Fancy Hank's Bourke Street
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.
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
I visited Fancy Hank’s on a Monday evening and was surprised by how busy it was, but the service was good. Margaritas were not on the cocktail list, but it was made for me without a flinch. This restaurant is American BBQ with a twist. Everything on the menu has a little flare, eg burnt ends served on goats cheese purée. I love BBQ and everything we ordered, twist and all, was fabulous. Will be back again soon.
Good is always very good here but the portion size vs $ is pretty average. The selection of beer is very good and always pairs well with the food.
Perhaps due to the glass front which provides great views of what is a busy, interesting street; the noise levels are always high; even on a quiet night, not great for a business meeting.
Love going here but there are other cheaper options in Melbourne.
Just didn’t like the food to much the ribs were very average! And the flavours just didn’t work together
Upon entering the restaurant the service was amazing. Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was also amazing, we got the ribs, lamb and chicken, with everything being tasty and juicy. Would go back! Highly recommend!
Service was really slack - it felt like they forgot we were even there and we continually needed to flag someone down. The person who started serving us near the start of the evening disappeared half way though dinner. Very disappointing service.
The menu on the other hand is amazing with so many wonder choices, and quite reasonably priced too - we wanted to order everything! The brisket is tender and flavourful, as is the broccoli. The slaw is fresh and light - perfect combination with the rich sweet sticky bbq sauce. The corn ribs were finger licking good.
Unfortunately the ribs were tough - beautiful flavour, but too chewy. They needed a couple more hours to cook further in the smoker. When booking online we were prompted to “pre-order” the ribs as apparently “they are likely to sell out” - so we did , and we were really looking forward to them.
The Choc Tops were a perfect finish to the meal - they are just delicious.
We would definitely return as the food was good, but we’d just have to take a gamble on the service side of things.
Very good brisket and service was ok. But a bit strange to go to a bbq restaurant and not be able to order ribs....
Enjoyable and I will probably have another go next tine I’m in Melbourne.
We had a great experience as a group of ten. Delicious food, great variety of options, including veg. Friendly service. Will definitely be back.
It was quiet expensive and servings were small I have been to other similar restaurants but I was not to crash hot fancy Hanks
Amazing service and catered to my gluten (coeliac) and dairy free needs brilliantly. Amazing food. Would definitely return!
The food was great although the service was very slow. We made it clear that we needed to be out by 7:15pm and after arriving at 6pm our food did not get to the table until 7:05pm. Disappointing when we were assured that they would ensure that the food was served in a timely fashion.
Food was lovely especially the pork ribs, great customer service.
Great food, good looking place but it was quite loud so had to raise our voices over dinner like we were in a noisy club. Also the tables were quite tightly arranged, the people next to us also looked rather uncomfortable getting in and out. Minor changes and this restaurant would be 10/10!
If American BBQ is your thing, then Fancy Hanks is a great option in the CBD. It delivers exactly what is advertised. Great BBQ and a whole raft of southern & mid-western favourites. Go there hungry & prepare to pass out in a happy food coma afterwards.
DO NOT waste your time.
There were 6 of us out for dinner together. We had drinks in the roof top bar then came downstairs to eat in the restaurant.
There were 6 main meals in their menu. Only 2 of these meals were available to order as they had run out of meat. This was at 7pm on a Monday night. Would recommend nobody going there until they get their act together. Dined out every day while in Melbourne and unfortunately Fancy Hanks was the most memorable for all the WRONG reasons.
We were offered to order 2 plates of other rib types that were not on the menu. Which we accepted. They brought out all the dishes except the 2 plates of substitute ribs. When questioned where they were informed us that they had run out of those as well. We shook our heads and laughed.
Food was amazing. But we got there and we’re told that most of the main courses weren’t available. Then we were told that we couldn’t get the platters because the whole table didn’t want to get a platter. We were backed into a corner on what we could and could not order.
We eventually got some food, which to be fair, was really good.
Amazing food!! Great service. Excellent evening, highly recommend! Don’t be put off if you are vegetarian, the options were many and delicious!!
You want real US style smoked BBQ...come to Fancy Hanks. I love their Brisket and Ribs. Also like their side dishes and salads with lots of creative options to complement the meat.
The service was good as the waitress helped us with determining how much we should order for two people. She was right, we were wrong but fortunately you can box and take away what you don't eat.
The location is a bit cramped. Not a large space resulting needing to repeat what you say, talk a lot louder and be very careful when sliding out of your seat so as to not bump the table. It's not that they aren't trying to pack as many people as possible in, it is just a small area.
In terms of food: We had Brisket, Mac and Cheese, Ribs (pre ordered as required to ensure availability), Beef Croquettes and Barbecued Brocoli.
Brisket was amazing. I have drunk water that needed more chewing than the meat. It had enough structural integrity to hold onto the fork.
Mac and Cheese: It tasted a bit watery. I was expecting a thicker creamy texture but was let down.
Ribs: Mostly bone with one or two bites of meat. Again, let down but perhaps I have seen too many American BBQ shows with ribs that come on bones the size of your femur.
Beef Croquettes: Quite good for a starter.
Brocoli: Two very large pieces, basically a head of brocoli cut in half and barbecued.
This was $220. Overall a 4 star. Disappointed with the Ribs and Mac and Cheese. Brisket was the star.
Absolutely fantastic! The Brisket was to die for and the service was outstanding.
Relaxed vibes, great food! 7 of us dined for lunch on the express lunch and had food on the table on time and it was all super delicious.
A great team lunch with tasty food and attentive staff who catered to our needs and didn't keep us waiting. Noise level a bit too high to be able to hear others on your own table which was a shame but otherwise a great lunch
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.
The food was so great, the vegan at our table loved it!
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.
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.
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 .
This really isn’t bbq. Overpriced, cheap fatty cuts of meat, wait staff doing what was necessary, but with no enthusiasm. Underwhelming at best.
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.
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..
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.
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.
Delicious and very tasty
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.
Great afternoon in the sun for the Bottomless Brunch! Great service, awesome new menus!
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.
Fantastic service and the best atmosphere. We booked for a 30th birthday dinner and the food and service were exceptional.
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.
would have liked to see ribs and burnt ends on the lunch menu. disappointing that it wasn't.
Food was great as were the cocktails and whiskeys. Service was really good and very friendly
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