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2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
+61 49293333
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lots of atmosphere

been to rustica a few times , for meals and just for snacks and drinks - always great. something different in Newcastle. Service is good and the furnishings are warm and cosy. Check it out

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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English first
Greater Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

So classy and beautiful food, Perfect spot for guests to Newcastle, I love the (V) CousCous it had just the right amount of spice!

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Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Recently had my second visit to Rustica and it was a good as my first! Generous servings of delicious and perfectly cooked food will keep us coming back. This was a lunch on a bright sunny day so views of Newcastle Beach were superb. Be sure to ask for a window seat because it is a busy restaurant. Service is... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

been to rustica a few times , for meals and just for snacks and drinks - always great. something different in Newcastle. Service is good and the furnishings are warm and cosy. Check it out

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our group of 5 dined here for lunch April 11 at the request of 2 daughters who had heard of Rustica and wanted to eat here as a celebration of a University graduation. Admittedly we booked late (over the phone) as we were deciding between Rustica and 2 other venues, but were given a time and reservation. On arrival there... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As other reviewers have noted, Rustica enjoys an enviable location overlooking Newcastle Beach. Unfortunately, the positives end here. The service is okay and the food below average. The drinks menu is limited in choices offered - mainly in terms of quality. The meatballs (lamb has replaced the pork and veal) were dry & lacked flavour. On the other hand the... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went here for a birthday outing last month, beautiful/food/service. Picturesque location over looking Newcastle beach, crowded but in a good way, wasn't rushed and the staff for attentive with food and drinks. We had a 3-course meals, all was lovely. Enjoyed the specials too.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Beautifully located, Rustica has great beach views and is very large and spacious. The food is lovely and reasonably priced, however, I find the restaurant crowded and very noisy. The service is ok, but rushed. I think this restaurant would be a lot more inviting if more attention was placed on the diners instead of the amount of people they... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Rustica has a magical atmosphere and excellent service as well as a delightful location overlooking the beach and surf. The food is well presented and reasonably priced to the top end. We found the air conditioning to be a problem as it was set too low and, even though the hostess assured us that it would warm up when more... More 

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Crescent Head, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A table by the window on a stormy night was just perfect. Lovely view of the ocean and huge ships waiting near the horizon. Dinner on Saturdays is done in two sittings, in by 6 or 6:30 and out by 8:30 ready for the second sitting. This was not a problem, excellent, helpful service by all the wait people so... More 

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Newcastle
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have enjoyed Rustica a number of times and it is always excellent. In fact I am surprised that it is not higher rated on Trip Advisor. The food is fantastic, the decor gorgeous and the atmosphere great. Highly recommend the Banquet which is incredible value at $45 for 6 dishes. Have been there for a romantic for two and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 49293333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
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

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