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About The Blue Duck
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. Come as you are, off the beach with sand between your toes or enjoy dinner taking in the last rays of sun on our deck.
Cottesloe, AU-WA 6011
Modern Australian, Café, Seafood
Hours of operation:
Breakfast 7 Days 6.30am
Lunch 7 days
Dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Gangway Bar
Friday from 5pm
Sunday from 3pm
$40 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(08) 9385 2499
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Excellent meals and service. The chicken main-courses were imaginative and well-cooked and balanced, the side serve of fried brussels sprouts delicious, and the sweets were tasty and an appropriate size. A vast improvement on the last time we dined at the Blue Duck (some months ago) when the meals were decidedly patchy.
The view was great and the food was good. The cocktail was excellent and there was a sweet wine to suit my mum to make it special for her birthday. It is a great place to watch the storms come in over the ocean or go for a stroll along the beach if the weather is fine.
I made a mistake in booking the balcony when I took my father out for an early breakfast on a sunny but very chilly windy day. My bad. Luckily they sat us inside but did so right by the door onto the balcony, even though other tables were free and were not occupied while we were there! Whenever the servers went out onto the balcony they either left the door open or partly open and we got blown away. The music was for youngsters and loud which made talking difficult and did not fit the clientele. The food was so so and the ambience (leaving aside the gale) was also so so. Nowhere near as good as Barchetta or Zamia Café in Kings Park. I can now see why Barchetta and Zamia Cafe are both always packed out and why there were lots of free tables at the Blue Duck. A real shame as there is a lot of potential. May I suggest the owners go to Zamia Café and see what they get like for like on the menu.
We came to celebrate our friend's Birthday.
I used to love the aquarium - was devastated that the coral has died together with the anenomes. Fish Tank looking very sad.
Warm welcome that we used to get here was absent. Restaurant was very empty - it was a week day.
My favourite chicken salad was no longer on the menu - restaurant may have changed hands. No salads on menu at all.
Food that was on the menu that we chose was not bad. Eggs Benedict, burger and crab pasta.
Coffee was good.
Not great value for money.
Please take this as constructive feedback.
Pleasantly surprised with the Burger and Beer. Loved the decor and comfortable seating in the Gangway room. Very professional service. Burger was the best I have had in years. Meat was so tender and juicy. Affogato with frangelico desert was a great finish to evening. Will definitely be back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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