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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Wonderful casual lunch with excellent menu choices and great service in the beautiful location of Bannisters at Mollymook. Great specials: try the flathead and chips if you’re hungry, or the salted watermelon salad if you want to eat light. Beautiful spot next to the infinity...pool decked out with soft cushions, wicker chairs and pink pastels giving a Beverly Hills polo lounge vibe.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

I love how the opportunity is given for a more budget meal taking in the best view in town. The pizzas were very nice, not best ever but teamed with a very tasty side salad dish and then an exceptional dessert from Rick Stein’s restaurant...menu, nothing to criticise.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023

The location is OK but only stunning from one place really. We were put in a side room which had a low table and tiles, not practical for a relaxing evening. The pizzas were enjoyed by my companions but the sardines and toast were hardly...any better than I would at home when pressed for time. They came served in the tin! The “chef” had pulled the lid off and didn’t seem to have cut their hands when faced with such a difficult task of preparation. All in all it was extremely disappointing and especially given the prices and reputation of the Rick Stein establishment. The double baked cheese cake didn’t seem to have been even once baked and the waiter forgot to deliver it. The whole meal was at best ordinary.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

The cocktails were great and we loved the share plates and pizza. The ambience was relaxed and was lovely to watch as day turned into night with the amazing view . We look forward to coming back again next year!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

We have enjoyed many lovely nights here over the years. The service tonight was dreadful, disinterested staff who we had to ask constantly for service. Did not get a menu or a glass of water without having to ask. Then they had the audacity to...ask us to put a tip into the eftpos machine!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

Food was reasonably tasty, but the service was very ordinary and the booking had been mixed up despite having a confirmation email. Disappointing

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 March 2021

The pizza is good but it is the only thing available other than french fries and fried calamari rings.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 March 2021

Do yourself a favour and go down have a drink and pizza (yum) , staff outstanding, cocktails wonderful and the pool is just the right temperature

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 6 February 2021

Had a beer before going into Rick Steins restaurant and great setting. Not sure I would eat here though as only pizzas on menu.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 27 January 2021 via mobile

We popped in when waiting for our table in the restaurant. Lovely cocktail selection and well presented staff. Would recommend

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Our family enjoyed this dinner more than Rick Steins at Bannisters the previous night. The pizzas were delicious and the crab tacos were amazing. A little pricey but worth it. Would have been a 5 star if the service was better. No water, serviettes or...plates brought to the table until we had nearly finished eating. A little hard to get the waitstaffs attention. The relaxed atmosphere beside the pool had a great vibe. We managed to get a private pool room/cabana for our family of 6 on NY day. Had a wonderful evening playing cards, eating pizzas and drinking LLB. On a whole, a lovely evening!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

Whilst we were staying at Bannisters By the Sea we frequented the Pool Bar for pre-dinner drinks, afternoon drinks etc; the Bar had Sunday afternoon guitarist playing. Sometimes hard to get a table as seemed to be popular. Service at times could be quiet slow...and at other times quick. But I will mention that staff do not clean up others used plates, glasses etc, very quickly at all to accommodate further diners, they will sit on tables for a very long time - over 1hr. Drinks I would say are not cheap here. I did not eat at the Pool Bar so cannot comment on the food served. The view is lovely and to be able to watch Dolphins and 2 local seals lazing about in the water just out front was a real treat.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 26 November 2020

Overrated in my opinion the service was slow staff just did not seem to care on the night we attended. Tables not ready at 7pm drinks expensive and slow to arrive. Its just a bar next to a pool wow.....

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

Went to Bannisters by the Sea Pool Bar twice last week . It’s one of our favourite places in town. The location is amazing and we received great service but all staff working both nights, they came checked out drinks regularly and drinks came out...promptly after ordering . The food is delicious especially the baked Brie and the pizzas . Will definitely be visiting again more over summerMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

We were staying at the pavilions sister hotel down the rd and got the free shuttle van up here for lunch. A lovely setting with views stretching as far as the eye can see. Me and my wife shared a capricossa pizza and a bottle...of Italian dry white. The pizza was excellent. Staff friendly too. Very relaxing and enjoyable lunchMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Hi - look I’m not sure, but I did see people walking in and ordering pizzas and drinks and nobody seemed to challenge them, or us either. Give yourselves a treat and indulge in good food and wine. Rick Stein’s restaurant is... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5