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.
Corona virus restrictions. The place had very little traffic. But everything was very nice.
Great atmosphere. Very friendly and capable staff. Seafood platter was outstanding.
The service was good ,The food was very bad it was smelly no fresh at all.
First dining experience since COVID restrictions released. The homemade aspect of all the food is so clearly evident. Their Shared entree platter is to die for. The dips are homemade and I recommend the fava highly. Better than my mum's. Sorry mum. We then went on and chose the yemista ( stuffed vegetables) and the lamb frikasse with artichokes ( specials board). By then end, we felt like we've been fed at someone's home. Warm and comfortable and delicious. The service was unobtrusive and the wine list is plentiful and varied. Don't come here to have the mixed grill...dive into the real Greek cuisine. You won't regret it. Price point was good too and servings generous.
Amazing food, atmosphere and extremely educated staff
Never disappoints. Lovely service and delicious, authentic food. One of our favourites.
Great food and friendly service
Always a good experience at Phil
Authentic and high quality food. First choice once restaurants reopened and didn’t regret it!
This is the restaurant I've been to more than any other anywhere in the world. The food is always excellent and the service attentive without being obtrusive.
Over the years, I have introduced many of my friends to this place and I always look forward to returning. Indeed I'm salivating as I type this!
Such good fava, same for the skordalia. Loved the baked lemon lamb. If the YiaYias take the time to go here, it must be good, because they would always think home cooked food was superior to that which you could eat out, but yesterday there were quite a few YiaYia’s having their lunch. Says it all.
Family place with fresh food and tasty menu
Great food and service. I told the staff over the phone I was going for my partners birthday and as soon as we got there they knowledge him and put a candle on desert to sing happy birthday. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the music. It actually turned me off. I’m not Greek but my partner is and he couldn’t believe how boring and old fashion the music was. Otherwise it was a great night. Thank you
Beautiful food, excellent service. Looking forward to returning
This place is a favourite of ours, great Greek food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend!
The service and atmosphere was very nice
Enough food great value and the halva ice cream was unbelievable
Table service lacked care - felt like the waitress couldn’t be bothered- didn’t feel welcome. The food was nothing special at all . Found a ladybug in the salad and when raised it was very firmly dismissed
Brilliant service and tradition Greek food cooked to perfection. We will be visiting again A++++++++
There food is so so good, fresh and filling worth its money and I am a regular there i keep going back for more.
Brilliant food, brilliant company, brilliant hosts ...... excellent
Everything was great! Zucchini flower was to die for. Thanks!
We had a lovely family dinner st Philhellene. Food was exceptional, great service & great value for money
Highly recommend if you haven’t been to this restaurant, make a booking
This time, we availed ourselves ourselves of the banquet option. Being a group of twelve this turned out to be a great idea. All of the dishes were well received and enjoyed. Another great meal at Philhellene.
La comida fresca y muy buena
El servicio muy bueno , atiende la pareja ( esposa y esposo ) el lugar es sencillo y cómodo
Not as good as we had hoped.
Banquet very average. Starters were good but went downhill from there.
Great service! Good people
The food was really nice.
Pretty noisy, but that's nit picking, in what is a perfect place to eat.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff and great fresh food.
Highly recommend this restaurant
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great service, friendly staff, food has traditional Greek village home cooked flavour. Real old fashioned meals , just like my mother made.
The food at Philhellene is delicious! I’ve been twice now and the service is consistently good! A great dinner option!
Absolutely beautiful good, generous servings, friendly service.
A great mix of classic and unusual dishes. Best dolmades ever. Lovely atmosphere and friendly service. We'll be returning!
Fantastic range of menu items, and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.
Great food, friendly service amazing value for money. We had the banquet and were soo full!! Will be going back :)
Generous portions and fantastic quality of food. I'm not a huge fan of Greek food, but this place changed my mind.
Great food, service and atmosphere. The enjoyed looking at the pictures on the wall and the decor are really nice.
Always a wonderful experience. Food is tasty and always lots to choose from
Philhellene does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Philhellene is rated 4.6 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.