Philhellene

4.6
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163 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 163 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LambrosT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Corona virus restrictions. The place had very little traffic. But everything was very nice.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very friendly and capable staff. Seafood platter was outstanding.

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ArdiA
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The service was good ,The food was very bad it was smelly no fresh at all.

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StanL
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Melina
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and extremely educated staff

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JoanneG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. Lovely service and delicious, authentic food. One of our favourites.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service

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MarkH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good experience at Phil

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CaitlinM
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic and high quality food. First choice once restaurants reopened and didn’t regret it!

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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!

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vipVivienS
Melbourne / VIC
24 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Larvin1234
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family place with fresh food and tasty menu
Recommended

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service. Looking forward to returning

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a favourite of ours, great Greek food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend!

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CaterinaA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and atmosphere was very nice

Enough food great value and the halva ice cream was unbelievable

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

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

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ShannonK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant service and tradition Greek food cooked to perfection. We will be visiting again A++++++++

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There food is so so good, fresh and filling worth its money and I am a regular there i keep going back for more.

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HarryH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, brilliant company, brilliant hosts ...... excellent

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OznurD
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Zucchini flower was to die for. Thanks!

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipVivienS
Melbourne / VIC
25 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La comida fresca y muy buena
El servicio muy bueno , atiende la pareja ( esposa y esposo ) el lugar es sencillo y cómodo

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Not as good as we had hoped.
Banquet very average. Starters were good but went downhill from there.

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Antoni
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service! Good people

The food was really nice.

Pretty noisy, but that's nit picking, in what is a perfect place to eat.

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LennyN
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JakeB
Melbourne / VIC
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.

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SarahJ26
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
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.

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PamS
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.

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WarrenM
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.

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MannieK
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.

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VickiK
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!

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JulesGee
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful good, generous servings, friendly service.

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ThereseD
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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AlessiaM
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 :)

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KarlD
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.

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RoseS
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.

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LeanneM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

Philhellene does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Philhellene is rated 4.6 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

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