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The Press Club

72 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9677 9677
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (37 reviews)
All hours
Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
72 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had heard a lot about the Press Club and was liking forward to going. Can I say how blown away my wife and I were. We dine out frequently all over the world and can I say these guys have nailed it. From the...More

Thank Demiurge2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay, I LOVE food... I appreciate everything that is put on my place... There's nothing better than having a beautifully presented dish and once eaten having your taste buds dance on your tongue. Disappointment doesn't even cover it... I've tossed up whether or not to...More

Thank Felicia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had wanted to go to the Press Club for years, being massive fans of George Calombaris and well experienced in degustations throughout the world. We finally managed to arrange to go there recently as a group during a visit to Melbourne: me, my wife,...More

Thank JKTG123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time. First the service is first class. We chose the 8 course degustation. Now we normally don't do degustations as the servings are to large and by the end of the evening you either can't move or finish all courses or...More

Thank Ridgey01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quantity and quality of food did not live up to our expectations. At $180.00 per head, while somewhat tasty and nicely presented the men left a little hungry. The décor and tables were nice, the staff pleasant, however, none of us thought it had...More

2  Thank Travelqueen0505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this is an experience, as any good degustation should be. Service impeccable, may the best ever for me. But I was not really into the food....the creativity and effort has to be admired, but as an eating experience I would take a perfectly grilled...More

Thank Bennelong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a number of years, I've wanted to go to The Press Club and now finally I have been. We had the 8-course degustation menu with accompanying wines which we looked forward to with great anticipation. To be honest we could not fault it. It...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We are both fans of MasterChef Australia and from Northern Ireland, and so when we planned our retirement trip to Australia we looked up the Press Club. We made our booking and in time the evening arrived. It is small and intimate with booth style...More

1  Thank RobertandJoann
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the 6 course lunch degustation, all dishes were brought out promptly and all dishes were very tasty with alot of flavours and textures. I think my favourite dishes were the wagyu dish, chicken dish and the dessert was devine. As someone who is...More

Thank danniman
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I wish we could afford to go more often but The Press Club is a special occasion restaurant that never fails to deliver, we had the 8 course degustation that was a photo opportunity at every course but the tastes were bliss. The whole dining...More

Thank Peter T
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
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I'm looking at taking my daughter for lunch. What sort of prices would I be looking at ?
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
Hello can someone give me a steer on dress code for lunch at The Press Club....would smart shorts be ok for a gent?
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
Hi I wanted to know how far in advance do you have to book?
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$30 - US$146
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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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
  • E-mail
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.