Fathers Office

4.2
477 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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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

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$45pp Bottomless Drinks Package

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Dec 22-23, 2020·Tue 17:00-21:00

Celebrate the festive season with our $45pp Bottomless Package for 1.5h includes cocktails, beer, cider, wine, spirits and liqueurs plus complimentary fries for the table to share.

$45pp Bottomless Drinks Package

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Jan 1-2, 2021·Fri 17:00-23:00

Celebrate the festive season with our $45pp Bottomless Package for 1.5h includes cocktails, beer, cider, wine, spirits and liqueurs plus complimentary fries for the table to share.

$45pp Bottomless Drinks Package

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Dec 24-26, 2020·Thu 15:00-21:00, Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat 13:00-23:00

Celebrate the festive season with our $45pp Bottomless Package for 1.5h includes cocktails, beer, cider, wine, spirits and liqueurs plus complimentary fries for the table to share.

What 477 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
3.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Taylor
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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MorganC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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vipJudyH
Melbourne / VIC
14 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun place with good variety of fun food.

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Joel
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Service was friendly although we did feel a bit rushed. Super noisy which one member of our party couldn't really cope with. Food was nice but not really memorable. Was expecting more from the speakeasy theme but it's way closer to pub vibes.

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AshtonM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Have been here before, and will return. But service was quite poor this time around, and food wasn’t very hot.

RP
vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Everything was great as usual. The food was well cooked! I loved the cider as usual!

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vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Everything was up to it's usual standard, we will keep on coming back! George and I really love the cider!

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CoconutBeast
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Was a super romantic evening and I loved it. The service was kind, genuine and great!

Only issue is that it was super noisy which made it harder to talk and hear in the dinner section.

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Brigid
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well done to Andy the manager, he was very attentive and helpful to us! He served my friend and I on Saturday and was really friendly, helpful and make sure we had a great night. Will definitely be coming back.

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DINESHKUMARCHANDRAMOULI
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Place for office / personal lunch get together. the food was very good and yummy. friendly staffs

RP
vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The food was up to the usual standard. George and I really love the cider. The staff are friendly.

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Luncher
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Great food with average service. Friendly staff but they were preoccupied with cleaning and didn’t come check on us at all. Great gluten free options!!!!!!

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BERNIED
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

This place has lost its appeal and charm, the food was never anything to write home about, but some how has managed to make average food worse.

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WendyD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Inexpensive by any comparison and friendly service.

Fathers Office
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thanks for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Father's Office Team

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vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Everything was to it's usual high standard! We'll be back again and again. We were wondering though when there might something New added to the menu. See you all on Thursday.

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EPaige
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

The food was good but the atmosphere was very loud as we were seated next to a 21st birthday celebration of around 35 people and the DJ hired for the night was very loud throughout the restaurant. Our booking was missed by the restaurant (we tried to call multiple times earlier in the night during their confirmed open hours to reconfirm our booking but the phone went to voicemail) so when we arrived they apologised and offered us a round of drinks on the house. The drinks were incredibly strong that we could barely drink them. After waiting for 20 minutes, we were shown to our table in the midst of the 21st celebrations which felt very intrusive on their night. I probably won't be back any time soon but if you are looking for a place with loud music and strong drinks, I would recommend Father's Office.

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vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Everything was up to the usual high standard. George and I really love the cider. It is always our drink of choice.

Fathers Office
Responded on 21 January 2020

Hi Ray, Fantastic to hear! We look forward to seeing you soon for more Cider :) Father's Office Team

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Stacey1
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our meal thank you!
Our friendly waitress helped take a picture of us girls and we came just in time for happy hour. Tried cinnamon calamari for the first time was absolutely lovely
Again thank you for a great night out

Fathers Office
Responded on 21 January 2020

Hi Stacey, We're glad to hear you had a great time! We hope to see you again soon for Happy Hour! Thanks Father's Office Team

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As it was quiet over Sunday lunch, service was very attentive & efficient. Loved the gluten free fish & chips! Excellent value for $20 with a glass of wine! Will return!

Fathers Office
Responded on 21 January 2020

Hi Mary, We're happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you Father's Office Team

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PepeA
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Location is excellent and the actual setup it really nice.
The food was good. I had a burger and it was yummy.
I don't get the Happy Hour though it starts from 5pm - 7pm and then 8pm - 10pm. Very unusual and shouldn't be a break because I think you are missing out on money doing this.
Anyways the music couldn't be heard outside and its summer and I think we should at least hear it from outside :).

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MichealR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great service! staff were extra nice and the kids love going. Catered for gluten free! We will be back!

Fathers Office
Responded on 6 January 2020

Hi Michael, We're happy to hear you had a great experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you Father's Office Team

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vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Everything was to the usual high standard. It was great to have a cider. I/we will be back.

Fathers Office
Responded on 6 January 2020

Hi Ray, It's great to have you back and happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you Father's Office Team

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great value, excellent steaks and Canadian waitress was excellent.

Fathers Office
Responded on 6 January 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon Father's Office Team

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PennyC
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Went for an early family dinner but our timing clashed with happy hour for a few work parties. Too loud. Couldn’t hear each other yelling. More bar than family restaurant for sure. Service a little slow but obviously a crazy busy time.

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MoKh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location. Great variety of drinks. Reasonably priced and great service.

RP
vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

We both had the steak, it was cooked well, it tasted good, it was easy to chew. The only downside was that they had runout of cider. We were very disappointed about that because we really love their cider, we did not love the beer anywhere near as much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

It was such a hot hot hot day, felt like there was no air flow or air conditioning at all. Considering how hot it was I thought there would be at least cold water being refilled often but we had to ask multiple times for a new jug. We also only got one between 12 people. I also had to personally grab the high chair for my nephew when we asked for one and no one bought it over... we also ordered a cocktail and it took 20 minutes to come out. It was busy, it was hot I feel like the amount of staff on was wrong to the amount of people. The noise level was almost deafening, the waitresses were relatively rude and blunt. The food was good though.

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MartineS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Good place. It was a little bit hard to be served on the day due to a 2 large tables sitting next to us.

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CathyC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The Southern chicken wings were insufficiently cooked with some ‘chewy’ meat. I was a little worried! However, the other plate we had was perfectly cooked.

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CG43
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great service and location but $17 for a espresso martini on tap is a joke.

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vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything was to it's usual high standard. The food was cooked well. We didn't have to wait long, a short time between the taking of our order and it being brought to our table. We love the cider.

Fathers Office
Responded on 19 December 2019

Hi Ray, We appreciate your loyalty and kind words, The Team look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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KristineP
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for groups of all ages
Fun food to share and fun range of drinks

Fathers Office
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thanks for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Father's Office Team

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AbbyM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks so much to the birthday boy for looking after us! ;)

RP
vipRayP
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was to it's usual high standard, value for money excellent. Service was great, staff friendly. We are always made welcome there. I still love the cider. George and I will be back this Friday. We look forward to seeing you all again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

What a dreadful experience. The noise was deafening. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

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Fathers Office is rated 4.2 stars by 477 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.