The Rusty serves hand crafted, natural food using only quality ingredients and certified organic produce where possible.  Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

Pop next door to the Rusty Sportsbar where you will find all your favourite sports playing on the ten big screens.  Relax and enjoy one of our many beers on tap, local wines or a refreshing cocktail.

Feel like a punt?  There is a TAB facility available too.

Our Story

Situated in the heart of Matakana the Rusty Pelican Restaurant and Rusty Sportsbar has been serving locals and holiday makers since 1998.  Our locally owned and family run restaurant and bar is the cornerstone in this bustling area.

Starting life as the Matakana Service Station Workshop Daniel Baturic Snr developed it into the Rusty Pelican Restaurant and Rusty Pelican Sports Bar (formerly the Tui Bar) providing a family friendly restaurant and separate bar for sports fans.  

The day to day operations are now looked after by Daniel Baturic Jnr and Prabash & Anu Wijesinghe.

The Rusty Pelican's extensive menu includes our world famous Pizza's, delicious burgers, fresh seafood, hearty steaks as well as nachos, pasta, healthy salads and our decadent desserts! There is something for everyone.