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OPENING HOURS

Monday - Saturday    
Lunch 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner 5pm - 9:30pm 
Vermouth Bar open all day from 12pm - 11pm 

Sunday all day dining from 12pm - 7pm
Vermouth Bar open all day from 12pm - 7pm​ 

Email: hello@banksii.sydney

Call: 02 8072 7037

Visit: Shop 11, 33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, Sydney NSW 2000

ABOUT US 

   
About the restaurant
Opened in October 2016 by husband & wife team Hamish Ingham & Rebecca Lines in Sydney's new waterfront precinct of Barangaroo, Banksii Vermouth Bar and Bistro offers fine dining food in a casual setting. 

Sydney's first restaurant and bar dedicated to Vermouth, Banksii is lovingly named after Sir Joseph Banks, the first botanist to adventure & document the plants & botanicals of Australia. The contemporary menu is light & fresh, influenced by the Mediterranean with a strong focus on botanicals. The drinks list is extensive with up to 30 Vermouths available by the glass, along with classic cocktails & 150 wines on offer to suit all tastes. Banksii holds up to 200 guests across the bar area, indoor dining & our north western outdoor terrace.

Open 7 days a week for lunch, afternoon drinks & dinner, it’s the perfect location for all occasions. 

About the team

Hamish Ingham
A quiet achiever in the Sydney restaurant scene since becoming the head chef for Billy Kwong in the year 2000. In 2004 he won the prestigious Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year Award and headed to the United States where he worked at Gramercy Tavern, Craft and Amy’s Bakery in New York before heading to San Francisco to work at Alice Water’s seminal Chez Panisse. Creating daily menus inspired by local, organic, seasonal produce at Chez Panisse has influenced Ingham’s cooking ever since. A dish cooked by Hamish is always generous & honest. Unafraid of flavour, he is often bold in his application of it, however it is the lightness, harmony & balance that is the hallmark of an ‘Ingham’ dish.

Rebecca Lines
Bec met Hamish in 2009 while working at Billy Kwong – she’d never expect they’d own their first restaurant Bar H together by 2010. In 2012 Rebecca was a finalist in the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Restaurateur of the Year Award. 2013 saw both Hamish and Rebecca consult for The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on the opening of the restaurant & bar ‘The Woods’ & ‘Grain Bar’ – Rebecca's love for all things vinous has seen her complete the internationally recognized WSET Sommeliers Advanced Wine Course, The WSET Advanced Sake Course and begin the notoriously hard WSET Diploma of Wine.

Matt Smith
A natural born leader, his firm but fair nature makes Matt a great teacher for a team of young chefs. His organisational & ‘can do’ attitude ensures a fun but tightly run ship.  Of course he couldn't do it without his right hand men, Robert O'Neil, Kilyong Ko and Francis Suh. 

Nicole Starkey
An integral part of the Ingham/Lines team since 2010 at Bar H. She might be the epitome of a warm & gracious host but her love for all things ‘organisation’ runs strong. She genuinely gets as much of a kick out of spreadsheets as she does serving guests. (Thank god for her) If you see her head down at the desk she’s probably re-organising the restaurant 10 times over and back again before sunset.

Mikey Hamilton
It’s taken four attempts but we’ve finally succeeded in having this man join the team. You’ll find he comes with charm, wit & a bottle of something great for you to drink. Don’t know what Lemberger is? Mikey’s your man.
  
Angela Hetherington
Our youngest rising star in the management team, her ever so slight OCD nature makes her the perfect all-rounder and the other part of the ‘organisational’ team that makes Banksii tick. Like Nicole & Rebecca, her attention to detail comes from an interior design background. When these girls are around the restaurant's tables & chairs will always line up!  

Rob Godsmark
Godsmark? Godsend we’d say... This gentle giant can handle facts, figures, stock, & inventory all while pulling a beer or two. It’s hard to believe we ever lived without him.

Join the team

Send your resume to hello@banksii.sydney 
    

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HOW TO GET HERE

FERRY
We’re located just metres away from the new Barangaroo wharf, which connects the precinct to key Sydney locations including Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Sydney Fish Market, Manly and Watson’s Bay.  View the timetable.

CAR
Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro is a five-minute walk from King Street Wharf Car Park at 1 Shelley St, and it is located less than 10 minutes from the ADC House Car Park on 189 Kent St.

TRAIN
The recently upgraded Wynard Station is just minutes away from Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro, thanks to the new Wynard Walk, an accessible pedestrian tunnel that links the station to the Barangaroo precinct. 
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