The Press Club
It's unmistakably fine dining, complete with tasting menus and à la carte options on select days.
But remember it's George Calombaris, it’s playful, not pretentious, we never forget the true relaxed spirit of Greek hospitality.
Monday - Sunday
12pm - 3pm / 6pm - 10.30pm
March - Oct
Tuesday - Saturday
12pm - 3pm / 6pm - 10.30pm
Food was amazing and well presented. Staff were fabulous. Decor is unique and intimate but would have like to see the gold circles above your head lit up a bit more. My one complaint was they asked if we wanted to pay an extra $20 pp for a shaving of Truffle on top of one of the dishes...thankfully only my husband had it because it tasted nothing of Truffle. The kitchen agreed with us but we were still charged for it :(
How a fantastic night. The lady serving us is absolutely friendly and clever. We tried 5 courses tasting menu and we loved all of them, especially the perfect wallaby. That is the food we pay for that, not ordinary but full of creativity. The sweet cocktail is very nice. At the end of dinner, we really saw George showing up in the restaurant. What a surprise to me as being a visitor in Melbourne. It would be perfect if I could have a photo with him!!!
Excelent food, nice atmosphere, excelent service. Waiters knew a lot about the food they served, good vines. One of the best meals I have ever eaten, and I have beene to a few Micheline star restaurants
Nice chat with George who owns the restaurant.
Food was spectacular and the service as well. Unbelievable menu and very surprising.
We took our family for dinner there who were over from South Africa - they had a 5yo boy and a baby 8months old, and the staff did everything to accommodate the children as well as four adults which was so lovely given it was a fine dining restaurant. Food was fabulous - really modern Greek and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend
Dined at Press Club several times for special occasions, never disappoint. Attentive service with a sense of humour. Food always superb of high standard. Definitely on my good book for years to come.
We had our first experience at The Press Club 3yrs ago when we came to Melbourne. This time exceeded the last and look forward to returning in 3 yrs time when we come back to Melbourne. Definately one of our highlights.
Impeccable service - such attention to detail from all staff. One member of our party voiced that they would prefer a table further inside the restaurant - this was picked up on by staff and as soon as a table became available, we were graciously moved. This was an outstanding touch. It goes without say, the food was exemplary - fine dining, beautiful produce and top quality preparation. Definite stand out in the Melbourne dining scene.
We had a wonderful experience with beautiful, creative food, amazing wines, cocktails & impeccable service. The decor and ambience of the restaurant highlighted all that makes The Press Club a beautiful restaurant.
A wonderful night of excellent food and magnificent service. Hopefully we will return very soon.
Attention to clients was outstanding, food fantastic, atmosphere also fantastic
Exceptional food. Perfect service. Loved it!
Fantastic degustation menu with excellent matching wines and great service.
Our dinner at the Press Club exceeded expectations from the duck to the truffle it was a sublime meal. The service was impeccable and a lovely way to celebrate my birthday
The decor is stunning and atmosphere perfect. The staff are very attentive and professional, however we found that they were not forthcoming about certain ingredients ie brains/offal - this annoyed some people at the table as they would have preferred to have have been fully informed - others loved the element of surprise. Perhaps the staff need to be a little more transparent to avoid any confusion or upset. Overall we loved the experience.
Degustation & wine matching was excellent matching
The potato soup was disappointing
Maybe food came out too quick but staff quick to respond to our request to slow the service so we could enjoy the atmosphere and drink wine slower to enjoy
The vibe of the restaurant was beautiful classy and elegant. Perfect for a honeymoon dinner! Food was 10/10 both my partner and I will be back!
We had a great time. Food was excellent as was the service.
Impeccable service and food, highly recommend the press club.
Our waiter Brad was excellent, informative, friendly and made us feel so welcome, his knowledge of the products ensured our experience was one to remember. Thank you so much
Anniversary dinner. Staff were amazing. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.
We chose the tasting menu to sample many different dishes and it did not disappoint.
High end, exquisite, beautiful food. A romantic evening, my husband and I felt like we were the only ones in the room, made to feel so special and important, our waiters were so knowledgeable and refined. Completely met our expectations and more. Thank you to the amazing chefs for the delelectable gastronomic experience.
We had a wonderful meal for my wife's birthday. Thank you so much for making it such a memorable experience.
Very nice evening, food was fantastic we had the eight course degustation and every course was wonderful. Nice quiet ambience, was really nice to be able to talk to your partner without having to engage in a shouting match.
The staff are very attentive without being annoying! They asked if we were there for a special occasion and when we said it was for an anniversary they kindly surprised us with a little complimentary cake with a candle - nice touch. The food was delicious, a beautiful modern take on some Greek classics. Having the chef serve some of the meals was a nice touch.
Was even better than I expected. The whole experience was fantastic with flavours bursting out of every course. Tasting menu a must! Incredible; every course even better than the last. Staff are super friendly & knowledgeable and most of attentive but discreet. Definitely one for a special occasion.
The food was fantastic and the staff were polite and friendly.
The restaurant was clean and beautifully designed and decorated.
For real though that food made me so happy it tasted so good and was so well made I almost ordered more if the food I tasted it was that fantastic and the selection available with snacks on offer my god this food I will remember it fondly.
Great service great food and really neat and clean looking chefs, defiantly a go to place
I couldn't speak highly enough about the service, cleanliness, friendliness and excellent quality of The Press Club. The staff are very prompt and accommodating and everyone goes out of their way to make your night special. The food is brilliant quality and presented beautifully. A definite must attend when in Melbourne! A great team and wonderful establishment.
The food was adventurous, different and delightful. Unusual combination of Greek style, with native Australian ingredients (Wallaby, Wattle Seeds etc). The Five course meal was comprehensive and filling. My highlight were the Duck.
An amazing culinary experience supported by knowledgeable and professional staff who completed the evening
First time to Press Club. Highly impressed with the cosy atmosphere. The food was spectacular, always based on greek roots, modern yet restrained. We found the meal to be not too heaving which is fantastic.
Wish I hadn't waited for so many years to come.
Press club blends amazing food, seamless service and great atmosphere. We had the degustation + matching wines and the evening just worked. Superior to many other melb establishments trying the degustation - this was precise, timely and delicious. Great wait staff, and serving everyone simultaneously elevates the experience. We had one minor (vegetarian) issue 1/2 way through and it was dealt with quickly and without fuss = would def go back there just on that basis.
We went to the restaurant after a recommendation and were not disappointed. We had food from the 5course tasting menu and had a sixth course as the food was so good. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and we were allowed into the kitchen afterwards to see what goes on behind the scene. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family
I had an incredible experience at this beautiul restaurant to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. The food was unreal, hands down the best food I’ve eaten to date. The staff were friendly and highly knowledgeable about their menu. Georgie’s doing something right!
Food was great. Very small serves but great flavours. Imaginative pairings that all worked. Horrible music. Bucks Fizz, Kids in America is hardly what I'd expect at a George Calombaris fine dining venue. Made for an awkward ambience.
A lovely meal, we opted for the feed me option where they pick the 5 courses so each a surprise. Great food, fantastic service, a very relaxed comfortable dining experience. Maybe a little expensive but for our special occassion a great choice will definitely return next time in Melbourne.
What an amazing experience we had at The Press Club. The food was phenomenal, the ambience was beautiful, quiet yet full of character, the service just perfect.
The price reflected the quality of the food with fresh ingrediants and little twists throughout, making this a full dining experience. Our waiter was amazing and made the evening even more special.
Could not recommend this place enough for a food experience that ticks all the boxes for something different and special.
Inspired haute cuisine with Greek base
We were amazed at the clever use of simple Greek flavours presented as fine dinning
High end fine dining