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1259 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.7
1259 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(8.7)

dined on Thu, 24 May 2018

(10)
Love Rustica! Beautiful food, views and good service.

dined on Fri, 18 May 2018

(10)
Perfect venue for date night. The lamb shoulder is so tasty and melts in your mouth. Decor is fun and the views of the ocean are the best in Newcastle!

dined on Sat, 12 May 2018

(8)
A good above average restaurant. Quirky decor, good food, good staff and a lovely view.

dined on Sat, 5 May 2018

(10)
Loved dining here, my wife and I shared the lamb shoulder and couldn’t even eat it all. An absolutely delicious meal, a fantastic view and great value for money. Definitely not our last visit here.

dined on Sat, 28 Apr 2018

(10)
Great views and banquet menu. Lovely for a nice saturday lunch.

dined on Sat, 21 Apr 2018

(9)
We tried the banquet and enjoyed every course. We would have been fine with the 6 courses rather than 8 as the extra courses were very rich. The views were spectacular and we all had a great time. We'll be back.

dined on Fri, 20 Apr 2018

(9)
Definitely will come back. Food and service was amazing. Only issue I had was I ordered a glass of sparkling wine and it was flat.

dined on Thu, 5 Apr 2018

(10)
Food was amazing, service was great. Would absolutely recommend Rustica.
Josh Kelly

dined on Sat, 24 Mar 2018

(10)
The whole experience was lovely. Great service, amazing food, beautiful views. The perfect dinner for us on our child free weekend. This was the third time we have been here and it just seems to get better each time. Definitely won’t be the last time we visit.
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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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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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