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The Press Club


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
$29 - $140
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came with a friend for a milestone birthday, and was a bit disappointed. The service was lovely and the sommelier very knowledgeable. The food was very interesting. There were eight courses mostly delicious but they were all so small that we left hungry even though...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nathan H
Made_Establishment, Guest Relations Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Your kind feedback regarding both the service and atmosphere during your dining experience means a lot to us, Nathan. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the taste of meal, and that our team was able to offer you a friendly and attentive standard of service, as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Degustation lunch of seemingly endless courses, each one picture perfect and exquisitely prepared. Highlights were the stuffed fairy eggplants, the lamb tartare with baby vegetable crisps, the kangaroo in steamed buns and each and every desert. Service was impeccable, attentive and informative without being overbearing....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Natasha09
Made_Establishment, Guest Relations Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Natasha09, we couldn't ask for a kinder review from our guests. Our team was so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed everything about your recent dining experience with us, from the vibrant atmosphere of the room to the quality of service and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were glad we make it in time to dine here before it closes in June 2019. Servings were big for me and I struggled to finish my food. Fish dishes were cooked perfectly and the sauce with the roasted corn was to die for!...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Made_Establishment, Guest Relations Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your 5-star review means a lot to us, 791jon, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We're so happy to have been able to welcome you and couldn't be happier that to hear all your wonderful compliments towards your meal, as our team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Press Club, one of the older establishments of Masterchef famed restaurateur and chef George Colombaris. From the moment you walk in you are treated to first class service that is not like any other found in Melbourne that we have experienced. The host was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Made_Establishment, Guest Relations Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

As responded on Google: Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts with us, yusufzarani. Your lovely compliments touched the hearts of our entire team, as they convey the very experience that we aspire to offer to each of our guests when they dine with us,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A busy bustling restaurant on a Saturday evening but managed to get seating for 3 people on one of the communal tables. Pitta bread and dip a tasty starter. Excellent tuna fish and good options for veggiesMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Made_Establishment, Guest Relations Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You review paints the perfect picture of Gazi restaurant, LacyRuth! Our team strives to provide a dining experience that is full of excitement and tasty dishes, so it’s wonderful to hear that this energy was reflected in your visit. Thanks for taking the time to...More

Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant makes food an art form! Everything is beautifully described, from the source of ingredients to the preparation. Even the delivery of the dishes are synchronized beautifully. Not just synchronized, but elegantly as well. Be prepared to spend time and money. This is an...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Made_Establishment, Guest Relations Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thank you for such a thoughtful review, molliedance01. Our chefs strive to push boundaries with our ever-evolving menu, while our entire team certainly hopes to offer our guests a memorable dining experience, so we couldn't be more pleased to hear that their intentions were reflected...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019

Saturday night degustation was so tasty ot was ridiculous, and out waiter was great. The knowledge of what we were eating was worth the visit in itself, and the ability to blend the cocktails with the food and try some Greek alcohols I'd never heard...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Made_Establishment, Guest Relations Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

It was such a compliment to receive your kind feedback B871QKandrewc. Our team certainly agrees that Greek cuisine has a lot to offer and they love to showcase that in our experimental menu. They put their heart and soul into giving our guests the best...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

The food was absolutely amazing, didn't want it to end especially the lamb. The staff were very attentiveMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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Made_Establishment, Guest Relations Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

It was absolutely amazing to read your kind words cwizzy87! Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. Our goal is to always give our guests a memorable experience, and we're so happy to see that reflected in your visit....More

Reviewed January 16, 2019

poor lighting, minute font on the wine list, pretentious staff, shocking food in minature portions, we stopped off in an arcade a purchased cheese biscuits and wine to have in our room. The only thing there was copious quantities of was bread.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Made_Establishment, Manager at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Hi Mimi Thank you for your feedback regarding The Press Club. We appreciate you letting us know about your dining experience and we would like the opportunity to talk to you about it in further detail. If we could please request your contact details be...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

A fan of Masterchef and indeed, it exceeded expectations. It's better and more affordable than some of the fine dining restaurants I've been to. Met Mr George in person and I was star strucked! Thanks for hosting us, will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Made_Establishment, Guest Experience Coordinator at The Press Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your dining experience at The Press Club. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. George was touched to read your thoughts, and is always happy to see...More

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July 20, 2018|
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Response from Elaine393 | Reviewed this property |
I went to the press club on my own and was made to feel really welcome and was well looked after. I had the 5 course tasting menu and the wine flight to accompany it. Both were excellent. The wine wasn't included in the... More
May 16, 2016|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
We went in the evening but lunch set menu is about 35aud without drink but I would go back there tomorrow, remember you might will need to book in advance but the food definitely makes up for the availability time. Hope this... More
January 23, 2016|
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