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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • 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 today via mobile

Another example of an establishment charging high prices for craft beer. It’s getting tiring. Beers were okay, would drink again but also wouldn’t go out of my way. Beers not value for price charged.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MASK_3551
Reviewed 6 days ago

Phillip Island would not be described as a gourmet trail, but the Rusty Water provides good solid family type food. Off the beaten track, especially at night, it is worth a visit. We had seafood and pasta and beef pie, which while unremarkable, hit the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Coastal792654
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for dinner after visiting the Koala Conservation Centre, which is just across the street. The food was fresh and tasty. Good place to go if you are a beer lover. The Shipwreck IPA is a must try. There is live music as well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jamessJ9415BX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought friends with us after my husband had raved on about the Rusty pie and they were not disappointed. Always a great meal at the brewery!!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank tkt1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is amazing, especial for one duck meal, quite nice. the location is fatanstic for a family. And local brewing beer and cider is also recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank JiajunW66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with a friend outside Rusty Water on Sunday afternoon. Our intention was to have coffee. There were a few empty tables outside, as was there inside. We approached the receptionist and ask for a table for two. My friend commented that we were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Bonnie B
Neil_Rusty, Owner at Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bonny, I am sorry that you were disappointed that your request for coffee only was not accommodated. Being a small, family run business, it is absolutely crucial for us to utilise the extremely busy summer period in order to offset the quieter winter months....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant the seafood spaghetti was delicious, good service! We also had the beer tasting which we enjoyed! Would eat here again!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Z2856EAjenniferh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the seafood platter here for lunch. The muscles in a tomato purée were a first for me, absolutely delicious. The waiter helped us choose local beer and cider which we enjoyed. I would stop here for lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank emmamarshmackay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch yesterday and had a great meal with really friendly staff and a really nice vibe to the place. Food was great and so was the beer!

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank RussellW1158
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch the staff were friendly they gave the kids pencils and pages to colour in while we waited for lunch . I ordered the barramundi and it was cooked perfectly very tasty the meals were all cooked well . Good place...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank drs187
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Janice S
1 September 2018|
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Response from Neil_Rusty | Property representative |
Hi Jan, thanks for your question, visit our website, tried to post the link, however answers to questions may not contain website links !! Cheers Neil
Hrvoje P
5 February 2018|
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Response from DarrinS113 | Reviewed this property |
No just neat and tidy
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 23
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 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
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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