Rascal Brunswick

4.7
46 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 46 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KentC
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Interesting food using an imaginative combination of ingredience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Hidden corkage fee. Caused awkwardness at end of night.

PJ
PJH123
Brisbane
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!

MR
MelissaR
Melbourne
4 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!

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LisaW
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

We asked for a quieter table to be told no I can't do that. Food was great. Wine was a rip off. $32 for a bottle then charged $6 each to drink it. Probably wouldn't go back because of this.

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Anissa
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Rascal Brunswick is a really nice place to have dinner, the service is great and the food really good and sophisticated! I 100% recommend this place, especially for their large variety of wines!!

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AnastasiaN
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was a highlight - amazing flavours. Service was excellent with well directed advice on wine and menu options. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service, great ambience

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PeterPumpkin
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was superb dining. The Bar Menu items, though modest in size, are delicious and inventive.

Great beer and wine selection. It would take me many visits to get through the enormous selection of beers.

Over all a very worthwhile experience.

Like the Sand People: I will be returning. And in greater numbers.

EC
EricaC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great music, excellent food! Ithe pumpkin was delicious and would recommend. Great beers on tap bonehead specifically and lovely red wines. Staff was friendly accommodating!

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OzlemO
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Its better to serve espresso martini’s glass with a big size.It was so tiny.

KM
KimM
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rascal is the ideal place for a casual drink or longer dining experience. Attentive service and urban relaxed vibe.

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Atsall
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place. I would recommend Rascal to everyone. The staff is lovely, the food is exceptional, and they even sell craft beer to go.

JC
JessC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, lovely setting, great food and drinks. Quick service. Friendly staff

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BradS
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of Brunswick's best!!
Always delicious and interesting.

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Mish
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails and service was fantastic!

AC
AshC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommend! Loved it, great cocktails and delicious food!

MO
MiraO
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The look of the venue is funky. I would recommend for drinks only though.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We mostly went to Rascal for the cocktails which were delicious but ended up having a cheeky wedge of cheese which was very tasty. The staff in Rascal are excellent, incredibly accommodating and helpful. Will be back!

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Rob87
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing booze selection, lovely food and service, run by excellent women who have tonnes of hospo experience. What's not to love?

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britts
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

we were outside so it was fairly noisy on the street with cars, nothing that can be helped though. food and service was outstading. highly recommend!

CR
CatsReviews
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was great but the food was a bit overpriced

BM
BridgetM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were fantastic, as was the food and wine - thanks!

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eleni
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good. Staff was friendly and drinks amazing

LR
LeahR
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great time! We had the most lovely waitress who was super helpful and attentive. Helped me choose the right bottle of wine to have with our dinner, overall fab time and delicious food!

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ClareAzeline
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great bottle-o selection and spritz' on the menu. The pumpkin salad, oysters and chicken sandwich were all very, very good!

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jennil
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Restricted seating at moment due to COVID but looks like would be nice inside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Nice food and good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! The food and the wine where great and the service was outstanding!

SB
SerayaB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food! Great choice of drinks. Perfect place for a catch up with friends. Definately will come again.

JP
JessP
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was delicious, set up considering COVID restrictions was excellent however we won’t go again as it was such poor value. The SMALLEST serving sizes I’ve ever seen - there is no difference between small and large plates with the exception of the lamb neck dish. $23 for pasta and the entire serving fits in the palm of one hand. It’s a beautiful space and amazing local ethos - just don’t go in hungry or mind spending $$$$

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good 😊 we had a great time lovely atmosphere 🙌🙌🙌

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely first meal out in awhile. Great choice of wines, service and food fantastic!

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tishwalla
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Limited food and drink choices on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Occassion: slight lifting of lockdown.

Was interested to see how different it would be with restricted numbers but, actually I kind of preferred it!!

There was still a vibe about the place and everything went smoothly. Didn’t feel interrupted, it didn’t feel empty or without atmosphere; it all felt very normal.

Food was amazing across all courses, I outlined that I wanted a hot climate type Shiraz and the staff went off and found precisely what I wanted, service was super-friendly.

Had a great time and it was a reminder that the good times are not far away and that they are worth being patient for.

Thank you Rascal!

PJ
PJH123
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, super friendly service and really clean as well - staff were constantly cleaning to make everyone feel at ease

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Jenn
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great wine and cocktails and helpful staff

AF
AndrewF
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service food and drinks were all spot on! Really great addition to the Brunswick area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The menu is interesting and very tasty. The wine menu is big and the staff know them. Highly recommended.

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Saffy
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent interesting food but let down a bit by slow service. Hopefully this is a teething problem and could be resolved by putting on extra staff.

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 46 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.