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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, service and food

Perfect location although parking is an issue. Could not fault the service and the food quality is exceptional. .Prices are reasonable but seem to be increasing with popularity lately.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
drjt47
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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  • Special occasions
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Perfect location although parking is an issue. Could not fault the service and the food quality is exceptional. .Prices are reasonable but seem to be increasing with popularity lately.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent service. Food was good but probably a little pricey. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Smallest serving of fish ever! One of two in party's fish had bones in hers Served on a bitter salad with weird polenta chips Another meal had an extremely overdressed salad Only went for views. Would not return having the choice of meals we do now in Newcastle

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Have wanted to check this place out and was disappointed it had to be for dinner so we couldnt enjoy the scenery. This did not matter however as the atmosphere was so good. The all female wait staff were efficient and polite and for four people with very different palettes we were all stoked by our choices. Its definitely a... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's no reason that we can go to dinner at Rustica and every couple we are with orders the Lamb Shoulder share plate when it's one of the best lamb shoulders I have ever eaten. Amazing atmosphere, with views over the beach (we were watching Dolphins swim in the shallows on this visit), the wine is amazing and dessert sensational.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times and it's always been amazing but when we came last week the waitress didn't seem interested in being there. We went there for lunch this time. We ordered from the express lunch menu which the chicken was burnt. The whole experience was average which is disappointing as we loved going here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Great ambience, view is of the ocean. Meals are of an exceptional standard with interesting choices. Banquet looks interesting and is well priced. Good wine selection. Staff attentive

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

visited twice now with 2 different groups of friends- lunch menu was great with a good choice. efficient service and great views over the beach. Even though they were busy, we were not hurried out and took our time over some wine and coffee. Next time going back for just dessert and coffee, and they looked amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Tapas style menu was delicious Great views and feel, sitting right near the door can be a little squishy but the staff were so good it was like we were the only ones there

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

had al lunch here with friends. the food and service was great. and at reasonable price affordable wines on the list. will come back

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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 - 25
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?