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U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3333
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb shoulder” (35 reviews)
“scallops” (27 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had time to kill before a meeting and decided to get a bite to eat. Such a good view, friendly service and good food. We'll definitely come back when were in this neck of the woods again. RECOMMENDED

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have long wanted to go to Rustica and finally made it last weekend. My expectations were high and I was not disappointed. The staff were friendly and service was perfect. The views were a little hampered by the roadworks outside but still it is one...More

Thank Showhorse68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great food - we had the lamb shoulder couldn't have asked for a better meal! Desserts were standard type options but pulled off really well. Wait service was quick, helpful but not intrusive and we can't wait to go back!

Thank TanyaMarie81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a group of 12 we had the 6 course banquet. What a delight! The lamb was fabulous but could have done with more gravy. The mozzarella pieces were so smooth and the scallops were a really tasty treat. The service was good , location...More

Thank Ellykate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very accomodating with dietary requirements of set menu. Food was delicious. However service was well below par compared to previous occasions, then we couldn't have a coffee or after dinner drink because coffee machine and bar had closed but no one asked if we would...More

Thank Danny P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rustic normally has a beautiful view overlooking the beach. Today the view included roadworks, heaps of rubble and graders preparing the road outside for the first November 2017 Motor Racing event. The detours before arriving resulted in us being 15 minutes late for our booking...More

1  Thank Neville G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is unobtrusive, friendly but they don't offer much in the way of what the food is about. We were a little confused by the menu but worked it out, there are tapas, plus larger meals, plus express lunch meals and so on. We...More

Thank 578ejjones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I shared scallops and Aranchini entrees and we both had duck for mains. All the food was well presented and delicious. The atmosphere/service was friendly and casual and we had a lovely bottle of Sangiovese for a reasonable $33.

Thank Margie2801
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with friends. We shared a banquet and it was exceptional. The lamb shoulder melted in your mouth. Lovely decor. Recommend to anyone.

Thank suedill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great table looking out to the sea For many family that had traveled from Sydney a really delightful occasion And location Meal was well presented and delicious Staff were great as there were a few high chairs needed! Would recommend Rustica for that special occasion.

Thank MardiRose
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Jan B
31 May 2016|
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Response from garyworthington | Reviewed this property |
There is limited parking in the streets to the back of where Rustica is situated. I managed to find a park in the section before you turn off into the paid parking for the Hotel. While in the restaurant also noticed people... More
26 March 2015|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
I was with a group of 8 people and the menu was varied as per individually chosen, if you have a look at their website you can review the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 3333
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