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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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72 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked at 1 o’clock for lunch. We were met and greeted and sat at our table. Had a lunch time beverage it was made at the table and the ice was topic of conversation for awhile. Food was great and there was a great amount...More

Thank Shirley F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything I expected and more. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole 6 course tasting menu experience. The presentation, ambiance and the food were all excellent. Travelled a long way for this and was not disappointed.

Thank barbarapratt13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The family spent Christmas lunch at The Press Club. The Good: * Great staff with wonderful attitude who possesssed a real service mentality and knew the menu. * Excellent sommelier * Innovative menu - a real twist on the classics. Started on a high with...More

Thank 795johni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

George Calombaris is one of Australia's most recognisable chefs, due largely to his role as a judge on MasterChef Australia. George has a reputation around town as an avant-garde chef At The Press Club, George aims to recreate the traditional Greek food inject it with...More

Thank DrHabib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went and we were thrilled. The Restaurant, presentation and taste of food was amazing. The service from Chris and Terry was great. Thank you The Press Club for our wonderful lunch.

Thank mariadig21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Press Club in August 2017. This is a very high end Greek restaurant. We asked for Chef's special. It was a lot of food and very tasty. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. Perfect for business dinner.

Thank K T
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant we felt relaxed and at ease. It was like being in the flashiest hotel room where it was beautifully appointed but comfortable. We start d with two unique and fantastic cocktails. The food was delightful and delicious....More

Thank Y3838ADrichardm
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited on our 10th wedding anniversary, and it didn't disappoint. The place is like a 1950s Athens airport lounge. A little cramped, but the service was excellent and the food was unlike anything else, especially the first course, an Australian/Greek themed entree complete with...More

Thank glenna381
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went last night for my birthday. We did the 8 course degustation with matching wines. The food was amazing, and unlike the other restaurants it was not loud at all. I would highly recommend this place for a special intimate dinner.

Thank mtyson2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The house cocktail is a homemade liquor from the sap of a tree similar to a pine, served over a cardamom ice cube. The breads were donut holes and pitas, served with roe, feta and tomatillo spreads. The apps were octopus with a fava bean...More

Thank LivDaley
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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
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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$31 - US$152
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 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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