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Rick Stein's iconic style - fresh, locally sourced seafood, simply prepared.

About Rick Stein at Bannisters Mollymook

When it comes to seafood, few do it as well as Rick Stein at Bannisters, located within the grounds of Bannisters by the Sea in Mollymook. Whether you visit for the restaurant experience or let it be part of a pampering package, the coastal views don’t end on the road; this is a waterfront venue and every diner has an ocean panorama. The beach-chic setting is comfortable, classy and understated and the food exquisitely prepared – look out for dishes like sashimi of salmon, swordfish and tuna, with wakame salad, pickled ginger, wasabi and sashimi dressing. For a tantalising main, try steamed whole snapper, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, crispy garlic and shallots, or delve into Eastern rock lobster thermidor; staff can advise on any wines from their list, along with decadent desserts.

Location & Map

191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook 2539 NSW - See Map

More From Rick Stein at Bannisters Mollymook

Steamed Abalone with Shitake Mushroom & Sesame Dressing

By Head Chef Julian Lloyd, this recipe was inspired by a trip to Sydney fish markets.


Coconut Milk Braised Seafood

A coconut flavoured seafood cornucopia featuring squid, prawns & fish.


Opening Hours

Mon  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Tue  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  12:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  12:30:PM - 2:30:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  12:30:PM - 2:30:PM
Sun  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Our two boutique hotels, Bannisters by the Sea and Bannisters Pavilion, offer luxurious coastal accommodation with exquisite ocean vistas, three dining venues including the award-winning Rick Stein at Bannisters, a talented events chef and a dedicated service team. Conveniently situated a short and scenic 2.5-hour drive from Canberra and 3 hours from Sydney, our venues and dedicated events team are on hand to create a personalised experience for your occasion.

  • Up to 200 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (4)


Though we went for dinner, if you have the chance, definitely go in the day time. The view from Bannisters is completely worth it and you can’t see much of it all in darkness. Rick Stein’s restaurant has a sitting room with his cookbooks, a fireplace, big comfy couches and even a glass chessboard. If you like sitting and reading, this is the place for you. If you like freshly caught and prepared seafood, book a table in his restaurant. There are lots of quirky seaside elements such as old, cut up bottles and wicker style baskets or netting that make up the lampshades, there are plenty of sandy tones like the tables and chairs and the waiters wear an endearing uniform of sandy coloured trousers, white shirts and some wore suspenders with a full apron over the top. If you are allergic to fish, it's probably a good idea to find another venue. If you love fish, or are just getting used to it, be sure to go for the scallops, prawns, sashimi, battered fish, crab, lobster and mixed seafood linguine. Ask your waiter for a recommendation on wine to enjoy with your meal and they will more than happily oblige. The manager and waiters were all very lovely and we were even able to meet the chef who seemed very nice and happy to chat to us. Bannisters also showed support for other local businesses, interested to hear where we had been and where we were going and even had a few suggestions on places for us to visit. Thank-you Rick Stein at Bannisters, we really had a lovely time dining in your restaurant.


Great position and ambience with good service and fantastic seafood cooked with love


New Years Eve lunch at the restaurant. Highly recommend the meringe dessert, fish pie worth the visit for those one off ocassions!


the food has wow factor