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Rick stein menu


Cole Brothers Oysters, Karuah, Port Stephens

$ 4.25 Each

Diemar Oysters, Salamander Bay, Port Stephens

$ 4.25 Each

Moreton Bay Bugs

$ 12 Each

Prawns On Ice

$ 24

The Fruits de Mer

Add Lobster - $28 per 100g
$ 110


Oysters Charentaise.

A seemingly odd combination - freshly opened oysters with some hot, spicy sausages. The idea is that you eat an oyster, take a bite of the sausage, then a good gulp of cold white wine.
$ 27

Warm Shellfish with Parsley, Chilli, Olive Oil, Garlic and Lemon Juice.

Prawns, scallop, oyster, mussels, blue swimmer crab and clams.
$ 39 For One $76 To Share

Sashimi of Tasmanian Salmon, Mooloolaba Swordfish, Coffs Harbour Snapper and Yellowfin Tuna

With wakame salad, pickled ginger, wasabi and sashimi dressing.
$ 32

Fish and Shellfish Soup with Rouille, Parmesan and Croûtons.

Flavoured with tomato, saffron, garlic, red peppers, fennel and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
$ 21

Black Cuttlefish Risotto

A recipe I found in Croatia, very black indeed.
$ 24

Marinated Coffs Harbour Yellowfin Tuna with Passionfruit, Chilli, Lime and Coriander

$ 25

Steamed Spring Bay Mussels with Macadamias and Parsley

It's a very simple dish, but its texture and taste make it something quite special.
$ 27

Ravioli with Porcini Mushrooms, Smoked Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Hazlenuts

$ 24


Steamed Whole Salt Water Barramundi with Black Bean, Ginger and Shaoxing Wine

Steamed fish with black bean and ginger and serving it with Shaoxing wine is a classic Chinese treatment that never fails to hit the spot.
$ M/P $38 Small / $42 Medium / $45 Large

Classic Fish Pie

Salmon, mulloway, spanish mackeral, scallop, prawns, mussels and mushrooms in a creamy fish velouté sauce, gratinated with breadcrumbs and parmesan.
$ 38

Battered Bermagui Ling with Thick Cut Chips and Tartare Sauce.

Deep fried in dripping, served with mushy peas.
$ 32

Basque Country Style Terrigal Kingfish Fillet à la Plancha

With clams, peas and asparagus.
$ 39

Madras Fish Curry with Evans Head Mulloway, Tomato and Tamarind

Served with rice , mango chutney and a naan bread.
$ 43

Sri Lankan Cashew Nut Curry

With green beans served with naan bread and pilau rice.
$ 32

Chargrilled Black Angus Rib Eye Steak with Bordelaise Sauce

Served with dressed split green beans.
$ 49

Char Grilled Quail with a Yoghurt, Garlic, Chilli Pepper and Zahtar Marinade

Served with a smoked eggplant puree and tomato and thyme salad.
$ 42

Singapore Chilli Blue Swimmer Crab

Stir-fried with garlic, ginger,chilli and coriander. Very much for those who love eating with their hands and getting gloriously messy!
$ 48

Nelson Bay Rock Lobster Thermidor

The classic French dish. The lobster meat is removed from the shell and dressed with a white wine sauce flavoured with parmesan and a little mustard.
$ 28 per 100g

Nelson Bay Rock Lobster Grilled with Fine Herbs

Very simple and perfect with the fresh herbs cut only at the last minute.
$ 28 per 100g

Nelson Bay Steamed Rock Lobster

Served with green leaves, new potatoes and mayonnaise.
$ 28 per 100g


Spring Leaves Salad with Fine Herbs and Chardonnay Vinaigrette

$ 8

Shoestring Fries with Rosemary Salt

$ 7

Rick's Californian Zucchini Salad

$ 11

Steamed Broccolini with Anchovy Butter

$ 11

Broccolini with Capers, Chervil and Dijon Vinaigrette.

$ 9

Chat Potatoes with Olive Oil and Parsley

$ 11

Pilau Rice.

$ 4

10% surcharge applies on Sundays and public holidays. 10% surcharge for Groups of 10 or more