Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens

212 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 212 reviews
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Food :8.7/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. A A.
    • 257 reviews

    Always good. Strongly suggest staying at Bannisters.

  2. Reeva J.
    • one review

    Great restaurant. Fresh seafood. Amazing fish fritters. Delicious dessert choc fondant. Doesn't disappoint.

  3. Wayne T.
    • one review

    The staff knew both the wines and the food and were very welcoming as well as not too intrusive. Karen the maitre'd was especially helpful. Would definitely recommend

  4. A A.
    • 256 reviews

    Excellent meal.

  5. A A.
    • 269 reviews

    Was a great night

  6. A A.
    • 276 reviews

    This restaurant feels crisp, fresh and has a good menu

  7. Hannah J.
    • one review

    My steak was cooked rare just how i like it and i find it always overcooked at other establishments but it was devine! My partner made mention his fish was the best he had eaten! We will be back:)

  8. Sarah B.
    • 5 reviews

    Absolutely amazing food. A local must!!! Great mocktails too.

  9. Gary H.
    • 5 reviews

    There are a number of lovely restaurants that we have been to in Port Stephens but this one just has that edge in ambience and class. While the food and wines are more expensive by comparison, the service is excellent and ultimately you get what you pay for.

  10. Sarah H.
    • one review

    A very enjoyable experience as a solo diner.

  11. A A.
    • 241 reviews

    The wine is expensive on any measure. Probably $50 was the minimum per bottle. By the glass it was generally around $17. With respect this restaurant is an average good establishment, 200ks from Sydney in a very average middle income area. It’s prices put it in the league of top end high rental Sydney City establishments. That sours the experience. Not really repeatable.

  12. A A.
    • 269 reviews

    First time visit to Rick Stein in Port Stephens after several visits to Mollymook. Food is great especially the Fish Pie however the risotto was lacking flavour which was disappointing. I still would visit again as there are plenty of items to try!

  13. Hayden Q.
    • one review

    Really enjoy everything about this restaurant. Great service, food and general good feeling of fabulous Thank you

  14. A A.
    • 255 reviews

    Enjoyable night part of our baby moon

  15. A A.
    • 273 reviews

    Service up until almost the end reasonable however we thought the coffee machine may have been broken as we weren’t offered coffee etc.

  16. A A.
    • 245 reviews

    overall a great atmosphere in the dining room the bar area was really cool and service was great. the food was disappointing, we ordered the Crab and seafood pie both came out luke warm- the seafood in the pie tasted like it was frozen not fresh and the flavours weren't great.

  17. A A.
    • 279 reviews

    We had a wonderful lunch. Views were beautiful, decor relaxing and food amazing. Everything we expected and more.

  18. A A.
    • 277 reviews

    It was really expensive for food I cook at home myself. Dining out should be an experience which was not so for me

  19. Vernon H.
    • 3 reviews

    Wines too expensive for the area. The themed menu was lacking in excitement compared to the Mexican themed lunch

  20. A A.
    • 273 reviews

    Booked well in advance but on our arrival they don’t preallocate tables you just get a choice of what is left so going in for a 7pm booking was a disadvantage. This isn’t the ideal way to run a fine dining restaurant. We were offered a table next to kitchen and a couple of prams so had to request another table.

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147 Soldiers Point Road, 2317, Soldiers Point, Australia

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