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“Fantastic!”

Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 84 Restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: European, Australian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The staff and chef were extremely helpful and accomodating when we arrived unnannounced and then requested a special allergy meal for our daughter and son. This is no mean feat for our kids for whom the list of what they can have is smaller than the list of what they can't have. For our 5yo, this was the first real meal she has been able to eat at a resturant (that wasn't just a bowl of chips!). We loved your service, especially from Stef who was so very helpful and accomodating and liased with the Chef on our behalf to organise what most would consider the impossible. THe meals for my husband and I were also devine and we loved them too, so much that we had to come back today as well as Saturday! Thank you so much, they loved it and we will definately be back.

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Thank WillKaity
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Went here for a late lunch and had a pleasant experience. Service was excellent, beer delicious (enjoyed their wine and cider too), food was overall very good - highly recommend the ravioli! However, I would consider it to be overpriced - $50 for 2xdrinks and 2xentrees, but then again, Phillip Island is a tourist hub so that's no surprise!

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Thank 23meadows
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Neil_Rusty, Owner at Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Hi 23 Meadows,
Thanks for your positive comments regarding our food, beer and service. We work very hard to try to offer the best possible experience to everyone who chooses to dine with us. Our food is prepared on the premises to order, wherever possible using only the highest standard, quality, fresh ingredients. Unfortunately – this does come at a cost. We would love to have resources like a large fresh food market on our doorstep – but being in a regional location, sourcing quality produce is simply more expensive. You commented on our excellent service. High quality service also comes at a price as we devote a lot of time and resources training our staff to a very high standard and also always ensure we have sufficient staff numbers to deliver the highest standard of the excellent service you referred to. I hope this goes some way to your understanding of our prices.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We tried some of their own brews and they were impressive. Great beers. $27 for a pie with fries and salad was a little overboard. As was $4.95 for take out coffees. But this is Melbourne. For New Yorkers we are finding it crazy expensive. No complaints about the food or service other than the price. It tasted great.

Thank damquat
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This place is really great! The atmosphere, staff, food and don't forgot beer! make for a great lunch or dinner. The staff were really lovey with our little girl changing the tv to the kids channel and bringing out colouring pencils. The only reason I couldn't give this a Excellent is we had a discrepancy with our meal, having said that the staff quickly rectified the issue and complemented the meal and were really nice about it

Wife recommends the home made gravy, I recommend the beer tasting paddle!

We will return

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Thank Funky-Carbon
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Believe the reviews; this place is awesome!! Do yourself a favour and try the beer tasting plate - for $15 it's great value. The ambience is really lovely, there was a roaring fire on a cold, wintry day - just perfect. For starters, we had the sharing plate of terrine, dips and cheese, it was absolutley delicious and beautifully presented. For mains, my husband had the bouillabaisse and said it was the best he'd ever had!! I had an entree sized spinach and feta ravioli - for $15, it was great value for money and absolutely superb. Staff were very friendly and professional - my husband ordered a glass of wine for 'in 10 minutes time' and the waiter brought it to him right on time! All in all, it was just the perfect way to end our weekend getaway to Phillip Island - we'll be back for sure - thanks guys! :)

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Thank DandillianSeven
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