Rick Stein opens Port Stephens restaurant

27 September, 2018 by
Annabelle Cloros

Rick Stein has opened another Australian restaurant at the newly launched Bannisters Port Stephens.

Located within the boutique hotel, Rick Stein at Bannisters by Sarah and Rick Stein and The Terrace Bar will offer guests lunch, dinner and drinks by the sea.

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Rick has worked closely with head chef Mitchell Turner to design a seafood-focused menu featuring Sydney rock oysters, local king prawns, fish and shellfish soup and his famous fish pie.

The Terrace Bar is all about casual dining, with baos, fish tacos, haloumi salad and burgers all on the menu.

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Sarah and Rick Stein worked with chief winemaker Iain Riggs AM from Brokenwood Wines to create a unique wine for the restaurant. “When the sample arrived in London by post, we were blown away,” says Sarah. “There was a delicious acidity which reminded us both of citrus and apple, but with a minerality, too, which really brings out the best in an oyster.”

The restaurant has been designed by Romy Alwill, who has created a space inspired by earth and sea that features water-coloured Japanese wallpaper along with hints of Rick’s signature blue.

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