Fathers Office

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430 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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RP
Melbourne / VIC
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

RP
Melbourne / VIC
30 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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
30 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

AL
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

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

RP
Melbourne / VIC
30 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

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
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
30 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
30 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

SV
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

busy Friday night but our table was served on multiple occasions so very happy.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
30 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I really love the relaxed environment at this place, the service is great, the food very good and the value for money is outstanding. My friend and I really love the cider.

AM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

For a coeliac - this meal was amazing. It was a Friday night, which rookie error, meant we struggled to hear our friends talking, and there were no TV’s in the sitting area, so we ate and then left, but will def be back.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
30 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I really like the whole experience of dining here. The food was great, it's cooked to perfection. The value is the greatest. Another thing that we love is the views around us while we dine. It's not too busy or overcrowded.

A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were 25mins late due to taxi issues and unable to reach them via phone. They held the table for us and were very accommodating. Service was consistently lovely and food great. Would definitely go back.

SH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Had to wait a long time to order drinks and they were late purposely so that we can't avail Happy Hour!

D
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good but we had some orders messed up and we ended up eating different things from what we ordered. Not very happy to pay 2.50$ each in order to eat our own cake. The happy hour wasn’t that happy. Just 6 cocktails to choose from (plus beers and wines) and one of them was the spritz for 12$ that is the same price it has when it’s not on happy hour.

SH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food amazing. Staff delightful. Far too noisy. Wouldn’t go back on a weekend dinner. Felt like we were eating in a nightclub. Left without purchasing more drinks because of the noise. Otherwise, was a great place.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
30 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The service was very good; the food was great. We'll be back again for more of the same.

RP
Melbourne / VIC
30 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food is great, service excellent; it's good to have views of city

j
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really helpful with our work event. Everyone had a ball and we will be back :)

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the 2nd time we have been and this time we invited friends along. They loved it and so did we.
My wife has coeliac disease and her dietary needs were able to meet. We all had the set menu which was delivered with excellent service and was wonderful. Thank you once again and we will be back in the future.

MH
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good service, good value but the booth chairs have seen better days and need either a refurbish or replacing.

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