Fancy Hank's Bourke Street

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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

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 502 People Are Saying
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TM
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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

JA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

G
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and choices available. Service was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Family get together

AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent brisket, good ambient and good service!!

V
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

$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
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food, attentive staff. Will certainly be back

AD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

ME
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and vibe! I took my two international friends and my Aunty and uncle who are 60+ and all loved it. Highly recommend.

T
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Since the move to Bourke St, the place has lost its vibe. The menu changes are disappointing. You used to be able to get a chopping board full of meats for 1 person and now it's a 4 person minimum.
Upon being seated we were told "this table is booked for 730 so you need to be out by then"
Waiter was not really able to articulate menu items, before the menu had pictures and was self explanatory. Now you're also forced to ask the cost of the meats, why? Because there's no pricing on the menu for meats.
To sum it up, the place now feels like its trying to be an upmarket restaurant instead of the great vibrant and popular atmosphere it used to be.
Disappointed.

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Service was poor but food was really good.

DH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I took three work friends to lunch on Friday, we had a look at the lunch menu and decided to go with the $38pp lunch special ($152) , given the price we expected a lot of food.

When the food arrived we assumed what was served was for two people but it was for all four, we asked the waiter who apologised and said that’s for four.

For $152 we received a small bowl of chips which are $13 roughly on their own, a side of coleslaw and potatoe salad both $12 and one piece of corn bread, for four people. That leaves roughly $120 worth of meat.

For $120 worth of meat, I expect a bit, yet we received roughly 200g of brisket and 400g of pulled pork. All four of us were fuming, and will be letting our friends know how grossly overpriced the restaurant is.

EH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was hit and miss - the pumpkin pudding and Citrus Sorbet were phenomenal. Can't rave about them enough... burnt ends were good too. By no means the best I've ever had, but decent. Short rib was unfortunately incredibly fatty, and the sides we ordered - Mac n Cheese, Potato Salad and Fries were nothing special.
The homemade lemonade was great though!!! Service was fantastic!!! Would go back for the dessert for sure :)

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The was amazing and great value. The cocktails were yummy too. You should check it out. Food made to share.

JS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Meat wasn’[t necessarily hot, more cool to to the touch immediately after hitting the table. Amount of meat vs price are much better elsewhere. 4 person minimum for fixed menu is very restricting and makes it very much more expensive. That being said, the actual meat etc was very tasty.

MC
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I took my CEO and my clients to Fancy Hanks as a spur of the moment decision. Everyone loved the food, the service was great and they were really accommodating when another 4 people from our team randomly showed up. It was a great night!

PS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb open light filled venue with great service and delicious bbq food. Sausage, chicken wings and baby pork ribs were the standout and everything else was great. Upstairs to the rooftop to finish off a great lunch!!

LH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. We had the set menu with a large group and it was perfect. The corn bread was absolutely to die for (I want that recipe). We will definitely go again, loved it.

O
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the fun feel and lovely waitress. But the cost is very high and probably better ok n a large group so you can get a bigger variety. Ribbs we're lovely but ready was not as good as expected.

TG
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Our meal came quickly and the brisket was amazing.

CH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Food was delicious, a tad on the pricey side, we were there early in the day and the noise level wasn’t too bad. By the time we left it was deafening.

LA
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Not quite value for money with the set menu. But otherwise the food was great.

p
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We weren't addressed by our waiter at any point. My brisket sandwich had a spam jelly like oil all over the bottom of it, the chips were plain and our drinks arrived 5 minutes after our food. That wouldn't generally be an issue but the food only took 10 minutes to eat. Also, $26 for what I got is just bad value. Reading this review makes me think I was generous in giving them 2/5... But the brisket was not bad.

JB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow fantastic meal and great service. Ribs were amazing.

KC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food excelent staff and all a good price. Easy to locate with public transport

BB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall great experience. Food was yummy and service was really good. 10/10

DK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Not enjoyable at all. Average service, food and all round was very poor

MF
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great food, great atmosphere. Would definitely come back when in Melbourne

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