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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

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1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. Food was OK. Potato wedges were amazing. Paella was so-so. Kids meals were obviously microwaved. Beer and wine good. If you want a good brewery, go to Ocean Reach in Cowes.

Thank sab920
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit here once a year and love the food and ambience. The staff are always super accommodating of our young family and I Enjoy thoroughly the food served. We will be back 😊

Thank SageSads
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of friends. There was a singer playing songs with music. Room is large and tables are not close to the others. After long waiting they made error in the order. Food on average. Good choice of beers.

Thank GGioG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't get a chance to eat here, but I popped in for a quick beer flight. You get to try all four of the Phillip Island Brewing Company beers on tap in fairly generous pours. When I was there, it was the Pure Pilser, Koala...More

1  Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the $50 steak and wine dish, it was requested medium/rare and came out well done. It was not the tender steak we were expecting and they didn't care that they overcooked it. "Next time, we will make it perfect. We will let the...More

Thank MaryLilly88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here before penguin parade. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was amazing. It was fresh, nicely presented and really good. Our party had main meals of barrmundi fillets & seafood paella. We all had desserts. Highly recommended, family friendly and comfortable.

2  Thank Anne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The brewery is a little out of town but worth the visit. Also book just to be sure if you want to eat there. We had lunch and we really enjoyed the food. My husband had a tasting beer paddle and enjoyed the beers. Friendly...More

2  Thank Kay A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood platter and particularly the mussels were superbly prepared! We were the first customers turned up for the evening but it still took a while for the food to be served. Despite that, it was worth the wait. The other dishes ordered included pasta...More

2  Thank KitWong2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dislike beer but we had heard positive opinions about this restaurant so decided to give it a go. Our order was taken efficiently but it took ages to come. However my spaghetti marinara was one of the best I've ever had - excellent seafood...More

Thank 465rosie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Rusty Water last year for the first time but only had their Koala Pale Ale as they were out of the Shipwreck IPA and we didn't have time for a meal. This year we made time to visit again and they had plenty...More

3  Thank KJANingaloo
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Hrvoje P
5 February 2018|
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Response from Neil_Rusty | Property representative |
Hi, whilst we don't have a dress code as such, all the above answers are correct, our expectations are that being a restaurant, people will dress appropriately.
Sandy W
24 September 2017|
Response from Neil_Rusty | Property representative |
Hi Sally, we have a semi private function room, can accomodate up to 30 Cheers Neil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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