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U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3333
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Redhead, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited at lunchtime Sunday. Well located with great ocean views - ask for window seating if possible. Service was excellent, with staff very knowledgeable about all elements of the menu. One of our group required gluten free options and Rustica was able to oblige. Pricing was very reasonable. An all-round pleasurable dining experience.

Thank Robert P
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was terrible but the atmosphere and food was fantastic. Wonderful service with a hint of cheekiness. Great night all round.

Thank David d
Warners Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Rustica for the first time on Melbourne Cup Day, we were treated like Royalty, the meals were fabulous, great presentation, high end. lots of Champagne flowing, we were given a Heart ring to wear so the Waiters knew we were in the high end table. All the entertainment was brilliant.. loved the Decor, top views of the beach... More 

Thank ColleneKalb
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had a great lunch at a window table in this unique restaurant. Couldn't fault the food, service and view. Prices are very reasonable. We will definitely visit again soon. Reasonably priced wine and very good coffee also a big plus.

Thank Pat J
Bathurst, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now been there twice on a Monday night. The service is very patchy I think they have the casuals on early in the week. Food is good and fairly priced.

Thank dellelee
Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Rustic for our wedding anniversary. the location is superb and the interior is equally nice. Service was good and the atmosphere soft and pleasant. The menu was a mix of European foods from French, Spanish and German. We enjoyed the night and would visit again sometime.

Thank lucky4o9
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the 8 course tapas menu. All dishes were fantastic and there was plenty of food. The friendly staff even changed the menu for one person due to an allergy. Highly recommended. Great food, great staff.

Thank Scott L
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at rustica for a late lunch on Sunday of the labour day long weekend (for Melb). The kitchen was about to close however the friendly staff were more than happy to seat us. The service was prompt, friendly and professional. The food was simply stunning (highly recommend the gnocchi and cheese platter) and the decor is pretty amazing,... More 

Thank Kellyann1075
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chicken schnitzel delicious, pork belly express lunch disappointing. Brulee lovely, banana cheesecake VERY small slice but didn't taste fresh so not eaten anyway. Excellent staff, lovely window view. Cost for 2, 3 courses wine beer and coffee $166. Do not order extra chips and veges as meal more than adequate size. Enjoyed the ambience and will go again.

Thank Robin W
Ourimbah, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luv this place! Great decor, view and staff, not to mention the food!!! 10 of us for lunch, 4 of us had the banquet and the rest ordered from the extensive menu. Smiles all round! And try and save room for the desert!!

Thank lisakb700

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Greater 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?