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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
Good for: Families with children
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
Fabulous food, lively atmosphere

The Rusty Waters is a great family restaurant with outstanding food and drink. They have lots of types of food options, as well as a variety or beers and wines. They have gray organic choices for drinks for those who don't drink soft drinks. We had a great night there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Charlynn M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Rusty Waters is a great family restaurant with outstanding food and drink. They have lots of types of food options, as well as a variety or beers and wines. They have gray organic choices for drinks for those who don't drink soft drinks. We had a great night there!

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Thank Charlynn M
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a lovely meal here.Staff were friendly and attentive.I sampled 4 of their beers as per their tasting tray and they complimented the meal(barramundi for me and duck salad for my wife) very nicely.

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Thank Stan E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choose this restaurant after reading previous reviews that it was a family friendly place to eat. Ill start by saying the food is magnificent and the young staff are attentive and very friendly. Unfortunately what seemed to be the manager on the evening was not very understanding of our children in particular. I thought telling our kids to sit... More 

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1 Thank Joelle M
Neil_Rusty, Owner at Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Joelle, I would like to sincerely apologize that you were upset . I have personal experience with autism both in my family and circle of friends and so have some understanding and awareness, however I did not pick up that one of your children is on the spectrum. If I had been aware, I could have offered you a... More 

Sydney
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I came here for dinner recently. There were 14 of us, who were easily accommodated. The service was fast and pleaseant and the food was a nice variety of pub grub at reasonable prices. For an added twist, a number of our family members ordered sample paddles of either the breweries beers or local wines. Each paddle... More 

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1 Thank auds1978
Oban, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cracking place to eat & drink the night away. A great range of beers/wines, local food and live music. They also have the sports channel for us cricket/footie fans. You might want to book in the busy season as it's really popular with the locals.

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Thank Paul P
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rusty Waters is a nice pub. Staff were incredibly friendly and so nice to our kids. They provided games and colouring to keep them busy at the table. The food was good but not gourmet. Beer and wine were pretty good. Recommend for a relaxing family dinner.

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Thank Lauren R
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Cooked to perfection. Table service was average. Waiter forgot our drink order. Staff had tunnel vision. Not scanning room and checking tables. Not all that busy. Should have been better with amount of staff.

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Thank Michael K
Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great friendly service, nice meals a bit over priced, not many choices, good indoor and out door seating.

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Thank as123
Frankston, Australia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety of ales I had a delicious WA cider, restaurant looks great inside, fantastic verandah out-front. We had my daughters birthday dinner there, everyone really enjoyed their meals, only disappointment was we had to rush off to penguin parade Friendly staff Ample car parking

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Thank FamMemories
Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here with 2 kids during our holiday. Had seen reviews and thought it sounded good and it did not disappoint! The staff were friendly and attentive from the start. The kids were entertained by word search and meals came very quickly. The steak and barramundi were amazing and apple creme brulee is a must have, went down... More 

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Thank Chloe O

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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 7 - 23
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Pub, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?