Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant

4.4
797 reviews
$41 to $100
Barbecue

At Fancy Hank's we serve American-style, slow-cooked BBQ, using the finest quality free-range meats, cooked using our custom-built, 2-tonne smoker. Brisket, ribs and pulled-pork sit alongside the traditional sides as well as a number of unique dishes. We use traditional Southern cooking techniques and combine these with local produce to put our uniquely Australian spin on this regional American cuisine.

Experiences

  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Premium Set

    A$52.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our Premium Set menu is sure to take the stress out of your special occasion; we do the ordering, you do the eating. SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch - House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES - 14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket - Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12 hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - Fries, BBQ seasoned fries served with Mojo mayo
  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Pitmaster

    A$42.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Let us do the hard work for you! At Fancy Hank's we want you to have the best experience possible and enjoy your special occasion with your friends and family! That's why we have created our set menu's to make sure dinner is as stress-free as it should be! SNACKS Deviled egg with pickled chilli & House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES -14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12 hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Fries, BBQ seasoned fries served with Mojo mayo
  • Fancy Hank's Set menu - Super Premium Set

    A$72.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We've got all your bases are covered with our Super Premium Set SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - House smoked bbq nuts -Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch MEATS & SIDES -14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12 hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Fried Chicken, smoked and fried (on the bone), smoked buttermilk Alabama sauce, pickles - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - Fries, BBQ seasoned fries served with Mojo mayo Dessert - Hank's kiss - MacDaddy Espresso Martini
  • Fancy Hank's Set menu - Super Premium Set

    A$72.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    All bases are covered with our Super Premium Set SNACKS - House Spritz to start - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - House smoked bbq nuts -Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch MEATS & SIDES -14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12 hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Fried Chicken, smoked and fried (on the bone), smoked buttermilk Alabama sauce, pickles - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - Fries, BBQ seasoned fries served with Mojo mayo
  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Premium Set

    A$52.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our Premium Set menu is sure to take the stress out of your special occasion, we do the ordering, you do the eating. SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch - House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES - 14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket - Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12 hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - Fries, BBQ seasoned fries served with Mojo mayo
  • Pre-Theatre Dinner

    A$42.00 per person

    Jan 25 - May 31, 2022

    Need some dinner before your show? Fancy Hank's has you sorted with our Pitmaster menu. Book between 5 and 5:30 pm and we'll make sure you're out in time for the curtain to go up. Pitmaster BBQ Platter - Devilled egg & nuts - 14-hour smoked beef brisket - Smoked pulled pork - Coleslaw with chicken salt mayo - Fries with mojo mayo *Minimum 2 people **Please let us know if you or any of your guests are vegetarian or vegan and we will adapt your menu for you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 797 People Are Saying
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DarrenG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Older building with no aircon in summer is pretty harsh. Although they do have portable aircons in the corners. Pulled pork was delicious , unfortunately the brisket was incredibly dry despite the nice smoky flavour. It's not something you can do everyday with a meal for 2 coming in at $98.

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Josie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Great value and fantastic bar selection. Good for a big group and the servings were generous. Food was decent but BBQ staples like the brisket and ribs missed the mark (it may have just been an unlucky day for us). Overall we were satisfied with the experience but there was a bit of soul missing.

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AlanaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service and food was great! Only small negative was the egg and nuts within the platter- we felt these things were a bit out of place with the rest of the meal but everything was very tasty. Ambience was let down from the heat! No aircon and it was a very hot night but this is probably out of anyone’s control.
Overall a really great experience and I would go back :)

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Bliss
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

We were very excited to go to Fancy Hanks. Wanted a good American Bbq experience for our first time but boy we were disappointed. It was a 35° day to start and there was no air conditioning inside apart from small portable coolers. Not every table had a cooler, us and everyone on other tables were dripping with sweat and there was no relief. The heat took away our appetite nearly instantly. We actually told the boy waiter that we couldnt handle the heat there and we want to leave, they said if we leave they will charge $20 per person for leaving the booking.. seriously. Ended up paying over $100 for food that we didnt want and was basically forced into. The food did look good but it wasnt. The brisket was dry, the pork didnt taste right, coleslaw was weird and the devil eggs were so salty. Honestly, to not have air conditioning in a smoke house is insane and to force customers to stay or get charged is even more ridiculous. If you’re wondering wether to try or not then i would not recommend Fancy Hanks. Worst dinner out in a long time. The shirley temple drink was the best part. It’s a no from us.

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and great service just a bit of a shame it was not air conditioned enough and was quite hot.

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LeahD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely people, friendly staff and brilliant food. Lots of great options for vegetarians. Many thanks!

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DocR
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Honestly, I expected more. I like my ribs to have meat fall off the bone, instead it was very chewy.
Also, unnecessarily spicy chips and ribs - which could have been flagged by staff when we were ordering for kids.

The staff also didn’t know basics things like what was in a ‘Shirley Temple’. Disappointed.

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MarkT
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great smoked meats! The cornbread was soft and delicious, the buffalo wings were top notch, the pulled pork was amazing, but the brisket is the highlight!

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sarahb
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was great, only downfall was the briskets a little bit dry, very loud inside as well, hard to hear the person on the other side of the table

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and and the food was amazing . Good value for money . Just a pity the aircon didn’t work so well as it was very hot inside

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vipZach
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is legit BBQ! The service and ambiance were great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed our trip to fancy hanks! Food was fantastic and there was SO much of it! Will visit again :)

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Hasnuhana
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Inattentive service, Ordinary food, expensive, very little options.

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ShaunH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, great drinks, what else do you need?

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RobertaS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food, not too crowded, online ordering system - it was a nice night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

We arrived at 4.50pm there was no one in the restaurant. We ordered drinks and food through their app. The menu is very limited. We ordered a premium platter at $52pp, two serves. When only one fries, one nuts and one corn bread came out we asked for the other and we’re told you only get one serve whether you order for one or two!!! So my advice, order for one for $52, you’ll get the same as paying $104 :( Our drinks never came we had to go to the bar and ask for them, the staff were happily chatting away, not noticing the dockets sitting on the machine. It was sweltering hot, to which we were told their air con had been broken for a while. Not something you want in summer with a smoke oven roaring away. We felt absolutely ripped off for paying for two and the service was appalling. The meat was tasty, the only positive. Never again.

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BrookeD
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like soft smoked American smoked meats this is the place for you and your friends

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Katvongee
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, best brisket and pulled pork we ever had. Great service.

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PhoenixC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Ribs & corn bread had good flavor, color & texture. Brisket was dry. Pulled pork was cooked too far, muscle fibers broken producing wet sloppy texture.

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rossz
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our night at Hanks food was awesome service was prompt . Will come again thanks for a great night

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Milan
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Love Fancy Hanks. Keep returning for the food. Unfortunately the brisket wasnt up to the usual standard, it was quite stiff and chewy. Pulled pork saved the day again though, awesome stuff. Customer service and value on point.

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EliF
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable, I wish there was a share plate option to swap the brisket for the ribs even if it cost up to $15 more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic place where the American style food was amazing. Plus the staff were so helpful. I would recommend people to not just eat but also head up to the rooftop bar.

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JohnQ
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I have expected more food for my money, what they brought was just very overpriced meat.
Then also the noise there was unbelievable.

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everybody at the table enjoyed the food. All said they would come back again

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SamD
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

a classic may be falling. fingers crossed they can bring some service back into the winter months.

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FayezaM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food wasn't too good. Chicken was nice but brisket not wasn't upto my expectation. Very limited options and pricey compared to food taste

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. The beef brisket was beautifully cooked, so tender. Buffalo wings were tasty. Helpful waiter allowed us to order just what we needed, because platters were so big, much more than the two of us could eat for dinner. The disappointing part was that we searched the internet for "the best" BBQ ribs, and booked our table at Fancy Hank's on-line. When we rocked up and started to do our order, we found out they were sold out of ribs! We were sad, but enjoyed the experience and the food. Very quick service. Good choice of drinks available.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Limited menu options but otherwise fantastic!

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KirstyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service was great as all staff so friendly and welcoming. Atmospheric was good too. Thanks so much

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Kingy
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

It was an average experience. Limited menu, the idea is cool with a BBQ platter. The brisket tasted good at the start but within 3 minutes it was dry and hard to eat. I thought it was pretty expensive for the food and experience. Also stood at the door for a few minutes trying to get someone's attention but majority avoided eye contact.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place to drink beer and eat meat!

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DebLeDish
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best brisket I have ever had. Staff very attentive. Thank you.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! The food here is unreal - so delicious. Great energy in the place - a little loud but all part of the fun. My partner and I shared the $52pp set menu and there were plenty of leftovers to take home. Had a great time - will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and lively waiters who were great

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vipKevin
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We went for a Thanksgiving feast. Good food, but limited menu. The only options were shared platters. So, we didn't have much of an option. Plus, we typically don't eat that much food. The meat was good (no turkey) but it would have been nice to have another veggie besides coleslaw. We had a food allergy and had to make a couple substitutions but the server mixed up one of our substitutions, but they ultimately made it right. A big frustration is you have to order using a QR code which made food allergy substitutions difficult. It's also hard to scroll through the menu and drinks on a phone and holistically look at everything. I would rather look at a menu. We probably won't be back for awhile. Definitely not until they offer something besides large share platters for dinner, which don't offer great value.

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BJreviewer
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food is overpriced and not very good. Very disappointing.

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Shash
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really loved the food, the ambience and the service.

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Smuggler61
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was ok and the drinks selection was good. Not enough choice and the set menu had too much pulled pork which was pretty ordinary

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MariahB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Looking forward to this lunch for my son’s birthday as I’d heard good things but it was terrible. Cold food poor service and not very tasty. Ribs were tough and stone cold.
Will not be back and do not recommend. Also please bring back table menus and get rid of mobile ordering this added to the poor lazy service.

FAQs

Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9453 2882.

Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.