South Coast, New South Wales

Since opening in October 09, Rick Stein at Bannisters has created a name for its inspired seafood excellence. The coastal location with Ulladulla Harbour nearby means that the seafood is 'fresh-off-the-boat' and of the highest quality. Your meal here will certainly be a memorable dining experience and a delight for the culinary senses.
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191 Mitchell Parade
Mollymook NSW 2539





Modern Australian, Seafood

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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When British TV chef Rick Stein took over the reins of Bannister's restaurant, no one would have anticipated what impact he would have on Bannisters and the beautiful seaside resort town of Mollymook.

Rick of international TV celebrity fame, who has the famous seafood restaurant in the Cornish fishing village of Padstow, has brought his recipes and seafood knowledge to Australia to make use of the fabulous fish and shellfish to be found in the waters south of Sydney. Bannisters is the perfect combination of excellent food, tranquility and privacy with all the comforts and facilities of a coastal retreat. Originally built in the 1970's as a seaside motel Bannisters has been upgraded to a 4.5 star boutique hotel with an informal seaside atmosphere.

Specials & Events

Rick Stein Friday Lunch Special @ Bannisters by the Sea
Dates Thu 18 Jul 19 to Fri 06 Dec 19
Location Mollymook, New South Wales
Category General
Description EVERY FRIDAY AT MOLLYMOOK Soak up the ocean views and start your weekend the right way at Rick Stein at Bannisters ...
Rick Stein @ Bannisters Mollymook 10 Year Anniversary
Dates Sun 01 Sep 19 to Mon 30 Sep 19
Location Mollymook, New South Wales
Category Spring
Description Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rick Stein at Bannisters Mollymook with the special five course set-menu. Enjoy five of the most popular dishes to grace ...


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Bannisters boasts incomparable conference facilities. The refurbished Narrawallee Suite is bathed in natural light with two ocean view balconies for breaks. The Functions Team works closely with you in the preparation of your event ensuring all your needs are catered for.
With expansive views of the mountain, the sea and ocean, Bannisters offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Milton and Ulladulla town centres are within a short drive from the hotel. At Bannisters, all rooms have amazing ocean views, private balcony or deck, new bathroom, and DVDs. Many rooms also have their own private spa or Jacuzzi to ensure that this is the luxury South Coast accommodation you've been looking for. Bannisters offers many other facilities including a wet edge infinity pool and pizza and cocktail bar as well as Rick Stein at Bannisters Restaurant serving excellent local seafood. It also has an in-house Day Spa & wellness centre. Whale watch from your private balcony/deck or rent a bike to discover the surrounding area.


Accommodation available
Bar / Wine Bar
Country Venue
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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Jo Fawkes - 24/12/2014
Just enjoyed a wonderful leisurely birthday lunch for my sister: glorious setting, fabulous food and lovely service. A real treat. Thank you.
Dennis Hoek - 9/07/2012
My wife and I recently dined at Banisters with close friends and experienced a very pleasant and memorable evening. Having dined at Rick's restaurant in Falmouth in Cornwall we were confident that we could expect world class cuisine and we were not disappointed. From the moment we entered the restaurant the staff were very friendly, and attentive while remaining unobtrusive. We will return.
Cathe-Sydney - 7/02/2012
My husband and I have travelled around the world and have eaten in many a good retuarant. Bannisters ranks up there with the best we've eaten. The restuarant decor was pleasant but plain which I actally like as it makes for a relaxing atmosphere. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. Staff were genuinely friendly and knowleable about all the food source and preparation. All our courses were seafood and were so very fresh, incredably simple but so tastey. The meals are a good size, we couldn't fit dessert in. We would highly recommend Bannisters to any Ulladulla / Mollymook visitor.