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Lt Lonsdale St Balcony -overlooks State Library - Father’s Office QV Little Lonsdale, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Father’s Office QV Little Lonsdale

4.1
4.1
766 Reviews
$40 and under
American
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.

Join us for happy hour Tuesday - Sunday 4pm - 8pm.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Dining Bar, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9825 8999
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining at Father's Office is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.
  • Private party contact
    our team: (03) 9825 8999
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Swanston Street
  • 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 $20 for all day Monday - Friday. For regular rates and prices please see the QV website. Parking on Sundays is $12 all day!
  • Public Transit
    Melbourne Central Train Station is only a 2 minute walk away. Trams service Swanston Street, La Trobe Street and Bourke Street.
  • Entertainment
    We host DJs every Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm-late.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • EARLY BIRD OFFER: 15% A LA CARTE DINNER BOOKING

    Multiple dates available
    Make a booking for dinner Friday or Saturday nights between 4:30pm-6:30pm and receive 15% off the A la carte menu. Terms: Must order from the A LA CARTE MENU. All guests must order a Main Meal per person. Will be seated in the Dining Room. 90 min sessions times. 15% discount applies to the a la carte menu only (not drinks or any other offers). Bookings Essential to receive the offer. We do not charge your credit card on booking. It is only to secure your booking.
  • LEGENDARY STEAK NIGHT-$25 including schooner/glass

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    250G PORTERHOUSE STEAK Certified MSA grass fed, 250g Porterhouse served with signature secret seasoned fries and salad with sauce of your choice. Includes a schooner of house beer or cider; glass of House Wines. $25 per person including House Schooner or House Wines.
  • EVERYDAY - Express Lunch inc 1 drink for $24 p.p

    $24.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    You can't beat our $24 express lunches including 1 drink. Select from over 15 meals from steaks, burgers, fish and salads. Select from 200g Black Angus Rump steak, American Bacon Cheeseburger, Fish'n'Chips, Parma to name a few. Includes a Schooner of House Beer, House Wines or softdrink/juice.

What 766 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for creative cocktails

  • City Centre

    Lively

766 Reviews
  1. Michael

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This place can’t really figure out what it wants to be. It’s setup like a restaurant, but pumps EDM so loudly you can’t have a conversation without shouting, so everyone is shouting and no one can hear anything. One bar, quite small. Despite being QR code “menus” in the “dining room” aka self service you are asked to tip at checkout. Optional, but hilarious. Food comes fast, I had the steak and two sides, decent value and cooked well. Overall 3/5. Could be better, I’ve had far worse.

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  2. SimoneP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a reservation for 8pm for the second happy hour. I must say the service was impeccable, I didn’t know the kitchen was closing but they stayed open for us to order and eat. The host had amazing service as well I couldn’t fault it. The drinks we tasty, efficient and the highlight of the night. Thank you for making the night amazing!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely environment! Bottomless was great value and the additional platter was amazing. Thank you for having us

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  4. Veni

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing as always. Service was great too. Good vibe and atmosphere. The only thing that we found annoying was that the tables were sticky. It needed a good cleaning, not just a wipe with surface cleaner.

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  5. Joanne

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a group dinner 28/02/23 Sat in the section further away from the main bar area…. It was 37degrees outside and in the venue it felt like 40degrees due to the air conditioning not being available on our side of the venue…. We approached a staff member if they could put air con on but he said it wasn’t available in the section we were sitting… this is very poor reasoning due to the other section of venue had the aircon on… it become unbearable to enjoy the dinner for this reasoning.. few of us become unwell due to this … please do better!!!!

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  6. RayP

    Melbourne

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was good as usual, from the warm welcome on arrival, ordering and receiving our order. The food was up to the usual standard. We will return there in the future.

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  7. AnitaL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers and bartenders were super friendly and helpful when I asked so many questions- staff were even looking out for my friend when they had a bit too much to drink. overall a great experience and will definitely be back :)

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  8. JacquiN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Father's Office for the Express Lunch; as it was a Tuesday, the atmosphere was quiet. The staff were pleasant and ordering via the table code was very easy. The food was quite nice and, as part of the lunch special, was reasonably priced. Would return without hesitation.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Staff were really rude especially the guy with little pony tail and shaved sides. Every time we thanked the servers they just walked off and said nothing. Couldn’t even crack a smile. I asked for no ice in my cocktail as I have very sensitive teeth. I got told they “aren’t allowed” to put no ice in my drink. I’ve never gone out somewhere and had that been an issue. Most places will just give me a smaller glass instead. Music was really loud and bad. Toilets were dirty. Won’t be back.

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  10. Kwade

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A little disappointing for NYE. Went and was informed that cannot serve food in smoking area (however there was no seating inside?). Minimal serving of food. Drinks were ok (a little watered down the cocktails). Had to line in long queues to get drinks so it felt you were wasting the night away. Music was good however just needed more food and drink options to make it a good night.

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FAQs

Father’s Office QV Little Lonsdale is rated 4.1 stars by 766 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Father’s Office QV Little Lonsdale

249 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Swanston Street
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Dining Bar, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • 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 $20 for all day Monday - Friday. For regular rates and prices please see the QV website. Parking on Sundays is $12 all day!
  • Public Transit
    Melbourne Central Train Station is only a 2 minute walk away. Trams service Swanston Street, La Trobe Street and Bourke Street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We host DJs every Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm-late.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9825 8999
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining at Father's Office is suitable for Birthdays, Corporate events, Weddings, Engagements, Exclusive Functions and Dinners.
  • Private party contact
    our team: (03) 9825 8999
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