Rick Stein expands Australian presence

19 February, 2018 by
Annabelle Cloros

Rick Stein will add to his Australian footprint with a restaurant at the new Bannisters Port Stephens, set to open late 2018.

The boutique hotel will occupy the beachfront site of the former Salamander Shores at Soldiers Point.

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Food offerings will include a pub for casual dining and pizzas as well as a signature restaurant by Stein.

Stein is particularly excited about the local produce the restaurant will use. “The abundance of top-quality seafood is a massive attraction as is the proximity to the Hunter Valley’s wineries,” he says.

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“I will be working closely with head chef Mitchell Turner to design a menu featuring local king prawns, yellow fin bream, flathead, calamari and school whiting, not to mention the fabulous oysters.”

Bannisters Port Stephens is scheduled to open late 2018.

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