W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks

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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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.
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MargaretGG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, amazing view , wonderful service😊👏😊

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Responded on 20 March 2020

Thanks MargaretGG! I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team. We hope to see you around again soon!

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YVONNET
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our evening at Three Blue Ducks was outstanding. Our waiter was fantastic and made our night, he was very knowledgable, and very understanding.

The food was delicious and would recommend this to our friends and family especially if you are wishing to experience a lovely fine dining evening.

The views are amazing a little noisy from the road noise but then that is part of the atmosphere.

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Responded on 20 March 2020

Cheers for the 5 stars! We are stoked to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. I will be sure to pass on the kind comments to your waiter and our team. Thanks again and I hope to see you again soon.

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AngusC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I've been here several times and all I can advise is get the Lamb Shoulder! The lady that served us last time made us feel uncomfortable from her cold attitude but the other times I've been the service has been amazing!
Best place to go if your celebrating a birthday over some fine-dining.

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Responded on 13 March 2020

Hi Angus! We are beyond happy to see you have dined with us several times and continue to love our dishes; especially the Lamb Shoulder. We will pass on your honest feedback to our team as this always helps us to improve. Thank you for your loyalty and we hope yo see you again for more occasions! Have a great day Angus!

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Munch
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We struggled a bit to find the venue, and couldn't get through via phone. Well worth it in the end though.

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Responded on 13 March 2020

Cheers for the review! We are sorry to hear that we were unreachable at the time, but please do call 07 3556 8833 and someone should be in contact with you either from the restaurant or from our reservations team. We are happy to hear you had a great time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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BruceE
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

While the food was excellent the service was non-existent at times. There were not many diners and we were the last table left and had to flag down a chef to find a waiter to get coffee and pay the bill.

The venue was especially noisy as the glass windows where pulled open to create a semi al fresco experience but the restaurant overlooks the riverside freeway and as it was raining the road noise was high. Not so bad as to make conversation difficult but it certainly detracted from the ambience.

For a high class restaurant in a premium hotel I felt the experience did not match the expectation.

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ChristineU
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service service service....impeccable. beautiful view and loved the food
Will be back.

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TimWicks
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the whole snapper with chilli butter, the mussels with shredded coconut curry sauce and flatbread and side of potatos was some of the best food I've ever tasted. Came out quickly I couldn't get enough. Compliments to the chef.....

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Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi Tim! Cheers for the awesome review. Our team carefully curates and picks delicious ingredients for our menu and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed many of our dishes! We hope you can come back next time to taste all the flavours of our menu. We will pass on your comments to our team and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

This was a birthday lunch on a Saturday, the first time any of us had been there, although all were extremely familiar with the area.

It was far too loud - and I am not talking about the music, which basically you could not hear - but of the traffic noise, which made conversation extremely difficult.

It was so humid they should have closed the outside tables, but they did not.

It's a lovely outlook, over the wide river in the middle of Brisbane, looking over the excellent buildings, such as the Queensland Museum and Art Gallery , and the Performing Arts Centre.

But it's extremely - and I mean extremely - noisy. Well it would be, being right beside at least six, probably ten lanes of traffic.

If only they'd close off the thick glass doors for lunch.

As it is, I would't go there.

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LindaW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wan to go back! The meringue dessert was a taste sensation.

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Responded on 13 March 2020

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for your glowing review. We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed our Sea Salt Meringue dessert on your recent visit. It’s a crowd favourite for sure, and a delicious summery dish. We’d certainly love to welcome you back again to Ducks in the future!

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DavidP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Only minor criticism was on drinks. Forgot an order, put lime in when asked not to and a little slow on rounds but that’s just being picky - it was awesome food and great ambience. Thanks

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Responded on 6 March 2020

Hi David, thanks for the five stars! Although we are sorry the hear about the drinks service you received, we are glad to hear that overall you had a great time. We hope to see you again soon!

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HamiltonT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We had the lamb to share plus a couple of sides, the food tasted amazing. Couldn’t quite eat it all, although we tried really hard!
Had a lovely table facing the Brisbane river.

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Responded on 4 March 2020

Hi Hamilton! Our Lamb Shoulder is definitely a great share plate option and we are happy to her you loved this and the rest of your dishes! We can't wait to see you again next time! Thanks again for your comments.

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victoriat
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Swordfish was tough. Potatoes were average. Incredibly pricey for what was provided. Cauliflower dish was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed delicious, fresh food combined with friendly, efficient service and would happily dine at Three Blue Ducks again.

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Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi! Cheers for the stellar review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our fresh, bold flavour dishes and received great service from our team! We will pass on your feedback to our team and we are definitely keen to see you again at Three Blue Ducks in Brisbane. Thanks!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Location, Good service and interesting menu …...

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Responded on 2 March 2020

Hi Chris! Cheers for the review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our tasty dishes from our menu and received good service! We will pass on your feedback to our team and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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tish
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always enjoy eating at the 3 Blue Ducks, the food & ambiance is always good & the staff are friendly & helpful

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Responded on 2 March 2020

Hi Tish! Thanks for letting us know about your recent experience with us. We are stoked to hear you are a Ducks fan and have dined with us more than once. Thank you for all of your feedback and time with us, we hope to see you again for more occasions!

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AlanaB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for mid week lunch and we were blown away with the service, food and view. Highly recommend!

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Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi Alana! We are so happy to hear you had the chance to step out mid week and join us for lunch. We will pass on your comments to our team and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday celebrations. Food was delicious . I ordered the porchetta which was melt in the mouth gorgeous

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Cheers for the 5 stars! Our roasted Porchetta is made in our wood fired ovens giving it that awesome flavour and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for your comments, we will pass these onto our team! We hope to see you next time!

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EugeniaS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and the view. Would highly recommend.

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Eugenia! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience with us and we are definitely keen to see you again soon! Your comments will be passed onto our team and thanks for your feedback.

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MaryB
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Sadly, our third visit and our last. The food was very disappointing. The wait staff need lessons on how to clear a table properly and how to pour wine. The starters were tiny, we had them to share, either the waiter needs to explain how minute the portions are or the kitchen need to put more in the plate. It isn’t a degustation menu. For the price it really is not worth it. The view however is wonderful

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Huyen
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good place for a romantic date or events. The food was not too special but good quality

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GeorgieBoyK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The restaurant was noisy due to large groups around us, food was very nice. Could have had a bigger selection. Portion size was large. Service was first class.

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Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi! Thank you for letting us know your honest thoughts. We are happy to hear you received first class service and enjoyed our menu and we will take all of your comments into consideration and pass them onto our team. We hope to see you again soon and have a great day!

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EmmaL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is lovely & service is great. The only thing that was annoying is that we were seated directly behind a big concrete pole blocking all views to south bank.

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Emma! We are stoked to hear you loved the tasty dishes and our service! We always strive to deliver seating near the windows for our guests however this always depends on availability. Please call us so we can let our team know a preferable seat and we'll try to accommodate your request as best as we can! We will pass on your comments to our team and we look forward to booking you in again soon!

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heidif
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as always. We go there for most special occasions. Would be nice to see a menu update soon, we've seen and tried everything now.

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Heidi! Thank you for your honest feedback and dining with us for your special occasions; that really means a lot to us. We have recently updated our menu with additions of our Fermented Chilli Glazed Chicken & Broccoli salad, Pulled Lamb burger and our Sea Salt meringue! We always want to keep to local and fresh products but we always appreciate our guests recommendations as we'd like to incorporate what our guests love! Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!

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MayA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience. Fresh produce, bold flavors that were curious but familiar. Fast service and waitstaff very attentive. We did share plates which made it affordable, even with drinks. A beautiful meal with lovely scenery. Well done!

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Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi May! It is awesome that you have recognized our passions through our menu and atmosphere of our restaurant. We always try to source local and sustainable produce and we are very proud of our laid back yet modern setting restaurant filled with greenery and homely touches! It is also great to hear you loved our share plates, they are definitely a good way of sharing great food. Thank you for your comments, we can't wait to see you again!

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TRixie
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Good food and service.
Beautiful location with view of South Bank

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LidiaGee
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

It wasn’t full but we were sat behind a pillar so didn’t get a nice view with dinner. It was the warmest side of the restaurant on a hot evening. Only realised after we left when we walked through the rest of the nicely cooled restaurant.
The food was excellent, but the portions could have been a bit bigger. Music got a bit too loud towards the end of our evening.
Just a little improvement would give it a 5* experience

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Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Lidia! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our new menu however we are concerned to hear that you felt slightly uncomfortable with the positioning of your seating. We always try to seat our guests with the view however this always depends on availability. We will make sure your comments are brought forward to our team as we want to make sure our guests are comfortable with the climate of our restaurant. We do hope to see you sometime soon. Thanks Lidia.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The service was not so good this time around. We sat for ages with dirty plates and dishes etc which was quite annoying - also waited 10 mins for drinks. I was faced with my back to the views, so didn't really feel I got the full ambience of the place (perhaps should have requested this upon booking. The young girl who was assigned to the tables was new, so perhaps was still learning to cope with the workload?

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Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi Michelle, we are saddened to to hear that this time around you were not satisfied with your experience. It is not in our nature for poor service quality and we are very sorry about how your evening went. If you wish to book anything in the future, please call our team in reservations and we will always try our best to accommodate you. Your comments will be passed onto our team for further development in the areas of service but we do hope to see you again soon.

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NadineS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing views from this restaurant, attentive staff with amazing food, great to get the share plates

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Responded on 18 February 2020

Hi Nadine! Thank you for joining us for dinner. We are glad to see your evening was made memorable with our stellar views and amazing new seasonal menu. Our Share plates are a great way to enjoy food between groups of people and it's awesome to see you had the chance to enjoy this. Your comments will be passed onto our team and we look forward to seeing you next time!

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Reviewc
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Horrible wait staff, need alot more training. Felt purepusly ignored and forgot one of our courses. Literally waited 20mins for a dish that was sitting on the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For Valentine’s Day, the 4 course pre-set meal was absolutely sublime. Both my boyfriend and I absolutely loved it. The ambiance as gorgeous as well as the attention to detail that was having both of our names printed on our menus too. All this made our first valentines dinner together as a new couple very special. Thanks for the fantastic service and evening.

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Heatwave
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Three blue ducks, is a great fine dining. remarkable table service, stunning water view. creatives meal design. Fresh Market fish. although the seating and food flavour could be improve.

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Responded on 17 February 2020

Thanks for the kind words and honest feedback. We are happy to hear you spent the romantic night in with us for Valentine's Day and experienced the stellar views, great service and our innovative special day menu. We will pass on all of your comments to our team and we will see you again for more special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good restaurant and service!

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Responded on 17 February 2020

Cheers for the 5 stars! Thank you for visiting us for our special Valentine's evening event. We are stoke to hear you had a great time and received good service. We can't wait to celebrate more special occasions with you. Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Would highly recommend.

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Responded on 14 February 2020

Cheers for the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again and thanks for the recommendation!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Have been before and it was great. This time the food was ordinary and the service was not good. Delivered a seafood pa latter without the dressings or any finger bowls. Took ages for food tok arrive and clean up was slow

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Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi Michelle, thank you for letting us know about your recent experience with us. We are very concerned that your lunch with us did not match with your previous experiences. We would like to be in touch with you to understand more, so please let us know if there is a time to be in touch with you. Your feedback is currently being forwarded to our team but we do hope to speak with you soon so we can find out more. Thanks again

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LauraC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the mussels and lamb shoulder, both were very good. Waiter was very considerate and attentive. In the W hotel, which was not clear and we had to ask around to find this, but glad we did, great view.

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Responded on 12 February 2020

It is really awesome to see you have enjoyed our famous Lamb Shoulder and our Steamed Mussels! We always strive for great service for our guests and it's good to see you had considerate and attentive service. Thank you for your kind comments,we will pass these onto our team and we are glad you found us on Level 3 of the W Brisbane! We hope to see you again, Laura.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have recommended this restaurant to absolutely everyone I know. It’s sensational in every way. Absolutely loved it! Thank you so much.

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Responded on 12 February 2020

Cheers for the 5 stars Hannah! It is awesome to see you have shared the story of us with your mates. We love that you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to see you again soon. Your comments will be passed onto our team and thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Having been to every Three Blue Ducks so far, this one didn’t seem to have that same ambiance. A pity as it felt like being in any restaurant rather than one of the Ducks family.
Food still amazing though !

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Responded on 12 February 2020

Firstly, we love that your have dined with us at our multiple locations. Our Brisbane location values the same passions and ethos but with a different landscape. We wanted to reach out to all of our Queenslanders by bringing them our relaxed dining to Brissy and we are very proud to say that the people are loving our values here! It is great to see you enjoyed our menu; we strive to source all of our products from sustainable and local sources. Thanks again!

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EmilyM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was nice but very overpriced for the quality. We waited over an hour between our oysters and main meals.
Service was pleasant but again for the cost of meals and high standards expected the service should have been better.
Overall a nice evening in a good spot

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our experience at the restaurant, food was fresh, well presented and delicious. Our waiter was friendly, professional & helpful. Highly recommend

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Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Diane! It is awesome to see you enjoyed your experience with us and had the chance to taste the fresh ingredients in our dishes! We will pass on your great comments to our team including your waiter and we can't wait to see you again next time. Thanks Diane.

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VanessaB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

The restaurant feels like a hotel breakfast buffet - it’s like they threw a hundred tables and chairs next to a hotel thoroughfare and called it a “restaurant” - it’s horrible, and it has the staff/service to match. There are far better restaurants in this price category in Brisbane - go there!

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W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3556 8833.

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