Philhellene

4.5
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137 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Greek

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.

What 137 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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LN
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and great fresh food.
Highly recommend this restaurant

JB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not your ‘run of the mill’ Greek tavern. The food here is authentic, fresh and delicious. The staff are welcoming and you feel as though you are part of the family.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food . On the pricier side but worth the buck. We chose the banquet option and still had left overs as the serving is generous . Service was firkdnkt and efficient but we felt a bit hurried as the night progressed and plates taken away even though we were still grazing .
But other than that top notch ! Will def revisit and recommend.

PS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very happy with the tasty food and service. Our table was well situated and a good size.
We had a very pleasant evening there. Thank you.

WM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Picked Philhellene based on the menu selection and it didn't disappoint....fantastic food, great service and really relaxed atmosphere....will go back again for sure.

MK
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, food has traditional Greek village home cooked flavour. Real old fashioned meals , just like my mother made.

VK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Philhellene is delicious! I’ve been twice now and the service is consistently good! A great dinner option!

JG
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful good, generous servings, friendly service.

TD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great mix of classic and unusual dishes. Best dolmades ever. Lovely atmosphere and friendly service. We'll be returning!

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic range of menu items, and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.

AM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly service amazing value for money. We had the banquet and were soo full!! Will be going back :)

KD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Generous portions and fantastic quality of food. I'm not a huge fan of Greek food, but this place changed my mind.

RS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere. The enjoyed looking at the pictures on the wall and the decor are really nice.

LM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Food is tasty and always lots to choose from

AP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Rustic, very ambient atmosphere great service and above all quality!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, friendly service and great value

MV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very friendly staff. Meals were great , little disappointed with the mixed grill souvlaki , thought the meat would come shredded not as kebabs.

M
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite and regular Greek place. We come all the way out of regional just to get our fix!

DB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Food! Value for money! Staff were very attentive! Love this Place!

Z
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arrived early but looked after and catered for with a smile. Food was great - a very generous helping of roast lamb and similarly the chicken souvlaki. Very busy night but staff always made a point of touching base with us to see if we needed anything else. Will go again!

CP
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Can’t wait to come back!

S
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, great service. Couldn’t fault it

TT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Since going there same time ago it has gone downhill. It is very noisy and seems to be a hang out for large groups of noisy men. The food was average with my calamari over cooked and tough

LC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good traditional food and a warm welcome for us and our school age children.

M
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service & food absolutely outstanding. We will be back!

a
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Ended up costing a lot more than if we had got a banquet each - would have been nice to have a discussion about what was most cost-effective

RS
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly, warm attentive staff, excellent food at a very reasonable price in a room with appropriate ambience.

CH
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food here is amazing. I had a special lunch for 10 people and we were located down the back so very quiet area which was lovely.
My only criticisms are that when we arrived the room was dark and cold so I had to ask for the light and heater to be turned on. No biggie but given a reservation you would think they would have the space ready at our time of arrival.
Secondly, I felt that we were very rushed withy he cleaning away servings and next course. One example was I asked for a break before dessert came out and then without asking us if we were ready they brought out the cake and desserts. We would of like to have waited a little longer.
But overall amazing food that makes up for the little misses.

SC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

AG
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

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

BI
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JE
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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

MM
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

S
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

T
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

BK
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

GP
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

KS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

CP
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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