About The Blue Duck

151 Marine Parade
Cottesloe, AU-WA 6011
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Perched above the sand dunes of the famous Cottesloe Beach, The Blue Duck is an iconic restaurant that has uninterrupted, panoramic views of Rottnest Island and the Indian Ocean. The Blue Duck is the heart of the local community and a Cottesloe icon, with its relaxed atmosphere and friendly professional service, it's a great setting to catch up with friends over a coffee, watch a glorious sunset over a turquoise ocean or enjoying dinner with a beer or bottle of wine.

The Blue Duck offers a Contemporary Australian Menu using the freshest local ingredients.

The clientele is a wonderful mix of old, young and pretty much everything in between, which creates a vibrancy of its own. In the day you can get customers wearing anything from bathers to bow ties, where children will stare into our fish tank for hours and in the evening you'll see couples enjoying a special occasion or guests absorbing the last rays of sun on our Ocean Terrace.

Dining style:
Casual Dining

Modern Australian, Café, Seafood

Hours of operation:
Breakfast 7 Days

Monday to Friday
Coffee from 6.30am, Breakfast from 7.00am

Saturday and Sunday
Coffee from 7:00am, Breakfast from 7.30am

Lunch and Dinner - 7 Days
A La Carte Menu - Midday - Late

Cross street:
Eric Street

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(08) 9385 2499


Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

With our range of reasonably priced and exciting Modern Australian menus, we can cater for all wants, tastes and dietary requirements. Come and relax where the service is personable, friendly and professional.

The Blue Duck Ratings and Reviews



Overall Rating

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62% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (5)
Scenic View (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
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Lunch (2)
Family Style (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Special Occasions (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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I have always enjoyed The Blue Duck expe ...

·Dined on 11 January 2017

I have always enjoyed The Blue Duck experience. However, this time the rump steak was so tough as to be virtually inedible. I informed the waitress, but was surprised that we were still charged for it. We then ordered a very nice poached egg on toast for our elderly friend, as well as a cheese platter for all of us, as we were hungry. As monthly diners there, who have always enjoyed every aspect of The Blue Duck, we may not return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List

Pleasant evening with with good views o ...

·Dined on 9 January 2017

Pleasant evening with with good views of the ocean -great place to see the sunset.

Food itself was a bit variable with a particularly good salt-and-pepper squid, a good beef dish but the deserts were a little disappointing.


The blue duck cafe was nothing less than ...

·Dined on 7 January 2017

The blue duck cafe was nothing less than fantastic for my birthday dinner watching sunset in the Indian Ocean. The head waiter, Ludovic, was absolutely wonderful!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Open Kitchen, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View

My sister and I recently went to Blue Du ...

·Dined on 7 January 2017

My sister and I recently went to Blue Duck for breakfast.

Amazing value for money which is very rare for a venue with breathtaking view! We will definitely be returning. If you are planning on sitting out side it does get chilly out there but the view is worth it! Staff amazing, delish juice coffee and breakfast.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine

Of the Cottesloe beach restaurants, the ...

·Dined on 6 January 2017

Of the Cottesloe beach restaurants, the Blue Duck is my favourite. It's a large, open dining room, but unlike other restaurants with that kind of layout, the Blue Duck doesn't make you feel like you're eating in an open plan barn. It feels intimate, and well connected with the beach. The food is excellent and the service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We dine out every Friday and in order to make our list of restaurants to go to on a regular basis, any restaurant has to have all these things, and on top of that, it has to have its own style. The Blue Duck succeeds on all these points.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Family Style

We were disappointed with the menu in th ...

·Dined on 6 January 2017

We were disappointed with the menu in that it has been a long time since we have been to the restaurant and found it to be too casual for lunch with not enough of a choice. We also felt quite rushed by the wait staff, sorry.


Lovely service, great view and dessert. ...

·Dined on 4 January 2017

Lovely service, great view and dessert. Surprisingly limited menu, and changed since last visits so less food, bigger plates ( sigh), and too much deconstructed predictable post modern eye art, less really great vibrant hearty food which we were looking forward to. Overall a great night thanks to friendly waitress. She was genuine and on the ball. Thank you.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays

This restaurant came recommended to us b ...

·Dined on 27 December 2016

This restaurant came recommended to us but we were some what disappointed. The service was slow and not very attentive. The menu was very limited despite the website menu stating that it was a sample and that the chefs introduced weekly specials. We ordered oysters which were okay but small for the price. I felt that the prices were a little expensive for what you got and we ordered a side of broccoli that tasted and appeared burnt. I enjoyed my rump that was cooked to my liking but the sauce that was served with it tasted just like regular tomato sauce from the supermarket which was very disappointing. We chose not to have dessert as there was nothing on the menu that particularly interested us. Overall I probably wouldn't go back but the sunset was great and it was our last night of our holiday so sadly didn't get to try any other ones on the foreshore.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View

The venue and outlook were really good. ...

·Dined on 27 December 2016

The venue and outlook were really good. Service on arrival and food were excellent however lack of follow up service after the meal was served let them down. Had to wait ages to order more drinks.

Tags: Family Style, Great for Lunch, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View

Amazing dinner with visiting family whil ...

·Dined on 24 December 2016

Amazing dinner with visiting family while the sun set over Cottesloe.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch

In the past the Blue Duck has been very ...

·Dined on 21 December 2016

In the past the Blue Duck has been very good, but this time there was very much a reduced choice on the menu and also lack of flexibility with the menu. I had eaten at Zaffarenos 2 weeks before and there wasnt a huge difference in the price paid but there is a huge difference in food quality and quantity. I hope Blue Duck gets back to good value again as i have enjoyed it for many years.

Tags: Waterfront

The pork cutlet main dish was unbelievab ...

·Dined on 17 December 2016

The pork cutlet main dish was unbelievably tough. The lamb main dish was too "pink" and also extremely tough. The paella special was nothing like a traditional paella. All-in-all, a terrible meal......certainly the worst restaurant meal we've had for a long time. Definitely not recommended.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee

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