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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 1 week ago

Although a wedding anniversary is an annual event, we often missed the opportunity to celebrate it given our busy lives, interstate work commitments and the need to ferry children around on certain nights. So when we realised we actually had the day free – and...More

Thank LisaMS-4
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived, we were made very welcome by Terry. The staff hovered about efficiently and non obtrusively. Our booth looked onto the kitchen where we saw george tasting, testing and talking to his staff. There are only 10 booths in the restaurant, so it...More

Thank wadih
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been to The Press Club in years and when I did it was where Gazi now is. So initially I walked in the wrong door. Kindly escorted out and across the hallway to the right restaurant. Ha. The Press Club is completely different this...More

Thank bibbycat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the full menu with the accompanying wines. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was excellent.

Thank MrsLou_Harrison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Saturday lunch which is a 6 course set menu. The food arrives, is explained by impeccable wait staff and it’s delicious. Wonderful drinks trolley, all together an effortless meal in a very cool setting. If you want to see a menu I’m...More

Thank jabba70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Press Club absolutely exceeded all expectations! I was expecting good things and the service, setting and food were all next level. We were greeted at the door and taken on a kitchen tour as they were running slightly behind, we met Chef Rueben, tasted...More

Thank TwoSeaAus
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 12 October 2017 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 6 October 2017 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
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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$ 147
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 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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