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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 45 Restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: European, Australian
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Dining options: 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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England
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We arrived late and were seated immediately , between four of us we tried the Mussels, calamari salt and pepper, pumpkin sage and burnt butter ravioli, and the spiced wedges. All the food was excellent , beautifully cooked and presented. We tried the beer and a sparkling wine tasting paddles they were fun and a great way to try in... More

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Neil_Rusty, Owner at Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, 1959Happyeater2 Thanks for taking the time to post a great review for Rusty. The Team works very hard to try to make sure everyone who comes through our doors has a good time. We loved your comment about the sparkling wine & beer paddles - they are a crowd favorite. Cheers and we look forward to welcoming you back... More

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We chose this restaurant on a recommendation from the place where we were staying. We ate with friends and although it was busy, the staff found us a great table. We liked the atmosphere and the ambience. We also loved that there was no loud music to make it difficult for us to talk. We found the staff friendly and... More

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Brighton Victoria Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We visited here on the Moto Gp Weekend. Although the restaurant was very busy because of the number of visitors to the island,the service was excellent and the staff went out of their way to help us. The menu is varied with something for everyone. The needless to say the beer is well worth sampling.

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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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: European, Australian

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