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Hellenic Republic
Greek
  • 434 Lygon St,
    Brunswick East,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9381 1222,
    www.hellenicrepublic.com.au
  • Lunch Fri-Sat noon-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm

    Dinner daily 5.30pm-11pm

Hellenic Republic
-37.764515,144.973

Clash of the Spartans graffiti art signals arrival at this mod architect-designed taverna, where the light-filled dining room, Aegean blues, whitewashed walls and craypot pendants channel high summer in Santorini. It's a lively joint that's packed most nights, serving home-style Greek share fare and turning over close-set marble tables every two hours. Best to settle in for the banquet, guided by wine-savvy waiters, and begin with sublime mousse-like white tarama and puffy charred pita, syrupy peppered figs on molten kefalograviera and sweet beets in labne. Next, rose pink curls of spicy bastourma, peach and house-made ricotta. Then maybe crisp-skinned salmon that's just off the ironbark grill, juicy rôtisserie chicken and slow-roasted lamb shoulder, dill-flecked tzatziki and a Cypriot grain salad. Dessert? A pot of Hellenic heaven - creamy risogalo swirled with salted caramel and shortbread.

 


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  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $5-$16

    M $18-$32

    D $4-$12

  • Feature:
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    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
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