W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks

4.3
186 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Our philosophy is simple: fresh, local and delicious, infusing home-grown inspiration into every aspect – from our evolving seasonal dining menu to the endless Brisbane River views.

We invite you to feel at home amongst friends and family and tuck in to gourmet dishes in Brisbane, whilst immersing yourself in raw Australian beauty, earthy tones and pops of greenery in an eclectic setting with an unmistakable alfresco vibe inviting the Queensland outdoors inside. A wood fired oven and rotisserie feature to showcase the best in seasonal fresh, local and sustainable produce.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(07) 3556 8833
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
Parking is available within W Hotel at a discounted price of $25 per car. Simply drop off your car at the valet service at W Brisbane. Head to Welcome to validate your ticket.
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Public Transit
Train- Roma Street train station or Central train station. Buss- Adelaide Street Stop 47 near George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000CityCat- North Quay Stop
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Being huge fans of The Farm, we were keen to try Three Blue Ducks in its Brisbane venue.
We were quite disappointed, mainly with the service. We were left for a long period with no water and no wine order taken. When these were finally addressed, we received the wrong side dish order and worse, were charged for it. There was a long delay for the dessert order to be taken while staff were engaged in setting up for the next day’s service. Finally, we hailed a waiter and asked for our order to be taken
We were given a free limoncello as an acknowledgement that things hadn’t gone smoothly. When paying, we were asked specifically about the problems and were told they were short staffed.

We will try the restaurant again mainly because of our faultless Byron Bay experiences.

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JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening overlooking the Brisbane river. The meal was creative using great produce. The bar area and music was really noisy however we were seated away from there thankfully! The service was wonderful. Thanks Mary.

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MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great choice for a special occasion. Sensational food, a fabulous view and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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LK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We were excited to go to 3 Blue Ducks - had heard it was really good. However - it was very hard to get a drink in the bar beforehand - didn't seem to be enough staff and we were billed twice for the drinks! At dinner my prawns were flabby, the porchetta dowsed in chili sauce, and the cauliflower side was raw (sent back & credited to the bill). The best thing about the restaurant was the spectacular view - overall very disappointing.

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RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious! Our server was delightful, knew a lot about the menu and beverages, was very attentive. Would go here again!

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SM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Staying at the W Hotel for our wedding anniversary we were excited to be dining at Three Blue Ducks last night. Unfortunately our excitement dissipated throughout the dining experience. The dining setting was excellent, with a well positioned table with a great view of the Brisbane River and Southbank. We were welcomed by our waiter and the night was off to a good start. We had oysters for entree, which were excellent, particularly liked the finger lime dressing. The mains were a different story though. The char grilled prawns were overcooked, very dry and there were only 3 of them, not a very generous main serving in our opinion. The t-bone steak was of average to poor quality and presented gristle throughout and looked well under 500 grams. The waiter had become inattentive and delivered my glass of red wine, ordered at the start of the sitting to be taken with the steak, as we were finishing our mains. Even more frustrating, was that our waiter was 2 tables away chatting with a couple that had finished their meal and were preparing to depart whilst I waited and eventually abandoned the notion of wine with dinner. The whole experience was underwhelming, so much so, that we made the decision not to return for breakfast as we originally planned. Three Blue Ducks was a low light in an otherwise amazing experience as guests at the W Hotel. Unlikely to return for a meal.

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JM
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with an exceptional outlook and really interesting food. The service was brilliant when we arrived at 6pm but of course the restaurant was relatively quiet. Our waiter Stefan was superb - attentive and fun, joking with us and really looking after us. As it got later he clearly was very busy and couldn't be quite as attentive though still did a great job. Possible just need a few more staff at this busy time of year. Food was innovative and came promptly. Mussels were beautiful and the bread was so good, cerviche was beautiful in taste and presentation. Location is exceptional - a really good night was had by us all.

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MK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic night at Three Blue Ducks. The open setting and views are great. Service was relaxed and friendly. We'll be back again soon!

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B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Mains are decent value. Starters are not. Nice venue.

Specifically, the ceviche starter wasn't good value. It was also bland. Mango would be better than Paw Paw. The onion should be diced finer and marinated longer as well - it was chunky and raw.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food ! Great service !!

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ME
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food! Don't miss the chargrilled bugs with XO butter. Service was excellent. Only real fault is it can be very hard to hear on a larger table.

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HM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Staff not very attentive and hard to get their attention. Food was very good and well priced.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The waiter Stefan was really friendly and the food exceeded our expectation for hotel restaurant food.

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PN
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service by a very attentive and polite waiter who was constantly checking the table. The menu was somewhat restrictive but adequate in choice. The food was beautifully prepared and presented and most importantly, extremely tasty.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Service was poor having to wait at least ten minutes for our drinks to be brought to our table, having asked twice. We also ordered at steak medium rare and it was delivered well done. We didn't want to make a fuss but the service was average and the steak being brought out in hat state after specifically ordering medium rare was disappointing. Having spent in excess of $500, none of us would return nor recommend Three Blue Ducks.

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J
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

With a table on the balcony looking directly at the river and over to South Brisbane & South Bank, Three Blue Ducks was a fantastic choice for a birthday celebration. Personalised service, fantastic food and a good wine list, we were not disappointed and will definitely return.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic night celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary. Given table 32, with a view and some bubbles to start the night. Service and food outstanding

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CT
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Baked whole fish was very dry, rice salad hard & tasteless

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TB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hi, Had a fabulous Sunday lunch for 4 people , for a birthday. the food was excellent, very friendly staff, food came out at the right time. Didn't have to wait to long. There was even a birthday card from Three Blue Ducks on the table when we arrived. Very nice. Would defiantly recommend Three Blue Ducks.
Thanks

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TC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great attentive service initially that petered out when trying to get the bill!
Chorizo dish beautifully balanced by the Radicchio and smoked eggplant, chimichurri appeared mortar and pestled. Partners prawns were cut off the shell and made easy to eat. Don’t usually do desserts but shared the meringue, lemon curd and toasted macadamia with topping of caraway seeds and slight saltiness elevating the dish to a higher level. Generous serve, enjoyed sharing. The cheeky Rose/Amperol spritz was a perfect lunchtime match for both dishes.
A winner of a restaurant and venue the 2nd time round, I will happily return yet again!

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E
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food with great service..... lamb shoulder was amazing!!!

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LH
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an international guest (party of 6), and asked the waitress to recommend and order a share menu for our table. It was excellent! Everyone commented on the presentation and the meal was delicious. Really beautiful flavours, fancy but not pretentious, fresh and fabulous. Will definitely be back. Book well in advance though.

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A
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing time at the Ducks! Sat on the terrace with an incredible view - food was sublime and service excellent. Would definitely recommend! 5+

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DO
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We had a very pleasant meal at 3 Blue Ducks on a Saturday lunchtime. The place was busy but not too noisy. The food was good but not outstanding. I think I was expecting the same range of food and value as 3 Blue Ducks at Byron and thought the menu in the city was slightly less wholesome and interesting. However, we had an enjoyable time, the staff were very attentive and friendly and even gave a card and sang happy birthday to my husband. The salted meringue dessert was quite amazing and finished off the meal very nicely!

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JL
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Just missed the mark. Over priced and underwhelmed. The fish was so dry we couldn’t finish it.

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KR
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, spectacular location and view. Food was lovely and our twin birthday celebration was everything we hoped for. Thank you for a wonderful overall experience.

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L
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

From the moment of arrival, our group was surprised by the complete absence of service. While a busy Friday lunch, there were still some spare tables, so it's not like they were flat out. Our glasses spent more time empty than not, we were given two different menus (one an old one), had to ask repeatedly for water or to order more wine, and we also had to request the main and dessert menu. We wanted to spend money, but it seemed like they didn't want to take it! Food was good, but not good enough to counter the lack of service.

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LI
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and fantastic waitress service. Had a seafood fix today with oysters, kingfish ceviche and moreton bay bugs. All fantastic especially the bugs, served chilled with a couple of sauces. Enjoyed the experience much better than the first time which was soon after opening.

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ED
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The service, the food and the view. Can not wait to get back there for more.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing meal. 3 of us shared the lamb shoulder - it was divine. And the haloumi and carrots were amazing too. Service was fab. Everything was great. Highly recommend.

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KP
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service with the best views of the south bank. Amazing loved it

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Very overpriced small meals. Left the restaurant hungry.

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OZ
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great night out in Brissy food really good best mussels ever

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AR
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu and the food was magnificent! Loved the Moreton Bay Bugs and the Cocktails were great and inventive.

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R
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once we were in and looked at the menu it was nice from the decor right down to the service and a special thanx to ANA. Prices were fair for what we got. Highly recommend it and we will be back.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was delicious. Service was poor in comparison. Following mains no one came to ask about dessert. We eventually called out to staff to take our order. This was despite the restaurant being quiet and lots of staff being around. Once bill was brought to table again had to call over staff to make payment. The staff really need to improve attentiveness to diners. It was a shame that the service let down the quality of the meal. Unfortunately this seems to be a recurring theme for the restaurant.

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t
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

The food was excellent. Beyond that, the overall experience felt a little flat.

Service was average, not bad but not especially attentive, informed or with any sign of anticipation. Our seat was at the far end, near the waiters area and almost in the corridor on the way to the toilet. Nice.

We are happy spending money eating out and do so regularly. Dinner here was $340 for two of us; nothing about the experience felt special. I'd go back, but not in a rush.

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D
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked a table at Three Blue Ducks W Brisbane for my wife's 30th Birthday. Great service by the staff, coupled with amazing food and incredible view. Great to experience W Brisbane.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food and Drinks were excellent, along with the service. Definitely recommend this to friends and will be back again.
Only thing was the decor of the place, needs to be a bit modern, looked too much of a Bistro style.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A lovely meal, the food is always a high standard and just a little bit different.
Service is lovely. Parking is a bit expensive, that's the only thing.

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