Fancy Hank's Bourke Street

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522 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Barbecue
GOOD HEAVENS SUNDAY SESSIONS
Fix Your Hangover

Bottomless BBQ Brunch, Fixation Beer & Green Tea Mimosas
DJs all day & Giant Boardgames

$10 Spritz Menu (12-4pm)

First Sunday of every month

Session times 12-2pm & 2-4pm


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.

Special Offers

Summer Sunday Sessions at Good Heavens - $45pp

Good Heavens is hosting our Sunday Summer Sessions on the first Sunday of every month, we will have bottomless mimosas & fixation beers*, food specials, DJs playing all of the 80's classics and good vibes all day long.
(Bottomless drinks can only be purchased with a minimum of one food item ordered)

Terms and Conditions: Bottomless drinks can only be purchased with a minimum of one food item ordered

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 September 2019

Ends: 5 March 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

What 522 People Are Saying
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EV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our evening celebrating our daughters completion of her VCE exams. Pre ordered our ribs which were amazing. Missed a good pile of pulled pork but the amazing brisket made up for it. Service was friendly and informative. Loved that the menu has changed since our last visit and we enjoyed eating a slightly "fancier" BBQ. We have eaten BBQ all over the USA and are pretty happy that we have one of the best BBQ restaurants local to us. Looking forward to visiting again. Thank you.

LR
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so great, the vegan at our table loved it!

LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food that the entire group is still talking about three days later, great service and overall an excellent time! Definitely worth visiting the rooftop bar before your dinner as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Burger was cold. Chips came after burger was fully eaten (and we waited).

Waiter refused us to have the set menu as 1 person was vegetarian and set menus are meat only. She said it was a 'hard rule'. Hard rule disconnected from reality of clientele.

The price was premium though - not at all suitable considering the above. Premium price should involve a flawless experience.

BB
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

1st time here , nice food good service , $3.50 for half an egg is crazy and $13.50 for about 150ml of red house wine was a bit stingy , food was nice , very noisy , you will find it very hard to have a conversation at all, won’t hurry back , but I will come back on a quieter time .

JD
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

This really isn’t bbq. Overpriced, cheap fatty cuts of meat, wait staff doing what was necessary, but with no enthusiasm. Underwhelming at best.

PM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

I loved the new additions to the menu, the grilled octopus was by far the best dish I have had at the restaurant. Service was optimal and staff were very friendly and attentive to specific needs, as I am lactose intolerant a meal was returned to the kitchen and replaced with one without cheese ; an excellent resolution and much appreciated. The restaurant was a bit too loud to enjoy conversation, but thats just typical of a Friday night anywhere. Overall, amazing food and wonderful staff.

PP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Had a dinner with some work friends. Kind of disappointing to be honest, as the brisket was so dry, and the pork ribs tasted more like ham than Juicy ribs. Barely any basting on the ribs, well cooked but I get better ribs from a local pizza shop, for half the money. They should be blasted heavily, falling off the bone, but these were dry and tender more like a well cooked ham than ribs.. service was great, and I will try it once more but was disappointed this time around..

PJ
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We had a 5 pm booking and were told at the time that we would need to vacate the table by 6.30 pm. We were then told 3 more times about leaving the table. It became very annoying. I found the service to be lacking regarding information about the menu.

NK
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took a couple of out of towners here for dinner and they havent stopped talking about it ever since. The food was fantastic. so creative and so tasty. The service was efficient and friendly. A great night out.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and very tasty

JM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bottomless brunch was a fantastic event and experience. The food was extraordinary and great value. The ‘bottomless’ options were amazing - loved the grapefruit mimosa. Had cocktails later in the afternoon and these were amazing... love the blue gin one! Atmosphere and vibe was relaxed, befitting the gorgeous sunny day; the DJ was a lot of fun too. The staff really made the day. Professional, friendly and attentive - Cate, Oli, Ed, James upstairs as well as the FH team. Will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great afternoon in the sun for the Bottomless Brunch! Great service, awesome new menus!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Very over-priced for what we got. The ribs were 60% fat. we left feeling hungry and a bit ripped off. Service was the only good thing.

TS
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and the best atmosphere. We booked for a 30th birthday dinner and the food and service were exceptional.

E
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about our experience here. The food was amazing, the staff were a lot of fun and very knowledgeable.

We walked out very full, and thought it was great value for money.

LB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

would have liked to see ribs and burnt ends on the lunch menu. disappointing that it wasn't.

SM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as were the cocktails and whiskeys. Service was really good and very friendly

MD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful time celebrating my birthday. The staff went above and beyond, going out of their way to help with many dietary requirements and I can’t wait to go again soon

A
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Group of five got the meatmaster special, everything was great but there was nowhere near enough food to justify $70 a head. Multiple shared sides and barely enough to go around.

Would avoid the platters next time and order individually.

TM
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We will be returning..the food was delicious...great value for money too!

JA
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you Fancy Hank’s for a lovely night! Our waitress helped us decide an appropriate amount of food and she was spot on. Mac and Cheese was a highlight as was the Cauliflower! All the meat was perfect.

A
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yes I would recommend it to a friend. The food was very nice.

G
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yes. The food was great, though I've had better spare ribs. Staff very friendly with good service.

DM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing matching with the value of it. Ideal for a celebration. But the music and the other tables made too much noise, that you have to talk louder. In general was a good night.

CS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great value! Was perfect for Father’s Day with my dad- really felt like we were dining in an American BBQ

L
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice ambiance, cool upstairs bar, good selection of bbq items and a decent beverage list. The food was nice and the quality of ingredients was high but just felt like some of the meals lacked seasoning and a bit of oomph considering the price.

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and choices available. Service was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Family get together

AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good BBQ for Australia.
Some things unecessary ie maple butter in the biscuit.
Annoying that best menu item ie baby back ribs are routinely unavailable.
Cold mac and cheese.

J
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food and service was great. Always a favourite when we go to the city.

WC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for lunch on a Saturday. We had preordered a rack of pork ribs (recommend to preorder because it sells out) and ordered the pitmaster set menu as well. Be warned the pitmaster has a huge amount of food. The pork ribs were very flavourful and tender. In the pitmaster menu everything was delicious but in particular the cornbread, pulled pork and brisket. If you're coming here for lunch try not to sit against the window as it can get quite hot on a sunny day.

GP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is great but no set menu for 2, only 4. 1 pork rack and 1 coleslaw was $100. Quality is great, but I don’t think the price is worth it.

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was nice although we found the 14 hour cooked brisket VERY salty and were therefore a little disappointed as we couldn't wait to try it. Also found the deserts to be lacking

CM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent brisket, good ambient and good service!!

V
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Bit overpriced and not so great menu - booked well in advance and was given a very ordinary table - disappointing overall.

CM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service from the outset. The food was delicious we enjoyed the brisket, special (trout), sausage, mac 'n cheese and cauliflower. Great beer, great atmosphere and good value. Would highly recommend.

T
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

$14 dollars for an Asahi "pint" that measures in at approx 400ml.
There were regular pint glasses in the rack, enquired why that glass wasn't being used to be informed that all Asahi must be served in the Asahi glass.
200ml profit per serve- nice touch.
Had the beefmaster for 3 people, paid for 4 (fair enough, thats what it said on the menu) but waited approx 40 minutes between 1st and 2nd serve- way too long.
Sausage was drastically undercooked too.
Brisket was dry.
Chicken was overcooked and burnt.
On the upside. the cornbread was great as was the pulled pork.
We last visited when you were across from the market, and had been looking forward to the return.
Unfortunately, mass production seems to have made you drop the ball somewhat.
No doubt you are swimming in the cash you are making, which is great for business, but it won't help with your return clientel ratio.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic food, attentive staff. Will certainly be back

AD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn't get into Meat Maiden this was our second choice but just as nice