Fathers Office

3.9
612 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 Monday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm

Experiences

  • NYE Party

    A$129.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    You're booking our NYE Party on Friday 31st December at 9pm. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable. NYE package includes 3 hours of drinks + roaming canapes. Doors open at 8:30pm. All patrons must be 18 years+ and double vaccinated to enter the venue. Underages and unvaccinated patrons 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 612 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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Food
3.8
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.8
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

I used to love this place as it's a bar and a restaurant but we found it was more like a nightclub this time around (we arrived at 7pm). Very hard to talk and not an atmosphere that made us want to stay for drinks beyond eating our meal. The meal also took a long time to come out so we were still eating it when our 1.5hr booking ended. The staff were able to extend the time though which was good of them

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BrookeC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Had a booking worth over $800. Staff acted as if we were there for free and were unhappy the entire night. A few cocktails on the menu were unavailable which was a bit annoying considering we had paid for a bottomless cocktails booking. There was no smoking area available, which just meant there was nowhere for people to sit outside and take a breather. Were not allowed to leave our table (which also did not fit the amount of people we had booked for), unless for the bathroom or drinks. As soon as our booking ended - the staff immediately kicked us out. A few boys had said that their partners were in the toilet and they’d like to wait for them and they were told no and to leave immediately. Some girls came out and their belongings were left on an empty table as staff had forced everyone out who was looking after this during the time. Overall, will not be coming back and was a pretty disappointing first experience at Father’s Office. Girls bathroom was pretty at least.

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Sarah1995
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

Greeter was rude, one bowl of fries for 6 people and at 10:25 bartender didn’t serve us because booking was over which ended at 10:30 despite all I g to the bartender before the session ended. The generous 3 star was more for the company I had. Took forever to get drinks bar tenders basically throw them across the bar spilling half. Wouldn’t go again. Girl bartender was great the rest rude

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Terrible. Misleading and horrendous website as well as poor customer service

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have a great happy hour and lovely snacks with an amazing view over the city.
Frozen cocktail was great and there was a good selection of basics to choose from.

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SarthakS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

When we went to fathers office, there was one person who was having long hair and moustache. He was very rude and arrogant. Accidentally we placed wrong order, very rudely he asked it’s not our job to fix this.
Also it was my birthday yesterday, when we asked him if we could cut a cake, he told us that we will charge 2.5$ per person. We told him that we haven’t heard anywhere and no one else charges money to cut the cake. Very arrogantly he told us I’m not making rules here company is go and talk to them.
His colleague MIKE on the other hand was very nice and decent person. Though we accidentally placed wrong order but he ensure we got food. He spoke to us very nicely. Your cafe is running due to MIKE only. You should be grateful that you’ve such a nice person in your team.
Arrogant and rude behaviour of that other person was totally unacceptable. We are the customers, if we’re paying money , atleast we should deserve respect also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Service was poor, food was forgotten about and had to ask 3 times before it was remembered. Disappointing.

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Lael
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

INCREDIBLE! This is one of those places which you will not forget about, and you absolutely must visit. The team is amazing, the food is incredible, the vibe is phenomenal. You gotta get to Father’s Office. You will not be disappointed.

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Mego
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Bottomless brunch is so worth it. We all had a ball!

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AaronF
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

For what is in essense a so-so bar in a good location.. our entire table was asked to show physical identification ... a table of mid-30 year olds.
With only a 90 minute reservation (because they require fast turnover for optimising revenue and can use covid as a reason to keep customers on a short leash) it was dissapointing one of us had to walk 15 minutes back to their car and return before they could be let in.
I have a feeling it was not FO policy rather a dimwitted door keeper but it certainly put a blight on the start of our night and we were glad to leave it at the end of our very short time allocation given their menu is uninspiring and choice of beverages limited.

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Tabathac
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Used to love this place until I got given 2 cups for my beer that were stacked in to eachother and glass broke in my hands luckily only ended up cutting my foot but it was gashing out in blood I would love it if the workers used common sense as it could of ended worse

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DarcyC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cool vibe, with really delicious food and drinks :)

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LDoggie
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Must try burgers with an amazing view from the rooftop bar only a stones throw from Melbourne Central. The female bathroom view is also something out of a movie.

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Cs12
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible service, the bottomless cocktails absolutely not worth it. Terrible all round dont go here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible service. Definitely no value for money as we received 2 x small bowls of chips for 11 guests.
Bar staff were rude and overall vibe was off. Definitely won’t be going back.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

Too noisy and filled with screaming drunk teenagers.

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Teeta
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Been here quite a few times and always liked it. Last time I went were 3 bartenders working, 2 were lovely, 1 was very curt and bordering rude and unfortunately we kept getting served by that one. Has now really put me off the place unfortunately, will only go again if someone has organised something for themselves otherwise won't return.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and glad they’re back! Always a good experience overall. Kudos to the entire team working there

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JessS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff and great value bottomless drinks with free fries included!! Loved the outdoor area - comfortable and not too noisy in the afternoon. We loved soaking up the sun and had a great time catching up with friends here. Will be back!

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KelJ
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful - we purchased the bottomless cocktails due to them being advertised on their website with margaritas however when we ordered this they said it wasn’t included. Thankfully I had screen shots of this only week prior when we booked and the manager argued with us and then said he would let us get one round only as the screen shot could be from a year ago, after looking through their website managed to find it advertised again so showed the manager this who was extremely rude, he agreed to honour the margaritas however slammed them on the bench every time we were served. All the cocktails tasted awful anyway, premixed and tasted like horrible cordial - not worth the $55pp at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a good birthday experience. Bottomless drinks in the sun, nothing better 👌🏽 And the staff/bartenders were all really nice!

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SkMm
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The bottomless drinks package for 1h30min was pretty bad. Most of the time is spent standing in long lines trying to get a drink and only one drink is given out per person at a time. Not worth the price at all.

The ambience is terrible.

Will never be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

The lines to get in were long and the line to the bar was 10 minutes and there were over 40 people at the bar. It was crowded

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was suppose to be all you can drink. However, you could only get one small drink at a time and then you had to queue up for 10-15 minutes again! Completely not worth it and very disappointing

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aaabbbccc
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great staff, great drinks, gd value. Third visit here for the bottomless drinks & would def book again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely got value for our money. Great team. Great service. Really good

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elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Basically we got there and there was no one there. To my memory there were only two other tables. We had to get the drinks from the bar, he limited the amount of drinks at a time. More ice than drink. There were six girls and every time we went to get drinks we were met with "we need to bring the glasses to prove we finished the drink". So basically we paid for drinks with more ice than liquid, no service-we got the drinks and took back our own glasses. WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE. for the amount of money we spent, it was terrible and not worth the money. A rip off and the staff made us leave abruptly when we hadn't even reached our two hours. I was tipsy but i know when i am being ripped off. The staff wanted to close up and we didn't get our money's worth.

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CourtneyA
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing and food and drinks were great, would really recommend this place to anyone

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JessK
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it there! The people, the drink selection & the music!!!
Will be back again real quick!

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vipHayleeM
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

- the bartenders filled the glass full with ice and only the alcohol half way which was not okay since we are paying for it
- none of the bartenders were wearing a mask!!

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SamB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Honestly. Really disappointing experience on Sunday night. We spent a significant amount of money at the location (Literally 1.2K). And were treated with little to no respect.

At 8:30 (right after our bottomless drinks) we were told that you guys were closing, even though I called to confirm the location would be open later and we could stay later.

We went to go buy the last rounds before moving on and tried to take advantage of your happy hour drinks but were told that they weren't selling the jugs anymore. As the bartender was saying this, another bartender was serving another customer and approved him to have a jug?!

Overall, was extremely disappointing.

I accidentally tipped you guys when using the app and i'd like it back because it definitely wasn't deserved.

You can call me on 0402422420 to organise the above.

Thanks

JR
JessR
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

terrible service i will never come back here! hosted my 18th birthday here and was told over the phone that we were able to stay back after our session so we didn’t book anywhere else and then was told to leave as soon as our session was over despite what we were told by another team member over the phone so we were stuck in the city in the rain as we did not have a booking anywhere else and nearby venues were booked out

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Em77
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Staff and Bartenders could be nicer.

Drinks and chip platter was great

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Foodis
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Would definitely go again just didn’t provide all drinks on the list

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RubyMB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience, lovely staff! Definitely recommend their bottomless drinks & their fries are delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Overall wasn’t loving how they operated the bottomless drinks deal. Had to queue to get in… taking in to the 90 mins allocated time. Sat at table furthest away from bar but was bar service only for drinks. Chips with deal were cold. Seen lady wandering with them a few laps of the dining area before she’s asked us if they for us. She should have known that given we pre-booked. Couldn’t get drink for a friend with their wristband too so we had to go get our own drinks every time. Good and reasonably quick service at the bar though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Booking was at 7 but we didn’t get in till 7:20 due to the line and still had to leave at 8:30. Drinks weren’t very nice

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Tals
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed the bottemless such good value! My only thing is that when ordering drinks I feel like you should order on the QR code (one made for bottomless) instead of lining up at the bar. It was crowded and there was no social distancing. I wore my mask but thought that ordering and having the drinks brought to you would be a better 'covid safe' approach.

Overall I had a great time and will be coming back.

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edew
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

usually its pretty good but waiting in line that ate up 15-20 mins of our booking and then being forced out at exactly 8:30 was a bit ridiculous. We payed for an hour and a half and probably got just over an our. i think also doing a table service might be better because waiting in line took tons of time. Ive been there before and it’s usually been really good so i don’t know why it was different saturday

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Rach
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We went there for bottomless cocktails and booked for 11, then they tell us bottomless finishes at 11?! Why would you let us book it if it finishes at that time.

FAQs

Fathers Office does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Fathers Office is rated 3.9 stars by 612 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.