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The Press Club

72 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9677 9677
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
72 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have had both the two course luncheon and the six course degustation lunch at this venue. Loved the experience and the food, felt like being on MasterChef.

Thank heatherkE4736WX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Press Club to celebrate a special occasion - daughter's 21st - and were superbly looked after, from individual dietary preferences (2x veggie, 1 x not keen on goat's cheese) to the guided wine tour. The food was fabulous - although in...More

1  Thank Iain409
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 course degustation on a Saturday night. Eliza said "let us surprise you"us and that certainly happened. Each course was stunning and the presentation was exceptional. Eliza skillfully explained each course. Fabian was an outstanding and entertaining floor manager and Frederico knew his drinks brilliantly....More

1  Thank KBR472013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply stunning. The service is impeccable. The decor warm and cosy. The food is on another level. It's a journey, so I suggest the whole 9 yards or 8 courses with wine matching to really understand the man behind this gem.

1  Thank steve1201
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Absolutely loved our experience at Press Club and a definite if you are wanting to treat yourself. Excellent, professional service and truly flawless food from start to finish. We chose the 4 courses, had a drink to start and a bottle of wine to share...More

Thank meikadalton
Reviewed 13 July 2017

What a lovely meal - the staff were attentive, organised - it was one of those experiences where you just sit and relax, nothing feels too hard, everything comes out quickly and with ease - it was nice to be truly looked after.

Thank JacI376
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Upon arrival from the Melbourne Airport noontime, we have not reserved for lunch. Since the trip was more of a Foodie Artsy Experience, we have decided to dine at a George Calombaris restaurant, The Press Club. We were welcomed by a tacky curtain, then was...More

Thank Julius L
Reviewed 19 June 2017

So much has changed since I was here last, I love the décor, service amazing, atmosphere a little quiet, understandably. We decided on the 4 course menu, lots of food for soaking purposes after a rather big night out! Well, I have to say, that...More

Thank Tina E
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I celebrated my 70th Birthday on April 18 and one of my gifts was a dinner for 2 at "The Press Club" with my son. We received a warm welcome on arrival and decided on the 8 Course Degustation menu with matching wines. The waiters...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We felt very relaxed and well looked after at The Press Club. The atmosphere was faultless and our 3 course meal was delicious and amazingly priced. There was an added bonus of a very generous appetizer and then a petite four with our cofee. The...More

Thank Julia L
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16 May 2016|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
We went in the evening but lunch set menu is about 35aud without drink but I would go back there tomorrow, remember you might will need to book in advance but the food definitely makes up for the availability time. Hope this... More
23 January 2016|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Hi i would not suggest smart shorts, i think smart light weight trousers if hot. Hope this helps and you have a fantastic time
Mael L
9 June 2015|
Response from JAT2701 |
I booked for lunch one week in advance. Not sure if you might have to wait a bit longer for dinner tho
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$154
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9677 9677
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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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