Hellenika at The Calile
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
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
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.
Food, service and atmosphere was great will definitely be going back
Beautiful environment. Fresh, tasty food choices. Highly recommended.
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.
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
Always love having lunch at Hellenika. Great atmosphere and food is amazing. Can't go past a Aperol Spritz by the pool.
Mother and daughter school holiday catch up.
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.
Amazing food, amazing service, beautiful design and attention to detail
Loved all our choice of food, everything was delicious 😋
Can’t wait to return
The zucchini chips were delicious! Great service and great ambience.
Our waiter was super lovely and knew his menu well. The overall feel of the area is lovely and the food was amazing.
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.
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
I would but although the service was great and food yummy it really is sooooooo expensive for what it is.
Best Greek cuisine ever! Better than in Greece. Will definitely be back.
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.
Great lunch, fantastic food! The half servings were perfect for us as a couple to try a few dishes at the same time.
Very helpful efficient and friendly staff, great food, lovely atmosphere
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.
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.
Food is amazing!. Love that the serves are generous!
I celebrate my birthday and it was perfect!!
Beautiful service and equally delicious food. We will be back.
Disappointing that the menu didn’t list olives in the ingredients - despite not eating them, the flavour had soaked through to the other ingredients.
The food was amazing. The service was fantastic up until desert and then it just kind of stopped. But well worth a try
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.
Such excellent attentive service and great recommendations about quantities. Beautiful decor and the food was perfection. The Zucchini Chips were delicious.
Excellent food. My only complaint is that I ate too much !!
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.
Stunning surrounds. Solid good Greek food. Lots of staff but service not quite where it should be for the best restaurant in Queensland.
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.
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.
I have been brought up on Greek food and Hellenika provided better than home cooked flavours! Wont be the last time for us!
Wonderful dinner with our children
Absolutely incredible food, lovely staff and beautiful surroundings.
Wonderful service and great food! We had a special table inside and it felt so private.
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)
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.