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The Press Club

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9677 9677
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw on the website that 5 courses were $110 every Tuesday so booked for Tuesday 27th December. I went with my parents for Mum's birthday (having been before and had a good experience) and showed her the site so she would know what to expect - her not being familiar with higher end dining. We were told once we... More 

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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had lunch here - wonderful! So I decided to visit in the evening. Terrible! We had the degustation menu. Most of It was OK, without being worth the $$$. But the main course meat was so poor that we had to send it back - on both meals. It was horrible tasting and could not be eaten. They provided... More 

Thank Bagdadnote
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just walked backed to our hotel after a wonderful 2 1/2 hr lunch. Just heaven. Firstly must say tried to book lunch within a 24hr period and the reservation team were more than helpful trying ton accommodate us as we only had a limited time in Melbourne. Thankfully a last minute cancellation was our benefit!! As huge fans of Masterchef... More 

Thank RemyLeBeauKerry
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I cannot rate this beautiful restaurant highly enough. Had lunch on a Monday with my daughter to celebrate my birthday and was blown away by the ambience, service and knowledge and helpfulness of our waiter. Then the food came - OMG as close to heaven as we could possibly be. We chose the 3 course lunch, started with Zucchini which... More 

Thank Christine B
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fan of George and Master Chef - was not disappointed. Lunch with husband and daughter and fell instantly in love with the organic golden light fixtures. I had the aperitif with a thyme infused ice cube and mesquite iced tea drink, sublime! Dietary requirements of gluten free and dairy free were well managed in the two course option. Great... More 

Thank Twins021
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could give this review a three and a half, I would. I debated weather it was 3 or 4 because it was a good fine dinning experience but it was not great. We flew down from Sydney to try George's restaurant. My friend and I were so excited to try George's restaurant and it was good, we were... More 

Thank christianas_cumture
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Venue was very small and appeared more like a Diner than a fine dining venue. It was a particularly hot & steamy day and the restaurants air conditioning was not working. There appeared to be some portable unit in the doorway which inadequately cooled the venue. It was far to uncomfortable to enjoy the degustation menu which was very small... More 

Thank Lisa K
Québec (Ville), Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was perfect. We got the dégustation menu. We came all the way from Quebec Canada and didn't regret our choice. The dessert was perfect. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank jjlHamel
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Press Club does impress, but only once the food starts coming out. We were told to be prompt, so we arrived 5 mins early and advised that the table wasn't ready and we would have to wait outside on the street. The table that was first offered was rather small for the number of people we had as the... More 

Thank A11y11A
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a 2 course lunch with glass of wine for just $40 and it was lovely - zucchini starters and then fish/ beef for main - both delicious with sides of cos lettuce and potato. The air conditioning was not working but staff kept us supplied with plenty of water (and seemed to cope amazingly well in the conditions).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$146
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9677 9677
George Calombaris' flagship Melbourne restaurant for MAdE Establishment has cemented itself on the global dining scene with its unique Modern Greek cuisine. In October 2006, the four directors joined together to form MAdE Establishment, and opened their first venue, The Press Club Restaurant and Bar. This began a new era for George Calombaris and cemented his place as a culinary star for his Modern Greek Cuisine - never seen before Melbourne; where modern twists to traditional Greek cuisine has put this restaurant on the global map and has diner's wanting more. The Press Club seats 38 guests in individual booths. Next door to The Press Club at 52 Flinders Street, is Press Club - Projects, George Calombaris' creative and development kitchen. This space can be booked privately for up to 8 guests and offers a completely interactive experience as the chefs experiment with new dishes to make the menu in The Press Club.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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