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Rustica

2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
4929 3333
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Ranked #28 of 334 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Maitland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

An absolute gem, with a spectacular view,. Took my grandkids to the " early " sitting and was made feel welcome from start to finish. Tha kids enjoyed their meal as did the adults. The atmosphere was perfect and the service was just right.

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Australia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A restaurant with great food and a great feel, better than looking at plain walls, make sure you book.

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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went for my birthday dinner on a Saturday night. Service was excellent and food was amazing! Had a bunch of tapas dishes, the lamb shoulder and one of the plates to share (think it was a French plate?) The terrine on the share plate held world class! The arancini was superb but the highlight of the night was the lamb... More

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Klang, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Banquet for 4 people is recommended. We ordered the Banquet of 6 dishes & it was more than enough for 4 of us. Loved every one of the 6 dishes, flatbread with dips, the lamb, & even the vegetarian dishes! And the complimentary bottle of wine when you pay with Citibank Card was good too.

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Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took our family of six to Rustica and had the most wonderful meal - we sampled different entrees and then we were delighted with our main meals. The service was excellent and is on the list of restaurants to return to (less the kids)! The meal was expensive for a family but we have paid similar at Noah's -... More

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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had high expectations about Rustica due to all the positive reviews we had read. Unfortunately the service was on the poor side. Our waitperson made no attempt to engage with us on any level. Other staff members did thankfully interact and engage with us which was appreciated. We had to struggle to get attention to order food or more... More

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great place for a wedding venue, the view was amazing, the service was excellent the staff really made the day feel even more special. The food was good with plenty of different options. Would recommend Rustica for a special occasion.

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Kim, Thank you very much for celebrating such a special day with us. We are honored that you chose us as your venue for your wedding. We will pass your kind words along to our staff and head chef. We truly appreciate your recommendations and hope to see you again in the near future! More

Ocean Shores, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The decore is unique, the food is very good and the service is excellent. We had tapas plates of wonderfully cooked food, however on previous occasions we have enjoyed the Spanish style slow-roasted lamb shoulder for two. A mouth watering sensation

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Dear John, We are very pleased to hear that you’ve always receive excellent service and satisfaction as our guest. We will pass your kind words about our tapas and lamb shoulder to our head chef. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My partner and I shared the lamb dish it was delicious, desserts were good also, wine selection and services was perfect. Will definitely be back.

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that you and your partner enjoyed our menu items during your recent visit. We appreciate your positive feedback and your loyalty to return. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the near future! More

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Have the lamb shoulder - you wont regret this! This is an excellent restaurant. We decided to have a farewell lunch here with my parents before departing for Brisbane and I do not regret this decision at all. From the quail to the lamb shoulder and everything in between this has to be one of the best meals I have... More

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We love reading reviews like the one you’ve written. We agree, the lamb shoulder is a must try! We genuinely appreciate your loyalty and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More

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Additional Information about Rustica

Address: 2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 4929 3333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
Open Hours:
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
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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