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Rustica

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U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3333
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location comprehensive menu and adequate wine list. Staff are very friendly and attentive to the customers needs. Vibe is excellent. I'll be going back.

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Thank Keven S
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was underwhelmed. Perhaps I expected too much? Location is obviously stunning - right opposite the beach. Service was excellent - nothing was too much trouble. I just found the food a little 'ho hum' on the verge of disappointing. I can't put my finger on what was missing ...

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Thank 19travel69
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it at Rustica. Have had several meals there now and on every occasion been a 10/10 experience. Love the shared lamb roast

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Thank Shanyn M
Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

what a lovely restaurant to visit and have a meal. Quality produce for enjoyable meals. Excellent wine list. Staff are phenomenal. Incredible service from the second you walk in to the second you walk out. Excellent in every aspect. Highly recommend

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Thank MoreRoseplease
Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful relaxing place to have lunch on a hot Newcastle day with views of the ocean, good food and wine and a relaxed vibe.

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Thank MargoRol
Maitland, Australia
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Rustica for my husbands birthday dinner. We dined here with our two small children. The meals were nice and plentiful and staff friendly. The only setback was that when I booked I requested a window table, but this request was not met. Lovely outlook over the beach.

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Thank lilpig01
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great, and I also really enjoyed the meatballs. However, the arancini balls were average and the duck was bland and dry. If it was a regularly priced restaurant I wouldn't be as annoyed but a meal for 2 came to $100 (without drinks) so I came away feeling a bit miffed. won't be returning in a hurry.

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Thank Chloe W
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty simple really. The venue is noisy, over rated, overpriced and needs a good scrub. The toilets were not properly cleaned and the bar area was so dusty and in need of cleaning that one of my group who suffers from Asthma had to go outside for some air.

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Thank Trevor P
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for a large group meal for a work farewell; we had the 8-course tapas-style package and it was delicious. My favourite was the lamb, it was very moist and tender, and also the mushroom arancini. The service was excellent, and as there was a large group of us talking and having speeches and not concentrating on drink... More 

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Thank Princey97
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. The view alone is amazing. We had the 8 courses and all of it was delicious. The waitstaff were efficient and friendly and our drinks were never empty. I cannot wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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: +61 2 4929 3333

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
8 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?