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Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1821 Phillip Island Rd | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1666
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 16:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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187 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not within walking distance of Cowes hotels so have a designated driver, because the beer is well worth trying. Menu is varied and quality of seafood and meats we had was good. A repeat visit is called for

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The parma was huge, the tasting paddle of beer good value and the atmosphere buzzing. An enjoyable lunch setting suitable for families with children.

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Thank Neville C
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We knew this place was going to be good and it was as I expected. A gorgeous meal, great service and thoroughly enjoyable. If you need a place to eat on Philip Island we recommend here. Top class.

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Thank David & Lynnett... G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We regularly visit this restaurant. Friday nights entertainment is great. The food is delicious and the service is always friendly and helpful. Recommend you book during busy periods

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Thank Carol P
Warragul, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival, we were escorted to a table outside which was fine given it was a nice warm night. What we then experienced were free range children running riot. By about an hour in, a staff member attempted to local parents and stop the noise much to our delight. Not really the restaurants issue, but we felt an inside table... More 

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Thank Shedspa
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch here. Tasting paddles of beer and sparkling did not disappoint and food was delicious. Kids meal of pasta was a huge serve and slightly too rich for our 4 year old but that was the only negative in a lunch full of positives.

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Thank mophki85
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Baramundi was AMAZING! I can't fault it. The beer was tasty too and the stuff were super friendly. Seems the island life rubs off on people there!

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Thank Alex J
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to look at from outside but the resraurant is just fantastic inside. Staff were all welcoming and proffesional, we ordered a share platter to start, i had the barramundi hubby had steak. Just perfect good produce well cooked and delicious.

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Thank Wilcos66
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the recommendation of our accommodation owner, we tried the Rusty Water Brewery and enjoyed the beer and the good quality food. The fare is probably just above standard pub fare, but the price, the service and the quality were all of a high level and we had an enjoyable evening and will be back when next on the island.

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Thank David G
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this place awesome beers great atmosphere and friendly staff. Haven't had a meal there because have been too busy tasting all the beers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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