Fathers Office

4.2
520 reviews
$40 and under
American

Top tags:

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.
  • $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.

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 520 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Energetic
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyL
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 / NSW
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 / 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
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).

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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
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

FAQs

Fathers Office is rated 4.2 stars by 520 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.