A location to die for…
The Rick Stein name is associated with the venue, because, well, he owns it. But you won’t find him in the kitchen on a regular basis.
He rarely is present in Mollymook although he has a home nearby. I have the fortune of driving through Mollymook whenever I go to stay with my parents, a lot further south, in Bermagui. But each time I drive through I catch up with good friend Kylee who owns Wild Ivy, a knick knacks, clothing and gift shop in Milton, just down the road. We have both enjoyed our two Bannister’s meals together.
Stein and his Australian wife, Sarah, opened Rick Stein at Bannisters in 2009. But he’s usually found in Padstow – the historic Cornish fishing village where his empire began. Or he is travelling the world, film crew in tow, for increasingly more exotic ways to bring you his wonderful food.
I will suggest that if you plan on dining at Rick Stein’s then you book a lunch or an early dinner. The view, the sun and the blue of the Ocean really does add another level of awesome to your experience.