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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

1821 Phillip Island Road | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $29
Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Dinner before the penguins! Was absolutely delightful. The staff were friendly and the meals were amazing. They were great value and large meals. Definitely recommend Rusty Water Brewery if you are looking for somewhere to eat before visiting the penguins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We dined here during the Moto GP weekend. Fab service and great food. The pork rib was delicious and the extra special touch with the taxi was very much appreciated.Thanks guy's

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melbourne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We went to this restaurant with the hope of a nice meal and we were not disappointed in any way. The food was absolutely beautiful - we could not fault it in any way. I started with salt & pepper calamari and you could cut it with a butter knife it was that tender and a pure delight to eat.... More 

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England
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We booked Sunday lunch here and enjoyed a sharing platter as a starter which was so delicious we are going to try to do something similar at home. One of our party had the taster paddle of beer and another the paddle of sparkling wines. Both would recommend trying these. For main courses two of us had pie and a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Arrived Friday evening for dinner after seeing wonderful reviews on here that put it on a must visit list for our weekend on Phillip Island. The food was delicious and so much better than standard pub food. It was restaurant quality in a casual envionrment - perfect for the end of a long Friday and the end of the drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The food was amazing I had the Gluten Free seafood pasta. Service was very friendly and had a great atmosphere. Will be returning!

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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great location in an outback setting. Best beer. Great service & best chef on the island. Will go back every visit

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Despite the unpretentious exterior and location, the food was very, very good. Imagine tasty chicken parm on Phillips Island. Good beer, also.

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On reccomendation we had dinner . My partner was not fussed on the beer but he is pretty loyal to his favourite. The scallops we felt were over cooked and quite small. The local fish in beer batter was tasty. Reasonably expensive we felt for what it was. The service and personnel were really spot on.

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Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were a family group of 4 adults and 3 kids all under 6 who came in for dinner early evening and we were most impressed with our experience. We were seated immediately with menus and wine and beer lists coming straight away. The kids were kept busy with paper and pencils to draw on with the kids menu on... More 

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Additional Information about Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1821 Phillip Island Road | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1666
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 29
Cuisine: European, Australian

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