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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

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1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the restaurant without a booking and the staff accommodated us with a pleasant attitude. The food was delicious and beer and wine very good. Would definitely go again.

1  Thank lynholmes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an easy stop on the trip from Melbourne down to Cowes. Essentially fancy pub food, the chicken parmagiana was great, as was the beer battered fish & chips. I can also recommmed the tasting paddle of 4 locally brewed beers; went a treat...More

1  Thank FamilyTraveller1012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was quite good here with lots of different beers on tap. Atmosphere was good and prices were quite reasonable. Would recommend this place to anyone.

1  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Won't be coming here again. We came here for dinner. The food was less than average and we were unimpressed when we saw out meals. Even the hot chips were dry and looked sorry for themselves.

Thank P4rtyofsix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place in the past week with family and were quite impressed with the staff service and the drinks menu. The let down we experienced was the mains we selected were tasty but were relatively small for a pub style meal. As a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find because of the giant koala at the front! We ordered the share plate, salt and pepper calamari and beer paddle. Enjoyable afternoon eating quite possibly the tenderest calamari we have ever had and tasting a selection of great beers. The calamari was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, accomodating staff. Good selection of beers on tap including locally brewed beers in the tasting paddle. Have visited here a few times over the years but this time was the first time I had eaten in the restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed the vegetarian/vegan pasta dish....More

1  Thank AvidTraveller1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice beer, really nice food, great venue and very friendly staff would recommend this place to everyone

1  Thank danbuchanan1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice experience from first calling to book. Great food. Great wine. Great hospitality. Really good Koala pale ale and a yummy dark one. Lovely waiter who was super helpful and accomodating chef who personalised 2 of our meals whilst very busy to help us with...More

Thank Aunty P
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Food was generally delicious and service excellent. Cider was also great. Unfortunately, steak, which was by far the most expensive item on the menu, came out well done instead of medium as ordered and there was no service recovery. Pity as rating would otherwise be...More

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Questions & Answers
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
US$8 - US$26
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, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • 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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