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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

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1821 Phillip Island Road | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: 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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    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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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
Wonderful service.

My partner and I came here for a last minute lunch date. It was wonderful here. Excellent services and amazing food! Very fresh and delicious ingredients. Would highly recommend coming here and we will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

My partner and I came here for a last minute lunch date. It was wonderful here. Excellent services and amazing food! Very fresh and delicious ingredients. Would highly recommend coming here and we will be back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Excellent service, staff very helpful. Food lovely but a few of our dishes were very salty. Good venue.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went for an early dinner with our kids. Our waiter Dean immediately brought out colouring paper and pencils without asking. All the staff were very friendly, accommodating and seemed happy to be there, and the food was exceptional. Rib eye steak was cooked to perfection and the seafood pasta was excellent! Some of the menu items come with dairy free... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We loved the choice & had fun with the selection of beers and were pleasantly surprised with the offerings from the kitchen...my partner is a coeliac & prefers vegetarian and they provided gluten free pasta with a veggie topping...and I was satisfied with the rib eye and pepper sauce...it was a great night out!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had lunch there over the Easter period and was not disappointed. The lunchtime menu is not extensive but the quality of the food & portions were 1st class and good value for money. I cannot comment about the dinner menu but we intend to try that out soon. The beer tasting paddles are great & you can also have one... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great food, great service and friendly staff. Beer is good too. We have taken many friends and it is great every time. A must visit on the island. Mark

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice little pub with some really nice local brews. Food was also quite good, but atmosphere was a bit lacking the night that we went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A really great place to stop off on Phillip Island for a bite to eat and some beers. The beers are great, be sure to order a paddle and sample the entire range of locally brewed beers. Meals are great and service is too

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went to this restaurant as part of a group of twenty people. The venue is well laid out, clean and comfortable with plenty of room. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the service was very good. We selected our meals (lunch) from then menu with a variety of different dishes ordered. All the meals arrived at pretty much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We popped in for lunch with our 5 and 7 year old, pencils and paper provided, nice sized kids meals, nothing was a problem. No area to run around to make it truly kid friendly in but that was not a big deal on the day.

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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 8 - 27
  • Cuisine: European, 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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