Banksii chef Hamish Ingham loves the space he's created down at Barangaroo. "It feels really comfortable, warm and inviting. The colours are beautiful," he says. "We've based the room's design on the colours of the gumtree; blues, pinks and greys to reflect the trunk of the tree. It's a palatte that works really nicely by the water." Ingham's menu reflects the botanical side of the vermouth that his wife, Rebecca's basing her cocktail menu around. He's aiming for an approachable and rustic focus with most dishes made for sharing.
Banksii, 33 Barangaroo avenue, Barangaroo South, NSW, (02) 8072 7037, facebook.com/banksiisydney
Hamish and Rebecca Ingham's botanically inspired vermouth bar and restaurant, Banksii, is open now at Sydney's Barangaroo. We take a look at what's on the menu and the drinks list.