When The Calile
opened its doors on James Street in October, it didn’t just add a rather striking-looking hotel to the busy Fortitude Valley strip. It also became home to the first Brisbane outpost of Gold Coast Greek restaurant Hellenika
. Now serving up meals and drinks for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Brisbane’s Hellenika lets enjoy their meals in a pastel and neutral space that befits the complex’s cruisy, stylish and minimalistic digs. And seafood is the main culinary attraction. Hellenika’s daily fish market range flies in the ocean’s finest from around the country, including kingfish, lobster (served whole or in halves) and more. Pairing your meal with a beverage involves perusing a 500-strong wine list, including Greek tipples, naturally. As for cocktails, the Hellenika G&T comes with a splash of rosemary, while the Ari Onassis combines mastiha, gin, elderflower, lemon and cucumber. Classic cocktails, non-boozy options, beers, ciders and ouzo are also on offer. Plus, come December, Hellenika will be open for breakfast, too.