Our love of the botanicals used in Vermouth led to naming our restaurant after the first English botanist to hit Australian shores. Sir Joseph Banks became the leading English authority on Australia & the botanical names he left behind are his legacy. Our food philosophy is based around the abundant Mediterranean table, where family and friends gather to enjoy a shared style meal. We believe every great meal should start with some snacks & an aperitif & of course our beverage of choice is Vermouth!

​VERMOUTH

Banksii Aperitif Rose Vermouth                                                                                                                                                            5

​TO START

Bread roll, cultured butter                                                                                                                                                                        2
House made potato crisps, olives                                                                                                                                                       12
Unlimited sparkling water                                                                                                                                                                  5 pp
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SMALL SHARED DISHES

Garlic bread with native thyme                                                                                                                                                          8

Sydney rock oysters, nger lime, bronze fennel                                                                                                                           5 ea

Crispy WA sardines, roast garlic aioli                                                                                                                                             14

Banksii chicken pate, muntrie jam, toast                                                                                                                                       21

MEDIUM SHARED DISHES

Roasted and smoked beetroot salad, goats curd, pomegranate & walnut*^                                                              16

Burrata, ox heart tomato, parsley oil *                                                                                                                                              14

Iceberg lettuce, Pecorino, bacon, anchovies *^                                                                                                                           19

Grilled prawns, curry leaf butter, pickled turmeric *                                                                                                                 24

Ora King Salmon rillettes, red pepper relish, charred endive *                                                                                            19

Kurobuta Berkshire prosciutto, glazed almonds, grilled peach *^                                                                                     24

Kangaroo carpaccio, pickled radish, nasturtium *^                                                                                                                    23

MAIN SHARED DISHES

Gnocchi, agro dolce, sea parsley, oyster mushrooms                                                                                                                24

Mussels cooked in white vermouth, green olives, herb butter 500g / 1000g *                                                          28/54

Prawn & fennel bisque, Balmain bug, prawn, pipis & mussels                                                                                                29                    

Seared snapper fillet, wild fennel vinaigrette, fermented chilli, dandelion *^                                                                36

Banksii duck sausage, prune chutney, endive, apple salad *^                                                                                                  29

Rangers Valley minute steak, botanical butter & fries                                                                                                                34

LARGE SHARED DISHES

Roast half chicken, radicchio, parsley, agrodolce *^                                                                                                                   36

Roast pork loin, baby blush turnips, pickled chilli dressing *                                                                                                  42 

Sticky beef short ribs, smoked carrot, pickled onion *                                                                                                              38

Braised lamb shoulder, chickpeas, saltbush, preserved lemon 1200g *                                                                          79                      


SIDES

Fries, smoked salt ^                                                                                                                                                                                      9

Green herb salad *^                                                                                                                                                                                      9

Brussels sprouts, chilli, lemon, pinenuts *^                                                                                                                                     12

Cauliflower & potato gratin                                                                                                                                                                     12
   
Dish quantity recommendations
Groups of two — 3 small dishes & a large with sides
Groups of three to four — 3 small dishes & 2 large with sides
Groups of five to six — 5 small dishes & 3 large with sides
Groups of seven to nine — 6 small dishes & 4/5 large with sides

Can be made gluten free *
Can be made dairy free ^

1.5% surcharge will apply to all credit card payments

​DESSERT

     
Caramelised g & pistachio cake, sheeps milk yoghurt sorbet                                                                                             16 
Atsby Armadillo Cake Vermouth                                                                                                                                                       11

Banksii trifle - vermouth sponge, burnt vanilla custard, rosella jelly                                                                              16
Mancino Rosso Vermouth                                                                                                                                                                        8

Bitter sweet chocolate mousse, mandarin granita *                                                                                                                16
Lustau Vermut                                                                                                                                                                                             10

Amaro chocolate truffles – 2 piece *                                                                                                                                                   8

​CHEESE

Three or five cheeses, lavosh, muntrie jam                                                                                                                          24 /39

Holy Goat Skyla (Goat) - VIC
Pecorino Romano (Sheep) - ITA
Will Studd Le Dauphin double cream (Cow) - FRA
Mountain Man (Cow) - Vic
Berrys Creek Tarwin Blue (Cow) - VIC


BANKSII $69PP SHARED MENU

Bread roll, cultured butter
Sydney rock oyster, finger lime, bronze fennel
Ora King Salmon rillettes, red pepper relish, charred endive
Burrata, ox heart tomato, parsley oil
Kurobuta Berkshire prosciutto, glazed almonds, grilled peach
Roast half chicken, radicchio, parsley, agrodolce
Brussels sprouts, chilli, lemon, pinenuts
Fries, smoked salt
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BANKSII $79PP SHARED MENU

Bread roll, cultured butter
Sydney rock oyster, finger lime, bronze fennel
Ora King Salmon rillettes, red pepper relish, charred endive 
Broad bean, young pea, aged goats cheese 
Kurobuta Berkshire prosciutto, glazed almonds, grilled peach
Seared snapper llet, wild fennel vinaigrette, fermented chilli, dandelion
Brussels sprouts, chilli, lemon, pinenuts   
Fries, smoked salt
Banksii trifle - vermouth sponge, burnt vanilla custard, rosella jelly
   
BANKSII $89PP SHARED MENU

Bread roll, cultured butter
Sydney rock oyster, finger lime, bronze fennel
Ora King Salmon rillettes, red pepper relish, charred endive 
Broad bean, young pea, aged goats cheese
Kurobuta Berkshire prosciutto, glazed almonds, grilled peach
Grilled prawns, curry leaf butter, pickled turmeric
Sticky beef short rib, smoked carrot, pickled onion
Brussels sprouts, chilli, lemon, pinenuts   
Fries, smoked salt 
Banksii trifle - vermouth sponge, burnt vanilla custard, rosella jelly
   

​DESSERT & FORTIFIED

2015 Massolino Moscato d’Asti — 125ml / 375ml — Piemonte, ITA                                                                   16 / 49
Muscat a Petit Grains

NV  Marcarini Barolo Chinato — 375ml — Piemonte, ITA                                                                                                105
Nebbiolo infused with botanicals

​COGNAC & ARMAGNAC

NV  Hennessy VSOP Cognac — 45ml                                                                                                                                             15

NV Chateau Fontpinot XO Grande Champagne Cognac — 45ml                                                                                   26

NV Loujan Bas10yr Armangac — 45ml                                                                                                                                          21

​DIGESTIF

Fernet Branca — 45ml                                                                                                                                                                             13

Amaro Nonino — 45ml                                                                                                                                                                             14

​COFEE

Genovese Coffee — served to your liking with full cream milk                                                                                             4

​A CUP OF TEA

Sydney Breakfast                                                                                                                                                                                          4
Earl Grey Royale                                                                                                                                                                                            4
White Jasmine Tea                                                                                                                                                                                       4
Rosehip Tea                                                                                                                                                                                                      4
Tummy Tea                                                                                                                                                                                                       4
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