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Philhellene

Address
Address:
551-553 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
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Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9370 3303
Cuisine
Cuisine: Greek
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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Philhellenism is the love of all things Greek and it's certainly hard not to when you dine at Moonee Ponds restaurant Philhellene. All the expected Greek comfort foods are on the menu, including lamb souvlaki, spanakopita, loukoumades and deliciously cooked seafood. The restaurant has a suitably rustic and homely feel to it, with exposed brick, heavy timber and a large bar.

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Worth a trip out of the city, it’s off the beaten track but easy to find on Mount Alexander Road.

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Co-founders of the ever-popular Piraeus Blues in Brunswick Street, John and Susie Rerakis have opened Philhellene, a restaurant which should, as the name suggests, instil a love of all things Greek. With Susie and her mother-in-law in the kitchen, the regional influences hail from Rhodes, Cyprus and Crete, and the cuisine sits comfortably between traditional Greek and modern Australian fare. The restaurant has a suitably rustic and homely feel to it, with exposed brick, heavy timber and a large bar dominating proceedings.

The menu is similarly unpretentious and features traditional Greek offerings such as fish dishes like the stuffed calamari and lemony lamb, but there’s also a touch of Middle Eastern influence. It’s worth looking out for seasonal daily specials such as stuffed zucchini flowers, roasted kid goat that melts in the mouth or a lamb and artichoke fricassee. The serves are generous and hearty, and just a main course will satisfy most, although there’s always room for a light and sweet mouthful of their loukoumades, honeyed Greek doughnuts. There’s a small but reasonable wine list of Greek and Australian wines and they also offer a set menu for $45 if you are feeling particularly ravenous.

Angela Costanzo
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Philhellene - User Reviews

Sofie:

Five star all the way - Great food and great service. It feels like you're in someone's home enjoying a home cooked meal. We are regulars and have taken friends and family to this fabulous restaurant and have all been very impressed and keep coming back. These people know what great customer service is all about and they serve tasty, quality meals. We consider ourselves very lucky to be locals and dine at this fantastic place. Have been to other so called “5 Star” Greek Restaurants but none of them come close to Philhellene - Well done!!review  21/06/2011

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