You don’t need to be Einstein to recognise that competition for your patronage these days is seriously fierce. For this reason, local restaurants can often fall in and out of flavour. Not Hellenika. One of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast, this Nobby Beach stalwart has and will stand the test of time. The authentic home-style Greek food will visit you in your foodie dreams for weeks to follow—think saganaki, dolmades, wood-fired pork belly, octopus and the not-to-be-missed house speciality, the incredible baked lamb. After a staggering renovation mid 2017 and a new rooftop bar and function area to open late spring, Hellinka should be on every local or visitor's dining bucket list.
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