- high chair
- pram access
- kid-friendly standard menu
- crayons and paper for the kids
A warning: if you want to eat Sunday lunch at Hellenic Republic, give yourself a good 2 months to ensure that you can get a booking. Also note that on Sundays (and possibly other days of the week as well) there is a 2 hour turnaround time for tables. Table-turning is a practice that I dislike immensely, especially as I would like to be able to enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch, but if stuffing myself steadily for 2 hours straight is the only way I get to eat at Hellenic Republic, then I guess so be it. Also, I guess the reality of dining with a little baby is that 2 hours is about all NKOTB can bear before she becomes tired and grumpy.
Our group of 12 gathered to sample the $55 Trapezi meze sharing menu (which is required for groups of 10 or more). To confirm the booking I was asked to complete a comprehensive list of the guests’ dietary requirements – when they say they cater for all dietary requirements, they really mean it! Gluten and dairy free alternatives were prepared especially for certain guests, and nowhere else have I seen ‘pescatarian’ acknowledged as a dietary requirement.
It also means that they should be able to cater for little people’s appetites and tastes and I think all the menu is suitable for children – lots of sharing, small bites and finger food.
The Trapezi is a multi-course tour through most of Hellenic Republic’s menu. I’ve been told it is excellent value for the amount of food you’re served relative to a la carte. It certainly left me full enough that I didn’t need dinner that night.
MEZE — CHEFS SELECTION OF SMALL TASTES
Despite the unceremonious end to our meal, I really loved the convivial atmosphere and massive amounts of food served for lunch at Hellenic Republic. For those with kids you’ll also appreciate the high chairs and crayons and paper for entertainment and the atmosphere is so boisterous and laid back no one will care about your baby’s squealing.Hellenic Republic, 434 Lygon St, Brunswick East +61 3 9381 1222