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2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
+61 49293333
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Ranked #31 of 352 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $29
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I decided to visit Rustica for a second time after an average first visit some months ago. I thought I'd give them another chance, unfortunately everything about the night was terrible. When you first walk in, the acoustics hit you in the face. The restaurant is buzzing with a lively atmosphere, however this makes it difficult to hold a conversation... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I had heard very good reports about the food here and it certainly lived up to my expectations. It is also excellent value for money. Service is pretty good but won't mark too harshly as it was a very busy night. The big downfall with this busy venue is the noise. Massively noisy - not somewhere I'd choose again for... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Highly recommend Rustica for a delicious and generously sized tapas meal. During a lunch with 2 others we shared 3 tapas plates - sweet corn, ricotta and spinach arancini; crumbed Spanish pork and veal meat balls and scallops - each one was delicious and had a serving of 4 pieces. For our main we shared the slow braised ‘Kleftico’ lamb... More 

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nEWCASTLE
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a special lunch on a magnificent day at a table in Rutica where the service the food and the service were very good. It was very much vakue for money and the ever changing view with the clouds,sun and water colour were spectaular. A perfect day and a perfect setting for us. When we tried... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great view over Newcastle Beach and very good food with quick efficient service made for a pleasant lunch with friends.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great views over Newcastle beach, with a nice menu & real good food. Excellent place for celebrating something special.

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Newcastle West, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a wonderful venue this is. The décor is magic and the location is just amazing. The meals are 'hit and miss'. I've had great meals and I've also had average meals so it depends on the time of day and what you have. I'd recommend it for the atmosphere and location.

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic old world atmosphere, situated right on Newcastle beach. Excellent small plates / tapas menu so you can enjoy a little bit of everything on offer.

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Sydney,Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were celebrating a wedding so had this unique venue exclusively to ourselves and other wedding guests. The venue,. view, food and wine met all expectations including the roasted lamb shoulder which is a house specialty. Can highly recommend Rustica for that special occasion.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice View of Newcastle Beach. I thought the food was just okay but my partner really enjoyed. Nothing particular sticks out to me other than the beautiful view and good service. Prices seemed a little high to me.

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Additional Information about Rustica

Address: 2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 49293333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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