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Rustica

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U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
61249293333
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great view, great food and great reputation. Only negative was finding the bar didn't stock tomato juice so no Bloody Mary.

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Thank DavidC232014
Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at 7pm , we were with a table of 15, 3 had allergies garlic and seafood. we waited for 45 mins before anyone offered us a drink. we were then told we couldn't order from the menu as it was to large a group we had to have tapas, the person that made the booking was told that... More 

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Thank Coco1963au
Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely banquet with more than enough food! Lots of large groups so it was quite noisy so I would have been disappointed if booking it for a romantic meal.

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Thank Merrywanderers2014
Newcastle, Australia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had a lovely lunch with my husband. Gorgeous views on a lovely sunny day. Chose a number of entrees and a main to share. Food was amazing. Service was excellent.

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Thank fmckay
Gloucester, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first meal at this gorgeous restaurant - and what a wonderful experience it was. The view of Newcastle Beach is simply stunning - you can see the whales as they migrate north in the winter months and Newcastle Beach is truly beautiful. We had the banquet and the choices were mouth watering. The meals and palate are Mediterranean cuisine.... More 

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Thank gossygirl2015
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight of us enjoyed the most amazing meal. The service was outstanding, friendly and attentive but the food was indescribable. I had three courses and all three were faultless. Highly recommend. My new favourite restaurant.

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Thank Michelle S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had dinner here on a Thursday night. The atmosphere at rustica is absolutely beautiful and very romantic we sat by the window and looked out onto the ocean, the inside is so pretty and it's hard to know where to look, felt very fancy :) The staff where very friendly and attentive we received our order... More 

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Thank Erin-Louise H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews I was expecting something special. I believe there has been a change in management which led to confusion on a few things in the menu - first we were offered a tasting of two wines prior to choose which bottle to order, then were informed this was offered by the previous management and not offered. The food... More 

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Thank Cindy C
Maitland, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on Saturday night, for a birthday dinner with friends. We shared a few things, and they were nice enough, but nothing really stood out. The price leads me to expect a bit more of a wow factor, so I was disappointed. We had the Turkish, the arancini balls, scallops with potato balls and something else I can't... More 

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Thank dragonflygirltravels
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard a few good reports about Rustica and the first visit by chance was through a work event. As a group of six we shared a number of the entrees and also paired up to share the lamb shoulder which was absolutely scrumptious. Was so impressed with the Thursday night visit went crack with the rife in Sunday.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $23
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 61249293333

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
2 months ago
Newcastle, Australia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?