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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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5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
72 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 791 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, where to start?? Our group of four were seated quickly, drinks were offered and ordered and suggestions about the menu were discussed. We decided on the 6 course degustation menu. Food preferences were strictly adhered to and the food was soooooo good.The explanations that...More

Thank Janet Lorraine J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG amazing experience. 12 course set menu paired with drinks amazing amazing amazing. On a weekend in Melbourne with my mum and it eill be one to remeber after eating here. Highly recommended to any one with expensive taste!

Thank mcscarey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fab table looking into the kitchen. Chris, was the gentleman looking after us and he was faultless, attentive without being intrusive. The food was wonderful. Beautifully served and really flavoursome. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It was our...More

Thank MoyaR55
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Decided to treat myself on a recent trip to Melbourne. This place is not cheap but in my view it was worth every penny. The staff were friendly, informative and helpful. It can sometimes be uncomfortable as a solo dinner in such a restaurant but...More

Thank Elaine393
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Degustation started at 8.30pm didn’t get out until 12.45am. Big on theatre but unnecessary, they are pleasuring themselves and not me. I don’t want our table conversation to be interrupted to listen to the speech from the staff. Please note that the staff were very...More

2  Thank SimonGlum
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Had the wonderful tasting menu, which was incredibly good. The octopus was the best I have ever had, melt in the mouth and perfectly grilled. There was a potato dish which was so Moorish and tasty, I could have jus had that. Small snacks like...More

Thank tony c
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We had read a lot about the Press Club and yes, the food was delicious, but we found the service very snooty when it absolutely did not need to be, and the music LOUD. At that time, there was a tasting menu with two options...More

Thank Jacki0
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Excellent service. No souvlaki or spanakopita here - this is true Greek fine dining. But I'd have like some retsina, even if it is a little low brow.

Thank rapido101
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent balanced food with professional & knowledgeable but casual staff....they even offered a tour of the kitchen.....juat fab

1  Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve been to Press Club a few times and it’s still a favorite. The service from the moment you walk in the door to the time you leave is impeccable. For the first Christmas with just the two of us they made us feel welcome...More

1  Thank Alicia J
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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$ 31 - US$ 153
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 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
  • 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.
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