our philosophy is that
dining is an experience to be

enjoyed and remembered

Mediterranean flavours and North African spices come together with quality, locally sourced produce for a vibrant menu. Add sparkling views overlooking Newcastle Beach and a stunning hand-crafted interior design, and Rustica is an unforgettable dining experience. 


“Great food, service and atmosphere.

Would recommend

any time of the day

to eat there. Daytime has spectacular views over Newcastle Beach and at night the lights of Newcastle

are amazing.”


—  A Dexter, Tripadviser


Rustica Newcastle Beach was established in August 2011. Experienced chef Mark Hosie created a unique Mediterranean restaurant to serve Newcastle and the surrounds. Meaning 'rural' in Italian, Rustica was inspired by the social style of Mediterranean dining and the spice of North African cuisine. Rustica also places a strong emphasis on honest, superior-quality produce. This is a practice that you will find at the heart of cooking in countries throughout the Med Basin.

Rustica offers stunning views overlooking Newcastle Beach. Our guests can see from the outdoor plaza on King Street through our remarkable coastline across Shortland Esplanade. Not to be outshone, however, is the Dion Ackland-designed interior, which features authentic and hand-crafted pieces from both local artisans and foreign locations.

Our top priority at Rustica is to ensure that you have an unforgettable dining experience. It’s what we do on a daily basis. Indulge in the Rustica experience today.