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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were passing by and thought we would drop in for lunch. The brewery is a restaurant and bar so it is up to you if you would like to dine or try an ale or do what we did and order...More

1  Thank Sue T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited the brewery for dinner with our two small children. Service was a little delayed when we arrived as there was only 1 waiter to greet and seat customers, take orders and serve drinks etc. This was a little frustrating when we wanted...More

Thank 236AmyD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely sublime food. We went for lunch and it was probably our favourite meal on the island. Calamari salad was soft and delicious and hubby loved the pie. Went down great with a paddle of local brew. The host and servers were very attentive and...More

1  Thank Heidi P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We make a regular visit to Rusty Waters when visiting Philip Island. We always have great food and friendly service. A reliable place to come to. Rusty's sundae for desert is the best!

1  Thank cheryl_livera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In walking distance for us and it’s great to have good food and as many beers as you can drink and walk home

1  Thank manfie03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended by Heather at Grey Goose on Smiths to go. Good food and wine in pleasant ambience

1  Thank peterkendal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, for the second time this year, I visited the Rusty Water with a group of friends. And just like the first, everyone at the table left very well fed and watered. Meals are at a high bistro standard, matched with some of their very...More

1  Thank Simon M
Reviewed October 5, 2018

the place was pretty empty when we arrived ,service was rather quick .took over 30 minutes to bring out meals .chicken parma was nice and of decent size .the other order was served wrong which after they realised was corrected .I found the price was...More

2  Thank scottjb29
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We popped in one afternoon to try some of the locally brewed beers. Shared a beer tasting paddle which gave us options on the top 4 beers. Delicious and fun way to sample the flavours. Picked our two favourites and purchased a mixed four pack...More

1  Thank Kate A
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

They have refurbished and it looks great. The burgers are delicious and there is a good selection of wines and beer. Good family lunch or dinner option.

1  Thank brancamcf
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Janice S
September 1, 2018|
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Response from Neil_Rusty | Property representative |
Hi Jan, thanks for your question, visit our website, tried to post the link, however answers to questions may not contain website links !! Cheers Neil
Hrvoje P
February 5, 2018|
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Response from DarrinS113 | Reviewed this property |
No just neat and tidy
Sandy W
September 24, 2017|
Response from Neil_Rusty | Property representative |
Hi Sally, we have a semi private function room, can accomodate up to 30 Cheers Neil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1666
  • E-mail
Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar is home to Phillip Island's only handcrafted ales plus a selection of ales from other like minded craft breweries. We are sure to have an ale to tempt you.Our team of Internationally trained Chef's will amaze you with the variety of dishes they create, using the freshest,locally sourced products and ingredients wherever possible. Our menu changes with the seasons and is complemented by a variety of special dishes using seasonal produce. Gluten Free & Vegetarian Dining Options are available.Whether it's enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the outside decking or warming yourself in front of the cosy wood fires, The Team at Rusty Water will make you feel most welcome.
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