautiously, to make sure the waitstaff (pink jackets brigade) keeps looking fresh and well dressed.
Will be back and back and back

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Kaylah
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I’ve been to Hellenika many times, but this time was nowhere near how I had experienced it in the past.

My bread came out burnt, the serving staff seemed distracted and the attention to detail wasn’t what I know the restaurant quality to be.

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Rebekah
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

I have visited this restaurant twice in the past month and each time I came I found the wait staff quite rude. The front of house staff were lovely each time and the food was great. I just don’t think I would visit again due to the unfriendly wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Won’t be back. Food was rushed, 7 courses in 30 minutes felt more like a McDonald’s rushing things out. Really poor value, food quality wasn’t great.

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NathanP
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Having visited this restaurant numerous times in the past of which I enjoyed endlessly, we were looking forward to celebrating a birthday dinner here. Unfortunately the food and presentation was mediocre and thoroughly disappointing. Having eaten at a competitor’s Greek restaurant only weeks earlier the difference in quality and presentation were worlds apart.

The saganaki was flavourless, the grilled octopus was burnt and chewy, and the lamb was dry with the accompanying potatoes tasting like they’d been reheated. I can say the Greek salad was the only enjoyable aspect of the meal.

Incredibly disappointing given Hellenika has been one of my favourite restaurant locations in Brisbane since it opened.

This may have been a one off, however it was disappointing enough for me to say I won’t be returning anytime soon. I hope they take the opportunity to have someone assess their meals and the quality they are presenting customers with, you can only survive off of influencer and ‘Instagram-worthy’ interest for so long. Repeat customers will return time and time again if the food remains of the standard it was when it first opened. Time to have a look at whether the standard has remained I think!

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BenH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Great vibe in the place, food was dissapointng and was super expensive

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RoseI
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect lunch spot poolside with great company and great food

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ToriW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Absolutely beautiful hotel, will definitely return. Lots of things to do but also can just lay by the pool. Can’t wait to come back

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CrisG
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely everything but I think it could have done without the background music. There was enough chatty customer noise without the added music. Just a small thing but everything else was amazing 😊

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Brett
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

While the food and ambience are hard to beat in Brisbane, the service was sloppy and disorganised.

We were initially brought different dishes to the ones ordered, including double servings of some. Additionally, we were served the incorrect bottle of wine, which has considerably more expensive than the one we had ordered.

Wine and water glasses were only topped up upon request.

Staff were friendly, but there is clearly room for improvement.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best in Brisbane!

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Gloria
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, generous helpings, lively atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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vipFunfoodfinds
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hellenika never disappoints! We have dined here several times and the overall experience is always memorable. Our waitress in particular, was fabulous! Thanks again for another awesome dining experience!! We look forward to returning again very soon.

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff, super clean facilities, beautiful setting and didn’t have to wait long for any of our meals to come out. Such a wonderful experience in this beautiful hotel restaurant x

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NathanC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We were not aware of the seating time and limit. We felt we were getting rushed

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EdwardL
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food good modern Gree; wide choice especially local and interstate seafood. Good cocktails; better than good sommelier who engaged with us in choosing wine. Will very happily return.

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DanielleD
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The most beautiful place in Brisbane to dine, but the actual breakfast - or maybe what we ordered - was less than exciting. My partner was still hungry after his eggs which were average (lots of places do better eggs) , and I had muesli - which might sound boring - but in the right hands can be amazing. Had much better breakfasts at even weird little cafes. Worth it for the surroundings though.

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CoralieM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of the food and wine is fabulous. Hellenika is lovely for share platters and chatting but it is expensive so won’t be for everyone’s budget. The whole cod and lamb was delicious.

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vipMAnd
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Its a busy place to be seen venue, great service and food, would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Waiter rushed our ordering and took it by memory - made errors.

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StephanieO
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambience were great. This was a great restaurant to spend new years eve at.

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SallyS
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. The staff were so friendly food came out quickly even for a full restaurant. Thank you

FAQs

Hellenika at The Calile is rated 4.6 stars by 1004 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.