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U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3333
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The wait staff are very lovely and attentive as soon as you walk into the restaurant. We were sat at a window seat which had an amazing very. We popped in for lunch during our lunch break at work so decided to get one of...More

Thank Pixrun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and decor. Book ahead. Great for a night out for dinner and some drinks with friends!! Lovely servers too.

Thank khanrin V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight we had the most enjoyable meal. Carmella, our waitress was a delight and we loved the oysters then had a selection of tapas. The sardines were amazing but the desserts were Heaven on a plate. The restaurant was full but service was excellent, meals...More

Thank Viv L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a lovely night at Rustica. Food was really great. We had 5 small plates to share which were all excellent. Service was excellent from the moment we walked into the restaurant. For a Wednesday night the place was quite busy....More

Thank Bree1991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we decided to call at rustica to make an evening booking. The woman we spoke to was quite brusque, totally unpleasant but still we made a booking. That evening on arrival there were only several tables occupied yet we were jammed in a corner against...More

Thank lonsdalepark915
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely dinner at this restaurant with my wife and son. The food was delicious but a little expensive. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and the decor was spot on. The service was very good overall we enjoyed our experience.

Thank 5Ts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, but dining at night we feel like we were missing out on the view that would be had in daylight. Food and wine was reasonable and we enjoyed our meal. Would go back for lunch.

Thank hunterwill17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Modern cuisine. Will cater for food allergies. Very busy need to book in advance. Generous sized meals. Excellent wine list

Thank CeliaSlacks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended on 22/9 and couldnt fault the service or food. Waitresses were very attentive and food was served within 15 minutes of ordering. We were starving upon arrival so the complimentary fresh bread and olive oil was much appreciated. My husband & I shared 5...More

1  Thank sarah_and_missy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Goog ambience , very good service and overall the dining experience was reasonable. I had been told this was an Italian Restaurant - not so. It is a very good Tapas Bar and Restaurant ( this was disappointing - my fault , not the restaurants)....More

Thank spikeoscar
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Jan B
1 June 2016|
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Response from garyworthington | Reviewed this property |
There is limited parking in the streets to the back of where Rustica is situated. I managed to find a park in the section before you turn off into the paid parking for the Hotel. While in the restaurant also noticed people... More
27 March 2015|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
I was with a group of 8 people and the menu was varied as per individually chosen, if you have a look at their website you can review the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 3333
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