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The food, service and value for money was excellent! We will definitely be back when we return again to visit Melbourne.
We had a great gf meal and the atmosphere was awesome!!!
Great for groups
A favourite place when I’m in Melbourne. Great for something quick to eat or drink but equally good for something longer.
Excellent venue for before or after the theatre.
The service need to be a lot more on point, everything else was fantastic but disappointed with the service my partner said the same thing
The drinks were average- One person ordered a white wine which was not cold. Another person wanted a mocktail but was not available due to not having the ingredients for it. The service was average- it was slow, there was a point we wanted to order more drinks but could not get the attention of any of the staff. They seemed disinterested in giving us our bill- we had to get up from our table and search for a waiter to ask for our bill. It got verrrry loud after about 8pm as the rest of the place kind of turns into a nighclub. The music wasn't too bad but, it made it difficult to have conversations. In saying that, I would recommend Fathers Office as the location is great, very central in the city and it was good to be able to book online easy. The space is great, our group got a booth which seated us comfortably and with some privacy. The food was good and fairly priced- I really enjoyed the Veggie Stack.
Thanks to Andi and Fab for an awesome time! New booths are great. 😍
Great restaurant, service is excellent and the food is delicious!
Steak was very salty. Music was ridiculously loud, couldn't wait to leave. Might have been ok on a weeknight. Happy hour cocktails were very good however.
The lunch special from Mondays to Wednesdays is really great value for the quality of food and service you receive, highly recommend it!
Andi and Wayne were truly extraordinary. They blew me away minute free minute, joke after joke. I truly feel like they ran that lunch service like it was just another day, and the place was packed. Whatever you’re paying them, double it then double that again, because they deserve it! Give me more chips next time though.
The prices are very fair for the amount of food you get, I went for a date night with my partner and he got the Double Beef Burger with a side of chicken wings, while I got the Fisherman’s Basket. Very tasty food but the servings of sauce are really small for the amount of food there is. The sauces come in very small jars and just isn’t enough for the meal. This restaurant is also incredibly noisy, so noisy that me and my partner were nearly yelling just to hear each other. If you don’t like loud environments I don’t recommend coming here! But my partner and I overall very much enjoyed our experience here and will definitely come back at some point in the future.
Everything from service to venue made this an incredible experience. I am already looking to make an even bigger booking for next time. Quickly becoming my local, and I live 2 hours away!
Large noisy groups inside. Outside was a great option on the day. The $15 special is very good value. I upgraded my salad, an they waived the extra $5
I planned a birthday for my husbands. I dropped off a cake to surprise him. It was an ice cream cake that I bluntly mentioned. I also mentioned that I didn’t want the guests paying for the cake - the $2.50 per person charge- but instead I would shout that component. We agreed that they would bring the cake out at 8pm, once we had finished dinner. And then I was offered the service that they would take the cake back after happy birthday was sung and cut the cake for me. It was after 9 that I had to go request them to bring out the cake because guests wanted to leave. I then was given napkins and forks for the guest to eat their ICE CREAM cake. So I had to ask for side plates and spoons. The waiter said no, so I’m front of the guests I had to explain that the ice cream would melt, and a fork and napkin would make this dining experience poor- cause we wouldn’t be able to eat the ice cream.
She later bought the required spoons and side plates but didn’t cut the cake for us and serve it as promised.
Later while the guests were splitting the bill, I found out that she charged every guest individually for the cake fee. Was disappointed over all with the service on a Wednesday night- when the place wasn’t even fully booked. There was no attention to detail/ common sense when decisions were made.
Glad to see Vegan options. Vegan Food was tasty and good value.. keep up the good food and service.. you will see me more 😊
Great value lunch for a group – delivery of food very timely and tasty. Good portion sizes! You won't leave hungry.
Overall the night was fun, food was delicious and staff were friendly. We had a few issues with drink orders being incorrect but minor issue with the night. atmosphere was great!
I like the food (tasty, interesting menu, served promptly), drinks (good cocktails) and staff (friendly and responsive) at Father’s Office. There are two things, however, that detracted from the experience. 1. Booking system. Yes, it is great you can do it online. I appreciate that people pulling out would no doubt have financial implications to a business but there was no way for me to amend my booking, bar physically attending the premises after 5pm on Friday. 2. Noise levels. As the dining area and dance floor effectively have no partitioning, it is nearly impossible to have a conversation over dinner. My friends and I actually got a bit hoarse from yelling at each other over the noise.
I suspect I would actually enjoy this establishment on quieter nights but will be avoiding on Friday and Saturday in the future. Thanks for a perfectly cooked steak though :)
Certainly great value for money and the food was delicious, however lacking in service and communication. Ordered cocktails as soon as we sat down but didn’t get them until we asked 45 minutes later. Ordered 2 x starters, received 1 starter and the other starter after the mains had already been brought out, again after being reminded we had ordered them.
Great to see my lovely Andi and other crew. Pie was delicious. Only one complaint, bring back the pink bubbles 👅👅!!
We are forty-something and we're a bit old for this scene. I was hoping for the food to be more themed to the era (it was a mismatched collection of burgers and salads, I think a couple of the cocktails were more vintage though)
The dining area was bordering on being too loud to hear a group conversation. Lady waitress there was awesome, but there were a couple of boys there who we couldn't catch attention from when we needed it. We ate heartily for a good price though, and I'm sure it would suit other groups better than us.
The venue was very noisy however, the staff were very helpful and found us a table on the balcony. That was good although no table service outside. The grass-fed beef pie was very disappointing. I have been there 4 times before and the pie was excellent each time which was why I took new friends there. The meat in the pie on this occasion included a lot of fat and gristle, making some of the meat inedible.
We were very impressed to find a different menu that was entirely gluten free. Loved the food and the service will definitely visit again.
I was unaware that there were so many GF options before coming in. I was super impressed and will definitely be back.
Excellent customer service, great food and good cocktails
Food was delicious, quick, came all at once and very filling. The only let down from the night is the way too loud music coming from the bar. Could not hear anyone talk at the table. We ended up eating quickly then leaving for somewhere quieter for dessert.
A good meal. With lots of options, particular for those with allergies. A little loud, and at times hard to communicate with our table. Good service.
Our son is Coeliac, so finding a Gluten free menu is gold for us. All items on their broad amazing GF menu are cooked separately as they should be, which is sooo GREAT. So many places have GF menu items, but cross contaminate in the cooking process which can be hard for us finding a suitable place for eating out.
I had their american burger which was awesome, others had veg salds and enjoyed those. A hit all round. Nice location in the CDB also.
We had dinner at Father's Office on NYE and it was amazing! The food is delicious and they cater for a wide range of dietary restrictions, including coeliac-safe gluten free options. They also had happy hour running multiple times throughout the night which was great value.
This is honestly the worst dining experience I've had in Melbourne. The speciality cheeseburger spring rolls tasted like chillie con carne, nothing like a cheeseburger. I ate half of one of the three serves and the waiter didn't even ask why. My daughter had a mocktail that was so sour it had to be sent back. They replaced it with a mocktail that was so sweet and thick it was line a pure syrup. I had the poke bowl salad for my main which was okay but bland, the additional popcorn chicken was a disgrace, tiny black balls or burnt dried chicken that tasted like dirt. My daughters fish was dry. She had a chocolate caramel tarte for desert and the pasty was so hard she couldn't eat it. Again no-one asked why this was left. My cocktail was okay so this might be an okay venue for drinks but I definitely wouldn't eat here. Very disappointed.
We were visiting from Adelaide and found your place on line. We checked out your menu but when we got there a complete different menu. Not a good start. The place was so noisy. We showed the waitress the menu on line ... she apologized...but we got the impression she didn't really care. My wife doesnt eat a lot so she asked if she could have the entree size lamb cutlets but with cooked vegetables as a main and was told yes. The meal arrived with lamb cutlets but no cooked vegetables only 2 pieces of lettuce. My meal was no better. I like good waitng service but to be asked 3 times if I would like another drink when I'm still drinking my first one is just money grabbing to me. The whole atmosphere was like they were catering for all young people in a night club atmosphere. We went for dinner and left very disappointed. Certainly wouldn't recomend your establishment.
It's a fantastic place for weekday lunches and also we enjoyed dinners there with friends.
The service is friendly and for dinner with friends the food came all out at the same time.
We loved it.
It was great
They were short of stafff .
No one dare to care for the customers..
Brilliant sevice great food best cocktails and loved the house beer.. best place I’ve eatin in in ages.. def b back
Great last FO lunch for 2018; Cheers to Andi and his awesome crew for great laughs and superb service 😘😘
Terrible. We’ve been a number of times across the years.
Seems to have had a change in management? Definately staff.
Once seated we waited 5 mins for menus. Then another 5 for drinks order and we had to request water.
Once ordered, drinks came quick at least.
Only 3 wait staff from what I could count and the dining room way to busy for them.
After eventually got and finished mains, we might have had dessert but waiting for the empty plates to be cleared never happened, we waited 10 mins, we got up and paid the bill.
The table of two beside us were finished their meals and had empty plates in front of them. They were happy chatting but when we left, they were still there with the same plates in front. So over 1hr..they wernt seen to by one wait staff.
Just really disappointing. We used to like this place. Ur won’t be back.
Food was very good and value for money. Only issue was that we had to wait 45 minutes to get our food. It was very busy so maybe kitchen couldn't cope with the large volume of people.
This is usually my favorite place for lunch in the CBD. I have taken friends there several times in the past so I decided to arrange a lunch at Fathers Office for a reunion of old friends that meet infrequently. Especially as one friend is an enthusiast for meat pies. The meat pie did not disappoint, however, the noise level was so bad that it was impossible to hold a conversation across our table of six. I understand that it was the week before Christmas and there were many work groups celebrating the season but is there nothing you can do to improve the acoustics in the large dining area? I will lunch there again whenever I come up to town but will make sure it is during the low season as excellent food needs to be accompanied by good conversation.