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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

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Seafood, European, Pub, Australian
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1821 Phillip Island Road | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 56
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Good place for a meal

Came with a group of people. The atmosphere is great meals are good. Had the chicken Parma. It was on the small size for the price, but it was nice and fresh. Overall it was pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Shane S
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Came with a group of people. The atmosphere is great meals are good. Had the chicken Parma. It was on the small size for the price, but it was nice and fresh. Overall it was pretty good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Stopped in for a mid-week lunch. The whole experience was very good. The service was attentive, polite and friendly. The food was very good and very reasonably priced. The beer was spectacular. We'll have to come back again and stay so we can drink more of this amazing beer. A very good experience all round.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Service was especially good, food was exactly as expected, warm ambiance including the two pot belly stoves, the beer had many varieties plus a take home service. Very enjoyable Saturday afternoon.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited as a group - lovely atmosphere and great food - really tasty I am not a beer drinker so was delighted to see they served sparkling wine paddles too! (The red was amazing!) but am told the beers were excellent!

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Food was good but the beer was ver interesting. Loved the lychee beer! If you like beer order the sampler of 6 home brewed beers and at 150 mls each it's the best sampler deal you can get! We return every year to Phillip Island every year for R&R and this is my favourite stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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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: Seafood, European, Pub, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?