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dined on Thu, 7 Feb 2019

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

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

Great dinner great service
Danielle Scott

dined on Sun, 27 Jan 2019

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

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

dined on Sat, 26 Jan 2019

Never go back again

dined on Sat, 26 Jan 2019

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

dined on Fri, 25 Jan 2019

Consistent, can be relied upon not to disappoint.

dined on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

Great value. Rustic and honest food at Rustica.

dined on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Amazing views, food and decor
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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.
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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