Philhellene

4.4
109 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Greek
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  • Authentic
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays

Philhellene, in Melbourne, celebrates traditional Greek cuisine with dashes of Cypriot and Middle Eastern influence, served in its relaxing and welcoming restaurant. The fried Philhellene calamari tossed with evoo and lemon juice and the kalitsounia pastries stuffed with mizithra cheese and fresh mint make great starters. Some of Philhellene's larger plates include the classic chargrilled chicken souvlaki with mint couscous salad, the roast leg of lamb with roasted potatoes and broad bean and pea salad and the fetta prawns fried with white wine, tomato sauce and fetta cheese with saffron rice, all of which are prepared to perfection. A delectable array of vegetarian dishes, like the vegetarian moussaka with layers of potato, eggplant and zucchini with lentil salsa topped with bŽchamel sauce, are extremely satisfying.

End your meal at Philhellene with the loukoumades Greek donuts with honey, walnuts and cinnamon and a rich coffee.

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SC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely food absolutely loved the dessert and dips! Very hard to chat with my partner in a room filled with 30 woman celebrating a bday. Too noisy. Kind suggestion, maybe leave the back room as a function room.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

It was a little pricey and had to shout to talk
The food was average,
The people working there are lovely very nice genuine people

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BI
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for such good food :) my friend and I enjoyed our dinner there.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great service dips and platter nice.
Goat was dry dessert very tasty.
All round good.

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

As usual food was of the highest quality.
Quality specials board where a main and an entree came from and the usual menu was delicious
Will be back sooner rather than later

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were very lovely and accommodating. The food was cooked perfectly, we will be back!

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

authentic tastes from our country, wake up sweet memories.
Very fine fresh products, used in a traditional way for delicious creations.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is the best restaurant I've ever been too. The food is just amazing and tasty and a big variety of food too. Staff are amazing and friendly.

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

The service was great by Anna she’s very polite and friendly. My vegetarian mousaka was delicious. My friends all enjoyed their meal a few had the banquet which they were very impressed with, the amount of food, the quality was as fresh as can be they definitely enjoyed the evening

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KS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service, fantastic food and a kind culture in a great location.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Bringing friends to Phihellene to experience a truly authentic Greek restaurant and we were not disappointed. The only issue we had was not being able to communicate with some of the wait staff as an obvious language barrier was present. If you speak Greek then you'll be fine.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner with fantastic food and superb service. The staff were attentive and friendly and would easily eat here again.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Service was good, but decor dated, food was ordinary. Dips were not appetizing, the lamb dry and the calamari from a packet.
Not what you expect when you go to a restaurant.
The sparkling white was pretty flat as well.
Not going back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Greek restaurant in Melbourne, if not Australia. The food is cooked with love and the service is first class by the waiters. If it's authentic Greek food you are after this is the place to come and satisfy your taste buds.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food, meals came quickly and staff were attentive. Very happy, will come back again!! :)

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S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Greek restaurant in Melbourne! Authentic food with exceptional service and ambience in an easy to access location close to Melbourne CBD. Highly recommend it for everyone that wants a great food experience. Owners John and Sue make you feel at home like having dinner at you YiaYia's place with the family.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service, value and restaurant in general was fabulous.

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KS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We returned to the restaurant for our anniversary as our first experience was really great. However, this occassion the staff was friendly but not as attentive considering there was a number of staff members and adequate customers. The food we ordered was really sub standard. The meat was dry and tasteless. Luckily there was "A" wedge of lemon to add to the entire meat platter (for 2) and We had asked numerous times for bread which did not come towards the end of the night. Sadly we will not be returning to this place.

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S
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and such great value for money.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Kid Goat was tasteless and dry, service was poor . Waitress removed my partner's plate while I was eating. She mopped the floor around us too which also made us feel uncomfortable, oops almost forgot, we ordered an entree from the menu and was later told that it wasn't available, so we were given a similar dish from the specials board without being asked. This was on a Tuesday night. Give this place a wide berth! Dessert was undercooked - Lucomades should be golden brown- not pale yellow !

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MS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food; good portion size; good value. Second visit, will definitely go again.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very impressed. Service was attentive and always with a smile and they did everything I asked of them. Food was good, and a lot of it. Toilets clean and stylish. Wonderful dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Took a guest from the a Netherlands and got him to taste Cypriot KEO beer and haloumi. Felt like we had a home cooked meal. Was impressed!!!

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LF
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Had whole snapper not very tasty. Meat platter, salads and scallops delicious. Bit pricey. Specials menu on board need to have prices beside them. It would be great to know what each dish you order is priced at. Hi service. I would go back but would ask the price of the specials.

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SN
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Over zealous staff did not allow us to enjoy our meals; we felt rushed.
Extremely pricey for a few basic entrees we shared and the house rose

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KR
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was absolutely fantastic. Lots of choices on the menu and staff explained the dishes on specials board.
Fresh veggies from a local garden too!
I will definitely return!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love it here, great food, great service, amazing host Susie, goes out of her way to make sure everything is good

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AR
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very good, food was tasty.
Except we ordered 48$ banquet was enjoyable but wasn't enough for 4 adults.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit to Philhellene and I'm sure it won't be our last. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food at a great price, friendly staff. Highly recommend the $35 set menu, we each ordered this as a group of 5, there was more then enough food for all of us and the lamb was so tender.

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JS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our favourite Greek food in Melbourne, with friendly service and a warm family atmosphere

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SG
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was authentic and very tasty. Have dined there many a time and the food never disappoints. On hot evenings cooling system not very effective.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Greek cuisine and service. Highly recommended!

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MH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Biased as we're regulars. Favorite Greek restaurant bar none. Always great food and a great time.

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p
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Friendly service, but food was average. Meat was tough and the chicken was dry and in some instances burnt. Serving sizes were adequate, but there was a lot of pita bread to round out the meal. Dips were average and in particular the eggplant dip was quite tasteless.

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M
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Philhellene's had incredible food and service, however it was a bit too noisy to comfortably hold a conversation. I was however seated next to another group's large birthday celebration so the noise factor is potentially not an issue on quieter days. They have a great selection of red wines and an impressive array of authentic dishes. I ordered the vegetarian moussaka and was pleasantly surprised to discover that they had captured that savoury, 'umami' flavour that is commonly found in meat dishes, but is hard to recreate in vegetarian alternatives. Overall it was an enjoyable experience and I will definitely be coming back to try that amazing veg moussaka again!

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D
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seasonal organic fresh authentic Greek crusine. Something you would find in a small town family cooked meal. Away from the typical meat meat meat dishes, although available, the variety is amazing. And the service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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YB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, big portions and no one goes home hungry.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere, lots of gluten free options and waiters are very helpful with menu selection. I would recommend selecting an item from the specials board...always a hit!!

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LV
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious experience, especially the Halva ice cream!

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