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OPENING HOURS

Monday - Saturday    Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm
                                              Dinner 5pm - 9.30pm 

Sunday all day dining from 12pm

Vermouth Bar open all day from 12pm - 11pm 

email: hello@banksii.sydney 

call: (02) 8072 7037 

Address: 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 the new waterfront precinct of Barangaroo. Banksii is a Vermouth Bar & Bistro, loving 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 vermouth available by the glass, 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 on the opening of the restaurant & bar ‘The Woods’ & ‘Grain Bar’ – Her 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 him 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 Frances! 

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 x over and back again before sunset.

Aidan Eriwata
Coming to us from the land of the long white cloud, his she’ll be right attitude & bad dad jokes ensure the team always feel at ease. He’s likely to sell you a NZ wine or a Negroni – watch out his powers of persuasion are real.   

Traci Trinder
O’Captain, My Captain! We should all raise a glass to this industry legend – forget about the rule book she’s not much of a fan of them. Her only rule is to look after the guest as if they were in your own home. Her warm & loving nature means you’re likely to come back just so you can be served by her.   

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 tables & chairs will always line up!  

Dee Stewart
This fun loving ‘drinks’ gal comes back to join us after a hiatus of 3 years in London. She’ll be taking the reins on the cocktail list as well as always ensuring your glass is full. If it’s not on the list – ask – she’ll make it. Let the good times roll!

Stacey Paris
This gorgeous lady is another quiet achiever! WE love a humble Sommelier who wants to ensure you have a great night. She’s been honing her skills at Otto over the last 4 years as well as studying through both the WSET & Court of Masters wine programs.

Join the team

Send your resume to hello@banksii.sydney 
    
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33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo South,
Sydney - NSW 2000
hello@banksii.sydney