Hellenika at The Calile

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Greek
Sister venue to the institution in Nobby’s Beach, Hellenika at The Calile is a continuation of their signature authentic fare and commitment to fresh produce. Join us for alfresco dining, poolside bites and a hand-curated selection of wines. Hellenika is the perfect place to gather, share and enjoy.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

1/2 hr wait to be asked if we wanted a drink......
Favourite lamb shoulder dish not available....
Wine Sommelier had absolutely no idea
Apart from above, the rest was fine

n
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat on the patio and mentioned to our lovely server we had to be out by a certain time and they matched that without feeling rushed

ME
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the perfect restaurant to celebrate our father's birthday. Hellenika: synonymous with fantastic food and atmosphere. Thank you to the fabulous Emma - the most gracious hostess who attended to all our requests with a stunning smile.

EK
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere was great will definitely be going back

RK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful environment. Fresh, tasty food choices. Highly recommended.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dining experience at Hellenika which equally the first - superb! Exceptional service and food and the added special touch of offering us complimentary dessert as it was our anniversary.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening with my son at the Hellenika to celebrate my birthday. We opted for the Junee roast lamb which did not disappoint. It was our first time at the Calile and the hotel and restaurant are certainly interesting architecturally. The service was impeccable- just a little noisy even by the pool

DL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love having lunch at Hellenika. Great atmosphere and food is amazing. Can't go past a Aperol Spritz by the pool.

LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother and daughter school holiday catch up.
Perfect venue

LI
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This is the first of many times we have dined at the restaurant. However this is the first time we have been placed outside near the pool.

We won’t dine out there again but will always request an inside table.

Service is usually a highlight but was terrible. I think there are not enough wait staff for a busy day outside.

We didn’t get served the fish soup being told it was effectively complimentary (which it isn’t on the lite lunch), and because we were in a non glass area. Our impression was it was a problem and our problem not theirs because they didn’t have a proper cup/glass to serve it in. Seems a simple enough issue to fix and we shouldn’t have to worry about it.

Everything through to getting the bill which was not our bill, took too long.

We will be back and will view this experience as a one off bad day by staff.

SW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, beautiful design and attention to detail

MC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved all our choice of food, everything was delicious 😋
Can’t wait to return

SC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The zucchini chips were delicious! Great service and great ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was super lovely and knew his menu well. The overall feel of the area is lovely and the food was amazing.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have already recommeded Hellenika to multiple people. We had the $88 banquet so we'll be back to try normal menu items for sure.

r
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a nice evening for my birthday sadly there was a mix up in two dishes not arriving that we ordered that were forgotten then the kitchen was closed and our table still hungry - the way was dealt unfortunately was not someone taking accountability which was frustrating especially for a hungry table

JP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would but although the service was great and food yummy it really is sooooooo expensive for what it is.

F
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek cuisine ever! Better than in Greece. Will definitely be back.

ST
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hellenika offers great modern Greek food in a delightful setting.

Situated just off the pool at the Calisle Hotel, where you could easily think you were in 1970's Miami or Palm Springs rather than Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

We enjoyed a banquet of 9 dishes including saganaki (a Greek fried cheese similar to halloumi) fried prawns , salted pork belly and a mouth watering slow cooked Junee Lamb. Add in attentive service and an expansive wine menu and you have a great lunch or evening out.

DP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch, fantastic food! The half servings were perfect for us as a couple to try a few dishes at the same time.

MT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very helpful efficient and friendly staff, great food, lovely atmosphere

CB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had the banquet. Plenty of food and every course was too die for!! We both walked out in a food coma!!
Loved the setting, the ambience and the staff were very obliging and helpful. A must for anyone to try and we will definitely be back. Thanks for a memorable evening.

DS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were fantastic. The wines are priced between $65 and $25,000 (!) and are of good quality. Average price of the wine was around $150.
The noise is a problem. With tiled floors and solid concrete walls and ceiling, the noise level was almost unbearable. Two groups near us asked to be moved and we almost did the same. The best area for noise is out by the pool as it is open.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing!. Love that the serves are generous!
I celebrate my birthday and it was perfect!!

SM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful service and equally delicious food. We will be back.

JL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Disappointing that the menu didn’t list olives in the ingredients - despite not eating them, the flavour had soaked through to the other ingredients.

DM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. The service was fantastic up until desert and then it just kind of stopped. But well worth a try

MO
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

After booking 3 weeks in advance they sat us at the worst table in the restaurant. The service was poor, there was more attention paid to the fact that we needed to be out of the restaurant by a certain time than there was on ensuring the time we actually had at our very ordinary table was enjoyable. Our service was far from attentive and the food portions were extremely small. We have been to this restaurant previously and enjoyed the experience which is why we booked for our daughter's birthday celebration but we will never go back and would not recommend this restaurant to any of our friends.

RP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such excellent attentive service and great recommendations about quantities. Beautiful decor and the food was perfection. The Zucchini Chips were delicious.

SC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. My only complaint is that I ate too much !!

JB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I visited Hellenika on a Monday night and it was very busy and buzzing. I found the staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was cheery but it was certainly not my idea of high end and I am surprised that they are voted best restaurant of the Year. Absolutely nothing wrong with the food and service but I think its very overpriced and doesn't live up the hype.

SA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Stunning surrounds. Solid good Greek food. Lots of staff but service not quite where it should be for the best restaurant in Queensland.

LF
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere & lovely staff. Our waitress Emma was amazing! She sorted out a small problem with our order in a timely & professional manner.

JE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

When arriving I was taken to my table by a young lady. I mentioned to her when shown the table that my 2 friends and I wanted to have drinks and bar food more so than a full dinner meal. The waitress was a bit abrupt in her response, saying that I had booked a table and that the bar tables don't need to be reserved. She snatched the menus off the table and marched down to the bar at which point she was nice again and asked if the table at the bar was ok. I have to admit I was a bit disturbed by that behaviour and mentioned it to my friends when they arrived who suggested I leave that in my review so you are aware and can attend to this as you best see fit. Otherwise the rest of the staff were attentive and very helpful, and we really enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance.

NK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been brought up on Greek food and Hellenika provided better than home cooked flavours! Wont be the last time for us!

SH
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with our children

BR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible food, lovely staff and beautiful surroundings.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food! We had a special table inside and it felt so private.

HH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

yes , would recommend for the ambience which is somewhere between palm springs and hollywood, and the clientele very glamorous instagram worthy patrons.
staff very attentive and pleasant without being obsequious
as a result the food is good but very expensive for generally simply presented plates ( eg $40+ for average sized piece of fish alone for main course)

LS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I have eaten at Hellenika a few times on the Coast but was a little disappointed with the Brisbane experience. Mousaka was cold and then replaced and still cold. Staff handled well and compensated with other items.

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