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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.

151 Marine Parade
Cottesloe, AU-WA 6011
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian, Café, Seafood

Hours of operation:
Breakfast 7 Days 6.30am
Lunch 7 days
Dinner Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


The Gangway Bar
Friday from 5pm
Sunday from 3pm

Cross street:
Eric Street

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(08) 9385 2499

Website:
http://www.blueduck.com.au/

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

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

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

3.8

Service

4.1

Ambience

4.1

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Went for lunch. The menu choice was good and the beer and wine selection excellent. The service was friendly and efficient and the venue itself is very relaxing.

Tags: Great Beer, Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

We last ate here about 8 years ago and have always raved to everyone about the food and location. Our return this weekend did not disappoint. The service was fantastic, the food amazing, and the views and ambience second to non. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the mussels, pasta dish and mimosas while watching the sun go down and were really well looked after. We will definitely be back again, thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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Food1
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 30 November 2017

Food was pretty ordinary fish and chips was ordered and fish really hard. Service was appalling considering how empty it was

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Great food, fantastic view in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 16 November 2017

Great service! Friendly, lively! Excellent coffee! Good food!

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Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

Inside needs an update on decor, very windy outside, food was good not much choice and service was great.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Love the dining atmosphere there. We were sitting at the balcony where we could enjoy our dinner with an incredible sunset view. Good food & great service. Will definitely come back again!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

Food was lovely - as were the staff. Would definitely go again

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 October 2017

Excellent food as always although the service was not as quick and efficient as usual. The balcony tables are definitely the best in good weather.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

Food and service was great but the only problem was that main course was served immediately after entree. Way too soon and we really needed 5 minutes at least to allow entree to settle.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 October 2017

Fantastic ! great food, view and service. Reasonably priced as well.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

Blue Duck has been there for ever and is a bit of an institution. But it's not at all tired. Good food, stylishly furnished, good service and a spectacular view of the beach and ocean.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 28 September 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 26 September 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 17 September 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 5 August 2017

The steak was perfectly cooked, buttery tender and delicious as were the duck-fat spuds. The service was also spot on. Overall, pretty faultless. This place is firming as my casual dining local.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 25 July 2017

A delightful venue in a gorgeous seaside setting. Yummy food. Seriously strong coffee.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

2nd time here recently - great food great location good prices for location especially wine great service - will be back

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront
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Food3
Ambience2
Service2
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 18 July 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Attentive service. Lovely view even on a stormy day. Not noisy. Enjoyed it.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Great ambiance and beach view to accompany delicious food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Good value meal and great location, specials are great.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food4
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 15 June 2017

I often take my wife to the Blue Duck to enjoy the ocean view and for a meal or coffee. The menu gives a reasonable selection without being overdone. Having a licensed premise is an advantage as it saves taking wine along.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 28 May 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Great Beer
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Food4
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 26 May 2017

The food was very yum and the location is spectacular. We literally sat down at the nearest table to the sea and we had a beautiful diner. Sunsets look amazing and the service is really good.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for a Date
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Food4
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Service5
Value4

 
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 10 May 2017

The Blue Duck is a great location serving excellent food with outstanding service. The barramundi I had was top class.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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Food4
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 28 April 2017

The Blue Duck was lovely as always. The barman's advice on the wine was spot on.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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Food2
Ambience1
Service2
Value2

 
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 16 April 2017

Even though restaurant was empty had to call the landline to order a drink from my mobile was sitting in balcony. Food disappointing

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Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Good portion sizes, delicious food and great view! Service could have been more attentive

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 9 February 2017

Overall it was very good but current menu lacks mains options with too many shared options and enough individual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 22 January 2017

An overall very nice experience. Only small let-down was the quantity for two of the four meals.
Service was excellent - waitresses were knowledgeable and very pleasant.
Will certainly come again and try other delights from the menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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Food2
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 (Perth / WA)·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
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Food3
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 (Perth / WA)·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.

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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Perth / WA)·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, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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Food5
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Service5
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 (Perth / WA)·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
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Food5
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 (Perth / WA)·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
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Food3
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Value3

 
 (Perth / WA)·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.

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Food4
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 6 January 2017

Last came here 11 years ago. Still a great place to meet up. One of my favourite places for breakfast.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food3
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 (Perth / WA)·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
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Food2
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
 (Perth / WA)·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
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