As a George Calombaris fan and a freak for the Greek, it was sublime to slip out of the hustle and bustle of the Melbourne CBD and into the burbs for lunch at Hellenic Republic.
A short tram down Lygon street leads you straight to the front door. The decor takes you straight to the Greek Islands. It is a culinary journey from start to finish. What an experience!
Halloumi was an obvious choice but the rest of the menu was a struggle…only because I wanted it all. I settled on the octopus, done to perfection, and a few Greek dips and side dishes.
Booked online to avoid disappointment as it does get busy. There are three branches to chose from, all close to the city. www.hellenicrepublic.com.au