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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 49 Restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
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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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, great service, friendly atmosphere . Our favourite restaurant. Have never had a bad or indifferent meal. Highly recommended For lunch or dinner

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Melbourne
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147 reviews 147 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times in the past and have always found the food and service to be excellent. This time we went with friends for deserts and coffees. It is simply a joy to come to this restaurant, as everyone is so friendly & happy. The Owner of the restaurant is on a winning... More 

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Wiltshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A very pleasant eatery and bar set back from the road in a grove of eucalyptus over looking a koala sanctuary. A light lunch, well presented and plenty of choice. The question of which beer to choose was made easier by the offer of a paddle, 4 glasses set in a wooden board . The staff were friendly and welcoming... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Food is good, better than your average pub, and beer is great! They do a tasting paddle which is always fun :)

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went here on New Year's day and were a bit nervous about finding a place to eat, so we made reservations. Rusty Water is right across the street from the Koala Conservatory so it is an ideal location for a stop while out exploring the wildlife on Phillip Island. The menu offers several favorites. My husband was a huge... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited the Rusty Water restaurant on a really hot night but the interior was pleasantly cool. The food selection was very good, the taste was great and the service exceptional. Parking onsite was great!

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Uk
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food was nice, venue was nice. Service a bit slow. some of the staff just standing around chatting but there was just something that made it not quite right...cant put finger on what was not right.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

What a great find! The service was fantastic the food was terrific and the informal atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Great to find such a great restaurant outside the summer hustle and bustle of Cowes in the Summer.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Came here for lunch, and without reading the reviews. The place is inviting and just opposite to the koala park resort. The food was good, and the staff courteous, had one of the best Chicken Parma in Melbourne. The service did take a bit longer than expected, but we didn't mind it much as we were on a leisure trip.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went here on the reccomendation of a frined who spends a lot of time at Phillip Island. I enjoyed the beer and the company, and the food was ok...when it finally arrived. I think we waited approximately 40 minutes to be served and then watched food coming out to every other table who ordered after us before we got ours,... 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 - 28
Cuisine: European, Australian

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