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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

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Seafood, European, Pub, Australian
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1821 Phillip Island Road | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar is home to Phillip Island's only...
Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar is home to Phillip Island's only handcrafted ales plus a selection of ales from other like minded craft breweries. We are sure to have an ale to tempt you.Our team of Internationally trained Chef's will amaze you with the variety of dishes they create, using the freshest,locally sourced products and ingredients wherever possible. Our menu changes with the seasons and is complemented by a variety of special dishes using seasonal produce. Gluten Free & Vegetarian Dining Options are available.Whether it's enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the outside decking or warming yourself in front of the cosy wood fires, The Team at Rusty Water will make you feel most welcome.
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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great sunday arvo out or sunday evening

great sunday arvo out or sunday evening great band had the place pack although they are changing to acoustic duos so we see what atmosphere that brings $9 for a pint all the beers are good all brewed on site, food a little exy $17 for a burger sunday night over 100 people easy rocking out to a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Newport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great sunday arvo out or sunday evening great band had the place pack although they are changing to acoustic duos so we see what atmosphere that brings $9 for a pint all the beers are good all brewed on site, food a little exy $17 for a burger sunday night over 100 people easy rocking out to a tight jazzy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had lamb shank and confit duck and it was cooked perfectly...bacon sauce had such a different punch, wow!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I had the confit duck which was amazing. My friend had the rib eye which he said was cooked exactly to his liking and delicious. The beer tasting paddle is a great idea too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Any place which offers a beer flight is serious about its product ( beer) and about introducing it to others. This is a good spot for a drink ( yes there is wine) but the food is good too. Worth considering

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great selection of beers and ciders. Nice way to spend an afternoon. Nice settii g and friendly staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Contemporary pub cuisine, the food and service was good. The craft beer paddles were an interesting touch - nice beer. We went with kids and they had plenty of options. Parmas were home made from scratch which was a pleasant surprise. Lots of different combinations available (chips, salad, veg etc) which catered to all tastes. Lovely and warm after a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited the pub/restaurant during a Penguin visit. They have a couple of self brewed beers with where nice but the food was expensive and average in taste.

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was ok nothing special maybe for the Island this is a great place but if was in Melbourne prices would have to match the menu selection. Food was good could have a better selection pretty much a hotel style choice of meals I would return the ambience was great and the service exceptional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Recommended by a local when we were sightseeing. While looking like a basic hotel restaurant from the outside, the atmosphere once you walked in the door was anything but. Warm, cosy atmosphere. Warm friendly staff. Lovely well presented food. Good variety of different ciders as well. We had a beautiful dinner here and would definitely return. Definitely listen to where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a warm and cosy evening meal at Rusty Waters sitting beside their lovely log heater. Our platter of a loaf of hot fresh dark malt bread with dukkah, oils and balsamic was a simple but tasty starter to our mains of lamb shank, beef pie, rib eye with garlic butter and pork were all tasty, well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1821 Phillip Island Road | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Pub, Australian

Description

Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar is home to Phillip Island's only handcrafted ales plus a selection of ales from other like minded craft breweries. We are sure to have an ale to tempt you.Our team of Internationally trained Chef's will amaze you with the variety of dishes they create, using the freshest,locally sourced products and ingredients wherever possible. Our menu changes with the seasons and is complemented by a variety of special dishes using seasonal produce. Gluten Free & Vegetarian Dining Options are available.Whether it's enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the outside decking or warming yourself in front of the cosy wood fires, The Team at Rusty Water will make you feel most welcome.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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