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72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
0396779677
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: George Calombaris' flagship Melbourne restaurant for MAdE Establishment...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable

A group of 6 close friends + Degustation = Happy, Happy times. Outstanding service for such a busy night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Judst3r
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Ballarat, Australia
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  • Doing business
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Adelaide, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing atmosphere, amazing food, fine dining delight Very welcoming and professional. Would definitely go back

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visiting Melbourne last week from NZ, having pre-booked The Press Club a month out, we were not disappointed. I'd have to say this was really a peak dining experience. The surprise and delight factors that were not expected along with the polished service and amazing flavours make it highly recommended. Everything worked perfectly together and the small intimate restaurant made... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Thanks Luke & Terry for an amazing evening! Delicious food, amazing experience. Would recommend this to everyone - can't wait to do it again! Thx for a great night x

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Main: Duck, parsnip, kritharaki. Felt like licking the dish clean, the kritharaki works perfectly with the duck. Has so much flavour but looks so simple. Dessert: different chocolates and mandarin. The hot and cold elements make the dessert a complete package. The mandarin then adds a sour element. Hot, cold, sweet and sour in 1 dessert. perfect. Then they give... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A group of 6 close friends + Degustation = Happy, Happy times. Outstanding service for such a busy night.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The staff at the press club make you feel like royalty and their knowledge and passion for food, wine and you as their customer makes this an experience not to miss. The food is without question fine dining at its best BUT giving you portions that are more than reasonable. After four courses, desert and a glass of wine we... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very small but compact place to eat very friendly staff we went and felt underdressed as we did not know what to expect but staff made us feel welcome even got us a booking for gazi and walked us round. Excellent in every way

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We dined recently at the press club to celebrate our son's 21st. Very polite, efficient service, shown quickly to our table. Very small, unique space with an interesting ceiling! Booths for seating. Our booth was I felt a little too big for our little party of four and I would have been happier to be placed at say, the next... More 

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Like many things in Melbourne, overpriced, over rated, and really just being kind nothing more than average. Food was nothing special. Just the same as we have at home most of the time.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Can Greek food be a high end dining experience? Yes it can. For me, I'm not sure whether it can match great French cuisine, but Press Club is a very good high end experience. Small space - only around 10 tables with curved benches. I'm not sure this is ideal as it can mean people are some distance from each... More 

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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  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 143
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 0396779677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 143
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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