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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner at 3 Blue Ducks Brisbane. Both the food and the service was outstanding! Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and so attentive to a nut allergy. Thank you 3 Blue Ducks. We had a great night.

R
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We got seated at a window table which was good BUT it was right in front of a pillar which meant we could not enjoy the view.
A few minor waiter errors but generally good and well attended.
Enjoyed the food.

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Responded 20 hours ago

Hi Robert! Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience with us. We are happy to know you enjoyed our menu at Three Blue Ducks Brisbane. We will be passing on your comments to our team as we always want to ensure our guests receive the best possible service and are as comfortable as they can be. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again sometime soon.

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EG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible - even the vegetarian option. Generous serving sizes. Our waiter was lovely and friendly without being over the top. The location was a little difficult to find but is in a beautiful spot looking over the river. Will definitely be back!

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Responded 4 days ago

Hi Emma! Thank you for the 5 stars and we are so happy to hear you had a special night with us! We are located in the W Brisbane hotel, Level 3 which looks directly across the Brissy river and Southbank precinct. It's great to hear you loved our tasty dishes and received great service from our team. We will pass on your comments to our team and we hope to see you again sometime soon.

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MW
Hertfordshire
15 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A spacious, stylish setting that has great appeal and the staff were attentive and friendly, yet not intrusive. As the restaurant was quite warm that evening, we asked for a table on the balcony and our request was accommodated with graciousness. The view over the bridge was lovely. My daughter and I ended up ordering the same dishes: Kangaroo tataki (fabulous!) and the Roasted Porchetta (divine!). It was a wonderful evening for a farewell dinner. As we are based in the UK, a return visit won't be possible any time soon, but I've just seen that Three Blue Ducks has produced a cookery book, so will be ordering that as consolation.

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Responded 4 days ago

Cheers for the stellar review Mrs W! We love that you found our restaurant stylish and spacious. We always want our guest to feel comfortable and relaxed while enjoying great food and it's great to hear you experienced this with us! Thank you for your kind words and we wish you a safe flight back to the UK and we are pleased to hear you want to take home our recipes! Just head to our online website to our "Shop & Gift Vouchers" tab and find lots of goodies there!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

For a fine dining restaurant unfortunately we were unimpressed.

The service, although they were polite were super slow.

I think a lot could be done better.

CC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Loved this hotel and restaurant. Very good service, menu and food. Keep in mind it is noise affected from the Riverside Expressway. during peak hour it was a little hard to hear on the verandah.

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Responded on 15 January 2020

Hi CChat! Thanks for letting us know your honest feedback! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience with us and had great service. We will be taking your feedback on board as we always strive to do better. We hope to see you another time soon!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The setting for this restaurant is unique with a lovely wide view over the Brisbane river and the cultural centres. The food was great. Some serves were generous ie the hummus, others just a teeny taste eg kangaroo tataki, but both were very tasty. The service unfortunately was pretty poor. We were seated for 30 mins with no attention to place an order u til we hailed a helpful table clearer so we could actually order a drink and some food! Same again for dessert. Maybe we were just unlucky, or maybe there is a bigger issue management need to attend to...

TM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Wonderful views. Staff were extremely polite and service was exceptional.

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Responded on 15 January 2020

Hi Tara! Thank you for the 5 stars and stellar review. We are stoked to hear you had a great time with us receiving exceptional service while enjoying our menu! We strive to deliver memorable times for our guests through food, good chats and great service and it's amazing to hear you experienced all of of this. We will pass on your comments to our team and we hope to see you soon!

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NK
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A nice and relaxing venue for lunch with great river views. The food was well presented & enjoyable. The swordfish and salmon dishes were melt in your mouth delicious. Thank you 😊

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Responded on 13 January 2020

Hi Nerida, cheers for the great comments! It's great to see that you had a relaxing lunch taking in the beautiful views of the Brisbane river and enjoying our grilled swordfish and smoked salmon dishes! We will pass on your kind comments to our team and we hope to see you again soon! Maybe next time come in for dinner to try our slow roasted lamb shoulder served with green tahini and quinoa tabbouleh!

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ND
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, incredible food, nice size portions, and I love the ethos of the restaurant.

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Responded on 13 January 2020

Good Morning Nichole! It's amazing to hear that you enjoyed every bit of your time with us! It's great to see our guests finding out more about our ethos and our passions! We hope that many more people can come to experience exciting food with warm and welcome service! It's really what we are passionate about and it's great to see that you were able to enjoy this! Your great comments will be passed onto our team and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience at Three Blue Ducks. Food was great, portions for the mains were generous. Service was great too. Definitely grab a table when you can.

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Responded on 8 January 2020

Hi Richard! Cheers for the 5 stars! We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us at Three Blue Ducks and received great service. We hope everyone who dines with us has a memorable experience and we look forward to seeing you again next time! Your comments will be passed onto our team, Thanks Richard!

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NT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect! Had a lovely evening.. The cauliflower dish is amazing 😍

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Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Nicole! Thank you for your comments and it's great to see you enjoyed our wood fired cauliflower, which is a great gluten free and vegetarian dish for everyone! Perhaps next time, come in for Lunch and try out more of our menu! I will pass on your comments to our team and I hope you have a great rest of your day! Thanks!

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EW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We had a lovely meal at Three Blue Ducks Brisbane as we had done previously. However this time dining we found there to be lack of cohesion with staff and they all seemed quite disorganised. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing. Best we have had in Brisbane.

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Responded on 6 January 2020

Good morning and cheers for the great review! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us and loved our menu! We will pass on your lovely comments to our team and we hope to see you next time!

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A
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I think our waiter was very friendly and kind. I was disappointed that our wine wasn’t properly chilled and we never received our side dish with our mains. Whilst our waiter apologised, there was no attempt at remediation. I would expect more from a restaurant such as this - could be just bad luck.

PA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The beautiful setting and outstanding service does not save the fact that the food, while nicely presented, is bland and uninteresting. The chef(s) seem unfamiliar with herbs and spices, and even salt. The slow cooked lamb shoulder was tender and looked gorgeous, but was totally bland. Not a hint of garlic, or thyme or even salt and pepper. The steak was a nice piece of meat, tender and properly cooked, but nothing special. The cauliflower salad was good, but again lacked any special zing. The sweet potato hummus starter was bland, but the accompany flat bread was well seasoned - go figure. We did not venture the desserts. I'm afraid I won't be back, particularly at those prices.

CL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We opted for shared plates as there were six of us.
Whole golden snapper, lamb shoulder , pork and 500 g rib fillet plus sides.
Food was ample for all of us with fish and the steak my favourites, however the lamb shoulder and pork won a few over too.
All up with two bottles of wine and some shared desserts and coffee it was a very reasonable $100 a head. We were near the front of the restaurant and while the view is fantastic the trade off is traffic noise from below.
Definitely be back again.

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Responded on 6 January 2020

Hi Chris! Thanks for sharing your great comments with us! We love to offer our share style plates as this is a great way to share good food with larger groups of people! It's great to see that you are coming in with friends and family and we'd love to see more of this! Your comments will be passed onto our team and we look forward to seeing you all again next time!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way!!

Great food, great service and a wonderful location.

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Responded on 6 January 2020

Hi Mark! Thank you for the 5 stars! We really appreciate your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

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TP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had NYE dinner. Food delicious, fresh and inspired.. Very generous in serving size and flovour. Service outstanding. Cocktails perfect. A bit noisy but understandable as it was NYE and ver busy. What a lovely experience! Thanks everyone at Three Blue Ducks!

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Tersia! Thank you so much for celebrating New Year’s Eve with us; and for sharing your glowing feedback. We’re so glad that you loved our generous portions and flavours, as well as our service. We will be sure to pass on your comments to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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m
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was good however nothing unique nor special. The service was acceptable, had trouble trouble calling for assistance and any attention but understandable as the place was full and busy that night. There was a long wait between our entree and mains which was a little dissapointing but the staff made up for it by automatically topping up our drinks.

FT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent high quality food and expansive wine list. A little on the noisy side close to the window seats.

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars! We are super pleased that you enjoyed dining with us enjoying our food quality and beverage menu. We will pass on your comments to the team and look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

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PG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I have been here half a dozen times the last year for work and pleasure... always great food, drinks and ambiance... the service was a little off on this occasion though.

JS
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Food came out quickly and was of great quality! Definitely recommend the mussels and creme brulee

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Jess, it's great to see that you had a great experience with us and enjoyed our Mussels and Crème Brulee! We appreciate your feedback and will let the team know of your kind comments! We hope to see you again soon!

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JM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious modern food complimented with good variety of drinks and wine. Service was excellent if not a little too enthusiastic at times. Highly recommend

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Julie, thanks for the review! It’s awesome to hear that you enjoyed our tasty summer holiday menu and received great service! We will pass on your kind comments to the team! See you again soon.

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HM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the decor and atmosphere of the hotel and restaurant. Menu choices were varied and heaps to choose from. Wines also were great value and choice. Noise level surprised me but didn’t deter from our experience. We all enjoyed the experience. Staff were very friendly helpful but not ‘in your face’. Would thoroughly recommend xx

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Thanks for your stellar review and 5 stars! We are super excited that you enjoyed dining with us! Our menu and wines are careful picked supporting our local and sustainable suppliers so it is great to hear your comments. We hope you have a great New Year and look forward to having you back soon!

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C
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

We were hoping for a restaurant expereince for a special occasion but Three Blue Ducks was more like a casual bistro. The restaurant was only half full but all the guests were crowded together. Where we were seated there were no river views as promoted even though there were lots of river view tables empty. The tables were too close making private conversation impossible. We ordered a cocktail that tasted watered down. We weren't overly inspired by the menu so ended up leaving after entrees. The most positive thing I can say is that the wait staff were attentive.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night out. The three blue ducks is awesome - great staff, great ambience, and the food is fantastic ( breakfast is awesome too, in case you decide to stay over and make a night of it). I went with the recommended coconut chilli mussels - really really good!!

TM
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was delicious; the restaurant was noisy and hot - no fans. Our waiter was very pushy and didn’t listen to what we wanted. We waited so long for the bill that another friendly waiter got it for us and we signed off. Then the pushy waiter chased us to the elevator saying we had to sign and seemed surprised when we said we’d done that. A very expensive lunch

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food which delighted the taste buds, view was magnificent and attentive staff made the evening very enjoyable. It was a little noisy and occasionally difficult to hear conversation but overall a terrific restaurant which we will willingly return to.

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Thanks for taking your time out to review us! We are happy to see you had a great time enjoying our dishes along with friendly service. We will pass on your kind comments to our team and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

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c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

A missed opportunity, mostly hampered due to the sporadically slow kitchen and a waitstaff that was young and energetic, but just inexperienced enough that their rough edges still showed.

Food was tasty but rather too conventional in execution for such a trendy place. Rare swordfish was about as risky as it got-- the servers all recommended sticking to the seafood-- while the blanched prawns and the oysters were all well executed but quite conventional.

HB
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Xmas Day lunch on all levels, food, drinks, staff & ambience was so perfect. No one left hungry or thirsty. Congratulations Three Blue Ducks.

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Heather, thanks for joining us on Christmas Day and for the 5 stars in food, service, ambiance and value! We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful Christmas lunch! Delicious food, generous service of lovely wines, attentive, friendly wait staff. It was the first time we have gone out for Christmas lunch and we had a terrific experience. Thanks you!

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Brian, thanks for joining us on Christmas Day! We are super stoked that you had an amazing time. I will pass on your kind comments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you in the New Year!

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KS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had the MOST wonderful waiter on Christmas Day! Johann (Yohan) not sure of the spelling but he made our day so special! Excellent service and nothing was too much trouble. Food was lovely the only thing I would have loved for Christmas Day is a white tablecloth and matching napkins! Tables could have been more within the spirit of the day. Thank you to the lovely ladies I spoke to who organised my booking and Johann we hope you made it home to England okay xx

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Karen, thanks so much for your review. We’re excited to hear that you had such a great time with us on Christmas Day, and truly appreciate your feedback. We are so proud of our amazing team, and we will definitely pass on your lovely words for you. While white tablecloths aren’t quite who we are at Ducks; we will be sure to take on board your comments about Christmas decorations for the future! We hope you have a very Happy New Year and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

We ordered our dinner.

After 15 minutes waiter came back to let us know one dish we ordered wasn’t available. Couldn’t order what was on the everyday dining menu. We had to order something else than what we wanted instead.

Food quality was ok. Didn’t meet my expectations.
I would have expected to have 5 star dining experience because the restaurant is in W hotel.

Place was very noisy, service was slow. Our waiter had a very heavy Chinese accent. He tried hard to explain thinks but it wasn’t easy to understand.

Pricy for small portions

They didn’t deliver service, price, food quality and ambience as expected

Probably not going back anytime soon.

DK
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place- views are fantastic, casual xx fine dining ambience, menu limited but sufficient choices. Wine list is good. Pricing reflects standard city prices for "acclaimed" chefs!

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Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Deb! Cheers for the 5 stars! We Are very proud of our team at Three Blue Ducks and our chefs are a massive part of our passion. We are glad you had a memorable time with us and enjoyed the views! We will pass on your comments to our team and we hope to see you again next time, hopefully into the new year! Thanks again!

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RC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We went on a Saturday for lunch and it was about half full. Our waiter was run off his feet, I am not sure if others had called in sick however he struggled to take care of his large number of tables. This resulted in us having to "flag" him down when we got tired of waiting for him to notice our drinks were empty and had been for a while. Also it took some time for drinks to come out, 10 minute wait for a beer is too long. The food was good and very generous portions. Not sure about the setup with it looking over the river / street with a moderate amount of traffic noise filtering up along with the heat. Overall not as good as I was expecting, probably won't return or recommend.

MR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there for lunch on Friday. Despite it being quite busy, they ensured our food came out promptly and the service and quality was not compromised. Wish I’d booked sooner for Christmas Day lunch!

PC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food an service was fantastic! It was my good friends birthday and the staff made her feel special and the birthday touches that were executed were impressive! Totally a night to remember! Brilliant!!!

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Responded on 20 December 2019

Hi Peter! It's great to see that you had a fantatsic time celebrating your friends birthday with us! We love to help with making these occasions special and we're so glad you received the great service to match! We'll pass on your comments to our team and we can't wait to celebrate more with you and we'll see you in the new year!

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love 3 Blue Ducks. The food is delicious , the staff are so friendly and accommodating. And the view is so pretty at night.

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Responded on 20 December 2019

Cheers for the 5 stars! We are happy that you love dining with us and enjoyed your dishes during your evening. The views of the Brissy river and Southbank lights really do make the night special. I will pass on your comments to our team and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

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KW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The small plates were innovative, and would have loved more of the kangaroo tataki. Great food, insightful flavour pairing with good variety of protein, highlighting local producers. The side dishes had a range of vegetables and a surprising salad with fresh zucchini and apple. Desserts were a difficult choice, with the outstanding ones being the unexpected burnt honey meringue with ginger beer jelly, mango, peach and pineapple curd and yoghurt sorbet. The other dark horse was the coconut custard cream with lemon balm and raspberry. The highlight of the night was the cinnamon maple old-fashioned as a dessert cocktail.
Service was a little slow for a restaurant that was barely half full, but the waiter had great personality and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be back.

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Responded on 18 December 2019

Hi Kathryn! Thank you for the stellar review! We are very proud of our innovative dishes full of bold flavours and tasty ingredients! It's great to see you enjoyed our sustainable sourced Kangaroo Tataki with smoked blueberries, macadamia miso and spent sourdough. Maybe next time you can enjoy the rest of our desserts with more of our cinnamon maple dessert cocktail to match! I will make sure all of your comments are passed onto our team and we are excited to see you next time!

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