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Father’s Office Downtown Flinders Lane, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Father’s Office Downtown Flinders Lane

4.3
4.3
108 Reviews
$40 and under
American
BAR | RESTAURANT | CLUB DOWNTOWN
Father’s Office Downtown is our 2nd location from our Father’s Office
concept. Our original location on Little Lonsdale St.

Father’s Office is based on prohibition Americana in the 1920’s,
when the consumption of alcohol was disallowed. Speakeasies became
the place to be and underground bootleg liquor (and the debauchery that
follows) thrived.

Expect a sprawling 350-person late night venue serving Father’s Office
all-Americana cuisine that has been loved by so many.

Head downstairs to party the night away where you can mingle late into
the night with a cocktail in hand. With a 7am Liquor License, you can
party your weekends away!





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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9825 8980
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Russell Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Flinders street Train Station is a short 10 minute walk. Trams service Collins Street and Flinders Street.
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

Experiences

  • PRE-PAID Drink Card 5 drinks + small fries - $49pp

    $49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    PAYMENT DUE ON ENTRY AT THE VENUE. Our Follies Drink card gives you 5 drinks at a discounted rate. Great for Birthday's, Hen's, Buck's or casual get-togethers with friends. No time limit apart from must be used on the same day. Select from 7 cocktails, 6 premium spirits, selected beers, ciders, wines & mocktails. Small bowl of fries per person. Payment due on arrival. Credit Card is used to hold the booking only. No payment is taken.
  • A LA CARTE LUNCH OR DINNER BOOKING (main meal pp)

    Multiple dates available
    Order from our regular a la carte menu for either lunch or dinner. Please note all guests will need to order a main meal per person and be seated in the dining room. We do not charge your credit card on booking. It is only to confirm where to seat your group.
  • EXPRESS LUNCH inc 1 drink for $24 p.p (Tue to Fri)

    $24.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    You can't beat our $24 express lunches including 1 drink available Tuesday to Friday's Select from over 15 meals from steaks, burgers, fish and salads. Select from 200g Black Angus Rump steak, American Bacon Cheeseburger, Fish'n'Chips, Parma to name a few. Includes a schooner of Follies girl lager or cider, or a glass of Lindeman's Henry's Sons white, red or sparkling plus more.

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

108 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely do the bottomless again, value for money! Staff were amazing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so fun and lovely, made the experience great! Drinks were great, good happy hour value. Dinner was nice - the cheese on the parma was slightly rubbery but chips were delish

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Would have been all 5 stars but numerous people did not receive their order of food. Staff were very apologetic and helpful with refunding and still providing replacements however. Overall loved it and would go again!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food, drink and service was amazing. happy hour good value. will be back again :)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a casual corporate drinks session for a group of about 20 of us. Omar, the manager, offered outstanding customer service and made sure everything was on point. With our office being so close to this venue it is definitely one I will keep booking for most of our events.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great night. The food was excellent the staff were great and the place had a really upbeat atmosphere. Looked like lots of young people go there to start their night with some food and drinks before heading out for the night

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  7. DavidJB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Slow service (one plate came after everyone else and finished theirs, other meals came out at 50 minutes after sitting down, and we had to go around the 60 to 70 minute mark for the theatre), noisy atmosphere (it won't kill them to turn down the music so people can hear each other), and fairly average food and menu. This place doesn't know if it wants to be a restaurant, bar, or a nightclub, and realistically such venues can only be two of those things for it to work.

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  8. AaronL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been to both Father's Office and Father's Office Downtown previously for happy hour. This was my first visit booking a table, and was for a group of seven. The food is always good, and didn't disappoint. The staff are always courteous. The music was too loud - could barely hold a conversation. The music was louder than on my previous visit. We go out to eat so we can interact with family and friends, not to listen to music. The main disappointment was the food service. It was 30 minutes between the first main meal brought to the table and the last. Completely amateurish. This is acceptable when you're ordering bar snacks. When you're ordering dinner, everyone at the table should be receiving their meals at approximately the same time.

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  9. HarryG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It took 45minutes for food, no update from The kitchen or staff after one meal arrived in 35 and the other after 45min even though both meals ordered 1 minute apart

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  10. SamanthaAS

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The set menus are great value for money and the food was really nice, although our steaks were very over cooked. Two items from our set menu were forgotten, but we were promptly reimbursed for them when we brought the issue to the staff’s attention.

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  11. Rossi

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great but place was a little quiet. Thought would be busier

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  12. RayP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was to the usual standard, we will be back. I especially love the cider and the friendly welcome.

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  13. Veni

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, delicious food and great service. Well priced menu with a good selection for all taste buds. Love that happy hour is every day and at 2 time slots, so you can’t actually miss it!

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  14. Nesd

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little place and meal. Quick and friendly service!!

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  15. RosemaryG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved the food and the staff did a very good job. However, I ordered bearnaise sauce with my steak and got pepper sauce and a dish of what tasted like aioli. As we had to get to the theatre, I didnt ask for it to be changed, I would have if we had had more time. I would still definitely go back.

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  16. JodieK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timers and pleasantly surprised. We went as a group of five on a Saturday night and took advantage of the Happy Hour drinks specials, which were awesome in range and taste. Food was really good. Scotch fillet, popcorn chicken, nachos, calamari and baked Camembert 👌🏻 On top of the food, funky decor and RnB tunes made for a fun dinner. A hidden gem. We’ll be back.

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  17. AliI

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good value for money, the service was amazing

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great staff were very attentive and friendly, the cocktails were delicious food came out in great time and was all delicious too Great ambience and decor

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  19. PaulK

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife went for steak night was a beautiful porterhouse we both had a great time and great friendly service we will definitely be back.

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  20. MargaretC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service, good atmosphere. An up-market setting for a very reasonable price. No pre-payment or penalty when booking - nice.

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  21. NastaranR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meals were perfect and delicious. The atmosphere was so relaxing and the staff were really professional and organised. Drinks were great as well. Overall a great restaurant.

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  22. AnuA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the cocktails loved the food and ambience overall good

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Won’t be returning. Was just an up and down experience with most of it being down.

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  24. MargaretC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ask for the express lunch meal. Main course plus wine for $24. Excellent choice for our group.

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  25. FreddyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we booked our table, we thought the setting would be nice. This wasn’t the case at all. The wine was not tasty, the music was too loud and the service was bad.

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  26. DanielS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went in for a quiet Saturday lunch and were fortunate enough to meet one of the delightful managers. Perfect place to catch up, the friendly staff made us feel well looked after and right at home. We will certainly keep Father's Office Downtown up our sleeve for everything from functions to small catch-ups!

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  27. SamanthaL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was below average. Ordered 4 steaks all med rare not one was medium rare, some very over cooked some very under cooked. Tasteless gravy's. Serving vanilla icecream with sprinkles on top to adults was very strange.

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  28. EvanS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor Service, wait times 1:30, drinks were slow to arrive and even then all their beer taps did not work and they said they had sold out of other items when they could be clearly seen in the fridges. Meals were very poor.

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  29. NitaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 20 people. Father's Office Downtown was very accommodating throughout the experience and we had a great, fuss free, time. Thank you to the staff who looked after us so well!

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  30. Chrissi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great option for an office Christmas party. We were in the front section which seemed less noisy than the rest of the restaurant.

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  31. Quoc

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing function location. The manager on duty was top notch. Will be back

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  32. AmandaG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue with happy hour options - mix of drink and food options and staff are knowledgeable on all menu items.

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  33. CazG

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place if you need a quick meal before a show. It is beautifully decorated and the service was very attentive. The food was very disappointing, the chicken burger was tasty but the fries were very undercooked. I wouldn’t come again when there are so many places with better quality of food for the same price.

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  34. NikitaF

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Andy made sure our experience was above and beyond from the minute we walked in. I am coeliac and they catered for me without a worry. Food was delicious and cocktails even better. We will definitely be back. Thanks Andy.

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  35. ThomasA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the Buffalo Trace whiskey tasting experience and had a great evening.

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  36. MargaretC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group had travelled from Ballarat for the day and enjoyed a relaxed lunch after having had a busy morning. Their feedback was enthusiastic regarding the express lunch that everyone ordered. Table service was welcoming and friendly. I have been here a few times now and will continue to recommend it to my friends.

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  37. Daniel

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good venue, lovely staff, excellent service & the food was very good

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  38. RayP

    Melbourne

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were happy with the welcome at the door, the service, and the food. We will be back.

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  39. Kayla

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value and good was good value for money. We were there at 5:30 and only 2 other occupied tables so nice and quiet. Definitely recommend.

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  40. Nico

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and nide ambience, great option for an affordable lunch. The steak was great.

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FAQs

Father’s Office Downtown Flinders Lane is rated 4.3 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Father’s Office Downtown Flinders Lane

121 Flinders Ln, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Russell Street
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Flinders street Train Station is a short 10 minute walk. Trams service Collins Street and Flinders Street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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