Aug 13, 2019 - Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant - Port Stephens, Australia Bannisters Port Stephens is home to the newest addition to Rick Stein’s Australian venture, serving the freshest local seafood, simply cooked. Rick Stein at Bannisters — Port Stephens, Australia. Delighted we could accommodate and great to hear you enjoyed! Best Regards, The pair still had a licence for a restaurant in another part of the building, so they continued with that to avert bankruptcy. It would be lovely for the wait staff assigned to the table to introduce themselves and explain meals as they were brought to the table. It was studded with bright green peas, asparagus, artichoke and decorated with pieces of zucchini flowers, flashes of orange and yellowy green...stripes. Our dedicated team of chefs use nothing but the finest locally sourced ingredients from ocean to plate every day, and every aspect is crafted with the passion and excitement that defines Rick’s cooking style. Rick Stein - Bannisters Port Stephens Menu chalky's ocean deck - lower level at bannisters port stephens With garden decks and beach access, our Ocean Deck Lower Rooms are spread across the ground floor of the property. We had a much better experience at The Deck down the road for less than half the price; sometimes you're just paying for a brand name. Again no attempt to clean it up. Sashimi, fresh and tasty, was just delicious. A$499 Only one vegan choice of wine. Edged with tiny cubes of mango and little shreds of mint and in the centre, a scoop of intense mango gelato. Wow, thanks for the amazing feedback! Rick Stein - Bannisters Port Stephens Soldiers Point Menu - View the Menu for Rick Stein - Bannisters Port Stephens Soldiers Point on Zomato for Delivery, Dine-out or Takeaway, Rick Stein - Bannisters Port Stephens menu and prices. The cheeky dog hotel is excellent. Just enough in serve sizes, but to accompany the mains we selected butter beans and shoestring fries. Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. We focus on putting the produce at the forefront to create simple dishes, cooked to perfection and bursting with flavour. Great to hear and glad you enjoyed. My husband was very disappointed with his cod in broth which had no flavour...at all, and while the lobster thermidor was delicious, it was very overpriced at $90 for half a small lobster with no sides. We loved the food at Mollymook but this restaurant seemed to take it to another level. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Included in your escape is a daily continental buffet breakfast at celebrity chef Rick Stein's on-site restaurant, a gourmet two-course open-menu lunch, served poolside at the Terrace Bar, a welcome cocktail and more. more. Such friendly service, such a great meal that I do believe at just over $200 for two ( including a couple of beers and one glass of wine... oh, and plus a dessert) was a reasonable price to pay for meal of this quality. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Christopher Richard" Rick" Stein, CBE (né le 4 janvier 1947) est un chef, restaurateur et présentateur de télévision anglais.Avec sa partenaire commerciale Jill Stein, il dirige l'entreprise hôtelière et de restauration Stein au Royaume-Uni. As I said just little things to make it a dining experience nit just a meal.More, Dear ciscothebiscuit, The menu pays homage to the area’s fresh … My husband had the steamed snapper with ginger, draped with Chinese veg and served with steamed rice. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable and the food is great. The whole experience is anchored by Rick Steins restaurants which is really fantastic. It looked like a large golden scone, sprinkled with salt and when broken it tore apart like real bread, was soft and yielding and amazing with unsalted butter, which melted into it. We then shared a sago pudding (shades of childhood "frogs spawn"), but no, a creamy, light delight like rice pudding but differently textured. hotel. Inconsistencies are on thing, attitude and approach are non-negotiable. Get quick answers from Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens staff and past visitors. The staff were indifferent and this celebratory dinner was turned into a letdown instead of a celebration. Are you sure you want to delete this question? For a coeliac, bread nirvana. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and always nice to hear Rick Stein's was a highlight! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Stay Port Stephens is a boutique holiday accommodation management service specialising in luxurious holiday homes feature pool, spa, views, air-conditioning and fire place. The service was lovely and the seafood soup starter tasty and interesting. I had another one. The local oysters at Bannisters are delightful. We loved the food at Mollymook but this restaurant seemed to take it to another level. Couldn't have been nicer. With Rick Stein onboard, we can expect yet another award-winning restaurant that heroes local seafood. Soldiers Point Marina is 1.2 miles from Bannisters Port Stephens. The food! We shared sugar snap peas, bright green, sweet and crunchy and also pale green ones which were equally good. Enjoy a mid-week interlude at Bannisters and sample a bite of what Port Stephens has to offer. Good food and service. Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor. Bannisters Port Stephens . The ambience is so layed back and styled nicely. Thanks for the feedback. Pete Bacon. Will return many times. Not sure, we also went to restaurant where breakfast is served and the manager ther was a local person. We loved the food at Mollymook but this restaurant seemed to take it to another level. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. From other reviews food consistency seems to be an recurring issue and a white table cloth would overcome the breakfast vibe . Edged with tiny cubes of mango and little shreds of mint and in the centre, a scoop of intense mango gelato. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and always nice to hear Rick Stein's was a highlight! We were more than happy with the food. Our table was not ready on time , after thirty minutes I had to ask for a beer as no one had offered a drink to me , I was not offered any other drinks and my empty glass was left empty. We had a much better experience at The Deck down the road for less than half the price; sometimes you're just paying for a brand name.More, Dear Michelle G, Pete Bacon, Attended dinner for special birthday. Local cuisine, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens is open for dinner Monday to Saturday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. A … I had the Murray cod, beautiful crispy skin, soft, perfectly cooked flesh in a creamy dill sauce with little bits of fennel. Again no attempt to clean it up. Disappointing to hear and sorry the restaurant experience left you rather underwhelmed. All of the entrees, mains and dessert were delicious and service impeccable. Dear Dave L, You could see that all wait staff were trained for the new reality of dealing with coronavirus. This restaurant is used for breakfast and then in the evening serves as the signature Rick Stein restaurant. Will return many times. My Murray Cod was good however I noticed that those eating the liquid looking risotto seemed disappointed. The cheeky dog hotel is excellent. Pete Bacon, I have never in my life written a review on here but my partner and I felt like it was worthy - this was the best food! As I said just little things to make it a dining experience nit just a meal. Not sure, we also went to restaurant where breakfast is served and the manager ther was a local person. Wow, thanks for the amazing feedback! It was studded with bright green peas, asparagus, artichoke and decorated with pieces of zucchini flowers, flashes of orange and yellowy green...stripes. My husband had the steamed snapper with ginger, draped with Chinese veg and served with steamed rice. The food! Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens, Port Stephens: See 301 unbiased reviews of Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #18 of 217 restaurants in Port Stephens. Really important we're...More, Had an entree, main and dessert for dinner. Soup and risotto had good flavours. As the water was poured into both glasses it was spilt on the table and there was no attempt to clean it up, we were served the wrong alcoholic drinks and the blame was squared from the waitress to the bartender (he mustn’t be able read) and as the mains were cleared rice was spilled onto the table and onto my partner’s phone. My husband had the steamed snapper with ginger, draped with Chinese veg and served with steamed rice. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. stripes. On a sunny Port Stephens day, pelicans hang around the fish-cleaning stations by the pier, patiently waiting for their dinner to be delivered. Situated cliffside Rick Stein at Bannisters is located within the 4.5 star hotel that features 80 rooms, including luxury suites and penthouses, and is an incredible addition to the Port Stephens tourism scene. For a coeliac, bread nirvana. We then shared a sago pudding (shades of childhood "frogs spawn"), but no, a creamy, light delight like rice pudding but differently textured. Couldn't have been nicer. Beef, only served medium rare. Completely agree, really important we're delivering attentive and comprehensive service and focusing on the finer details. Highly recommend the pizzas! Edged with tiny cubes of mango and little shreds of mint and in the centre, a scoop of intense mango gelato. Thanks for the feedback. Looked great, tasted as good. Mitch Turner, head chef at Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens, had a lot of oysters which he couldn’t use because of the COVID-19 lockdown, so he dehydrated them and made XO sauce. Consider carefully and dont set high expectations.More, Dear William T, The staff were indifferent and this celebratory dinner was turned into a letdown instead of a celebration. Again no attempt to clean it up. Pete Bacon, We were very much looking forward to our birthday dinner at Rick Stein's having heard excellent things about Mollymook. Incredible seafood simply prepared is the hallmark of a Rick Stein kitchen. I had the Murray cod, beautiful crispy skin, soft, perfectly cooked flesh in a creamy dill sauce with little bits of fennel. Pete Bacon. Whole snapper still had some scales...on and loads of bones to sort out of broth. Long seafood lunches and stunning Bay views are back.. Incredible seafood simply prepared is the hallmark of a Rick Stein kitchen. Wow, thanks for the amazing feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Incredible seafood simply prepared is the hallmark of a Rick Stein kitchen. They later complained. Disappointing to hear and stands to highlight the importance of consistency. Pete Bacon. The menu is seafood heavy as...you would expect and we had some of the most enjoyable dishes ever.More, Dear Epikourios, Limited time slot, only just made two courses. Really important we're...More, Had an entree, main and dessert for dinner. Nothing worse than an underwhelming meal! A must-do when in Port Stephens, you are choosing freshly caught, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available, PeteBacon, General Manager at Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens, responded to this review. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. From other reviews food consistency seems to be an recurring issue and a white table cloth would overcome the breakfast vibe . It looked like a large golden scone, sprinkled with salt and when broken it tore apart like real bread, was soft and yielding and amazing with unsalted butter, which melted into it. We had a much better experience at The Deck down the road for less than half the price; sometimes you're just paying for a brand name. Thanks for the feedback. We enjoyed most of our stay but the Rick Stein experience was the low point and is off our future list ...we see it as a hotel promotional gimmick to lure customers and for Mr Stein to reap the rewards of a commercial agreement . Beef, only served medium rare. Shared the Spring risotto and it was very pretty and tasted delicious. Address: 147 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point, NSW Phone: 02 4919 3800 Room rate: rooms start at $160 per night. Best Regards, It would be lovely for the wait staff assigned to the table to introduce themselves and explain meals as they were brought to the table. We enjoyed most of our stay but the Rick Stein experience was the low point and is off our future list ...we see it as a hotel promotional gimmick to lure customers and for Mr Stein to reap the rewards of a commercial agreement . The friendliness of the staff was a standout. Thank you!More, Dear 254daniil, It looked like a large golden scone, sprinkled with salt and when broken it tore apart like real bread, was soft and yielding and amazing with unsalted butter, which melted into it. Local cuisine, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens is open for dinner Monday to Saturday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Edged with tiny cubes of mango and little shreds of mint and in the centre, a scoop of intense mango gelato. Best Regards, Best Regards, , the pizza in Cheeky Dog pub was great , most of the staff were friendly and helpful so all this exacerbated our sense of disappointment with the Rick Stein restaurant. Inconsistencies are on thing, attitude and approach are non-negotiable. Sashimi, fresh and tasty, was just delicious. To add to the pleasure, I had a delicious gluten-free roll. The sashimi for entree was well presented and delicious, we had tuna steak cooked to perfection - tender and flavourful and the desserts rounded off the meal well. For a pub, the cheeky dog rocks! They later complained. Good food and service. Limited time slot, only just made two courses. We were more than happy with the food. Oh heaven! there were a few disappointing moments which would take little to rectify. The sashimi for entree was well presented and delicious, we had tuna steak cooked to perfection - tender and flavourful and the desserts rounded off the meal well. you would expect and we had some of the most enjoyable dishes ever. Rump steak (which had been recommended by a friend, and the snapper was out of this world too)....All of the entrees, mains and dessert were delicious and service impeccable. 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