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Rustica

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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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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived and greeted instantly. We were able to choose another quiet seat in a corner and drinks were offered. The food came out fresh and hot and presented beautifully. Great location and beautiful food. Good selection of drinks and options

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Thank Sarah B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hubby and I came had lunch here last weekend, using expired gift vouchers that the restaurant was kind enough to honour with no dramas. The restaurant is, as the name suggests, rustic and the view is amazing. We had a window seat with a view of the ocean; the service excellent. We started off with arancini, which I think always... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Turned up at 6pm without a booking on a Monday night. Restaurant had less than one third of their tables populated. Denied a table for two people. They couldn't have been that busy - or they could have offered a table for a short amount of time.

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Thank Adam C
Rutherford, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We for lunch and to start off the service was excellent very attentive to needs and knowledgable on the menu. The scallops was one of the best dishes i have ever eaten perfectly cooked and an array of flavours. The mains were ok only we had the duck which was over cooked which disappointed. The squid was nice I would... More 

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Thank troycav
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I always like to start a review on a positive note. In the case of Rustica, two notes: wonderful, friendly staff and great ocean views. The food ranged from French, Italian and Greek to Turkish. The food was fine, though failed to hit the magic "wow" mark. The standout aspect? The decor. It is rare to see such a cornucopia... More 

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Thank Anne P
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rustica Restaurant is a well decorated place. We selected the meal for six, and the food kept coming. Enjoyable atmosphere with chat over weighing the music (not loud). Great services too. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank Rosie K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit on the weekend. Food was amazing, service was great. Definitely a place I would revisit. Food was plentiful. Authentic with a tonne of flavour.

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Thank Tanya L
Melbourne, Australia
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396 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with some business acquaintances Food was amazing Stunning views Fast and friendly service Highly recommend

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Thank Stefanie R
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined with a couple of friends midweek at Rustica for a birthday. We had not visited this restaurant before and it was the only one open on a Monday night, so we booked and were very happy with the choice. You do have to go up a flight of stairs to get to the entrance but the exterior of the... More 

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Thank kannewaters
Sundsvall, Sweden
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually stay in the Novatel Hotel next to this restaurant whenever I visit Newcastle and have eaten here several times. I was once turned away because they were full so I recommend booking in advance. Rustica offers Mediterranean food and offers a good selection of wines too. Some seating within the restaurant offers sea views and the decor is,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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Greater Newcastle, Australia
6 months ago
Newcastle, Australia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?