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Philhellene - Philhellene, Moonee Ponds, AU-VIC
Philhellene - Philhellene, Moonee Ponds, AU-VIC
Philhellene - Philhellene, Moonee Ponds, AU-VIC
Philhellene, Moonee Ponds, AU-VIC
Philhellene, Moonee Ponds, AU-VIC

Philhellene

4.6
4.6
261 Reviews
$41 to $100
Greek
Philhellene is one of the four Greek restaurants in Melbourne to be included in the 2011 Age Good Food Guide, our primary objective at Philhellene is to present an authentic concept of food and drink while using high quality produce and applying traditional methods derived from our own mothers' cooking, creating a truly memorable and even emotional experience.
The team at Philhellene consists of John & Susie Rerakis, several time 'best greek restaurant' winners by The Age Good Food Guide, also featured in Vogue Entertaining and other prominent media. Along with them their entourage of mothers who are working in the kitchen, spreading love & tales of their country in the dishes that they serve you.
Our primary objective is to present an authentic concept of food and drink while using high quality produce and applying traditional methods derived from our own mothers’ cooking, creating a wonderful experience.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (available for lunch group bookings every day by prior arrangement)
  • Phone number
    (03) 9370 3303
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Harry T.
  • Private party facilities
    Philhellene offers a distinctive function room that will bring the essence of Greek style to your next event. The room can sit up to 45 guests. The restaurant’s main room can accommodate up to 80 guests and both rooms can be reserved either separately or together for everything from christenings to birthdays to corporate functions.
  • Private party contact
    info@philhellene.com.au: (03) 9370 3303
  • Area
    Moonee Ponds
  • Cross Street
    Montgomery Street
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available on Mt Alexander Rd. Alternative parking on Ascot Vale Rd., near cnr of Gladstone St
  • Public Transit
    Tram 59 - Stop 31 (Montgomery Street) 150m<br />Tram 57 & 82 - Stop 32 (Moonee Ponds) 200m
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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261 Reviews
  1. JanetG

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn’t the best, the octopus was tough, they mixed the lamb with the chicken and potatoes and l don’t like lamb so it ruined the flavour of the other food, the baclava, which l love, was soft and soggy, the food was so salty l was drinking lemon water for the remainder of the night. The service is impeccable however unfortunately l was disappointed with the food.

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  2. Susanna

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous fresh food in a rustic environment. Lovely service.

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  3. DoloresC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent! Food was wonderful and so much even though we tried not to over order! Have been before and always a good experience. Will recommend this place to friends and come back again!

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  4. KacyS

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wonderful Greek music and dancing. Great and fast service

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Greek restructure I’ve ever been to you will find dishes you have never seen high quality food fantastic service friendly staff

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  6. BazT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A must visit … best service and great food… go and enjoy

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  7. PeterK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and came out really fast! The amount of food you get is generous and the staff were incredibly kind!

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  8. MartinaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first time here and definitely not our last! We normally do a meat platter to share but instead we decided on a range of seafood dishes and oh my goodness they were amazing! The service was fantastic, the food was exceptional and love the vibe for a date night! Would highly recommend!

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  9. DonaldJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good servings of fresh, authentic Greek food, the staff were very attentive and pleasant with good atmosphere and appropriate noise levels, given that the place wa quite busy. Everything including the price was excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year’s Eve 2023

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  11. Betweenkeys

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were welcomed like family friends even though it was our first time. Such a happy, friendly atmosphere on Christmas Day. Generous set menu banquet and warm service. We’ll be back for the specials.

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  12. LukeY

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Xmas lunch we have had plenty of food and I had a couple of Melbourne Bitter long necks which they sell

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  13. Lenio

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are never disappointed by this place. Thank you so much !

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  14. CameronC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming to Philhellene, it has very quickly become our favourite since moving to the area. The food is always terrific, service is excellent, and the staff make you feel like they have welcomed you into their own home.

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  15. RossB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and service was quick and friendly

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  16. MariaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my daughter is coeliac and our waitress last night was very helpful, patient and courteous. She asked the chef if she wasn't sure about having gluten free bread to go with your eggplant dip. She offered cucumber sticks. Also my daughter wanted the cabbage salad without the currents - again the waitress asked the chef and this was possible. i enjoyed the stuffed zucchini flowers . Was my birthday dinner and all was great. thanks Maria Bonato 5/12/22

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  17. Chloe

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful experience tasting delicious Greek food!! Food was great, service was grear and the ambiance was nice!

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  18. ChristopherD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and exceptional service from friendly and warm wait staff. Highly recommend

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  19. Mcmally

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Susie & John offer delicious authentic home cooked food made and often grown, with love. Opa!

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  20. JenniferK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous aa always. Fresh, delicious produce. It's like being invited to a friendly and welcoming Greek home.

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  21. SharonM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was very nice and satisfying. The lady at the counter was very friendly and welcoming. A great overall experience and atmosphere.

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  22. NeilK

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service, food was absolutely delicious, and extremely generous servings.

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  23. MarciaL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The people at Philhellene serve divine home-cooked Greek food and use their own home grown vegetables and herbs. It's like eating at home with grandma's special dinner. The staff are wonderful; the ambience is perfectly comfortable and homely; the noise levels are just right. The wine list, while relatively small, is very, very good, too. I recommend Philhellene for a regular dinner or a special event.

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  24. CamB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Felt like being in holiday. Great service

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  25. CameronC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily our favourite local restaurant! Great food and a reasonable price and the staff are fantastic. Excellent option for romantic dinner for two or feast with the whole family!

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  26. Robert

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Banquet was superb, with a great selection for everyone.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fun with traditional Greek food. Very attentive service. Relaxed atmosphere

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  28. James

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely staff and wonderful food. Can't wait to go back again.

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  29. JasonO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service, food and atmosphere. Saganaki and Moussaka recommended

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  30. KimA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic and delicious greek food! I felt like eating homemade greek food which is amazing. Will definitely be back!

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  31. LoisS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were willing to make a couple of small tweaks to the banquet, which was greatly appreciated. The food was exceptional.

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  32. AnitaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service with a smile. Will definitely be back.

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  33. MichelleG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I found the staff at Philhellene were very friendly and would always be at the table to check if we needed anything else. The food was amazing and love that it is traditional Greek food. The service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely be back.

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  34. JmeD

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious, authentic Greek style cooking. King Prawns were a standout, dips & bread very yummy. Definitely will be back again, highly recommend! Friendly, helpful staff as well :)

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  35. Mark

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An old favourite that never lets you down. The food is first class, tasty and filling and the service always welcoming and friendly.

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  36. DarrenF

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've lived in Melbourne for 4 weeks and we've been to Philhellene twice knowing that the food is great, the staff are attentive (but let you enjoy the night without hovering), and the family feel is second to none. I cannot recommended Philhellene highly enough for a night out with the family or date night with the wife :)

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  37. BeLow

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my very favourite Greek restaurants. The creative dishes, the authentic ambiance and friendly service keep me coming back.

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  38. Lenio

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was great. Sadly, we didn't see Susie and John this time. Next time...

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  39. AngeloG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitley one of the best & most authentic Greek restaurants in Melbourne. Great service & friendly staff. Menu is excellent & offers a wide variety of fresh authentic & diverse Greek dishes that not many others offer. Very well priced, excellent value for money. Cosy atmosphere, not too noisy. A must for food lovers.

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  40. Johnny

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food quality, quantity and value for money. We’ll be back soon with no hesitation what so ever!

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FAQs

Philhellene is rated 4.6 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Philhellene

551-553 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, AU-VIC 3039

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Montgomery Street
  • Area
    Moonee Ponds
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (available for lunch group bookings every day by prior arrangement)
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available on Mt Alexander Rd. Alternative parking on Ascot Vale Rd., near cnr of Gladstone St
  • Public Transit
    Tram 59 - Stop 31 (Montgomery Street) 150mTram 57 & 82 - Stop 32 (Moonee Ponds) 200m
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Harry T.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9370 3303
  • Private party facilities
    Philhellene offers a distinctive function room that will bring the essence of Greek style to your next event. The room can sit up to 45 guests. The restaurant’s main room can accommodate up to 80 guests and both rooms can be reserved either separately or together for everything from christenings to birthdays to corporate functions.
  • Private party contact
    info@philhellene.com.au: (03) 9370 3303
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