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The Press Club

72 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9677 9677
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
72 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

As Masterchef fans we had to make a visit to The Press Club. They honoured our booking even though they no longer were open for lunch. We were treated like Royalty from start to finish. We were given so much information, got to go down...More

Thank linellec2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong. This is a fabulous restaurant but as someone that’s been to so many high-end places this one misses the mark in the food category (which is kinda why we go to restaurants). Service, ambiance and creativeness was there but I just...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we tried the degustation menu with matching wines, the food was very nice, don't fall in the trap of getting asked if you want some truffle with one of the meals, we said yes got a few shavings of it directly onto our plate at...More

Thank sebastianpT7438KW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My second time at the press club, change in place n setting but nice cosy set up. Started with a typical Greek cocktail, came with a lot of fanfare, modern but average to taste. Got myself a a 5 course tasting menu paired with wine....More

Thank aseem44
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We found the staff to be very warm & welcoming & their attention to detail & the service is outstanding. In terms of all the fine dining venues I would rate the staff here very highly. The food was also very good, excellent flavours, perfectly...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Went as a family of 4, two had degustation menu and 2 Ala carte. It worked out the same, in terms of $, but the main course in a la carte is quite small for what you pay. As for the Degustation courses, enjoyed every...More

Thank adventureperth
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Obviously the food-experience is top-notch! And we truly enjoyed the journey into greek tastes and modern, australian dining. What we would like to emphasize is the incredible pleasant yet professional service we recieved also to our young guests; i.e. our kids aged between 10 to...More

Thank Jon Anders H
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I simply had a lot of fun at our recent meal at The Press Club. Interaction with the staff was a stand out. We enjoyed a degustation experience. Although we really enjoyed the bottle of wine we chose we agreed next time...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here as part of our trip to Australia. We originally booked lunch but the week before we went we received an e-mail saying that the restaurant would be changing to the autumn schedule and would not be serving lunch. They were happy to...More

Thank SFrench99
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The entire experience of the Supper Club is just so on brand with Melbourne’s dining scene. It’s exceptional and the food is delicious. We will definitely be back again.

Thank SkittyMitty
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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$30 - US$145
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 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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