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2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
+61 49293333
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Ranked #27 of 345 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $30
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
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I dined at Rustica on a work trip send without a reservation was lucky enough yo be seated near the window. The decor is interesting , maybe middle Eastern but the view of the beach is lovely. I ordered a couple of tapas fishes to share and then a dish for main that was a chicken breast , lemony with... More

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Maitland, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous place! My first visit after many recommendations and I wasn't disappointed. Wonderful decor and the view over Newcastle Beach is superb. The service was friendly ,efficient and attentive without intrusion. Wine list was great ranging from local Hunter boutique labels to larger ones as well as a number of choices from Argentina, Chile and Italy covering many... More

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Great views, except we missed out as we did not have a reservation and were put in the center of an empty restaurant. Turns out tables by the windows are booked up in advance. We just shared a regional plate, and it was delicious. This seemed like a great place to linger over wine and various plates, and I'm sorry... More

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Balmain, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My partner and I love good food and quality wine. Unfortunately it wasn't to be served to us on this night. The scallops were raw on the inside which turned my tastebuds off immediately. The wine list was too commercial. The waitresses tried hard but it was a struggle for them. More of an overpriced cafe than a fine restaurant.... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While watching the whales swim by we enjoyed a delightful lunch,great view,great food and fine wine.Always keep this place in mind when we want to go out for lunch....

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Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

this could be the top hang out restaurant in Newcastle, great location and decor, it's just that the food quality doesn't quite match the prices and the service needs work.

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Newcastle, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everyone in Newcastle loves the lamb roast here - its great. Share it. And have some of their yummy Spanish red with it. If you're feeling very carniverous start with sliced meat plate. Going outside to the loo if its raining is the only downer.

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Newcastle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Out of this world lamb shoulder! Myself and my partner love this place so much. The lamb shoulder dish to share is beautiful, incredibly tender! We have tested numerous places around NSW and QLD whilst on holidays attempting to get the same fix and nowhere compares. We are currently sat on a different restaurant and are thinking of Rustica! You... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I had dinner last week at Rustica. This has spectacular views of the beach and as the sun started to set became even more beautiful. Being Vegans is always hard to find good quality food. Well we found it here! Stuffed Zucchini flowers, Vegetarian Meze Platter, cabbage, broccoli and honey roasted walnuts (my favourite) and the deserts... More

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Maitland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

An absolute gem, with a spectacular view,. Took my grandkids to the " early " sitting and was made feel welcome from start to finish. Tha kids enjoyed their meal as did the adults. The atmosphere was perfect and the service was just right.

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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 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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