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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great food and beer all in one easy location

We have always driven past this restaurant as it was located at a tourist spot on the cowes road and we thought it was just another quick food place , how wrong we were , great food , try the sharing platter , great friendly service and a great range of beer and wine to choose from , Had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
terrygus
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We have always driven past this restaurant as it was located at a tourist spot on the cowes road and we thought it was just another quick food place , how wrong we were , great food , try the sharing platter , great friendly service and a great range of beer and wine to choose from , Had the... More 

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Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Friday Night dinner at Rusty Waters was a hit. With local singer/guitarist Bern Carroll (no relation) in fine voice and the kitchen and wait team firing, we could not fault the night. The garlic bread was yum while we waited for all to gather. The wine list has a strong selection of local quality wines with minimal markup and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A mate and I stayed at the Koala Park Resort, next door to this restaurant. I'd eaten there when I was down last year and the food was wonderful, so we went there on Friday night. The beer was cold and excellent, they make their own I'm told. The food was superb, fresh garlic bread and the seafood basket was... More 

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Singapore
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here for lunch, ordered mussels, calamari salad and rib eye streak. The mussels sauce and streak sauce are great. Refreshing Koala and Pilsener too.

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Melbourne
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Excellent food, great service, friendly atmosphere . Our favourite restaurant. Have never had a bad or indifferent meal. Highly recommended For lunch or dinner

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Melbourne
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times in the past and have always found the food and service to be excellent. This time we went with friends for deserts and coffees. It is simply a joy to come to this restaurant, as everyone is so friendly & happy. The Owner of the restaurant is on a winning... More 

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Wiltshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A very pleasant eatery and bar set back from the road in a grove of eucalyptus over looking a koala sanctuary. A light lunch, well presented and plenty of choice. The question of which beer to choose was made easier by the offer of a paddle, 4 glasses set in a wooden board . The staff were friendly and welcoming... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Food is good, better than your average pub, and beer is great! They do a tasting paddle which is always fun :)

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went here on New Year's day and were a bit nervous about finding a place to eat, so we made reservations. Rusty Water is right across the street from the Koala Conservatory so it is an ideal location for a stop while out exploring the wildlife on Phillip Island. The menu offers several favorites. My husband was a huge... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited the Rusty Water restaurant on a really hot night but the interior was pleasantly cool. The food selection was very good, the taste was great and the service exceptional. Parking onsite was great!

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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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