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2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
61249293333
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 18
    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
Great Atmosphere, lovely food, great location

We had dinner at Rustica with friends and really enjoyed our dinner there. The atmosphere was very nice, the food was delicious and the location is great with big windows overlooking Newcastle Beach. Only minus was that service was a bit slow but not to the point of detracting from the meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
radarinoz
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Newcastle, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I ate here with family and was very disapointed. I had originally eaten the chef's food when he had a smaller place in Hamilton. Was told this was great by friends, whom frankly, I think were enticed by the glitzy finish. The whole show for me was just disappointing.

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Newcastle, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Rustica with friends and really enjoyed our dinner there. The atmosphere was very nice, the food was delicious and the location is great with big windows overlooking Newcastle Beach. Only minus was that service was a bit slow but not to the point of detracting from the meal. Still highly recommend the restaurant. We had been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I had our anniversary dinner here and I couldn't fault it at all. He ordered the chicken and I ordered the pork for main and they were both delicious! The service was great and we were amazed how fast our meals came out as the tables were pretty full! The banana brûlée and chocolate fondant for dessert... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stunning interior fit-out and view of the ocean. Even at night time. Friendly staff but not aware of the whole menu when questioned. I had the mushroom and truffle risotto which sadly was a bit bland and could not taste truffle at all. I had the classic favorite chocolate fondant for dessert which made up for it. A nice spot... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had dinner at Rustica mid week, had no problem getting a table by the window, u fortunately it was too dark to take advantage of the brilliant view. We had the 8 dish banquet, for $55 and the food was plentiful and delicious. The service was excellent, really friendly and informative.

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Made a booking here for dinner with my partner as I have heard such great reviews off family and friends. We walked in and was amazed by the interior, it is absolutely stunning. We were seated after waiting a few minutes though had the feeling of being cramed into the corner, it was as if we were sitting ontop of... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Hubby and I had dinner and were a little disappointed. My pate was bland, we had the shared cutlet and asked for it to be done rare it was medium overcooked for hubby veges ok. Overall lovely surroundings wait staff friendly, but there are better places to dine.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

From the moment you arrive at the restaurant you are impressed by the detail of the creative thought and expense that has gone into this superb restaurant on the hill overlooking Newcastle Beach. We had a delightful family meal. Being a Sat night we found the service slow, somewhat arrogant and the food extremely salty. We all commented about the... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were a table of 8, having an early dinner for a birthday celebration, the restaurant wasn't busy by any means when we gave our orders for entrees and mains, we had drinks which arrived promptly and settled in for a nice evening. Most of us had eaten at Rustica before with varying reviews but we were looking forward to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had lunch at Rustica, as a couple, celebrating a birthday. We had oysters to start, which were fresh and tasted wonderful. We ate main courses from the Express Lunch menu, which was very good value at $20, the belly pork was fantastic. We also had desserts, which were specifically recommended as a bit special, they were! It was a... More 

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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 - 27
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 - 27
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?