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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've eaten 4 times in the past 6 or so months at the Rusty Water. Every time my steak has been perfect - and no complaints from our companions either. I don't think my annoyance is worthy of losing a star, so I made my...More

Thank KJonholidays
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a large group of people and was surprised at the atmosphere. Nice warm fire, lovely staff. They have plenty of ales on offer. I had the steak and it was perfectly done. No complaints and we should be returning

Thank YouWorry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere for a quiet drink - not like a pub. The fire was going and the beer sampler was great.

Thank USADiane_11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here on a quiet winter weekend for lunch. The restaurant wasn't that busy but was warm and inviting. The service was exceptional and food was delicious. The garlic bread is amazing, as was the ravioli. My partner had the beer paddle which had a...More

Thank Geegard
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Rusty Waters is a gem and is located on Phillip Island. The menu is appealing, there is a good range of beverages on offer and without exception I found the staff to be very courteous and attentive. This was my second visit and I strongly...More

1  Thank Caplink
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. Service was attentive and fast. Few vegetarian options but willing to modify things.

1  Thank Carina T
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Had a delicious lunch of barramundi and chips and my partner had the burger. Both excellent and filling. We had a informed chat with the manager about which beers to select for our tasting paddle. Excellent again. will definitely return and bring friends. cheers!

2  Thank septemberamam
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very nice venue,ldealy located on the main Cowes tourist road.cold night but atmosphere was warm and inviting food was excellent and service was very well handled by friendly and efficient staff.We were particularly impressed by the range and quality of the craft beers,we ride a...More

1  Thank grahamt444
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Good food , great service ,good to see that maybe our last visit was a one off as this was back to the standard that it was at

1  Thank bart12342017
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We Dined Here on Cold Friday night in July. This establishment serves up a range of tried and tested family favorites. I had the the sea food spaghetti with a little added chili , and my partner had the barramundi. We both agreed that the...More

Thank _roger_j_wheeler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 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
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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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