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The Press Club

72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
0396779677
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Ranked #146 of 4,004 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $171
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Melbourne
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

MY goodness what an absolutely amazing experience... and overall one of the top 5 experiences (food and art) I have had. This is a must ..... We went for our anniversary and I really didn't know what was on offer just that I wanted to go. We had the 8 degustation reason being that I felt it offered so much... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We loved this place, we had a five course degustation, I loved the first four courses the dessert wasn't my thing but loved by others in my party. The wine list was broad and good, the staff very attentive. I don't particularly love the seating arrangements booths everybody has to shuffle around to get to the bathroom. If you are... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I went with a couple of friends! We all enjoy a good laugh and to be honest I never would have suggested we eat there as I find it hard to admire a Chef who cannot hold his fork properly... But, I knew it would be fun! Overall, I was blown away... The experience completely exceeded my expectations. We had... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It's based on great imaginative greek food but i feel a little bit too expensive for what it is. The entrees were terrific. The mains which I always struggle with a little boring and the deserts magnificent. f

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had always been wanting to go to The Press Club and finally booked to go on a trip to Melbourne recently. We arrived to our booking at 7:00pm, there was only one other table taken and another two for the rest of the night. Atmosphere was lacking. We chose the 5 course degustation with matching wines, the food was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Well worth securing a table here. Service is impeccable - very knowledgable wait staff. A fantastic dining experience and another restaurant where you should just put yourself in their hands - and let them guide you.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Food you'll never cook let alone plate in the artistic and inviting style managed at the Press Club. The fabulous, helpful and well informed staff are able to support your dining experience in way you never imagined possible.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went here for my girlfriends suprise birthday! From the moment we walked in we were treated like kings, the service and detail to attention was amazing. I had a few special requests which the reservations department handled flawlessly! We had the 5 course together with the waiters recommendation of gin and rum drinks! The food was tasty, varied and provided... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Food, service, staff and absolute journey one takes each visit is unique......tried vue the next day......no comparison...Press leads the way

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I took my partner here for her 50th birthday and wasn't disappointed. We travelled from the uk having watched masterchef Australia and wanted to eat in George's restaraunt. We had the five course degustation menu with paired wines, it was fantastic. They do an eight course menu but personally I think that would have been too much food for us.

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Additional Information about The Press Club

Address: 72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 0396779677
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 171
Cuisine: Greek

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