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“Wow - what an night”
Review of The Press Club

The Press Club
Ranked #64 of 4,518 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$143
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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.
Reviewed 8 July 2018

What a way to spend a Saturday night. Well done Press Club you well and truely exceeded our expectations. We had the 8 course degustation menu and it was fantastic complimented by great Greek wine recommended by the brilliant sommelier wine expert. Not many restaurants can get front of house as good as their food but the Press Club has blended both of these to create a brilliant dining experience. Do yourself a favour and go along for the experience you will not be disappointed - well done George Calombaris your team should be congratulated on a great dining experience.. thank you.

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Thank Kirbs1967
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the Press Club a couple of nights ago, it definitely exceeded our expectations.
We opted for the 5 course tasting menu, and we are so glad we did. Not only was the food exquisite but the waiter was incredibly knowledgeable about every meal and quite personable. We were the first to try the ocean trout meal - it was one of my favourites, the first course (potato and truffle dish) was incredible.
All in all it was an amazing evening which i would make sure to come again. Thank you to all the staff who made this night as pleasurable as it was.

Thank Hallie G
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Went to celebrate my wife's retirement this week and were hoping for something very special. The Press Club did not disappoint.
Right from the start the service was impeccable with friendliness, respect, knowledge as well as a sense of fun.
We opted for the eight course degustation menu and all dishes were "wow" in their presentation, flavours and creativity.
The wine list was extensive, catering for all tastes.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was intimate and comfortable.
On all accounts the evening was exceptional and George Calombaris and his team are to be congratulated.

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Five of us met up to experience this now famous Melbourne restaurant. The degustation menu made easy ordering and was a taste sensation...a little more colour and use of unusual salad vegetables would have improved the appeal we felt.

Service was excellent..such carefully prepared dishes deserve an explanation. Wine list is huge and many wines are available by the glass. We like that.

The decor is unique,loved the ceiling!

A beautiful dinner.

Thank MichaelofMelbourne
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I dined at the press club last night & it was the most incredible fine dining experience either of us have had to date.

I fell in love with the decor the morning of walking by & simply had to see what this restaurant was about!

The staff were beyond hospitable, treating us so well all night! We enjoyed the five course degustation with the matching wines, starting with cleansing traditional Greek cocktails as well as traditional Hellenic starters.
The staff also explained this degustation every step of the way. The food was incredible, just incredible.

My partner is also Greek & has never had such a traditional experience, the staff spoke Greek & made us feel like we were at home.

Efharisto !!!!!

We will most certainly be back.

Thank Jade B
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