1393 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.8
1393 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.4)
Atmosphere
(8.9)

dined on Sat, 26 Jan 2019

(10)
- Wonderful setting - Fantastic views - Excellent food, very tasty and truly memorable (especially crispy pork - express lunch section) - Perfect for lunch
Bernie

dined on Sat, 12 Jan 2019

(10)
Great food - huge portion. Lovely atmosphere! Will revisit when we are next in Newcastle!

dined on Sun, 23 Dec 2018

(9)
Visiting from interstate. Food was wonderful and were given a table on the window which made a lovely view during the day. Good value for the food, drinks and service we received. Will definitely go again when in Newcastle.
RYAN MCMAHON

dined on Tue, 4 Dec 2018

(10)
Great atmosphere, food, wine, and service.

dined on Thu, 7 Feb 2019

(10)
We had a lovely experience at Rustica formerly the ambulance bay at Royal Newcastle Hospital which had significant meaning to us 5 diners who all did our nursing training at he hospital starting on this day 40 years ago.

dined on Sat, 2 Feb 2019

(9)
We had a lunch booking for 12noon & arrived at 11.30am but had to wait to enter. We were not informed that the restaurant didn't actually open till 12 noon. It would have been nice if we could have had drinks at 11.30am. It was 1.30pm before we got our meals which took the shine off the occasion but Jordan our waitress apologised for the delay. She was a delight.

dined on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

(9)
Great dinner great service
Danielle Scott

dined on Sun, 27 Jan 2019

(10)
Food was excellent and there is a good choice of pricing options; decor is fun and the view incomparable, but the standout is the staff - truly welcoming, pleasant and efficient. The family behind us were a bit loud for the venue, but I know one of them so will give her a serve next time I see her!

dined on Sun, 27 Jan 2019

(8)
The entrees were fabulous but linguine was light on and the pork special was just sat so.

dined on Sat, 26 Jan 2019

(2)
Never go back again
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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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