Fancy Hank's Bourke Street

4.1
386 reviews
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Barbecue
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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

2KG Smoked Pork Ribs Pre-Order - (MP approx $10 per 100gms)

Pre-order your smoked pork ribs to avoid dining disappointment

Terms and Conditions: Ribs are at market price, approx. $10 per 100gms.

Valid For: 8 - 11 people

Starts: 18 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:15-23:00
Mon-Sat 12:00-23:00

1.5KG Smoked Pork Ribs Pre-Order - (MP approx $10 per 100gms)

Pre-order your smoked pork ribs to avoid dining disappointment

Terms and Conditions: Ribs are at market price, approx. $10 per 100gms.

Valid For: 5 - 8 people

Starts: 18 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:15-22:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-22:30

900g Smoked Pork Ribs Pre-Order - (MP approx $10 per 100gms)

Pre-order your smoked pork ribs to avoid dining disappointment

Terms and Conditions: Ribs are at market price, approx. $10 per 100gms.

Valid For: 2 - 5 people

Starts: 18 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:15-21:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-21:30

No Pork Ribs. Just the Regular Menu

Enjoy our regular menu. If you change you mind, get in touch to pre-order your ribs

Terms and Conditions: Pre-Ordering of our smoked ribs is highly recommended as we sell out fast!

Valid For: 1 - 11 people

Starts: 18 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:15-21:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-21:30

What 386 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

The ribs were so tough we couldn't eat them. When we complained we were told this was 'Kansas' style. I feel certain the ribs in Kansas aren't like slabs of rubber. We were only offered drinks once and the start. The sides were nice but for $90 for tough inedible ribs was not.

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NF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Loved every aspect. Staff with gorgeous. The fit out was on point. The chips are beyond!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was excellent and the food was delicious and was served very quickly. The only thing we were disappointed about was for 2 people we couldn’t order any set menus anymore as there now have to be minimum 4 people so makes it more expensive for us. Food was still delicious as always.

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LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Unfortunately fancy hanks failed to deliver at 5pm Last Friday
Afternoon. Booked in with 7 others for an early dinner before the theatre. No one else in the restaurant until 6pm and service was appalling. Had to ask for menus, more drinks, more serviettes etc Food esp meat dishes are overpriced. Macaroni cheese not hot. Table was rocky and when we asked to have it fixed staff made a half hearted effort. Have eaten there before but Sorry Hank but things have gone downhill

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

staff attitude was what i hate about Melbourne sometimes, you are wait staff...

yes we arrived late and at a strange time.

no need for interrogation about allergies , if its stated on your website you cater to vegans, its not chips and cauliflower - if asked to check please entertain the request.

shame as i like it in the past

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LB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great food was even better, value a little down. Waiter new his product with great suggestions but value for money was a little disappointing. Cheers Lee.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sensational quality food. Experienced staff whereby you don't have to worry about your order or if they know what food they're serving.

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G
27 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Fancy Hanks was featured on a TV show and having experienced American Barbeque in the USA on several occasions we decided to give it a go. On a positive note, the food was very good (4.5/5) and had the same aroma and flavours that we had previously experienced. Cost was $69 per head and included a number of starters and two mains - slow cooked beef and pulled pork - as well as some salads and of course fries. Obviously we had enough to fill some growing boys but I wouldn't say that it was amazing value for money. Drinks were typical city (higher) prices.

Fancy Hanks has a lot of potential but IMO it misses the mark in a couple of cosmetic areas. The cafe style chairs were uncomfortable and the table presentation was very ordinary. To get to the toilets you have to go up a couple of flights of dingy stairs and they look grubby as do the ones leading up to the restaurant. When my husband went, there were dirty dishes on a servery and when he came back they were still there! Wasn't very appetising and the place wasn't really busy. The staff were pleasant and the background music - naturally American - was at just the right level for atmosphere and conversation. I would recommend Fancy Hanks to the under 40's but probably not to over 50s.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Just the fact that they hide the price of the ribs on the online menu is already a huge turn of, many items on the menu were already sold out by 8:30 pm.we thought it was tasteful meat but very greedy on the prices,Sydney is a bit ahead in American bbq style in my opinion and it’s also cheaper and more generous too

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LC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food would go back and recommend to all

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Had Beef Short rib and brisket, as well as smoked eggplant which was a surprise hit.

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PT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The team and food are absolutely outstanding. I would recommend Fanky Hanks to anyone

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GA
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The great food was complemented with outstanding serice from the waiters

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

One of the waitresses was great. Another split wine over me and did not apologise.

Overall the food was no hot when it came out and overall too sweet - didnt need dessert after the meal.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

If you're in Melbourne and haven't tried American style beef brisket before, this is the place to go.

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M
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Service used to be much better. The food on that day was not as good as when we dined there on the other 3 occasions. Plus they ran out of beef ribs and milk bun. Also annoying that they squeezed 5 of us in a spot for 4 when they were not even busy. Disappointing especially when we brought our inter-state friends to dine there.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was very fresh and tasty and easy to enjoy (nothing to frighten the teenagers) the lamb ribs were great, although we had actually reserved the pork ribs only to be told they'd sold them earlier! (It's a good idea to pre book the ribs as they're a definite highlight and seem to sell out early). The room is beautiful with a stunning view over the canopy of trees along Bourne St but could do with some more soft surfaces as it's very noisy. Great place for a family meal, would definitely eat there again.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good food but BlueBonnet is much better. Brisket was dry and ribs not as tender as they should have been. Enjoyable but don't go with high expectations.

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T
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Got meat sweats afterwards

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ED
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Once again Fancy Hanks did not disappoint! I’d suggest sticking to the ala carte menu and making sure you get the Boston beans, corn bread along with the brisket, pork sausage and boudin. Service not the best, and enough poor reviews about it that if it was going to change it would have by now. Accept it for what it is and enjoy the delicious dinner. Will be back.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fancy Hank's was our last minute choice for a family Christmas Eve dinner & it did not disappoint! They were only on half menu but that didn't stop us having a fabulous meal served by friendly staff in an environment that was casual & music that was just loud enough for ambiance & good conversation! We all decided we would definitely Combe back!

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CI
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is terrific and the service was pretty good although we had to fetch our own menus. Better value if you're in a group of 4 or more, because the share banquet meals are for a minimum of 4 people and the menu proper is fairly limited. But the food on the menu is beautiful.

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B
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The value of food is not that much. The services is just fair. One of your front that took our order doesnt know anything and we asked her if what can she suggest for order she says that she not good to ask for suggestion. What in the world that your front or waitress doesnt know anything on your menu. Just give them some information so that the customer will also have an idea on what they are ordering. The platter that we order is so expensive for and also the chiken is also a bit raw. Hope that you can upgrade your service and food value

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BF
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fancy Hank's is a hidden gem with fantastic Smokey American food!

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D
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meat, brisket and ribs were amazing. Staff very attentive and we had a great bottle of wine.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was nice and service was speedy; I was overcharged initially, but I was contacted by management and the issue was rectified.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

This was my third visit to Fancy Hank's and I didn't enjoy as much as the last two times.
The food was still plentiful but the service this time wasn't quite as good as it had been previously.
The beef brisket was amazing as always, however the pork ribs were quite dry and I didn't enjoy them.
The cocktails that we were ordering were apparently the same cocktail on the menu - but tasted completely different each time.
Overall we still had an enjoyable time, and I do really like the brisket. I think certain times of year tend to be busier and this leads to a drop in overall satisfaction.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

ribs which you had to order 800 grams minimum were dissapointing, and its supposed to be their signature dish

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FN
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was alright. Just alright. At $68 per person, I don’t think it was worth it. There was supposed to be Mac and cheese for everyone but it didn’t ever appear. There is a fairly big fee for bringing your own cake, this seemed alright when promised online that they cut and serve your cake with ice cream, BUT the slices delivered to us were paper thin and alas, much like the ma and cheese, no ice cream appeared. C-

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LE
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Terrible!!! The toughest pork ribs ever! See my Facebook review

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KW
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great along with the quick service. I was drawn to this place because of the fabulous BBQ sauce.. the food didn't disappoint either. Highly recommended for those with a big appetite.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service was great, was easy to get a booking ! The bar upstairs is great for a drink before/after

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JR
14 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

nice ambiance, lovely music and very nice and friendly staff especially the young girl with the swetest and prettiest face

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JR
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Heavy food, very small sides and slow service. Not good for people with food intolerances.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Loved the ambience of Fancy Hanks, a beautiful old building, drinks and meal were served very quickly, the meal was very well presented and everything was great, would definitely recommend, watch your bill though, put on a bottle of wine at $50 + Instead of a glass at $11, fortunately I checked the bill and it was rectified.

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T
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best southern bbq in Melbourne. Awesome, attentive staff. Went in a date and let’s just say, it went pretty, pretty, pretty good

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BW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food in a relaxing setting with good service. Would be more than happy to recommend Hank’s to any of my friends visiting from Scotland.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quality, fresh ingredients thoughtfully prepared. Broad enough choice. Friendly, knowledgeable service. Great room.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food and ambience fab - air con freezing - service very patchy!

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M
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Went to Fancy Hanks for their Sunday bottomless brunch. Unfortunately was not quite as advertised - instead of two cocktails to choose from there was only one - a watered down peach and green tea with Prosecco. Pretty much just tasted of juice with a cheap Zilzie sparkling wine thrown in not the Innocent Bystander Prosecco they serve by the glass and use in their premium cocktails. Food was average. Ribs were dry - def could have used more bbq sauce. Portions small given the $50 pp.

That said I have been here for lunch on a weekday and eaten from the a la Carter menu which was a totally different experience. Ditch Sunday brunch and just come in for a regular meal.

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