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The Press Club

72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Ranked #173 of 3,965 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $89
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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 The Press Club Group, 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 90 guests and also offers a large, completely private dining room for up to 30 guests. This space can be split into two smaller rooms for groups of up to 18 and 10 guests. The open kitchen brings an element of drama to the contemporary dining room, and professional service staff, complete the winning combination.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I've been to The Press Clubs numerous times over the last 6 years or so and this is the first time I've seen it in its new guise. Exclusive and intimate with very clever design, the space is warm and inviting and sumptuous without being forced. A relaxed vibe and the staff were excellent as well as proud to work... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

3 friends and I visited The Press Club back in January when we were in Melbourne for the Australian Open tennis. We had the 8 course degustation and were really impressed by the food, the presentation and the staff. One of our group celebrated her birthday last week so we decided to try it again. I mentioned this to a... More

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15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Came here for a special occasion dinner and found it to be excellent. The staff were friendly, unpretentious and extremely knowledgable. The 5 course degustation menu had all the elements that it should - great food, interesting flavour combinations AND it was an experience - one of surprise and delight. Attention to detail was fantastic, every element of each dish... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had the 5 course degustation menu and it was amazing, both in terms of the quality / combination of the food and the mild sense of theatre that accompanies it. They do matching wines, but we selected our own. We adored the palate cleansers and were given an extra helping, but the whole experience memorable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We dined here as part of a weekend to celebrate my birthday. What an overpriced and underwhelming experience. We had the 5-course tasting menu. The food was fussy and pretentious with very little taste (with the exception of our slow-cooked beef main). The service - pushy and intrusive with wait staff constantly probing for positive feedback and persistently (and very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of the most incredible dining experiences I've had! We had a 5-course degustation and the food was so thoughtfully prepared with some unexpected flavours, in a good way! The matched wines were perfect. The staff were very friendly and courteous. Can't wait to go back!

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is Gazi, formerly The Press Club. Fresh Greek food and fabulous drinks in a funky location - Opa!

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Amazing food, served by professional and courteous waitstaff - really felt looked after while still enjoying privacy of intimate dining. Highly recommended - intense flavours and surprises that made this a memorable dining experience!

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Perth WA
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visited this fascinating venture on the side of the famous press club. The head or sous chef creates a 5-6 course degustation in front of you with only 8 diners all sat together at a bench on Friday evenings. It was a great experience bringing consumer closer to creator. Alex the sous knocked out a wonderful menu with some fab... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I were given a gift voucher for the Press Cub before it's recent re-opening! The $100 didn't even pay for drinks but if you are prepared you will not be disappointed! Stunning food presented creatively and attentive staff! Meeting and chatting with Ralph Fiennes was the icing on the cake of an experience I will never forget!

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