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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a tasting panel which was lovely and at $15 for 5x 140 mls not badly priced. The meals looked reasonably priced and a good size however we didn't eat there

Thank Sarah F
Phillip Island, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice food and good service. The house beers are very nice. My husband had a sample board and enjoyed them all. Ideal to have a meal before or after Amaze and things .

Thank JaneHalliday
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been eating here every January for about 5-6 years now, when we come to Phillip Island for our annual holiday. It is always great and this year was no exception. We booked ahead for 12 of us on a Sunday night and the place was full when we arrived at 7pm. However service was prompt, and food was... More 

Thank Nicky S
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best lunch I have had in a long time. We were coming home and stopped in for lunch and was so glad we did. I had calamari and it was so tender and with the fresh salad it was brilliant. No one had a bad meal, the staff were great and the beer was nice. Just no ramp to... More 

Thank AussieReviewBloke
Madrid, Iowa
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in for a casual lunch and it was amazing. The food was excellent. We can vouch for the calamari, fish 'n chips and Parma! All were delicious. Great atmosphere and good service!

Thank teresajanel2015
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and 17 month old came here for dinner recently and would highly recommend for anyone wanting to taste delicious beer (hubby and I each had a tasting paddle - delish!), go out with the kids, or just enjoy a good pub meal. Everything from the smiling faces as we walked in to the kids colouring already set out... More 

Thank Megan82_2013
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after a session next door at a maze n things. Staff are very friendly and The venue has more than enough room for prams and has ample high chairs available. Try the sample paddle if you like beer. I had the pork loin cutlet which was lovely. Plenty of wedges and a share platter to go round. Prices... More 

1 Thank Lucas A
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with the friendly efficient service on such a busy night. All of the staff were working hard but were cheerful and extremely helpful. Our wait staff were delightful!! The food is consistently good here. My ravioli and chefs salad were delicious and the kids meals (especially the chicken Parma) are hearty and great value. Thanks for another great... More 

1 Thank tkt1974
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a spontaneous trip to Philip Island we found Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar on the way to the Koala Reserve. We were very hungry and our choices were the Share Plate with 3 delicious dips (beetroot, pumpkin and tzatziki), calamari, chicken strips, chorizo and Chicken Parmesan with chips and salad. We were both satisfied with these meals as... More 

1 Thank Tijana V
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, nice ambience, friendly, but very slow service. Very basic food that does not justify the price at all

1 Thank JouliaR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1666
Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar is home to Phillip Island's only handcrafted ales plus a selection of ales from other like minded craft breweries. We are sure to have an ale to tempt you.Our team of Internationally trained Chef's will amaze you with the variety of dishes they create, using the freshest,locally sourced products and ingredients wherever possible. Our menu changes with the seasons and is complemented by a variety of special dishes using seasonal produce. Gluten Free & Vegetarian Dining Options are available.Whether it's enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the outside decking or warming yourself in front of the cosy wood fires, The Team at Rusty Water will make you feel most welcome.

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