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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
11:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Tue 16:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 20:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place awesome beers great atmosphere and friendly staff. Haven't had a meal there because have been too busy tasting all the beers

Thank Guy B
Berwick, Australia
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for dinner in early January. This place is great for a Beer at the Bar, or to sit and have a great meal. From the time I called to make the booking to the time I paid my bill, we had the best customer service. As soon as we arrived, we were seated. The wait staff was... More 

Thank Bonz66
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we be able to try the beers but the only way you can sample some is to buy the sampler . Some beers are not on it. Disappointing . Seems to be a restaurant and bar than a sampling place. We did buy some that we liked but would ave liked to sample Some more.

Thank northie
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our experience at Rusty Waters, the beer was great, food was awesome, staff friendly and helpful and the entertainment for the kids (colouring in) was great kept our little one happy. Hubby's only complaint was too much seasoning on his calamari. Other then that we had a great time

Thank rebeccamissen
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being quite busy, our party of 6 was seated and fed within a reasonable time. The food was quite good and beer was also nice.

Thank kylie s
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we had dinner here with 3 adults and 2 children. the service was good and attentive. the restraunt I found was a little cold. i had the ravoili and found it a little bland. the other meals were thoroughly enjoyed though. i would recommend this place to others. thanks

2 Thank Darcy P
Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The outside approach could do with some tidying up to give more kerb appeal. Once inside it has plenty of seating and is a very nice new looking environment. We arrived after lunch had finished at 14:30 which then has the Light Meals Menu up until 17:00. A limited choice but the menu makes the dishes sound wonderful. Unfortunately for... More 

Thank Matthew B
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love beer, go here. if you love good food, go here If you love good service, go here. They even serve good wine. And sometimes they have good live music

1 Thank ken356911
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I planned a trip to San Remo for a relaxing weekend off and were gleaming at a chance to visit the Rusty Water brewery. It received great reviews - and like most breweries - a chance to sit back and enjoy great food with better beer. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the brewery (at around 8:00 pm),... More 

2 Thank Arpan K
Cowes, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As al local on Phillip island we go to Rusty Water regularly However on our last visit all 3 of our meals were average at best, The pork dish was over cooked ,dry The confit duck was dry and stringy The steak was very fatty and a lot of sinus All the meals have shrunk in size also ....but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
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
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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