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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 - 11:00 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, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Menu

Food was incredible...I had the zucchini flowers followed by the crispy skin Salmon...very very nice. Others at my table enjoyed the pork belly. I will come again

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Peter M
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was incredible...I had the zucchini flowers followed by the crispy skin Salmon...very very nice. Others at my table enjoyed the pork belly. I will come again

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I love eating there great food and wines. Will has great staff and it's always booked out. My only problems are its like eating in a cave the beautiful tiles make it just way to noisy very hard to have a conversation. The rest rooms are outside the restaurant if it's windy or wet very dangerous down the stairs or... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

we had a birthday party for around 20 people in mid - January. I started with a Mojito which was better than any I have had in South America. We all had the 8 course banquet and thereT were no complaints from our table. Particular mention must be given to the squid entree. It was amazing! We followed with birthday... More 

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nowra
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food absolutely delicious, went with two young kids, $10 kids meal - delicious, service exceptional, very quick, actually talked to kids and looked like they liked working there, great night, thanks

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As a group we went to celebrate a friends birthday. Food was good and enjoyable, service left a little to be desired but not bad. Atmosphere was rowdy on the night we went and we had difficulty hearing each other. Our booking had been made some time in advance (3 months) but we had a table that was in the... More 

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Tea Gardens, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took our relatives from England here for a special welcome lunch. We were really impressed by the décor, the owners have gone to many parts of the world to set this restaurant up. Very different and well worth a visit. It is on the beach front of Newcastle beach. We all enjoyed the food and the service. Prices are... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

It was a late booking and, as expected, we had a table without the view. The food and service was excellent and we decided to book much in advance a table next to windows.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

beautiful soft fairy lights with views of the beach, fine dining, the food was delicious, service excellent

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Very expensive - food was average and the views and atmosphere do not warrant the prices. There are better restaurants in Newcasle. they even had the gall to ask us to load a tip into the price when we had spent over 1500 dollars

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit Rustica and we loved it! Service was slow with drink service. But the the quality of the atmosphere and food was great!

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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?