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“Attentive staff serving fabulous food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

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 47 Restaurants in Cowes
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: European, Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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.
Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Attentive staff serving fabulous food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Greeted warmly by friendly staff. Not one but two wood fires creating lovely atmosphere. Calamari entree - fresh and melt in the mouth. Homemade pie was worth every cent with handcut chips that were crunchy and actually taste like potato! Live music (Friday nights) was good and we were glad it wasn't any louder! A lovely memorable evening on Phillip Island!

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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Small meals for a big price. Not worth the visit except for their beer.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great food, great company (family), great sample paddle of beers (yes took some home as well). Well worth the trip.

Visited June 2012
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“Great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

A great little restaurant, not in Cowes but only about 5 - 10 minute drive. Well worth it. Lovely food, good service, nice local beers. Not cheap like a pizza place, but if you want good food then there is not a lot else on the island.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“What an absolute surprise!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012 via mobile

We recently visited Phillip Island for a friends wedding. We had three nights on the island so we decided to get around as much as we could.
We were told in the grapevine that there is this little restaurant that brews it's own beer on the island, so we thought...'let's go have a look'.

Well, what a surprise! The place, whilst cozy, was really good. The warm atmosphere, big long bar, timber dance floor, with meals that trump what most inner city restaurants would dish up.

If you are on the island, we recommend it - great place!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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