About Us

The Rusty Barrel.. Where the dream came true.

With the vision of offering a world class Whiskey & Tapas bar for the locals of Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast. The Rusty Barrel brings to you the workings of a world class Executive Chef Leigh Sanders. Leigh has created a tapas menu incorporating some of the best whiskeys known to man.

With the direction of a young restauranteur William Crean this will be the place to be seen in 2019.

Come and enjoy some amazing cocktails or sit back and send your taste buds on a journey through our tapas menu..

With great weekly and daily specials there is something for everyone.

Special Events and Catering

Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. 

Seasonal and Local

We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets.