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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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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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1 - 10 of 656 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had family staying in an apartment in the same complex as the restaurant. The owner had taken over the garbage room, without Strata permission and put his fridges in there! The chef here seemed lovely but his business partner is may be not. Be...More

Thank CarroD42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great function all day food and drinks a pleasure to enjoy chef Mark's food. Fantastic location. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this restaurant

Thank Lemo013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

possibly worst restaurant experience in some time. booked this venue for a window seat... it was confirmed twice (personally) with two different staff members. i could quote the table number but supervisor (charli) refused to acknowledge the detail of my booking. i was even told...More

Thank K9712CLpeterm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Rustica for a Christmas Party Dinner. The venue is beautifully decorated and there is a great atmosphere inside. I expect there were is a magnificent view during the day, of course at night you could not see anything. And...More

Thank Brendan Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food and a lovely view over the beach! Great atmosphere, really cozy and nice. Definitely recommend trying it out!

Thank Harroldinio
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautifully presented restaurant in the Newcastle CBD. The menu was delicious and diverse. We were there with our eldest son & his wife and they wanted somewhere special for their special announcement.

Thank 505Marg
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I've been here s few times now and each time the food is excellent, a little different from what you might find elsewhere, and in keeping with the name some rustic touches to the food and serving. Large share platter and dishes are enticing and...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The wait staff are very lovely and attentive as soon as you walk into the restaurant. We were sat at a window seat which had an amazing very. We popped in for lunch during our lunch break at work so decided to get one of...More

Thank Pixrun
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Good food and decor. Book ahead. Great for a night out for dinner and some drinks with friends!! Lovely servers too.

Thank khanrin V
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Tonight we had the most enjoyable meal. Carmella, our waitress was a delight and we loved the oysters then had a selection of tapas. The sardines were amazing but the desserts were Heaven on a plate. The restaurant was full but service was excellent, meals...More

Thank Viv L
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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$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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