The Press Club

4.8
54 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Greek
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
The Press Club is an intimate, 32-seater with a fit out that's all curved leather booths and reflective surfaces.

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of Operation
Nov - Feb
Monday - Sunday
12pm - 3pm / 6pm - 10.30pm

March - Oct
Tuesday - Saturday
12pm - 3pm / 6pm - 10.30pm
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Phone number
(03) 9677 9677
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
Close to Flinders St station and Spring St/Flinders St tram stop.
What 54 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 :(

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was spectacular and the service as well. Unbelievable menu and very surprising.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

A wonderful night of excellent food and magnificent service. Hopefully we will return very soon.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Attention to clients was outstanding, food fantastic, atmosphere also fantastic

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Exceptional food. Perfect service. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Fantastic degustation menu with excellent matching wines and great service.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 17 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

We had a great time. Food was excellent as was the service.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Impeccable service and food, highly recommend the press club.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Anniversary dinner. Staff were amazing. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.
We chose the tasting menu to sample many different dishes and it did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

We had a wonderful meal for my wife's birthday. Thank you so much for making it such a memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Great service great food and really neat and clean looking chefs, defiantly a go to place

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

An amazing culinary experience supported by knowledgeable and professional staff who completed the evening

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Do it.
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.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Inspired haute cuisine with Greek base
We were amazed at the clever use of simple Greek flavours presented as fine dinning

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

High end fine dining

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