|View from our deck|
Approximately three and a half hours south of Sydney is a small beachside town called Mollymook. Just before you reach this town you will find Bannisters a boutique hotel built in the 70's but renovated to keep up with the times.
|Side view of Bannisters|
For sometime I have been wanting to stay at Bannisters and dine at the featured Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant, so to celebrate my husband and I five year wedding anniversary I booked one night's accommodation.
On arrival we were warmly greeted by the reception staff, we stayed in an ocean deck room which as the name suggests has ocean views and a deck with two lounge chairs. The room was spacious containing a king size bed, lounge, tv and coffee table. The bathroom was standard (no spa/bath).
The hotel has a day spa, pool, billiard room, restaurant and bar. We arrived a little later than what we had planned so we didn't get a chance to go for a swim in the pool however we made use of the bar which serves delicious cocktails, bar food and pizzas. Whilst sipping our drinks we savored the view as a light rain fell and enjoyed the tunes from the musician in the corner playing his guitar and singing acoustic beats.
Once the rain had stopped we went for a short walk to Jone's beach a small rocky beach to the left of the hotel.
That evening we dined at Rick Stein's restaurant. We were pleased to see a David Hook wine on the menu which we ordered. For entree we ordered the prawn fritters and Harvey Bay scallops. When it came to the main I ordered outside my comfort zone, a tuna steak with miso sauce and bean sprout salad, my husband ordered the fish and chips. For dessert we shared a creme brulee which was accompanied by a piece of shortbread. The creme brulee was absolutely divine. Our dining experience was enjoyable, the seafood was fresh, the flavours worked well and service was good.
|Fish and chips, Tuna steak and green beans with toasted almonds|
|Creme brulee - delicious!|
Overall it was a nice one night getaway, being on the south coast the town was small, beach wasn't crowded and the water was clean and refreshing. If you are looking for a short getaway I recommend heading down the south coast to Bannisters.