It’s a French cafe/restaurant, so the interior design and music are made to fit the mood
|Funghi a la Parisienne $18, with poached egg $19; toasted brioche with buttered mushrooms, smashed avocado and goat cheese rondelle|
|Beignets de mais doux et courgettes $18; sweetcorn and zucchini fritters with double smoked bacon, slow roasted tomatoes, avocado salsa and horseradish creme|
|French onion soup $15; with gruyere crouton|
Just don’t get this. It’s sickening and way too salty. We left almost 3/4s behind, and it was enough for the waitress to ask if it was okay.
There must be something we’re missing here, because other than our mediocre experience, there are rave reviews everywhere else. Maybe if you avoid our choices. Anyway, don’t let us put you off, if you still want to pay them a visit:
231 Brunswick St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: (03) 9417 0400
During our shopping trip on Brunswick St. It was supposedly 28 degrees, but felt much higher, and it got so intense that we could hardly step outside for more than 5 minutes.PRESS CLUB!! This place doesn’t really need an introduction, and yes that blurry figure in the background is Callum~ George wasn’t there though, probably in Sydney filming Junior MasterChef.
The atmosphere was dim and romantic, but not TOO lively or jolly i would say but quite restrained.
|Complimentary bread with olives dipped in oil|
Kingfish $31.9; tea cured vasilopsaro, kalamarakia, pink fir, smoked oyster, watercress
Lamb $47.9; roast loin, glazed neck, beetroot horiatiki, almond skordalia
Sweet corn $9.5; kalaboki charred, herbed yoghurt cheese, almonds
Frouta $18.9; fragola, karpouzi, vatomoura, mango, crema & pipperi
There were a few other options on the menu, and maybe you should try them instead. Although this looks pretty and appetising, take note of the maroon coloured sorbet. It looks like some sort of tongue, and tastes incredibly sour, that it soon became a task to finish it. But if you can handle extremely sour food, you could give it a go.
Outside The Press Club
Go there NOW! Even if it’s just for the kingfish and Callum :p
The Press Club
72 Flinders St
Melbourne 3000 Australia
Phone: (03) 9677 9677
Lunch Mon-Sat: 12noon-3pm
Kerasma Lunch Sun: 11:30am–3pm
Dinner Mon-Sun: 6pm–10pm
Reservations are essential. Not sure how far in advance you need to book, but we made ours about 5 weeks before, so make sure you leave plenty of time for a table.
Pretty streets around Melbourne CBD
Phoenix Bar; where we went in for a couple of minutes to use the bathroom. Although we didn’t get anything, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice, so it seemed like it would be a good place for drinks. Located on Flinders St, near Press Club.
The shoes we took