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Fathers Office - Fathers Office, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Fathers Office

3.9
3.9
661 Reviews
$40 and under
American

If you’re looking for a place in the heart of the Melbourne CBD that promises atmosphere, exceptional value and one the best and liveliest bar restaurants, look no further than Father’s Office.Father's Office transports you to 1920's America during the prohibition era. The Speakeasy theme is featured throughout the entire venue with vintage pieces adorning the walls. The drinks list is focused on period items, including signature cocktails, a wide range of whisky and rum, as well as craft beers from local micro-brewers.

Join us for happy hour Tuesday - Sunday 4pm - 8pm.

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Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Dining Bar, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9825 8900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining at Father's Office is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.

  • Private party contact

    our team: (03) 9825 8999

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Swanston Street

  • Parking details

    Parking for Father’s Office is available in the QV and Melbourne Central complex. For the QV complex Fathers Office can validate your parking when you spend $1 in our store. With validation parking is $20 for all day Monday - Friday. For regular rates and prices please see the QV website. Parking on Sundays is $12 all day!

  • Public transit

    Melbourne Central Train Station is only a 2 minute walk away. Trams service Swanston Street, La Trobe Street and Bourke Street.

  • Entertainment

    We host DJs every Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm-late as well as throw themed parties and special promotions centred around holidays and local events.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • All You Can Eat Wings @ $30pp

    A$32.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 2 - Dec 28, 2022
    All you can eat wings is BACK!! Enjoy 4 flavours of wings [ New York Buffalo, Louisiana Southern Fried, Kansas City BBQ, New Orleans Cajun and Fried Cauliflower with any wing sauce] with a house drink for $30pp. First order will see 12 wings bought out for you and then additional 6 wings at a time. Please note that slot times are for 1.5 hours, regardless of group size, so please make sure you are ready to order on arrival. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable. *Includes a $2.00pp Open Table booking fee
  • Bottomless Brunches @ $69pp

    A$71.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 12 - Jun 30, 2022
    Whether you're celebrating a Birthday, Hen's Party or just up for a good time our Bottomless Brunch is the perfect option. Available every weekend at 12pm -2pm or 2pm - 4pm. Package includes one food item plus a selection of drinks * maximum of 5 drinks per guest Prepayment required at the time of booking and non-refundable. $2.00pp Open Table booking fee applies. We reserve the right to refuse service of alcohol to any intoxicated guests and they will be asked to leave the premises immediately. R.S.A always applies. Maximum of 5 drinks per guest.
  • The Bee's Knees 3 Course Set Menu @ $59pp

    A$61.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 12 - Jun 30, 2022
    The Bee's Knees 3 Course Set Menu - 2 Hour Seating Shared Platter [Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Arancini Balls with Napoli and Mozzarella, Buffalo Wings, Cinnamon Calamari] Main Meal-select on the day 200g Aged Black Angus Rump (G) Fish and Chips (G) Classic Parma (G) Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger Pumpkin and Lentil Burger (V) Alternating Dessert [ Home made Ice Cream and Sorbet or Milk Chocolate Ganache] includes cocktail; or Schooner of Tiger Beer or Cider or Glass of Linderman's Henry's Sons White, Red or Sparkling or Soft drink or Juice. Minimum 4 People All guests must be 18 years +, underagers will be refused entry Full prepayment required and is non-refundable. $2.00pp open Table booking fee applies

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good night and value for money. All you can eat chicken wings was excellent.

  2. JH

    JessicaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food stopped serving quite early. Music was too loud.

  3. I

    Ivan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Convenient location near Melbourne Central. Good food and service, nice views, quiet and good decor. However, the biggest issue is price. For example, a burger, shouldn't cost $25, absolutely not worth it. Good place to go once in a while, but it's certainly not worth it to go frequently. There are cheaper places with food just as good.

  4. C

    Chels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere for a chill but groovy night out. Bar staff were very lovely. Definitely will visit again!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Incredible food. Great atmosphere

  6. JD

    JessD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great venue and food. Very friendly staff and central location.

  7. JS

    JaneS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We opted for the free flow 5 drink package which was great value. Service was excellent!

  8. S

    Shooba

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Food was generally ok, music kept getting louder and louder to the point you couldn’t talk to people at your table easily. Cocktails not strong enough for what you pay overall it was ok. Would recommend if looking for a decent portioned meal but not if you want to have a group function.

  9. ST

    SteveT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    'Freeflow' is a poor choice of words when its a now a 5 drink limit..... we had previously booked the free flow and it was great so when rebooking thinking it was the same thing, we felt pretty robbed when we arrived to drink cards.....

  10. TR

    TracyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Second time we have been to Fathers Office. Great customer service. Food is good. Layout and restaurant itself is an awesome spot. Highly recommend especially before an event like the comedy festival.

  11. SL

    SamanthaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for people who need to eat gluten free with loads of variety. Service and staff were all very attentive and lovely people.

  12. V

    Visitor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    really cute location, we sat on the balcony which is better if you prefer a quieter area I would suggest outside. Cheeseburger spring roll were delicious.

  13. LW

    LazW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a great time with food and drinks at a reasonable price in a great environment!

    Fathers OfficeResponded on March 28, 2022

    Thanks for your review! and we're glad to hear you had a great time ☺️

  14. MV

    MatthewVS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there with my team for lunch and it was fantastic. Highly recommended.

    Fathers OfficeResponded on March 28, 2022

    Thanks for your review Matthew! We hope to see you for lunch again :)

  15. KB

    KeelyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    Brought a birthday cake to bring in with candles! they handed my birthday cake in with the box, uncut, no candles lit and expected me to pay for this.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service! Very accomodating!

    Fathers OfficeResponded on March 28, 2022

    Thanks for your review! Hope we see you again soon ☺️

  17. J

    Jack

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    1 word: Amazing A lot of gluten free options A lot of variety

    Fathers OfficeResponded on March 24, 2022

    Hi Jack, We're glad you had a great experience at Father's Office. See you next time!

  18. MW

    MichaelW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall a very positive experience. Lively. happening environment. Value wise, the food is great, and generous sizes servings. Staff are both friendly and helpful.

    Fathers OfficeResponded on March 24, 2022

    Hi Michael, Thanks for your review! We're glad to hear you had a positive experience at Father's Office. See you next time!

  19. VC

    ValC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The summer drink package was really good value and the fries are bomb!!

  20. JB

    JordanB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly staff, beautiful interior and all round good vibes.

    Fathers OfficeResponded on March 24, 2022

    Thanks for your review Jordan :)

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Loved the happy hour/s

  22. QL

    QiLiv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic night out for a casual engagement party. Everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly

  23. S

    Sarah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    food and drinks were very good!! though not a lot of cocktail options which surprised me. was also very loud

  24. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Really nice drinks , serves and food everyone was friendly and I would definitely go back

  25. HH

    HayleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New favourite spot to come to staff are always kind and very welcoming. Here nearly every Saturday

  26. JD

    JemD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Mr Yum is a great convenient way to get service, as long as you’re not in an internet dead zone. Fathers office is an internet dead zone. It would take nearly 20 minutes of patience and perseverance to try and order anything through the QR link, and staff were rude and unaccomadating when trying to order “the old fashioned way”. Once we’d order food took an unreasonable amount of time to arrive and was of average quality. Used to love this place, but it’s definitely slipped.

  27. RM

    RobbieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful bar, fantastic warm host! We loved it 😍❤️

  28. MB

    MichelleB

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Clear plastic chairs quite dirty. Food well presented and easy to order. Good service from staff.

  29. MV

    MarkV

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Happy Hour has some good deals. Got the summer drinks package and cocktails are alright. Good value.

  30. KW

    KatW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Drinks were forgotten, brought out the wrong food. Staff seemed very uninterested. Overall a very ordinary experience.

  31. MM

    MitchM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good drinks and good vibes. Very enjoyable dinner.

  32. L

    Luke

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place for a night out, or even a few good pre drinks 👌

  33. SH

    SamanthaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    We had a great time at the NYE party. The package was value for money however the food was a bit of a let down and wasn’t bought our often until we were too drunk to want to eat it. This should have been served upon arrivals. All in all I’d go back.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!

  35. SK

    SandraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such friendly staff and tasty, well priced food. Have eaten here numerous times before going to local theatre productions and have enjoyed the experience every time.

  36. ST

    SarahT

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly service and food was very good

  37. MS

    MikeS

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Overall we had a good night - clearly understaffed -the food was good but arrived at the table late and cold - The staff were friendly and attentive when available

  38. MR

    MikeR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    We booked in on Boxing Day for dinner at 8pm. We ordered some starters and drinks which were great. We went to order mains at 8:30 and the kitchen was closed. No one had told us when we arrived that it was closing at a specific time or we would have ordered our whole meal. We shrugged it off and decided to order another round of drinks and were told we had to finish by 9pm as they were closing. Again not informed this when we arrived or booked. The website just said “till late”. We booked the table, based on the details the restaurant put on open table for 90 Minutes so having our evening cut short by 30 minutes and not being able to order our mains or a dessert we left and ended up having 7Eleven Sausage rolls as we couldn’t get in anywhere else. Very upsetting

  39. H

    Hagar

    Tropical North Queensland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Good food, good service, but the venue is very loud and hard to chat.

  40. F

    Ferball

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    It was very loud and the food was just okay. We won’t go here again. Only bonus was sitting outside on the balcony in fresh air.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fathers Office does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Fathers Office is rated 3.9 stars by 661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Fathers Office

249 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Swanston Street

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Dining Bar, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking for Father’s Office is available in the QV and Melbourne Central complex. For the QV complex Fathers Office can validate your parking when you spend $1 in our store. With validation parking is $20 for all day Monday - Friday. For regular rates and prices please see the QV website. Parking on Sundays is $12 all day!

  • Public transit

    Melbourne Central Train Station is only a 2 minute walk away. Trams service Swanston Street, La Trobe Street and Bourke Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We host DJs every Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm-late as well as throw themed parties and special promotions centred around holidays and local events.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9825 8900

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining at Father's Office is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.

  • Private party contact

    our team: (03) 9825 8999

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