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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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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We heard about Rustica and had high expectations. The location and decor are fabulous. The service was friendly and fast. We only ordered a limited menu - 2 tapas and 2 small plates. The food we have to admit was, um, safe. The flavours were...More

Thank tonymicheller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late dinner after a few cocktails in town. Prompt service, good food - well prepared and heaps of it. We had the share plate with terrine and pickles etc and I followed with a version of a chicken and mushroom risotto. Again, well prepared and...More

1  Thank clarepsydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times now and the food has been awesome every time. The menu changes but the gnocchi, the pork belly and the zucchini flowers....yum. Even a picky vegetarian that came with us was delighted with her meal. Great for lunch or...More

Thank ChelleSul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner and really enjoyed the experience, from the moment we walked in, we were greeted with a smile, and the guitar player strumming softly created an atmosphere that was just lovely. The cocktails we had were just divine and the meals...More

Thank Andkell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for lunch and they included lunch special which l had no idea. The value of it is really good and the taste of it is always unique

Thank arjunt82018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came as a large ish group for a friends birthday - good service with friendly staff, good wine menu and interesting and fairly extensive food menu. Food was good but not amazing. Would go back for a casual dinner.

Thank jenniferhelen92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a private function. Fixed menu but all three courses were excellent. The lamb off the bone was to die for, as was the passionfruit flavoured cheesecake-type desert. Nice view over the sea also. Upmarket so expect to pay accordingly.

1  Thank VinceNewcastle
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We got zero service, the staff ran around auditing for a Soap Opera and the food was a secondary addition. The restaurant has a lovely setting and ambiance however the food is extremely over priced and very ordinary. Don’t expect anything special but an over...More

2  Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Very pricey but the food is absolutely delicious which definitely makes up for the cost. Interior design and ocean views are fantastic as well.

1  Thank Georga707
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Rustica with a small baby in attendance. Unlike some premises, we were welcomed and offered several locations, concern being expressed about whether we and the baby would be happy in the different spaces offered to us. There was another...More

1  Thank Alison B
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19 December 2017|
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Response from 507donnad | 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 👍
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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
US$5 - US$22
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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