Fathers Office

4.1
510 reviews
$40 and under
American

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Casual
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

    Jan 7 - Mar 31, 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 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.
  • Dinner - A La Carte Menu

    Jan 7 - Mar 31, 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.
  • Lunch - A la Carte Menu

    Jan 7 - Mar 31, 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.
  • Valentine's Day Booking - A la Carte Menu

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Book dinner with your loved one this Valentine's Day ( 14th Feb) at Father's Office. 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.
  • Australia Day - $45pp Bottomless Drinks Package

    A$45.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 26, 2021 only

    AUSTRALIA DAY AT FATHER'S OFFICE 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 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.

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 510 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.1
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 / NSW
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 / VIC
2 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).

KM
KaylaM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I have never been to fathers office before and I am glad to say that I will become a regular!!
The only thing that did annoy me was the DJs were really rude!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing night, service was excellent and speedy, quality drinks, were able to move us to a better table inside to be able to hear the music, staff are all very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The bottomless drinks is good value for money. However it says beer, wine, cider, spirits, cocktails included. But then when we went to order they said it was just basic spirits. So was limited in terms of the drink choice . Overall would go again.

MC
MegsC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very organised, prompt "COVID Safe" service. Staff were incredibly friendly and the food and drinks were provided quickly.

EJ
ElizabethJ
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good but overpriced for quantity and quality, casual relaxed dining if you are ok with a noisy venue. Friendly staff

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lukew
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar manager, good staff.. don't know what else to say

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Yashasxi(Sp?) was a wonderful waitress. It was my birthday and she made my night by being so efficient and attentive. The establishment is very lucky to have her!! The session ran smoothly with the only hiccup being the toilets running out of toilet paper. Drinks were amazing and we will 100% be back.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Nice place, bottomless drinks was worth it as I had 5 in the time I was there but drinks were definitely watered down. Overall satisfied though!

CY
CYEO
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and the drinks were delicious. Would recommend the bottomless drinks

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Peaceout52
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Service was poor we waited 20 minutes for drinks when we asked 4 times for them and they still brought out other drinks. Ambiance was nice and drinks were very good. Better service and it would be my favourite place.

MT
MattTB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Took us nearly 25 minutes to get our first drink, never received our complimentary chips, and the staff looked annoyed when we tried to order other drinks. With such a limited time frame, and the selling point of being "bottomless", I really expected it to be easier to get drinks from the table. Very disappointing.

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little
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Didn’t order any food, but the drinks were not our favourite and it took a while to get them! They were clearly understaffed

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Drinks were good, there was a wide selection. Slow service meant that we spent more time waiting for our drinks than actually receiving them, which was problematic as we paid for the bottomless cocktails package

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Bell
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The drinks were a bit slow and found it was hard to get service

JS
JakeS
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere ,nice and cool inside, cheap drinks and tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food and some of the wait staff were lovely! Frozen margaritas weren’t available until towards the end of our session and after finishing our drink (bottomless drinks) it took a while to flag a staff member down to order another one. The main waitress seemed to be a bit judgemental of our table and was a bit restrictive when we were trying to order whereas, we had another male waiter who was very accomodating! Wouldn’t recommend the summer’s passion drink but the pink lychee was delicious!

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice venue, staff were friendly and had fantastic quick service

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Jackson
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The ‘bottomless’ package is misleading. We arrived early for our bottomless session and were not let inside the venue until 20 minutes after the booked start time. Drink service was slow and definitely not bottomless. Our group was constantly waiting to order.

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Angelo
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Had the bottomless drinks package which I had paid $45 per person when it was advertised as $39 when I got there.
Drinks were only 1 per person at a time and took around 15-20 minutes per round to arrive.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, cocktails were amazing! The manager on Saturday night was lovely and very welcoming!! Will definitely recommend and will definitely be coming back!

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Ally
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Went for bottomless cocktails, paid $45 each and was able to get 4 drinks each and a plate of fries to share. To be honest, we were disappointed that we weren't able to get at least one or two more drinks to really make it our money's worth. We understand that you wouldn't want people to get carried away, but felt if the service was a bit more prompt, then we would've had time to get maybe one more drink.

MC
MorganC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic, prompt and friendly. We will be back asap

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Hazel
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing night here before the second lockdown started. All the staff were so so friendly and the drinks were really good.
Can’t wait to visit again as soon as it reopens and would highly recommend to anyone :)

RP
vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
43 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Everything was up to its usual standard, the service was great, it was quieter than usual. George and I still love your cider. Yet again the colour had changed from clear to a yellowy colour; still the usual great taste.

SE
SarahE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cheap and easy, great food and good fun. Good venue for functions. Can be really noisy when crowded

RP
vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Everything was good as usual, the service was very good, the food was great! George and I really love the cider.

JT
JenniferT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was okay. Combo price is reasonable. Might try it again.

FAQs

Fathers Office is rated 4.1 stars by 510 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.