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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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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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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
Warm, cosy and lovely food

Four of us enjoyed a warm and cosy evening meal at Rusty Waters sitting beside their lovely log heater. Our platter of a loaf of hot fresh dark malt bread with dukkah, oils and balsamic was a simple but tasty starter to our mains of lamb shank, beef pie, rib eye with garlic butter and pork were all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Four of us enjoyed a warm and cosy evening meal at Rusty Waters sitting beside their lovely log heater. Our platter of a loaf of hot fresh dark malt bread with dukkah, oils and balsamic was a simple but tasty starter to our mains of lamb shank, beef pie, rib eye with garlic butter and pork were all tasty, well... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

went for a function so there was a few of us. I found the food very expensive - small serves leaving most of us wanting more. Had a dessert to share with my husband and I have never seen such a small serve and priced at $12. Too expensive to return

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very pleased staff were able to accommodate us with a table even though we had not booked! We were seated at the entrance which has the plus of being a little quieter and if you are an AFL fan you are also able to view whatever game is being played - in summer it's the cricket. My husband loves the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Rusty Water Brewery offered a great experience from start to finish. Friendly & attentive wait staff. Highchairs are available as well as pencils for the colouring picture on the back of the kids menu. A big bonus for us as it kept our daughter busy! Kids meals are quite large which is good but just a bit big for... More 

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Cowes, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Service good, Top price for an average meal. I had the Confit Duck, overcooked, dark in colour, flavourless. When would you serve asparagus without the green tip? The best part...... Answer when it is past the use by date. soft, mushy, and cut off. Not likely to return.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Got to try the Rusty Water beer tasting paddle...my favorite is Amber Ale - delicious. Our visit was too early for dinner but the menu looked good!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What massive meals ! I had the lamb shank with vegetables and it just melted in my mouth. Really must try the beer tasting paddle as it has some unique brews. Staff were very welcoming and service was fast.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The beer was excellent, and the food very good for a tour dinner. We had a limited choice menu, being on a tour, but both selections we chose were very tasty (I had the beef pie, and my wife the salmon) and well presented. The restaurant was about half full on a Friday night, with some quite pleasant live music.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If this place got one of the best rating in cowes I don't want to try the other places. The food was very ordinary and not very fresh. On a positive note the service was good but that didn't make up for the average food.

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15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Cooking were average with very standard and predictable menu. Service above average and become my contributing reason for a 4 star rating.

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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 to $24
Cuisine: Seafood, European, Pub, Australian

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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 to $24
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?