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The Press Club

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Central Business District
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72 Flinders St, 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not having visited the old Press Club, I had no idea what to expect. A very intimate dining setting, with seating for around 30 people was what I found. We opted for the 3 course lunch, without matching wines as we wanted to select our own and drink at our own pace. The food was incredibly tasty but portions were... More 

Thank Katie M
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Press Club was my very first stop of my "MasterChef Australia foodie trail". For those of you who watch MasterChef Australia, you would know George Colombaris and his insistence on the balance of flavours and the pep talks he gives to contestants when they crumble under the stress of intense pressure. (Love you George!) On my way to the... More 

Thank Meow1688
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fine dining experience at a George Colombaris restaurant raises your expectations, especially on the last evening of a perfect weeks holiday in Australia. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by staff who were glad to see us and who never stopped smiling or being attentive all evening. Everything from the decor, uniforms, settings and menu spoke of... More 

Thank David P
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

George Columbaris is one of my favourite chefs, so when we stayed in Melbourne this restaurant visit was a must and it didn't disappoint. The food was "out of this world", completely indulgent and just how we imagined. I stared with the Tsatsiki and my husband had the quail, then I had the trout and hubby had beef cheeks, topped... More 

Thank Debra F
Hovik, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the extremely popular show Masterchef Australia we actually travelled all the way from Norway to Melbourne JUST to experience George Calombaris' restaurant The Press Club in Melbourne! And we were NOT disappointed! It was worth every dollar we spent on this restaurant! Superb service, superb food and superb wine made this one of the best eating experience we've... More 

Thank preben k
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good quality but serving sizes were a joke. Came out hungry after '4 courses' which cost an arm and a leg. I think George is having a laugh as are the staff who seemed to be acting in some sort of surreal play rather than offering plain good service.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here as a final 30th birthday dinner for myself from my fiance who had taken me to a number of fine restaurant over the course of 2-3 months (a long birthday celebration right?!). We started of in Hong Kong at Lung King Heen, then went to The Grill by Sean Connolly in Auckland and finished here, I have... More 

Thank Mitul L
New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned again to the Press Club on the Tuesday nights special experimental menu. We selected a 5 course degustation this time round. As per normal the food was great, staff were pleasant. Drinks menu plus wines etc were impressive. Another success. Only issue we found on this night was combination of a full house and loud music (Saturday Night Fever... More 

Thank Ambflyer1
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the delicious appetisers with warm loukoumades and a caviar topped creamy skordalia tasting like the sea through the mouth watering charcoal octopus superbly matched with capers right through to course 6 of Sokolata, Mastic and Thyme this was a flavour-filled journey of delight superbly matched by unusual but excellent French, Greek and Victorian wines. It is an interesting intimate... More 

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been wanting to dine at this venue for a few years and decided that this was the perfect experience to celibrate our anniversary with. We where right, the service was great with special mention to the sommelier who was extreamaly willing to assist in the pairing of incredible food and wine. Value for money, absolutely, an experience to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$145
Greek, Gluten Free Options
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
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
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 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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