We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Press Club

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9677 9677
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

690 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 685: English reviews
Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here during a three day weekend escape to Melbourne. Had the 6 course tasting menu with matching wines, service impeccable, food unable to be criticised and ambience great; except for a group of businessmen opposite our booth who got louder and louder as more wine was served. The Maitre d' obviously noticed this and offered us complimentary... More 

Thank Robert A
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here on Thursday 5th January. We had the 6 course tasting menu with paired wines. We were looked after brilliantly by the waiting staff and each course and wine described, we were not rushed at all. We thought the price was good value with such a high standard of cooking skill and presentation evident... More 

Thank Louisa B
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw on the website that 5 courses were $110 every Tuesday so booked for Tuesday 27th December. I went with my parents for Mum's birthday (having been before and had a good experience) and showed her the site so she would know what to expect - her not being familiar with higher end dining. We were told once we... More 

2 Thank Paul M
Level Contributor
107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here - wonderful! So I decided to visit in the evening. Terrible! We had the degustation menu. Most of It was OK, without being worth the $$$. But the main course meat was so poor that we had to send it back - on both meals. It was horrible tasting and could not be eaten. They provided... More 

2 Thank Bagdadnote
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just walked backed to our hotel after a wonderful 2 1/2 hr lunch. Just heaven. Firstly must say tried to book lunch within a 24hr period and the reservation team were more than helpful trying ton accommodate us as we only had a limited time in Melbourne. Thankfully a last minute cancellation was our benefit!! As huge fans of Masterchef... More 

Thank RemyLeBeauKerry
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot rate this beautiful restaurant highly enough. Had lunch on a Monday with my daughter to celebrate my birthday and was blown away by the ambience, service and knowledge and helpfulness of our waiter. Then the food came - OMG as close to heaven as we could possibly be. We chose the 3 course lunch, started with Zucchini which... More 

Thank Christine B
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fan of George and Master Chef - was not disappointed. Lunch with husband and daughter and fell instantly in love with the organic golden light fixtures. I had the aperitif with a thyme infused ice cube and mesquite iced tea drink, sublime! Dietary requirements of gluten free and dairy free were well managed in the two course option. Great... More 

Thank Twins021
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give this review a three and a half, I would. I debated weather it was 3 or 4 because it was a good fine dinning experience but it was not great. We flew down from Sydney to try George's restaurant. My friend and I were so excited to try George's restaurant and it was good, we were... More 

Thank christianas_cumture
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Venue was very small and appeared more like a Diner than a fine dining venue. It was a particularly hot & steamy day and the restaurants air conditioning was not working. There appeared to be some portable unit in the doorway which inadequately cooled the venue. It was far to uncomfortable to enjoy the degustation menu which was very small... More 

Thank Lisa K
Québec (Ville), Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect. We got the dégustation menu. We came all the way from Quebec Canada and didn't regret our choice. The dessert was perfect. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank jjlHamel

Travelers who viewed The Press Club also viewed

Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria

Been to The Press Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $147
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9677 9677
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Press Club and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Melbourne, Australia
over a year ago
Launceston, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Press Club staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood 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.
Explore this neighborhood