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Rick Stein at Bannisters

191 Mitchell Pde | Bannisters, Mollymook, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2539, Australia
+61 2 4455 3044
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (178 reviews)
“scallops” (71 reviews)
“sashimi” (52 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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191 Mitchell Pde | Bannisters, Mollymook, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2539, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Often failure to meet expectations is a problem assocated with "celebrity" restaurants. This is certainly not the case with Rick Stein at Bannisters. The quality of the food was excellent, I had the Snapper Fillet and my wife the Whole Snapper and both were beautifully...More

Thank Mark S
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mark S, Thank you for your lovely review, I hope we see you again soon. Regards, Lola Lola Wood Guest Services Manager BANNISTERS HOTELS Bannisters by the Sea | Bannisters Pavilion

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are staying in the area and a number of people asked if we were going to this place. We weren't planning to but figured what the heck and I read things had improved lately... so we came here for lunch. There were quite a...More

Thank occasional_typo
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi occassional_typo, I'm so glad you were pleasently suprised by your visit to Rick Stein at Bannisters. I do hope we will continue to improve on your expectations into the future. Kind Regards, Lola Lola Wood Guest Services Manager BANNISTERS HOTELS Bannisters by the Sea...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, exceptional. The service exceptional The atmosphere, exceptional. The cost, well, make sure you sell your first born beforehand. Upon saying that, it was one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have ever had. Would we dine there again, in a...More

Thank Foodcriticmark
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Foodcriticmark, Although I greatly appreciate your review and am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at Rick Stein at Bannisters, I am terribly concerned that we will be responsible for your fast depleting family. See you next time, Lola Lola Wood Guest Services...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend the soup and fish pie the food was great value for money I thought !! Two courses each and three alcoholic beverages in total for $200

Thank Sarah P
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Sarah P, Thank you for your review! See you next time I hope. Regards, Lola Lola Wood Guest Services Manager BANNISTERS HOTELS Bannisters by the Sea | Bannisters Pavilion

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are cafés and there are restaurants. Then there are those at a totally different level of quality and service. This is one of those "special occasion" experiences - but then, just coming here is a special occasion. Memorable for sure. Coconut prawns 👍🏼 mussels...More

Thank wolfsbite
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello wolfsbite, I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit to Rick Stein at Bannisters. I will pass your feedback onto our hardworking staff in the kitchen and floor. Much appreiated! Regards, Lola Lola Wood Guest Services Manager BANNISTERS HOTELS Bannisters by the Sea | Bannisters Pavilion

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at this restaurant as it was recommended and it was something that we really wanted to try for a while. We were also staying at Bannisters (see review). The restaurant has a casual seaside, Hamptons feel. The waitstaff dressed casually in chambray shirts...More

Thank haamsuplo
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear haamsuplo, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to Rick Stein at Bannisters. Your feedback is much appreciated and it will be brought to the attention of our restaurant manager and head chef to ensure we can use it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here today for lunch but left frustrated and dismayed. The waitress was polite and gave us menus, took our order and brought our food. We were disappointed with the menu with the mains consisting of a Burger & chips, Battered fish, cold meats,...More

1  Thank Chris9112014
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Chris9112014, Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback with regards to your visit. I believe that the eatery you visited based on your description of the restaurant, was the Rooftop Bar and Grill, located at our hotel Bannisters Pavilion. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food and the service but the intervals between orders and delivery, to my mind, were excessive. We ordered sashimi and scallops for entrees. Prep and cooking time for dishes such as this would be minimal but they took 30 minutes to arrive....More

Thank Stephen J
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Stephen J, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience of Rick Stein at Bannisters. I am sorry to hear that there were such delays on your meals and will be bringing this to the attention of our head chef and restaurant...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sashimi - delicious Coconut Chilli Prawns - superb Bannisters Fish Pie - briliant Alla Carlina - didn't know what to expect... it was soooo tasty Broccolini - yummo Chocolate Fondant - a sweet finish Not the easiest place to get to when you have to...More

Thank GnAW480
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear GnAW480, Thank yo so much for your review of your numerous visits to Rick Stein at Bannisters. It's always lovely to have our guests coming back to visit us. I really appreciate your thoughts on the "Sunday Menu". This is obviously a sensitive issue...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with beautiful settings. Though with the name Rick stein attached one would expect great things not just good for the price. If you are staying at the hotel then worth a try.

Thank Sameer W
Lola W, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sameer W, Thank you for your review. I appreciate the feedback on your visit and hope we will see you again. Regards, Lola Lola Wood Guest Services Manager BANNISTERS HOTELS Bannisters by the Sea | Bannisters Pavilion

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Dianne S
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Response from Boyzdungood | Reviewed this property |
We were there for lunch and had travelled from Sydney on our way to Canberra so were just casually dressed as were everyone else eating there.
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Bill F
7 March 2017|
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18 August 2016|
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Response from Lola W | Property representative |
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful responses! Bannisters by the Sea is our headline property, poised above the ocean with amazing views. Just 800m down the hill is our brand new and very chic sister property, Bannisters... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Mitchell Pde | Bannisters, Mollymook, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2539, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Shoalhaven  >  Mollymook
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4455 3044
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Description
Our restaurant is a reflection of Rick's passion for seafood and the coastal lifestyle which he has enjoyed for most of his life. As he says: "nothing is so exhilarating as fresh fish, simply cooked". He believes that fresh seafood should speak for itself. While he enjoys occasional fine dining, his food is much more about what he really likes to eat: a plate of Clyde River oysters, a pot of Illawarra prawns with mayonnaise, a mound of spanner crab, a slice of blue eye or a perfectly grilled sand whiting.We like our service to be informal but observant and enjoy employing local people who may lack the total polish of fine dining restaurants, but who more than make up for it with a genuine welcome.Peter Bacon, General Manager
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