Fathers Office

4.1
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443 reviews
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$40 and under
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American

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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 an Early Week Lunch menu for $15 Mon - Wed, a $20 Lunch Menu, A La Carte Menu, $55 Set Menu, Kids Menu, as well as dedicated Vegan Menu. 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 Monday- Saturday 5-7pm + 8-10pm and Sunday from 11am

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

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.2
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

CG
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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

RP
Melbourne / VIC
34 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.

AM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 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.

OT
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.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

George and I couldn't have been happier with everything on Friday. The service was great, food was cooked well. The waiter staff are very friendly and courteous. George and I really love the cider still. It's very good value for money. I'll be back for more on Thursday with 2 other friends.

RM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hello,

My colleagues really appreciated the meal quality and value for money provided by Fathers Office.

Thanks,
Richard Mallett.

Fathers Office
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thanks for the review! Hopefully we'll see you again soon

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CF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waiter spilled drinks over two of our diners at our table- no offer to reduce account, dry cleaning or replacement drinks free of charge

Very poor form- will not return

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Everything was up to their usual standard. George and I really love their cider. I/we will be back again and again.

Fathers Office
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thanks for your review Ray! We enjoy seeing you every week!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Guess it is an age thing - we saw 1920's speakeasy style and setting - did not get that at all.
Food was good though.
Below what we expected.

B
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

While it was easy to book and we appreciated being able to split out bill easily, we found that the venue was far too loud and the quality of food has decreased since previous visits. Two people had their steak order mixed up (rare and medium orders) and my meatball sandwich was completely cold, which is awkward to bring up when you are will workmates in a large group and they are all eating, it was still tasty though.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything was up to their usual standard; I'll be back for more of the same. Keep up the good work. George and I love the cider. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Everything was up to it's usual high standard. The service was great, the food excellent and the staff are friendly. I'll be Back.

AG
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We brought friends from out of town and had requested a table overlooking the balcony, but didn't receive that, and the place was fairly empty. Our waiter was very attentive, the service was fast and the food was delicious. I requested a couple of adjustments to my order and it was no problem at all. For a Sunday afternoon the music was almost at nightclub volume though, so it was hard to catch up with our friends. We left earlier than planned to go somewhere we could hear ourselves talk.

FC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Team has been multiple times and Father's Office have always been accomodating, dealing incredibly well with team members who were delayed in arrival and getting their meals out FAST, so that they could feel that they were eating with everyone else.
Lunchtime combo meals are great value and we were pleasantly surprised with the most recent additions to that menu.
It is a great space to spend time in and unwind a touch from work.

BD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good here 💕have been a patron for many years and never disappointed

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything was great including the service, food and the value for money. My friend and I really love the cider. When we first arrived it was nice and quiet; hardly any customers were present.

A
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We waited for over an hour for our food and we got share platter to share between us and we still waited that long, our friends ordered the 3 course meal and they got most of their courses but not dessert
Very disappointed the guy who served us though was lovely and apologetic

SJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Despite the table service being extremely slow - waited almost 30 minutes after arrival to get our order taken and recieve our food - the restaurant was approx 10% full at the time- the food was very good

KT
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I am coeliac so was excited by the Mexican poke bowl. I ordered it gluten free, only to have my friends dishes come out, and was told my bowl wasn’t gluten free with the popcorn chicken and was given a substitute. I wanted the dish because the chicken sounded amazing and I was excited it gluten free. I was disappointed that it could have been communicated when I ordered the dish, that it was not in gluten free.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The food was to it's usual high standard, the service was great, it was fairly quiet. We will be back for more of the same; me and my friends.

a
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

really good food at a decent price with a great environment.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It’s not too busy on a Tuesday night. Good atmosphere. Mulled cider is different. Staff was friendly enough.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great service, the waitresses were happy to bring out a birthday cake and sing happy birthday to my girlfriend without hesitation. Would only recommend querying the spicyness of the food before purchasing. Food was awfully spicy which was a bit unexpected in some dishes and was too much for our friends who don't eat spicy food.

AP
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks, prices and customer service. Booked for a table next to a window and received what we asked for. Not to mention happy hour(s) from 5-7pm and then from 8-10pm!! Great place to go

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

It was not what I was expecting, it was full of families with children, the add I saw said speakeasy and bar this is not what it was. The food was ok but again I didn’t expect a set menu.
I would not return.

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very loud venue but good food, drinks and service. Would come back again.

AL
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Great location and atmosphere but the food quality has dropped a lot. Seems to have gone the instaworthy route instead of the hearty high quality meals that it used to have. Drinks are still nice and well priced.

MT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Very loud, no atmosphere, food was average, service was good

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Everything was as usual; the food was great; the initial taking of our order is very good; we had to wait a while longer than usual for our food being served. They were very busy. We love your cider. We will be back.

A
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great value food and drinks. Would be great if you offered tea and coffee along with your dessert.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food and place is awesome, the service needs some improvement. Just not enough staff to support requests from customers. Took a really long time to get the attention of a staff member to order firstly, then ongoing throughout the night.

TH
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

People that came in after our table were served before us and the food took forever to come out despite the restaurant being half empty.

PL
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food and drinks were great, however server didn’t have a great attitude and I kept having to ask what specials were before he brought me a menu. He also forgot to put through my food so everyone received their meals and finished their meals as I patiently waited and asked politely if it was coming and he acted like it was my fault and I didn’t order food. Error was fixed however just would appreciate friendlier service as I work in hospitality and feel it should always be how you work.

GB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the best, most memorable 18th birthday party celebrations for our son. Staff were incredibly engaging and generous. Atmosphere, food and drinks were superb. The Manager totally made our night!!!

SM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I loved the food, excellent choices for gluten free. Great food, wines and service and the staff are so friendly plus happy hour is fabulous. Excellent night, thank you

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The experience was good as usual; the service excellent, no sooner did we arrive our order was taken; in on time at all the food was brought to our table. Well done again.

JT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maggie was a great host, calling me to make sure we were still coming in due to us running late. Was very helpful in recommending what to order for the table due to our size and made us feel very welcome.

10 out of 10.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I tried the fried chicken for the first time, it won't be the last time; it was very nice indeed. We will be back for more.