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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb” (65 reviews)
“scallops” (30 reviews)
“arancini” (18 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was great however very small serving sizes. Our bill was $115 for two mains and 2 drinks each. We were both still hungry afterwards and I’m not a big eater. I wouldn’t hurry back because of this.

Thank jnwalter2323
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't have a booking the first time we called by, which was a Saturday night. They were extremely busy and as there was no room we were turned down. I did feel that they weren't too polite when turning us away so we decided...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were very pleased to finally have dinner here after having tried several times to book. The food was great however the service was quite poor. Drinks were sometimes slow and the staff seemed lacking in knowledge. A little disappointing considering the prices!

Thank SalWalcha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Good wine list with a nice view of the ocean and the beach. Nice nautical design theme.

Thank Ricky S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Saturday night out with friends and family. Prompt and friendly service. Ordered tapas as starters and wasn’t disappointed. Shared a couple of main meals and finished off with tasty desserts. Would recommend for a special get together with a group of people.

1  Thank thewise0ldbird
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first review of this place was back in 2013. I have been back many times since. This time is was with a vegetarian friend of ours. All my previous comments from 2013 are still valid. Its a bustling place, the portion sizes are huge,...More

1  Thank Marcus B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The negative reviews on this site seems to point to overcrowding. I would think this means the restaraunt is sucessful and popular? As we have 2 young kids, we ate at 6.00pm on a Saturday night for the early sitting so crowds were defintiely not...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Rustica for the very first time last night after hearing good things about it from friends and family. It was New Years Eve and my birthday so we wanted to go somewhere special. On booking we were told it was a set menu...More

Thank kimmac53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best restaurants I have been to in Newcastle. The food was fantastic. Service was fantastic. The location is great, just across the road from the beach so really nice views.

Thank DebCan50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We devoured and highly recommend the following: Beautifully tasty oysters (not sure what the dressing was but it was fantastic), Forest Mushroom and Parsley Arancin w/ parmesan crumb and aioli: and for main course Slow Braised 'Kleftico' Lamb Shoulder w/oregano potatoes, sautéed greens, walnuts and...More

Thank SydTravellers3
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19 December 2017|
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Response from Donna D | Reviewed this property |
I would phone them ASAP and ask/ book. This is an awesome restaurant you must book to definitely reserve a table. A 10/10 restaurant 👍
Jan B
1 June 2016|
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Response from garyworthington | Reviewed this property |
There is limited parking in the streets to the back of where Rustica is situated. I managed to find a park in the section before you turn off into the paid parking for the Hotel. While in the restaurant also noticed people... More
27 March 2015|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
I was with a group of 8 people and the menu was varied as per individually chosen, if you have a look at their website you can review the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +61 2 4929 3333
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