I recently celebrated my birthday at the Press Club, and had been looking forward to experiencing this restaurant for some time. To start with my party of 10 was kept waiting outside for almost 15 minutes, even though we were there at the booking time. We were not offered a drink or anything, just left in the cold. Once we got inside, the decor was ordinary nothing exciting. The staff were great and very informative regarding the food and wines. The food was nice but again, nothing I would rave about. My husband wanted to take a birthday cake for me, however when he was told it would be $15 per head "cakeage" he sensibly didn't take the cake. I find this price totally ridiculous, they did offer to provide a cake but that was going to be $20 per head! They did provide a plate consisting of about 3 small sweets, a candle, and "happy birthday" written in Chocolate. My husband and I have dined at many lovely restaurants all over the world and I'm afraid this restaurant needs to pick it's game up for us to want to go back. At a cost of over $200 per head for our party, including wine, I think there are better places in Melbourne to experience. Quite disappointing, I think they are riding on the name a bit too much unfortunately.
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