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 rising 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. The seasonal menu has featured Moroccan vegetable and chickpea tagine with pistachio, pan-roasted pork medallions, and slow-roasted lamb shoulder, and desserts such as orange blossom pavlova and white-chocolate mousse. 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 $$ Flight Centre

Quick Facts

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

02-4929–3333

www.rustica.com.au

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Wed. No dinner Sun.

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