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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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“lamb” (67 reviews)
“scallops” (32 reviews)
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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 5 days ago via mobile

A very well decorated restaurant with an extensive menu-so good that it’s hard to decide what to have. Next time I’m going to ask my wife if she will share the lamb shoulder for two.

Thank crussher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in Newcastle. We have been many times and each time we are very happy with the food and the service. The decor is pleasant. The lamb shoulder is my favourite meal. When we arrive we are shown immediately to our...More

Thank StephenMenai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a first visit for a Birthday group of four, mid week. Had trouble booking, phone message not returned, took a chance and turned up on spec. Décor is highly decorated in 'Middle Ages' theme. (my interpretation). Greeted on entry, given choice of table,...More

Thank RetireeBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with nice views if you can get a window seat. Food is good and service welcoming, well worth the booking

Thank Neale M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love everything about this Restaurant... the day core sucks you in straight away , and the best view of.Newy beach ,our friend s haven’t been before so they were very impressed... Even though we only had a 2 hr sitting , due to...More

1  Thank penwaa70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was impressed with the ease of making a booking online and the followup email the next day to confirm our booking. We are planning a large event and Rustica states that it makes itself available for a full house booking so off we went...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family went to this restuarant on Saturday night for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. My sister had booked a table for 11, comprising 7 adults and 4 kids. The restuarant had called the day before to confirm and my sister was told that the...More

1  Thank dkturvey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal and wine at this restaurant. Shared plates, helpful waiter, wonderful wine list not to mention location and views. Well worth a visit.

Thank JanelleS
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A very nice cosy restaurant at Newcastle. The service were good and the food were not bad too. Came here for dinner. For me everything was great but the taste of the food just average. Still recommended...who knows...

Thank lecouplez
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This restaurant is situated on the beachfront of Newcastle Beach providing stunning views. Serves a variety of Mediterranean inspired food. Moderately priced it represents great value for money.

Thank Christopher H
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19 December 2017|
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Response from Donna D | 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 👍
Jan B
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$23
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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