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2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
61249293333
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 19
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Whale watching with lunch

A Mediterranean style restaurant. We had two tapas dishes and a small plate of gnocchi fried with pumkin. Sweets was baklava. All meals were very good and two glasses of wine for $70. Entertainment was provided by a breaching whale then a large pod of dolphins off Newcastle beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Newcastle
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  • Special occasions
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Newcastle
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been trying to get here for a year and it eventually happened on my wife's birthday. We both found it to be fantastic. We enjoyed entree of scallops and another of gnocchi. Both were terrific. Main courses were chicken for my wife and duck for myself. Once again they were both fantastic. The wine list... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food and service, good wine list. Unusual decor but very interesting. Great views of the beach and ocean.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a cold Tuesday night with no forward booking. The staff were extremely friendly, attentive, and knew the menu without reference to notes. The food is great. Well cooked, good size serves at the right pace between courses. The wine list is good, well balanced and not expensive as some other so called "first class" establishments. I will... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A Mediterranean style restaurant. We had two tapas dishes and a small plate of gnocchi fried with pumkin. Sweets was baklava. All meals were very good and two glasses of wine for $70. Entertainment was provided by a breaching whale then a large pod of dolphins off Newcastle beach.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were part of a group of 20. We had the banquet menu. A great way to taste a selection of the amazing dishes available. The view of course is amazing overlooking Newcastle beach. A good selection of wines available. Staff are very efficient. If having the a la carte menu you must have the lamb!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food here is plentiful and great tasting. Great, filling, well done food from starters on through the menu, with a good selection of wines to match as well. Well decorated, sometimes a little busy, but I guess that's the price of popularity.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is a perfect choice for a long lunch to really appreciate the view while enjoying sumptuous food and good wine. The staff are friendly and attentive and we left feeling happy and content. Will definitely dine here again.

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Newcastle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was my third visit to Rustica. The first time I went it was amazing. The second time was very good. Unfortunately the last time I went, it was horrible. Chips accompanying the dish were cold. I mean stone cold. They were sent back and the chicken I had already put lemon juice on before realising the chips were cold,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Slow cooked lamb remains a favourite to share...perfect meal for 2 Service good - midweek we booked the afternoon of dinner and had no problem securing a table for 2

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The staff were friendly and provided a good service. The Rustrica Shiraz was full of flavor and the salmon (fish of the day) just feel apart on the fork, delicious. Prices for main meals range from 20-30 dallors but worth it.

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Additional Information about Rustica

Address: 2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Phone Number: 61249293333
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 5 - 26
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
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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