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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • 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 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank andeesellman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank Amira W
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The food was ok. Not bad but not great either. I had the fish n chips she had the risotto. Desert was the highlight. The beer on tap was good. Try the koala pale ale.

Thank Hugh V
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A relaxing place to stop for s drink and try the local beer and wine. A great variety of drinks to choose from

1  Thank Yvonne w
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Went with a tour group of 23 and most of us had great things to say about the food. We had a selection of only three main dishes, but all were good. The service was effective and friendly. I liked having to go to the...More

1  Thank Peter Z
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Sample some home brew and visiting taps while enjoying a scrumptious meal. Paella was delicious. Not many during around 18:00 seating. Could be the competition of the penguins, but definitely had full attention of servers.

2  Thank idatater
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. Food was OK. Potato wedges were amazing. Paella was so-so. Kids meals were obviously microwaved. Beer and wine good. If you want a good brewery, go to Ocean Reach in Cowes.

Thank sab920
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We visit here once a year and love the food and ambience. The staff are always super accommodating of our young family and I Enjoy thoroughly the food served. We will be back 😊

1  Thank SageSads
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We went with a group of friends. There was a singer playing songs with music. Room is large and tables are not close to the others. After long waiting they made error in the order. Food on average. Good choice of beers.

1  Thank GGioG
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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 8 - 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
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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