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The Press Club

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72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9677 9677
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided this time around to go for the 6 courses $155pp, as we felt like 4 courses wasn’t quite enough last time. I think 6 courses was the perfect amount, but i’m sure bae will want to go for the 8 courses next year. The cocktail was the first big decision, as they were presented to us on arrival,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were very lucky to have been given a gift voucher to The Press Club for our wedding anniversary. We went on a Wednesday evening for the 6.30pm session. We had the 8 course menu and I had the wines to match. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly making the whole experience so enjoyable. Food was outstanding. From the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having booked well in advance, we counted down the days to our visit to this restaurant. Reservations were easy and very pleasantly handled by the bookings team and finally upon arrival we were warmly welcomed. It’s a very intimate restaurant and we felt special sharing the booth together. The restaurant being small and intimate, the heavy traffic of service staff... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed an 8 course degustation menu with accompanying wines. The entire experience was magnificent and easily the best I have enjoyed in similar establishments. The flavour & presentation of the food was wonderful, with each course clearly described by our knowledgeable wait staff. So too, the wine was described expertly by the sommelier in order for us to fully... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a standout experience in great food and outstanding service from a super experienced team.Its a small but perfectly formed dining room where the food is the hero .There were 7 of us and we had 6 course's with recommended wine from the waiter .We started with the cocktails these were unique and a must try took the edge... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never experienced anything like this in my life. We were very fortunate to get a table at the last minute. Both my husband and I have never appreciated food until we had this amazing experience. The service was just as amazing as the food! If you want a once in a lifetime experience this is a must!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Private function at this small but very interesting space. 7 course Degustation menu was outstanding. Seating is around the bar and food prep, cooking and plating was done right in front of guests. Brilliant night topped off by a visit by George Colombaris, who was happy to chat and have photos with each of the guests. Staff were superb. Top... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Melbourne to visit old friends and spend xmas and nye with them. We decided to try out the Press Club for a get together with 3 couples. The meal was superb, service exceptional (after a slow start) and the overall experience was a fantastic blend of Aussie chill with a fine dining flair. The meal progressed at... More 

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Perth, Australia
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the fine dining restaurant of George Calombaris who you might know from Masterchef. He wanted to bring Greek food in to the fine dining arena. Boy has he succeeded! The dining room is 2 rows of booths and you get the impression that you are on a luxury yacht cruising the Mediterranean. The service is immaculate. A laid... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and was completely blown away by the very excellent service and knowledge of the wait staff. Out standing value for the quality of the dish's. Ambiance wonderful. Love the cocktail trolley !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 149
Cuisine
Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9677 9677
Description
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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Neighbourhood Profile
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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