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Rustica

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2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
61249293333
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 177
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  • 120
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 23
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An experience.

Stunning interior with stunning views of the sea and hang- gliders drifting over and past. Service was efficient and friendly. Range of beers was good. Wine list I thought was a little narrow. Food was quite flavoursome and different. Well cooked and presented. Suggest booking to be essential and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Newcastle
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant - amazing decor, great views of the coastline, fantastic food (pork belly, calamari, steamed green veggies, cheesecake and brûlée). OMG! Did I mention the friendly and efficient service. Couldn't fault it. A lovely lunch experience. Two of us. Perfect - memorable. Will go again.

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1 Thank Robug44
Newcastle
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning interior with stunning views of the sea and hang- gliders drifting over and past. Service was efficient and friendly. Range of beers was good. Wine list I thought was a little narrow. Food was quite flavoursome and different. Well cooked and presented. Suggest booking to be essential and request a window table.

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Thank Headframe
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been coming to Rustica for years now. Always a friendly welcome, remember to book particularly on the weekends and weeks in advance if you want a window table even then its not guaranteed but they always do their best for a first come first get basis. Yes there are a few wobbly tables and on busy Saturdays it can... More 

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1 Thank scalatchichachi
Sydney
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food had fantastic choices. Views over Newcastle Beach Fantastic. Staff attentive. Busy and slightly noisey. Table for two had one occupant with their back to the wonderful view over the beach and ocean. Menu had lots to choose from. suggest you make a decision on food choices before arriving. Impression is that great venue for groups who share food.

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Thank SydTravellers3
Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughters took me to this restaurant instead of doing the run of the mill Mother's Day things. The view was lovely. There wasn't anything particularly outstanding other than that . The meal was nice but we were expecting more of a tapas type of menu so we're disappointed and we also thought the menu was expensive. The wine list... More 

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Thank newycouple
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

4 of us ate her for dinner and enjoyed everything that was ordered without exception.The staff were friendly and attentive and had a great view of the beach. Will dine here again.

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Thank BRIANm255057
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Rustica for a family birthday luncheon and it was unreal. The décor was quaint and made you feel that you could have been somewhere in the Mediterranean. We chose the Banquet and I thoroughly recommend it. The choice of dishes was superb and catered for everyone's tastes. Fantastic food. excellent views, superb service, easy parking - what... More 

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Thank maggiejay2014
Coolongolook, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place, food was cooked to perfection, great menu choices, beautiful presentation, excellent staff and views are fantstic too, we find it hard to eat out these days owning three restaurants/cafes ourselves we tend to be a bit dissatisfied with most places, but not one thing to complain about here, well done guys this restaurant rocks!! We can't... More 

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1 Thank sim888_12
Louisburgh, Ireland
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting, fun, chic layout and design throughout the restaurant. Great views onto Newcastle beach. Colorful, flavoursome food with attention to detail. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend for lunch or dinner, casual or formal. Will return soon hopefully!

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1 Thank ethanbaker23
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of a group of 6 celebrating a birthday. Decided to have the banquet : truly excellent : 6 dishes offering a great range of Mediterranean taste experiences. Generous servings. Staff truly excellent. Location above beach with views to die for. Parking a bit tricky : you're better off coming here in a taxi. Highly recommended .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 61249293333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 21
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 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?