Fathers Office

4.2
531 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 Thursday & Sunday 3pm - 6pm & 7pm - 9pm.
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Experiences

  • $45pp Bottomless Drinks Package

    A$45.00 per personPrepaid

    Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    Grab your crew and book our $45pp Bottomless Package for 90 minutes includes cocktails, beer, cider, wine, spirits and liqueurs plus complimentary fries for the table to share. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and this is 100% non-refundable. If you're running late, your session time ends at the same time. ONE BOOKING PER GROUP - booking cannot be merged. ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
  • Lunch - A la Carte Menu

    Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    All seating times are for 90 minutes only and all guests must order a main meal each. For all lunch bookings you will be seated inside the venue and required to scan our QR code to order/pay for food and drinks. There is no table service. We require a credit card to secure your booking, nothing will be charged to your card unless there are no-shows, then we will charge $10per person. ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
  • Dinner - A La Carte Menu

    Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    All seating times are for 90 minutes only and all guests must order a main meal each. For all dinner bookings you will be seated inside the venue, you will be required to scan our QR code to order/pay for food and drinks. There is no table service. We require a credit card to secure your booking, nothing will be charged to your card unless there are no-shows, then we will charge $10per person. ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
  • All you Can Eat Wings

    Apr 7 - Jun 30, 2021

    You are booking for our All you Can Eat Wings! 🍗 $22 per person and includes a House Drink, full payment is required at the venue. 🍗 Flavours of wings include: New York Buffalo, Louisiana Southern Fried, Kansas City BBQ, New Orleans Cajun. 🍗All seating times are for 90 minutes. If you are running late, your session time will finish at the same time and no additional time will be given. 🍗 For all bookings you will be seated inside the venue. 🍗We require a credit card to secure the booking, nothing will be charged to the card only in an instance where your group were a no-show the $10 per person will be charged to the card. 🍗 All Patrons must be 18 years + with a valid ID to enter the venue, under ages will be refused entry
  • Parma Night!

    Apr 8 - Jun 30, 2021

    Parma includes a House Drink All seating times are for 90 minutes. For all bookings you will be seated inside the venue. We require a credit card to secure the booking, nothing will be charged to the card only in an instance where your group were a no-show the $10 per person will be charged to the card. All Patrons must be 18 years + with a valid ID to enter the venue, under ages will be refused entry

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
What 531 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.1
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bmww
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

We had a pink gin cocktail and it was so incredibly sour is was not enjoyable. Meals also disappointing

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BevS
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience2

I've ate and drank here for many years and this time was disappointing. I think it must have changed owners, the vibe was very different. The 4 of us ordered starters and mains and they all arrived together. We ordered cocktails and they were very average for $19 each. Not at all like the photos and very small in size. DJ was playing so couldn't have a chat in restaurant too loud. Good place if you are 20 now but not as classy as it use to be unfortunately.

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fathersofficecustomer
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, environment and service. Highly recommend

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time with a bottomless cocktails package!

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Tiarna
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant staff and drinks. I have a great time every time I visit.

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AdamB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was cold and uneatable. Second experience we have had here. Would not go back.

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DonW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked in for dinner for 4 people. Had to wait to be seated no one else in the restaurant. Meet by staff shown a table over next to stairway told order drinks and food from app on table top and the staff member walked away. Menu was poor and we weren’t sure of the drinks. Tried to get the attention of a staff member who was washing down the front of the bar. At 7.00 at night. Maybe for COVID but not sure. Finally he can over 2 people standing behind bar doing what??
Asked him a question about adding to food and was told he didn’t know. In disgust we left never will return. It was such a great place before COVID. No a numbers game. Understand with Covid but you have to be joking

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Lochie
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a bottomless session and it was the best possible place in the CBD. The music was great, staff were amazing, drinks were awesome and the size of the venue/seating was perfect.

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DebG
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

A usual place for our get together, music was too loud making it difficult to talk, our table was close to another big group table that was extremely loud and made it difficult for our group of 3 to talk

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Csb0
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Well we took the 45 $ open bar brunch at 9:00 pm last Saturday which lasted 1.30hours and it was just all over the place. We thought we would be sitting down and someone would get us drinks, but it wasn’t the case. It’s a fight for all to get a drink at bar with 70+ ( mostly young adults) and most cases we noticed that the barman serving drinks cheats from giving you a full shot of 30ml but instead gives you from the other end when they pour the shot which is a about 10ml . You are also only allowed one drink at a time and then you have que up again which will take you at least 15mins each time . It’s great if you are a teenager but it is questionable if it’s worth the 45$.

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AidanM
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and very fast service. Great place to start a great night.

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Mollie
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

would highly recommend fathers office if your up for a great night with some friends. the service was super quick, myself and friends definitely got our value out of bottomless cocktail!!!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Bad service. Forgot orders. Didn’t listen to requests and some staff very rude to my guests. Would not recommend to friends. Very disappointed.

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ChristianJ
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible. Took over 1 hour to receive food which was cold when it arrived

Premix was out. Each drink taste completely different

Host tried to help and fix the issue which should not have been there to begin.

In current hospitality environment you would be doing everything possible to bring customers back

WILL NOT BE RETURNING !!!

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Mnnn
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience3

Really lovely staff (so no fault of their own, they tried their hardest) , although when you spend 60 minutes of the 90 minutes in a cue to get you’re bottomless drinks - it does not feel worth the money! you are away from your friends and it ruins the fun quite a lot!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have a couple of drinks on a Saturday night crowd and staff are really friendly highly enjoyable.

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ashleighb
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to bottomless drinks twice and loved it each time. Great value and vibe.

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AmyL
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always. Still my go to in Melbourne, even post lock down.
Food is high quality, plentiful and absolutely delicious. Servers are friendly, attentive and totally in line with current covid restrictions. Wonderful experience.

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GREGR
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

WE WENT FOR A WORK FUNCTION FOR DINNER AND THEN DRINKS. RIGHT FROM THE START THE STAFF WERE WELCOMING. EVERYONE ENJOYED THEIR MEALS AND WE DID NOT WAIT FOR A DRINK ALL NIGHT. SERVIVE WAS STEALTHY YET EFFICIENT. WE FINISHED THE NIGHT ON THE BALCONY WERE THE VIBE WAS BUZZING. A GREAT NIGHT HAD BY ALL.
CHEERS GREG

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Irene
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing bar for students! Bottomless cocktails is definitely worth the money

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CaitlinC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The host was lovely, the drinks were great and we had bottomless fries!

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Coeliacdiner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Love the gluten free options and delicious food. The app to order food needs a lot of improvement. The lack of interaction with the staff really made it a less pleasant experience. The friendly and knowledgeable staff have made the experience at fathers office in the past. Without them it is not the same. Having someone to ask questions and who can check with the chef has really takes the stress out of ordering gluten free and the app does not give the same reassurance that the food will be safe.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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Great food, drinks and lovely atmosphere!! Definitely would go back again

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Alice
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Place is really nice but the bottomless drinks experience was disappointing and not sure if it’s worth the amount we paid.

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did the bottomless package and it was totally amazing. The staff were friendly, the manager was spot on. And the drinks package was awesome .Has always been a fan of this place. Father office is a good place for gathering, drinks and chill. I had an amazing day. Totally recommend this place. 5star all the way..

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ChristeenaT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Bar service was a bit rude we’re only asking questions but they way we got responses on our questions were rude

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PatriciaD
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great drinks. Great food. Just wish there was a dance area. Still will be back. Thanks for a great night

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AnneJ
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazing extremely happy to assist us with all our needs
Great place to sit and relax
Very enjoyable dinner

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AlualD
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you’re looking for a place with EXCELLENT customer service, this is the place to be. Shout out to Mike, Nash, Andy and the other crew for taking care of us!! I’ll definitely be back!!

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RenaeL
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Bartender was so lovely and made the mocktails!! She even brought it to the table when she was flat out busy

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AlualD
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best customer service! Staff is very welcoming and friendly. There was hardly a wait on food or drinks! Highly recommend this place! And would definitely come back!

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Guilherme
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful and cozy atmosphere, with great service and COVID-safe measures in place. Food was delicious, well presented, reasonably sized, worth the price for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

it was great, annoying that you weren’t able to order for the table for bottomless cocktails because they limited it to one drink per person. this made it difficult to keep our tables and other people took them

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for bottom less drinks. Very happy with the service and selection of drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We did the bottomless package and it was so much fun! Awesome variety of drinks to choose from and all the bar staff were really great.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

I’ve now been 3 times and every time the quality goes down. The first time it was table service which was much nicer then waiting in long cues at the bar. This time I was outside and there was no music, and you have to walk up and down steps to get to the bar and back for every drink. The first time I went I got 7 drinks for my unlimited package, the last time I got 4. Very disappointed

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Shaun
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

While is it quite bright to be going for a ‘speakeasy’ vibe, it was a great experience! Food was phenomenal, the beer selection was good, and they had a nice range of mocktails if you are not drinking alcohol. Would highly recommend.

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Jajajajajajaj
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Refused to serve us our final round of drinks before the 90 min bottomless drinks package we paid for was over. Another waitress was rude and had some attitude going on.

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Nyecustomer
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Couldn’t dance until 11:30pm to 12pm even though everywhere else around the city could? Drinks were watered down/ had less alcohol in it according to other patrons. Cocktails all tasted the exact same? The dance floor was also tiny and was playing 2010 hits (no new songs). The “roaming canapés” were limited and we barely got the opportunity to grab them when they walked past us (had to go up to the waiters serving other tables).

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Elkevgorp
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was really well organized. Nice staff. The drinks were good, would have hoped for some more food (we came 45 minutes later and got just 1 portion of fries and some springrolls).

FAQs

Fathers Office does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Fathers Office is rated 4.2 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.