Fodor's Expert Review Rustica

$$$ Newcastle Mediterranean

Meaning "rural" in Italian, this lushly decorated restaurant with stunning views over Newcastle Beach is one of the shining stars in the city's expanding dining scene. The restaurant serves cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean, from the shores of northern Africa to the foothills of Tuscany. There's sharing plates, substantial meals and the grand banquet, which is a six-course menu costing A$55. There's a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options. The rich, Spanish-inspired interior design includes a retro Mediterranean map on the wall, brass sculptures, and a tiled bar adorned with a bull's head, while the outdoor look is pure Australian beach culture.

Mediterranean Views Lively Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

2/1 King St.
Newcastle, New South Wales  2300, Australia

- 02 - 4929–3333

Known For:
  • Stunning views
  • Moroccan vegetable and chickpea tagine
  • Popular local spot
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Wed. No dinner Sun.

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