Category Archives: Melbourne

Fancy Hanks – Melbourne (near Queen Vic Markets)

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.

Food: 7.5/10
Value for money: 7/10
Ambience: 7.5/10
Service: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 29.5/40

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South Melbourne: Auction Rooms

pkITUh1392450585Auction Rooms Cafe
103-107 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Phone:(03) 9326 7749‎

When you enter into Auction Rooms Cafe, the space is completely open planned and airy, warm wooden floors, split level with a greenhouse area at the back left corner.

It would be a great venue to hire out for an event.


We ordered:

  • The New Golden Oldie – Elderflower, ginger & golden syrup (4.5)
  • Kombucha –  Purple raspberry remedy organic bubbly probiotic tea (4.5)
  • 2x Two poached eggs on sourdough or seed & sprout bread (9.5 each)
  • Black pudding and butifarra white sausage with onion jam (6.5)
  • Crispy ham & potato stakes with spiced tomato chutney (5.5)

It was a hot summer day, so both drinks were a welcome-ly refreshing from the midday heat. I personally preferred the kombucha, but I really enjoyed both!


Next to the food. Poached eggs were done perfectly with yolk that oozed out as you cut into the egg. We forjFHaFz1392451082got to specify what bread we wanted, and got the sprout and seed bread. I do love bread with bite and texture. I am not typically a fan of plain white bread, so this dish hit the spot.

The black pudding and butifarra white sausage with onion jam – yum! PiqDr81392451161With the white sausage the base is more salty than the top. I didn’t realise this, and at first thought it was all extremely salty! When in actual fact, it was not the case. The black pudding was delicious. Overall the side is on the salty-side though, so it does complement the poached eggs quite well.

Wmka8v1392451023The crispy ham & potato stacks with spiced tomato chutney are not as salty a side. well done, but not as good as the black pudding and white sausage side.

Overall a cool place to hang out, catch up with friends, while away some time, and people watch.

Food: 8.5/10
Value for money: 7/10
Ambience: 8.5/10
Service: 7/10
Overall Score: 31/40