Hellenika Brisbane – Opening Soon
It’s been a big week of announcements for James Street’s The Calile Hotel – last Wednesday its curated boutique offering was announced and today, its first restaurant. Much-loved Nobby Beach eatery Hellenika is bringing its modern Greek goodness to the breezy hotel, set to open in early September. Hellenika Brisbane will sit on level one, with the 600-sqm venue sprawling out to an open-air patio and poolside cabanas.Owner Simon Gloftis is excited to see Hellenika’s original chef Bryan Kelly, who worked for the restaurant for five years, returning from a two-year stint in London to head up the Brisbane kitchen, with Bryan’s wife Tessa (also ex-Hellenika Gold Coast) coming on board as restaurant manager. The Brisbane menu will be very similar to its southern sibling – think seared scallops with ouzo and butter, veal dolmades and Hellenika’s baked lamb house special – plus the addition of a classic breakfast menu with hints of Greek influence. Hellenika Brisbane will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, and guests of the hotel will also be able to order from a poolside menu to snack in the sun.