Fathers Office

4.0
346 reviews
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$40 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Happy Hour
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.
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Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Dining Bar, Australian
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 11am - 1am
Fri - Sat: 11am - 3am
Sun: 11am - Midnight

Kitchen hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday: 11am - midnight
Saturday: Noon to midnight
Sunday: Noon to 10pm

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.
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Phone number
(03) 9825 8999
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Swanston Street
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Parking Details
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!
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Public Transit
Melbourne Central Train Station is only a 2 minute walk away. Trams service Swanston Street, La Trobe Street and Bourke Street.
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Entertainment
http://fathersoffice.com.au/special-events/

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.
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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.
Additional
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

Private Dining

Private Dining at Father's Office is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.

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What 346 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Our plates were left on the table dirty for a long time. Desert was brought out, and in stead of clearing the plates they just tried to find a spot to put it among the dirty dishes. No cutlery was brought out for desert we had to ask/get it our selves.

There was only 4 other tables of people so it isn't like they were too busy.

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TK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The ribs, coleslaw and chips were delicious😝
Staff were very friendly and helpful
Just a bit tooo noisy for older folk 🤣🤣

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LC
18 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

God it was loud - big groups in main dining room including old men standing around drinking & talking about how 'important' they are. Wonderful service as always - Andi your absence was missed!

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JK
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Overall a pleasant enough lunchtime experience however the music was much too loud making it difficult to converse. Several requests to lower the volume seemed to be ignored.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Team lunch at Father's Office, $15 lunch time specials to Wednesday - food and a drink - great value, quick and easy with excellent service. Their online system tracks what each indivdiual ordered and allows for individual payment. Pub style food ... pie, parma, steak, burger and other options, served with chips and salad and a drink. Good value!

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RA
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was below average. Chose a cocktail and waiter proceeded to tell me it wasn’t a good choice as the cocktail wasn’t nice. Then we ordered a Parma that said it came with chips and salad on the menu but we only got chips and had to request a salad... which when we got that was only lettuce.
My friend ordered a steak rare and it was cooked well done and had to send it back. No apologies given, will a roll of the eyes from the waiter. We had been before and had a great meal and service. This time was very disappointing. Venue is nice, good location and good cocktails.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had my friends 40th the food was amazing and the service was beyond incredible ❤️

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LD
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Not a great experience. Group of 10 for dinner and was absolutely taken aback by the noise level - not what I would call "Energetic". Even as we went up the stairs you could hear the hum and chatter. Could not even have a conversation with the person sitting next to you. Everyone was pretty happy with their meal but a mix up with one of our orders caused a bit of a problem. Basically could not get out of their quick enough.

Hate the idea of having to pay for non attendance - honestly think we would have gone somewhere else quieter if they were not holding my credit card details.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Not my first time here but just as good as the previous visits - I will be coming back.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

A good staple but twice I’ve had the burger and it’s not been as hot as I would like it. Very noisy too but we did eat at happy hour time on a Friday night so was understandable.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very happy. Delicious food. Great cocktails for a fair price. Little noisy and strangely the wait staff seated all diners at tables right next to each other despite plenty of room to spread them out. This could be improved upon so you aren't forced to eavesdrop on every table.
But otherwise great spot and i would definitely return.
Best for friends, drinks and bar food.

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LC
19 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

My steak was absolutely divine -thanks guys! My friend's gravy for her pie was sent back as it was watery and cold - the 2nd batch of gravy was exactly the same. Other than that, amazing experience - thanks Andy, you rock as always! - See you next week.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

The prices were reasonable, food was decent and there was plenty of it but it was so loud that we really couldn't have a conversation. And we were there mid-week and the restaurant was not crowded. Some folks like that vibe, but we wanted to have a chat and weren't able to hear each other.

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SR
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fun night , noisy but great ambience. Wait staff super helpful regarding allergies.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, always brilliant plus great happy hour options

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LC
19 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks to Andy for taking extra special care of us like he always does - I'm still sending the vegan aioli back and will continue to do so! Can't wait for the balcony to reopen - its been a while! :-)

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MB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

By no means a terrible restaurant.... but!

The food was of low quality. The meals had flair, but the meat cooked was poor.
There are better options for the money and that where I would continue to.

Parmas, were not pub quality, steaks were small (Surf and Turf). The emptiness of the place spoke highly of it's offerings.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Took 45 minutes before anyone came to take our order and we had to get up and go to the bar four times to ask before that. No one even came to take a drinks order before us ordering food. Once we ordered from the lunch menu (which included a meal and a drink) the food came but only one drink out of the 5 people who ordered came. After waiting twenty minutes, one of us got up to ask for the drinks. They started making them and said 'can you stay here and take them to the table while you're up here'. It's not as if the restaurant was busy and the staff was no where to be seen a lot of the time. Really unhappy that the service was like this from a place I loved coming to often!

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RK
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My second time here and this time I ordered a steak, it was cooked to my liking, I could not fault it. Friendly staff & very efficient despite it being a busy Saturday evening. Love this place! The dessert platter was definitely worth the try, very nice!

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SG
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good lunch deal - $20 for your meal and a drink. More than enough on the menu to cater to everyone. Service is good, quick enough to do on your lunch break and the food is always decent.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated fathers days had a great night staff were excellent and the food was very nice good atmosphere
Would definitely come back

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a good favourite
Always consistent in food and service
Great venue

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GW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

My husband and I and our 2 adult daughters went to Fathers Office for dinner on Saturdaynight to celebrate Father’s Day. It was about a quarter full when we arrived at 7.30 but quickly filled up. Was very noisy which I know young people like, but it’s a bit of a killer for conversation. However I liked the idea of a separate dining room. Service for the food was very fast but had to keep asking for our drinks which we didn’t get until we had finished our main course! Not ideal! Dessert plate was great and we shared this with 3 people! Overall I liked the place but having to keep asking the wait staff for drinks and then the dessert menu etc wasn’t ideal. Drinks should ideally come before or with the main course- not afterwards!

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HB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was recommended by a coeliac facebook member and Fathers Office didn't let us down. My son was so excited to have battered fish and chips and I loved my crumbed chicken and chips with mushroom gravy. It was sooooo nice to go out and have an affordable meal, perfect portion size, gluten free and so many options. Wish you had a restaurant in Adelaide!!! Would highly recommend to coeliacs and everyone else. Thanks Fathers Office.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

i was advised the bar was noisy so booked the dining room for a family get together for both young and old.
When we arrived they said the dining room was closed and put us in the bar which was noisy! The balcony was all roped off so could not enjoy the beautiful sunny day outside.
The food was average but not pricey so would not complain.
After we finished lunch we asked to order coffee but was told it would take a while as there was only one person serving at the bar. She said she could make then between serving other patrons drinks so we decided at that point to leave and move on to a more organised venue

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MM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my wife out for her birthday and I chose Fathers Office because of the many good reviews and for its vicinity to the Her Majesty's Theatre, where we had two seats reserved later on in the evening.

All I can say is that we were welcomed by vibrant and competent staff, who managed to serve us not only with delicious food and outstanding service but also with top level professionalism and empathy.

I woud definitely suggest to order the eye fillet as it comes with onion marmalade on top and sweet potatoes, it was delicious and well accompanied with a bottle of Samuel Wynn & Co Cab-Sav. Just to die for!

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DR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time having dinner here in a month and I love it!! As being someone who can’t eat gluten it’s always hard finding somewhere that’s suited for me and my friends / family. Pricing is amazing, staff are amazing and super friendly !! Will definitely be back !! Also love the 1920s feel on the inside.

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AL
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We always love Father's Office - the drinks are amazing and the food is always good. They can handle groups with ease and are very accommodating to diners. Great atmosphere, the servers are attentive and the location/view is pretty awesome. Highly recommend.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service was great, lively vibe, great value for money. Enjoyed the set menu. No complaints

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N
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had my birthday dinner/drinks here and I loved it! The waiter we had was extremely accommodating and answered all our questions, and even joined in to sing me a happy birthday. It was a little loud and hard to hear people sitting across from you, but you can’t beat the awesome vibe and tunes they have playing!

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K
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Steak was really good especially for the price! My friend had the beef pie and absolutely loved it

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LC
19 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful time as always!! Thanks Andy and staff, always so welcoming. Vegan aioli needs to go ( my chips told me say that)

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RK
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience, delicious food and good service. Very friendly. Was quite noisy for a Wednesday night but over all experience was great. Will be going here again.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We were not offered drinks or starters while we waited for our friend to join us. We couldn't get waitress attention. The burger was small quantity for its cost. The onion rings were mostly batter. The restaurant is cold too much air-con.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Loud music made it impossible to speak easily to the servers or have conversations with each other. The whole of the restaurant was so cold that most tables kept their coats and scarves on. The servers were doing their best and working hard in the excessively loud environment. Our cocktails were both very poorly made, and the glasses of wine tasted like it had been open for some time. The starters and the mains arrived together which was odd but fine. Apart from the noise level, the biggest surprise was how rude the person with the iPad who found our booking and then managed our payments was to us. He was actually surly and wandered off before I entered my pin on the eftpos machine. It made for a memorable anniversary dinner but for all the wrong reasons. If you want a really weird dinner experience, this place is for you!

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PS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Leroy more than made up for the first person who met us when we arrived. He was friendly, gave good advice on ordering and made sure everything was great.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a fantastic gluten free meal, the hot chips were to die for
Recommend highly for coeliac's

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MB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall the service was excellent served by friendly staff and great food

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EA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall great experiance great. Per orded out meals, the took a fair while to come out. The gentleman over seeing the floor, did notice and kept going out the back to see. was good to see he was trying to be ontop of it. Food and value were great!

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LC
19 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I have lunch here every week and my friends and I always have a brilliant time - Andy & Tay Tay are ruddy amazeballs! xxx

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