Rascal Brunswick

4.7
82 reviews
$40 and under
Wine Bar
Wine-bar, kitchen and bottle-o!

We champion local and seasonal products with an emphasis on showcasing the best of Brunswick!

The wine-bar offers two food menus (a full ‘Kitchen Menu’ on Wednesday-Sunday nights and a bar-menu all other times) with an accompanying by-the-glass beer, wine and cocktail list. Diners are also able to choose from bottle-o products with a small corkage fee.

The bottle-o is walk-in and online and focuses on funky, affordable and fun products!

For more information visit www.rascalbrunswick.com

Bookings are available for dinner, however walk ins for snack and a drink during the day are welcome!
If you wish to book for snacks and drinks outside our dinner service time please contact restaurant directly.

Support Rascal Brunswick during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamS
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Creative and delicious dishes perfect for sharing packed with flavour and delivered with a refined execution. Caters for dietaries particularly well.

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GillB
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great local wine bar, interesting food, fantastic service and wine at really good prices, great range of beers. Fantastic first experience, will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the best time, wait staff were incredibly attentive and nice! Will be back ASAP!

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HelenO
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, everything was delicious. Happy wait staff and super efficient.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Excellent short main menu. GF menu is also very handy. All the food we ordered was served by good friendly efficient staff. Only dish we wouldn't have again was the chips, too thin for cut and went soggy quickly. All other dishes we tried were wonderful.

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SimonB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, wine and friendly service

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great local restaurant. Tasting menu great value and very tasty. Good choice of wine and friendly service. A little gem.

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a very nice evening, with very attentive staff members and great quality drinks and food.

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RhiannonA
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The music was a perfect volume and vibe - something I’m hyper aware of. The service was pretty perfect - helpful, knowledgable and not pushy or overly attentive. It felt intimate whilst also feeling part of the community.

Loved it and can’t wait to try the Ramen nights!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door we were met with friendly, professional customer service. The staff were attentive and made great recommendations. We had a few glasses of wine along with some small share plates (the cauliflower and the fried chicken are fantastic!). For dessert we had the pear tarte tatin with lavender ice cream and it was by far the highlight dish. I’m already working out when I can go back just to have it again. Love Rascall - perfect for a low key night out!

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TC123
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was yum! The koji chicken dish was full of flavour and staff were lovely and friendly. Lots of choices of wine and you can pick any wine/beer from the bottle shop to have with dinner.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service with so many different varieties of wine to choose from.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 16 June 2021

Thanks for the 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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KayR
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cosy and intimate setting, amazing food and loved how you could pick a bottle of wine/bottle from the bottle shop and bring it over to your table

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Ratty
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A super lovely spot in Brunswick with amazing wines and really yum food. A real neighbourhood gem!

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Billie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food lovely, great option to choose your own wine.

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KayF
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has an incredible atmosphere and such a friendly staff. Not to mention an amazing wine selection and even better food.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thanks for the review Kay :)

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PenelopeP
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and drinks that my friends and I enjoyed very much. Mostly attentive service and not at all pushy. Perfect for sharing and such good value for exceptional quality!

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AHarris3057
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall very good, although the music was very loud.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you for the review and we glad you enjoyed your time with us. I have passed on your feedback about the music, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Dmss
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Disappointing. Definitely overpriced. $18 corkage when the wine is bought with a mark up from the venue.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you for the review, and sorry to hear you didn't enjoy you experience with us. We Try to keep our prices inline or below similar venues in the area, and maintain an offering that anybody can enjoy. The $18 corkage charge is due to the fact we also operate as a bottle-o and have both takeaway and drink in prices . Despite the charge, our drink in price are under what you would pay for the same bottle of wine at any similar bar or restaurant. Hope you give us another shot.

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LenaM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved having my birthday here! Booking was easy, was able to fit all my friends comfortably and everyone was able to find something they loved to drink or snack. I adored the local focus of the food. Totally recommend and will return xox

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed you experience with us.

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AnaR
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely venue with passionate friendly and attentive staff, service with a smile! The food was great and the wine excellent, chosen from a huge selection. Overall a great experience and we are looking forward to going back again.

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KateE
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Came on a Wednesday night so didn't get the weekend kind of vibes - was really chill, which was fine as I was having a catch up with a friend.

Bartenders/Waitstaff were all super sweet, attentive, and smiley.

Wine/Beer selection is very impressive! Hard to choose for sure!

We were struggling to choose so we got the snack drop which at $36 was incredible value and really tasty - it just kept coming! However, as a hospo worker myself, and having been to various restaurant/bottlo's since COVID restrictions, this was the first I'd seen an additional cost to choose a bottle from the bottle shop to have in, and $18 seemed pretty steep to me.

Would love to come back on the weekend to see the space with some more vibe and to try some of the other dishes.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at rascal was so good! Will be back again very soon!

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GeeFin
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! It really made our night! Cocktails and food were deliciously superb! But again, the staff were truly outstanding!! Positive, welcoming, interactive, could not fault this place. Can’t wait to go back!

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thanks for the review, so glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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AilishO
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time as usual. Great food, great service. Highly recommend.

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GlennS
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Best fried chicken and lamb shoulder in Brunswick

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Chefs were happy to get this review :P Thanks for taking the time :)

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ColetteB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great wine bar and fantastic place to catch up with friends. Highly recommend.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thanks for the review Colette, glad you had an amazing time.

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AndreaW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, a delicious menu and loads of options for great cocktails and beers. Great selection in the in-store bottle shop. Will be back again reaaaaal soon 😊

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KateC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

great little bar and ive already made my next reservation. Food was great as was the service. I liked the DJ being there. It was quiet to start but by the end of our dinner, the place had filled up and was energetic. Thanks for keeping culture alive in Brunswick.

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KayF
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has a great environment and the cocktails are incredible!!

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thanks for the review and hope to see you again :)

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JaniceC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

I thought the event on 07/03 was going to have an international women’s day take. I was sadly mistaken. As a hearing impaired person the music not only lacked soul but was far too noisy.

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first IRL visit to Rascal and we loved it. Rascal was our go to takeaway during lockdown in 2020 - it never disappointed. Now that we are able to dine out once again we will definitely be going back for more 😊

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MelanieD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dinner and great vibe! Definitely recommend.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thanks Melanie and thank you for coming in!

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SaraW
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Interesting but not pretentious food - well cooked. Friendly and efficient customer service.
Airy restaurant with several eating areas.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you for the review Sara, hope to see you again

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EamonG
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiting staff were ace! They made the evening relaxing and fun.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thanks Eamon, the staff love to hear that customers are enjoying their vibes. Hope to see you again.

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night out at Rascal! Staff were welcoming and friendly and made amazing cocktails to suit any occasion. Thanks team!

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thanks Catherine, glad you enjoy the cocktails as much as me :) Hope to have you in again.

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KentC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Interesting food using an imaginative combination of ingredience.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thanks for the review kent, hope to have you in again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Hidden corkage fee. Caused awkwardness at end of night.

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you for the review, we have now modified our signage and communication to make sure our takeaway and dine in prices are more clear. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your experienced with us and hope to see you again.

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PJH123
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants in Melbourne and a killer wine menu To match and very reasonably priced!

Rascal Brunswick
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you so much! Hope to have you in again.

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MelissaR
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great venue for delicious food and wine. We went for my birthday dinner and shared a number of dishes between the 4 of us. The food was brought out quickly, but well spaced. The lamb shoulder was amazing!
The cocktails were great and I liked that we could choose a bottle of wine from the retail space and have this served to us at the table.
We'll definitely be back!

FAQs

Rascal Brunswick offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9114 2817.

Rascal Brunswick is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Rascal Brunswick does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rascalbrunswick.com/products/rascal-brunswick-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.