Hellenika at The Calile
I’ve been to Hellenika many times, but this time was nowhere near how I had experienced it in the past.
My bread came out burnt, the serving staff seemed distracted and the attention to detail wasn’t what I know the restaurant quality to be.
I have visited this restaurant twice in the past month and each time I came I found the wait staff quite rude. The front of house staff were lovely each time and the food was great. I just don’t think I would visit again due to the unfriendly wait staff.
Won’t be back. Food was rushed, 7 courses in 30 minutes felt more like a McDonald’s rushing things out. Really poor value, food quality wasn’t great.
Having visited this restaurant numerous times in the past of which I enjoyed endlessly, we were looking forward to celebrating a birthday dinner here. Unfortunately the food and presentation was mediocre and thoroughly disappointing. Having eaten at a competitor’s Greek restaurant only weeks earlier the difference in quality and presentation were worlds apart.
The saganaki was flavourless, the grilled octopus was burnt and chewy, and the lamb was dry with the accompanying potatoes tasting like they’d been reheated. I can say the Greek salad was the only enjoyable aspect of the meal.
Incredibly disappointing given Hellenika has been one of my favourite restaurant locations in Brisbane since it opened.
This may have been a one off, however it was disappointing enough for me to say I won’t be returning anytime soon. I hope they take the opportunity to have someone assess their meals and the quality they are presenting customers with, you can only survive off of influencer and ‘Instagram-worthy’ interest for so long. Repeat customers will return time and time again if the food remains of the standard it was when it first opened. Time to have a look at whether the standard has remained I think!
Great vibe in the place, food was dissapointng and was super expensive
The perfect lunch spot poolside with great company and great food
Absolutely beautiful hotel, will definitely return. Lots of things to do but also can just lay by the pool. Can’t wait to come back
Lovely everything but I think it could have done without the background music. There was enough chatty customer noise without the added music. Just a small thing but everything else was amazing 😊
While the food and ambience are hard to beat in Brisbane, the service was sloppy and disorganised.
We were initially brought different dishes to the ones ordered, including double servings of some. Additionally, we were served the incorrect bottle of wine, which has considerably more expensive than the one we had ordered.
Wine and water glasses were only topped up upon request.
Staff were friendly, but there is clearly room for improvement.
Always the best in Brisbane!
Great food, generous helpings, lively atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
Hellenika never disappoints! We have dined here several times and the overall experience is always memorable. Our waitress in particular, was fabulous! Thanks again for another awesome dining experience!! We look forward to returning again very soon.
Excellent service, friendly staff, super clean facilities, beautiful setting and didn’t have to wait long for any of our meals to come out. Such a wonderful experience in this beautiful hotel restaurant x
We were not aware of the seating time and limit. We felt we were getting rushed
Food good modern Gree; wide choice especially local and interstate seafood. Good cocktails; better than good sommelier who engaged with us in choosing wine. Will very happily return.
The most beautiful place in Brisbane to dine, but the actual breakfast - or maybe what we ordered - was less than exciting. My partner was still hungry after his eggs which were average (lots of places do better eggs) , and I had muesli - which might sound boring - but in the right hands can be amazing. Had much better breakfasts at even weird little cafes. Worth it for the surroundings though.
The quality of the food and wine is fabulous. Hellenika is lovely for share platters and chatting but it is expensive so won’t be for everyone’s budget. The whole cod and lamb was delicious.
Its a busy place to be seen venue, great service and food, would recommend
Waiter rushed our ordering and took it by memory - made errors.
The food, service and ambience were great. This was a great restaurant to spend new years eve at.
Amazing as always. The staff were so friendly food came out quickly even for a full restaurant. Thank you
Food was tasty. No servers - walked all they way out before we then walked back in and found someone to assist in us paying bill.
For what we spent - we would of spent a lot more if wait staff we’re more attentive and we could find someone to take our drink orders
The food is INCREDIBLE! Specially the fish dip and the octopus.
This will be the third time I have been to Hellenika and I haven't been disappointed. We were in a Cabana booth which is great for groups and has a great atmosphere. We are now just thinking for another excuse to go back!
Delicious zucchini fries, spanakopita is the best I’ve ever tasted and the bbq’d calamari was delicious!!!
Food took awhile to come out but overall great atmosphere
Burnt toast, hard poached eggs very little service.
Food was dry and lacking in flavour. A real pity as from some online reviews, I was expecting “the best Greek food in Australia”. The best thing about the meal was the wine, which can’t be attributed to the restaurant as someone else makes it!
The music was unreasonably loud to have a conversation at the table.
Food was delicious and the cocktails were amazing. Definitely will be returning
Forgot some of our order and then told us it would be 25mins to fix it. Super expensive for what it is.
Service was good, atmosphere was nice and the food was yummy but for the price we didn't think Hellenika really pushed the boundaries of Greek food. It was good but not mind-blowing.
Fantastic way to spend a great day out for lunch .....
Absolutely loved it! Food is always amazing! Can’t wait to go back soon.
Nice food, fabulous setting and professional (but slightly impersonal) service.
We enjoyed the banquet. Food was good and plentiful. Dining by the pool set a nice ambiance except as a result all drinks were served in plastic cups. When we ordered several expensive ($700+) bottles of wine and champagne it was not explained that they would be served in plastic cups. The wine was decanted in crystal decanter and then poured into plastic. Sounds a bit snobby of me but it really did dull down the taste of the wines.
the food was awesome, the wine delicious and the service friendly and attentive
Very lovely place for breakfast. Great variety of tasty food. Staff were a bit disorganised though.
Gorgeous venue and amazing staff however prices are slightly overpriced.
Fantastic food and ambience, loved Hellenika and will definitely go back.
OpenTable ダイナー984名によるHellenika at The Calileの評価は4.6☆です。