Fathers Office

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317 reviews
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$40 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Fun
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 317 People Are Saying
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4.0
Food
4.1
Service
3.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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2.0Dined 7 days ago

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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1.0Dined on 4 August 2018

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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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

It was AMZING we had a blast!!! Food was fabulous, service was great and the overall night was wonderful and it was fantastic to move from the restaurant to the bar afterwards to continue our night

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Absolutely LOVED the separate Gluten Free menu. Totally at ease with FO's understanding of Coeliac Disease right form the time of booking. Our wait staff for perfect on a busy Sat night too. Well done to all!
We've already booked our next girls night!

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1.0Dined on 20 July 2018

A member of our party has a medical condition and has a small stomach. The restaurant server stated everyone had to order a main meal to sit in the area, which was a problem. The food was ok but it was so loud you couldn’t even hear the person next to you.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

The service was amazing! And the food was terrific too. Great ambiance. Perfect pre-theatre dinner choice. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Steak mediocre today ☹️ service five star as always..thanks for looking after us Andy!

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4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Food was underwhelming. Fried chicken was marinated at best and not remotely crunchy. Service and alcohol offering is great!

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Took a family of 8 for a special occasion. Staff were amazingly friendly to us and so helpful. Had delicious food and even delicious gluten free options. Colouring pages for kids to keep them calm before meal. Was such a lovely experience!

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Ten of us went on our family men's night out. The food was tasty and we were all happy with what we ordered except for the chicken wing which were over cooked and not tasty. The rest of us had burgers and we highlight the Apple beef abd Beetroot burger it was very tasty. The kimchi burger was also voted a hit. Only criticisms were the burgers were warm but not hot and we had to ask for service to get drinks , give food orders and get the bill, but it wasn't a big problem, once we asked they came straight away.
Great plAce for a casual tun meal. Reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

My 4 year old daughter is coeliac and we are always nervous about eating out. The staff were fantastic and reassuring. The food was fast and was absolutely 100% gluten free and beautiful. Will recommend to all!!

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Meal and service was fantastic. However, restaurant dinning area was uncomfortably too loud for dinning and chatting with friends. Needs a noise barrier between bar and restaurant

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Great for large bookings; Pre-order option available to save time on the date

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4.0Dined on 26 June 2018

I was staying in Melbourne by myself finding places for dinner. Low and behold a place called fathers office turned up. With great service and meals, delivered fast and served perfectly to my table. You can see the care and attention the chefs out into each meal. I would highly recommend this to anyone who would like a great meal and great beer!

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

We had a great time. We wanted something a bit different as there are many many asian type restaurants in the area and we wanted a change. There was a good range of foods for us all to choose from and we have some picky eaters with us. Great service. Huge food plates and we left really full and contented. We will return soon and would recommend.

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2.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Basically like going to your local pub for dinner but the food is worse than the service. Don't bother

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2.0Dined on 18 June 2018

The food, service and overall venue were great.
The significant downside was that it was a cold June night in Melbourne and the heating did not work. When we asked for the heating to be turned up, the waitress advised us that it had been broken for 2 years and that it was cold in Winter and boiling hot in summer.
We all sat with our coats on during the entire meal and it was still cold and uncomfortable. We would have left but there were 10 of us.
Also, the coffee machine was broken (and had been for a month) so no coffees. The men's toilets were also broken and two were cordoned off.

They need to spend the money to fix the broken things as this detracts from the experience.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Buffet option with cocktail was fantastic! Very friendly and helpful staff and delicious food. Very accommodating

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Great atmosphere quality food I had a steak which was simple but great and great service you would expect to pay more will go back again.

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1.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Can't comment on the food as we left before ordering. This place was so noisy we couldn't hear ourselves think. Don't come here if you want to talk to the people you are with.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Wings. My goodness you will not be disappointed by Wings Wednesday!! The Buffalo Wings were to die for. Thank you for making my quick 36hour trip worthwhile.

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2.0Dined on 1 June 2018

I've always loved Fathers Office and took family friends because (i thought) i knew it was a fail safe, awesome place!! But the music was just soo loud we couldnt hear each other speak!! I had to shout to speak to the next sitting next to me, at a restaurant. I went for a nice dining experience with friends who are 50+ years old. Instead we scoffed our food (which was delicious as it always is) and left asap so we could catch up, which was the whole point of the occasion.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Steak was delicious, need bigger bottle of sauce. My friends fish n chips was tasteless tho. Overall great to see Andy and minus the boot...He always makes me cry ..I mean SMILE!! 😘

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Great service and an easy lunch menu that can fit most dietary requirements. Very noisy when it's a full house in the group bookings area, so something to keep in mind depending on the crowd. An in easy in and out lunch for a big group.

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2.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Service was really slow. They looked busy and under staffed. Waited over 45 mind for our desert and when it arrived it was plonked on the plate and had no taste atall. Definitely just a frozen desert defrosted.

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3.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Ate here with a group of 10 people. Food was nice but most dishes were cold. Timing of food was quite poor. Some mains came out before the starters. Otherwise no issues. Good atmosphere, friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Great place for good food and drinks. Great and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Met up with friends from out of town and the first place I could think of to show them a wonderful dinner, at the heart of the CBD was Father's Office. We sat in the restaurant, and while the music from the bar bleesd through to the restaurant, it added a level of ambient fun and easy going to the whole night. The food is brilliant, and the cocktail range is great fun to work your way down, one at time! Father's Office is one of my favourite spots in the CBD. Note: if you rock up just after business hours, be prepared for a busy, vibrant community inside! If you prefer a quieter time, try a little later in the evening or even a lunch sitting/visit!

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Great lunch, food came very quickly and service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Love Fathers Office! Plenty of GF options which is rare and such a great find. Highly recommend and love this spot.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Had brilliant time....thanks Andy for taking care of
us, you the shiz!!!!! 😘

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