56 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel:(03) 9348 9998
Fancy Hanks is basically meat, meat and did I mention meat.
I got the ‘Fast Feed’ ($22), which is brisket, a chicken wing and fries. Delicious, and very filling at that. The brisket was very well cooked, moist and tender with bbq smokey flavours. The chicken wing – you have a choice of BBQ or hot. I ordered hot, and it is pretty hot. Great though, tender fried chicken smothered in hot sauce. Then the fries, these didn’t disappoint. They were beer battered, so they had some extra crunch to them. Highly recommend the ‘Fast Feed’.
There are the complimentary choice of sauces as well which include habanero/carrot sauce – pretty hot and coffee-molasses which was probably my favourite.
The side of salad succotash was o.k., probably not something I would order again. The description was sweetcorn, field peas and peppers, but it tasted more like a lot of beans, and the dressing was a tad oily for my liking.
I did love their house ginger beer ($5.50) though, it is great. Not too sweet, not your typical traditional ginger beer, but refreshing and delicious with a bit of citrus/lime to it. Highly recommend giving it a go.
Fancy Hanks has a nice casual, relaxed atmosphere and vibe to it, no table service. Patrons order at the bar, and help themselves to sauces and cutlery. You then pick up your food when your electronic buzzer goes off.
Value for money: 7/10
Overall Score: 29.5/40