We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

1821 Phillip Island Road | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: European, Australian
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.
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

120 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    69
    35
    8
    4
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Binche, Belgium
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As traveler from Belgium, we enjoy more than ever a good beer and a good meal, something you don't often find abroad. At Rusty we had that experience. Very good local beer, very tasty, the best we had Australia by far.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Decent food, large portions. Reasonably good service. Very good beer. In light of all the stellar reviews, we were kind of disappointed with our experience, but there is nothing in particular wrong with this restaurant. Just do not go there expecting anything out of the ordinary.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went here for lunch one weekend had a the Guinness beef pie which was amazing, the pastry was some of the best I've ever had. The brewery itself is a fantastic place, great decor and service. The beers on tap and wines available are top notch also, brilliant destination on the island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ventnor, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Have just participated in a wine experience and dinner at the restaurant. Food generous, delicious and inventive. Cooked to perfection. Great value these wine and dine experiences. Tried some fabulous wines and were guided through their history. Staff exceptionally capable and willing to please. A last minute dietary requirement dealt with - no fuss at all. Always a warm welcome... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had Lamb Curry and Pork Rib Eye. Meat was cooked to perfection and was very tender. Only down side was an overly salty pumpkin soup but it did not mar a satisfying dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great dinner,friendly prompt service and reasonable prices. Lovely fire on a cold winter's night. Enjoyed a beer tasting paddle which was generous and offered some good beers. Was pretty empty mid week in winter but I imagine this could get busy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Called for a booking, glad we did. Very busy, because their food is amazing. I had the pork and my husband had the Steak. The best meals we have ever had. The beer sample paddle is great to give you an idea of what to order, but plenty of other options also. The staff were fantastic, very attractive. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Friendly service with good outdoor seating arrangement. I enjoyed the black beers. I shall come back again

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place is not to be missed. We had the dinner there after the visit to Phillip Island's Penguin Parade. I ordered a medium cooked steak and it was done to the perfection. The platter was nice too and we wished for more bread. The environment was excellent, nice atmosphere, very spacious and comfortable, not noisy and clean. The staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The service was prompt and friendly. Food was of good quality, great atmosphere and beers. Will definitely be visiting again.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Cowes, Phillip Island
 
Cowes, Phillip Island
Cowes, Phillip Island
 

Been to Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing