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1325 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.7
1325 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(8.7)
Helen Tapper

dined on Sun, 30 Sep 2018

(10)
Awesome experience

dined on Sat, 15 Sep 2018

(9)
Great setting overlooking Newcastle beach and in a modern complex neighbouring a fantastic little cocktail bar. Interesting and varied Mediterranean menu with many tapas and small plates as well as a good large plate menu and excellent Australian wine list! Really stunning light display on the ceiling and interesting wall art. Highly recommend this place for a classy experience in Newcastle!

dined on Tue, 4 Sep 2018

(10)
Amazing service and vibe of the restaurant. Our waiter joined in on the fun and we had a blast!!!
Rebecca Gilmour

dined on Fri, 31 Aug 2018

(9)
We were especially impressed by the attention and car given to those with specific dietary needs. It was greatly appreciated.

dined on Sat, 11 Aug 2018

(10)
Rustica - great service, atmosphere and food! The lamb shoulder is absolutely delicious!

dined on Thu, 2 Aug 2018

(8)
Our business dinner went well with everyone well fed from the banquet that we chose. Food was nice and the service was good.
Paul

dined on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

(9)
Always go for the lamb shoulder. Never disappoints.
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Specials

Friday and Saturday Evenings

On Friday and Saturday evenings between 6:00pm to 630pm we offer a 2 hour dining period and require the table back for a second seating. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to Rustica.
When
12 Nov 2012 - 12 Nov 2020
Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Race Package - $300

12 till race finish, grazing food and drink Venue will be in touch to arrange payment after booking has gone through
When
23 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Race Package - $500

12 till race finish, grazing food and drink Venue will be in touch to arrange payment after booking has gone through
When
25 Nov 2018
Sun 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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About Rustica

Rustica Newcastle Beach was launched in August of 2011; a collaboration between chef Mark Hosie and passionate hospitality man, Will Creedon. Meaning ‘rural’ in Italian, Rustica was inspired by the social style of Mediterranean dining, the spice of North African cuisine and the emphasis on honest, superior-quality produce; a quality you’ll find at the heart of cooking in countries of the Med Basin. Overlooking Newcastle Beach, Rustica offers stunning views from the outdoor plaza on King Street through to their remarkable coastline across Shortland Esplanade. Not to be outshone, however, is the Dion Ackland-designed interior which features authentic and hand-crafted pieces from both local artisans and obscure foreign locations. Their philosophy on dining is that it’s an experience to be enjoyed and remembered. In the words of Mark and Will, ‘eat, drink and be merry!’

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3/5