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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A real gem of a find. Been going to the Island for over 40 years and must say I have driven past this place many times since it opened - finally went there with friends and it is brilliant. Best food I have ever had...More

Thank yehaaa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cold, windy & wet, but inside, wood fire, lovely food & great drinks. Service was brilliant and range of drinks including their own Brew was spot on. We weren't rushed and could have stayed all afternoon. Will definitely go back again, with friends

1  Thank Evan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just passing and the word 'brewery' on a sign outside always works for us. We weren't disappointed either and sampled several good beers via a couple of 'flights'. The food was good too, but if we were judging this venue on the staff it would...More

1  Thank LxRigger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unexpected stop at Rusty Water Brewery yielded up a delicious fare when we ordered the platter. The squid was wonderful and I think I would order a main of this next time we visit. The homemade dips were really good as well. The service...More

1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Churchill Island, we dropped in here to have a couple of drinks and the possibility of having dinner there. They said they were fully booked in the restaurant but we could have our meal at one of the barrel tables where we were...More

2  Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry Little atmosphere now Cold Pricey Would be good if warned up and staff need to be more friendly I have been before in summer and liked Neils service but not as good now in winter

Thank helen r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem looking for some lunch and a drink when we were welcomed by lovely Neil! We sat by the fire, and enjoyed the most amazing ravioli and wonderful service! Can't recomend it enough!

2  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner last night and it was the little things that we noticed. It was a quiet night and rather than bunching everyone up in the same area we were spread out to give us privacy. Staff were attentive and friendly Food was well...More

2  Thank andeesellman
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Good pub atmosphere. Entree was a bit disappointing for price. Mains were good and tasty. Local beer is excellent along with the local wine. Would go back.

Thank Beaf1891
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience we had. The food was devine and very well priced for the quality of produce. The flavours were amazing and the friendly and helpful staff made the whole experience extremely enjoyable.

2  Thank Amira W
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Questions & Answers
Hrvoje P
5 February 2018|
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Response from Neil_Rusty | Property representative |
Hi, whilst we don't have a dress code as such, all the above answers are correct, our expectations are that being a restaurant, people will dress appropriately.
Sandy W
24 September 2017|
Response from Neil_Rusty | Property representative |
Hi Sally, we have a semi private function room, can accomodate up to 30 Cheers Neil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1666
  • E-mail
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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