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About Fathers Office
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.
Father's Office offers a $20 Lunch Menu, A La Carte Menu, $52 Set Menu, Kids Menu, as well as dedicated Gluten Free and Vegan Menus. All day dining is offered with our Bar menu, providing a great options for those who just need a snack with their drinks.
Join us for happy hour and take advantage of our amazing $1 and $2 bar snacks that are available in the bar area everyday from 5-7pm.
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
American, Dining Bar, Australian
Hours of operation:
Mon - Thurs: 11am - 1am
Fri - Sat: 11am - 3am
Sun: 11am - Midnight
PLEASE NOTE- We only take reservations for lunch or dinner in the dining room. We DO NOT take reservations for drinks in the bar area.
To be seated in the dining room, at least 1 main meal per person must be ordered.
$40 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(03) 9825 8999
We host DJs every Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm-late as well as throw themed parties and special promotions centred around holidays and local events.
Parking for Father’s Office is available in the QV and Melbourne Central complex.
For the QV complex Fathers Office can validate your parking when you spend $1 in our store. With validation parking is $19 for all day. For regular rates and prices please see the QV website.
Parking on Sundays is $10 all day!
Melbourne Central Train Station is only a 2 minute walk away. Trams service Swanston Street, La Trobe Street and Bourke Street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host a wide range of events from corporate events, EOFY parties, birthdays, engagements, weddings, graduation dinners, hens & bucks and more!
We have several spaces in the venue which can be reserved exclusively for private events. Our dining room can accommodate large groups for lunches and dinners.
Private Dining at Father's Office is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.
Fathers Office Ratings and Reviews
We were not very impressed that it took 30 minutes for us to even be acknowledged even for drinks. We approached the bar twice thinking we got drinks from there only to be sent back to the table as they would not serve us. When we were finished again trying to get someone to even acknowledge us to figure out where we needed to pay didn't happen for 20 minutes then the one person who did look at us waved us off and ignored us.
I just love it. Too noisy for me at peak times, so I go when it's quieter. Worth the work-around. Great burgers, good steak. Nice selection of soul-food and bar snacks. Really good value lunch specials. Some really fun cocktails. The staff are always super friendly, even when they're run off their feet. Great people watching balcony looking over Swanston St, especially for lazy Sunday afternoon drinks when its quiet. Cool decor with art deco sconces and hanging globes, wall mural and pressed metal ceilings. Even the bathroom is attractive.
I had not been to your venue before - and to be honest I won't be organising to go there again. I know it is the Xmas season, but the room was so noisy - we couldn't hear each other speak.
The food was good, but access to the venue is a challenge for anyone with walking issues.
There are too many other options in Melbourne to try out.
The food was great - thank you for catering for all the dietary variations that we needed.
The only thing we found challenging was the noise levels. Is it possible to install some sound deadening panels on the sealing. We (a table of 8) couldn't hear each other...
The wait staff didn't really know what they were doing, we were asked if we wanted drinks by the same waitress 6 times, when we had full drinks in front of us.
The venue was loud and it was hard to hear my partner. The food was priced well and was an OK, but nothing extraordinary. I wouldn't come back for dinner again; but a drink and snack in the bar area would be nice.
I love fathers Office restaurant as a great spot to dine in Melbourne Central it is always classy and great food and great value. Sometimes the music is too loud in the restaurant area - we like to talk to each other while we dine. However, I dined there with colleagues and family the other day at 6 pm and it was perfect and much quieter and calmer. Thank-you. I hope the over loud music issue in the dining area has been resolved. The staff are always lovely and attentive and the menu satisfies all diets. The mid week special is great value - perfect for work, shopping or pre an evening out and even a great lunch spot. Please keep the music level down in the restaurant so we can talk without shouting across the table!
TOO, TOO noisy. I'd say it was unbearably loud. I can be loud at times, but this was ridiculous. If I had realised the bar was so close to the dining area, I'd have gone elsewhere. Yes, it was a Saturday night, but the level of noise is exacerbated greatly by the close proximity of the bar to the dining area. It's certainly not s place I'd recommend if you're interested in conversation over a meal.
The ability to split bills was great!
A small group of friends joined me to help me celebrate my birthday at Fathers Office for dinner and drinks. It was nearly all of our first time being there and we didnt know what to expect. But we found we had a great night in a great atmosphere with good service, good food and awesome Happy hour till 10pm setting us up nicely for the rest of our night. Thank you Fathers Office 😁
It was hard to get the attention of the waiters, couldn't get the attention in time so we missed the happy hour prices because of it.
One person in our group got their food 30 minutes before the rest of us and had finished before we got the rest. Then two of the orders were wrong and had to be sent back, then returned a while later all cold. The burger was fried black and super dry, the steak was over done.
I would not recommend to go here and eat.
Got told after buying two drinks during happy hour (to have over dinner) we could have no more due to RSA laws. Drinks order was screwed up and tasted like bad cough medicine. Hadnt been predrinking, hadnt been loud and was pretty appalled with how we were spoken too. It was my best friend and i going out for dinner to chat about wedding planning. Hardly a Rowdy night! Then we were kicked out of our table within 35 mins of sitting down because they had double booked! Our food was subpar at best and tasted like it was reheated in the microwave. So so disappointed and wont be going back! would no recommend at ALL!
We had a team lunch at Father's Office to farewell a colleague. The service was top notch and the food was delicious and generous. We all had a lovely time and given that we had a mix of people's food preferences: vegetarian, gluten free, meat lovers...Father's Office was a great choice, plus reasonably priced too!
Service from our male waiter was great, he told us his name, but can't remember.
The bar area was too loud, we were seated in the restaurant area, but we were the people in there. It felt like they hadn't turned the heating on in this area, so we Sat there cold.
The worst part of the evening was the end. We had 2 entertainment book vouchers, the staff consulted the manager on the phone and came back and said they'd only accept 1when we can use up to 3. Some of us paid cash and 1 wished to pay on card. This proved too hard for the staff.
Would not recommend this place.
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