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

4.1
4.1
769 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 17 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

  • 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 Follies girl lager or cider, or a glass of Lindeman's Henry's Sons white, red or sparkling plus more.
  • A LA CARTE LUNCH OR DINNER BOOKING (main meal pp)

    Multiple dates available
    Order from our regular a la carte menu for either lunch or dinner. Please note all guests will need to order a main meal per person and be seated in the dining room. We do not charge your credit card on booking. It is only to confirm where to seat your group.

What 769 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
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for creative cocktails

  • City Centre

    Lively

769 Reviews
  1. SimoneP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. JeremyP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The dj was not playing anything for people to dance to. There was no one feeling the mood to hit the dance floor. Paid good money for a gun night and had a miserable NYE

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was a bit hesitant in booking here for New Years Eve with our friends but was happily surprised. The food selection was great. There was something for everyone. We loved the beer tower too. It was super busy so service was a little slow, but staff were happy to assist once we got their attention. We had a lovely view. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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  12. TeeSmiles

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, value for money, and prompt, friendly service. They also provide children with a colouring/activity sheet and colouring pencils, which kept our kids occupied whilst they awaited their meal.

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  13. Patchy

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Venue is wonderful full of life , ambienc was great . Little bit too loud when trying to talk but that didn’t really bother us . Cocktails were delicious but we waiting over 1hr and 20 mins for food and were given stone cold food. They did give us a credit and a free drink but didn’t offer any food replacement . Overall a good place for cocktails and drinks for a fun night out .

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  14. CynJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night out. Food was great. Service was awesome.

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  15. LenartN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    reasonably priced, good atmosphere, great drink specials

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  16. LJ23

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The portions of drinks and food were very small compared to the price which was a concern. Otherwise service was good and quick, and environment was energetic.

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  17. ChamindaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. Love the personal touch they added to our service

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  18. AvrilW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue for a different age groups, from 8 to 75, plenty to choose from and great quality.

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  19. PaulineM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fathers office is well organised and can cater for large groups. its great to be able to book for up to 20 people online. It would have been great to know upfront that we would be across multiple tables and not one table like other groups. Also the steak was overcooked although very tasty. The team work hard and drinks and food came out fast even though it was very busy. Thanks for having us and making our Xmas party memorable!

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  20. Vvva

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had never been to Father's Office but booked a group event there. We pre-ordered which meant our food arrived beautifully early and the atmosphere and service were great. We had a wonderful event.

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  21. DocBlue

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant's website states, "Walk up the ‘old oak’ stairs and you are transformed into an old world version of the 1920’s prohibition era with some twists to create a truly authentic experience." The owners clearly have no idea what a prohibition era speakeasy was like. The decor is pretty standard for any bar. The food is fine but nothing special. There is essentially no service - you order at your table using the website from a QR code at each table. Music is loud and annoying, preventing any conversation. This is a fine place to go for a drink with friends, but not the nice restaurant suggested by the website.

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  22. BelindaW

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fathers office never disappoints, I hadn’t been since before COVID and it was just as good as I remember. They were able to accommodate a relatively late large booking (26 people for an end of year work lunch). With their recommendation we pre ordered our meals which meant there was not a large wait when we arrived to eat. All staff were very friendly and attentive and nothing was too ouch trouble (including everyone paying individually). I really enjoyed the freekeh and roasted vegetable salad. Only negative was one or two people mentioned their meals were not fantastic (I think they both had the calamari). Will definitely be back soon :)

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  23. AnneD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and atmosphere fantastic . Music too loud to have an easy conversation

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  24. AliG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting cocktails and amazing service. The bottomless cocktail session was such good value!

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  25. RayP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Yet again, George and I dined there, we are always welcomed at the door, shown to our table. We are given time to browse the menu, we order and in it seems no time at all, the food is brought to the table. The food is always cooked to perfection. We particularly like the cider. We will be back! It is a tough decision these days decided where to dine in the city, between QV and Downtown.

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  26. ViolettaR

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the feel of your establishment, although we didn’t expect our bottomless cocktails to come out of a premix machine. They were not nice, I tried to convince myself they were and may get better, they did not, eeew some I couldn’t drink. Lucky my husband stuck to the wine. Food horrible, especially the kilpatrick oysters

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  27. KerriA

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great start to a night. Party starter is great value and Happy hour just adds to the experience

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  28. DylanThePainter

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff were lovely! Food and drink was worth the price

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere and great food. We sat outside to enjoy the warm weather and it was a perfect location. Will definitely come back!

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  30. Soph

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The music was too loud, could not talk or think. Dj could not mix between songs and was shocking. Will not be coming back again. Eh

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value for money. I’m not a big fan of ordering through QR codes but luckily you can order at the bar still. Had a great time.

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  32. Nickname

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good little bar, great value happy hour. Nice ambience.

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  33. Bharathkumar

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Kitchen was closed too early. Completely unexpected but the manager tried his best to give us some extra time. Appreciate his efforts.

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  34. IvanP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very convenient for lunch and quick drinks during office hours. Spacious and not too loud.

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  35. Angelina

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I felt it was understaffed. Very noisy. The ordering system wasn't great, the till should have been on the bar side not behind the staff. Food and drinks were great.

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  36. MaddyM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Staff were friendly and accommodating. Happy hour prices are awesome. Good music!

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  37. joannet

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue for a work event. Every year, I organise a group of 20 or so colleagues for our Annual Wings Challenge. The staff are always wonderful and accommodating. Great food and atmosphere. We'll be coming for more years to come

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  38. tyla

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the 5 for $49 & it was great fun! Both my partner & i really appreciated the multiple options for drinks & the food was delicious! Staff were so helpful && it was overall a great night!

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  39. VandanaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have 5-7 and 8-10 happy hours and thats what makes them different. The staff is so lovely and they smile at us all the time and help us so kindly. The happy hour price is best to enjoy. Buffalo wings was not upto the mark. Happy hours are one you can make good use of. Highly recommend.

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  40. SisielyW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Work lunch with colleagues. Very easy to organised, everyone had a great time and enjoyed their meals

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FAQs

Father’s Office QV Little Lonsdale is rated 4.1 stars by 769 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 17 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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