W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks

4.3
277 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.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

I would recommend anyone to go to the Byron Bay location however the Brisbane location is way to noisy with the traffic which is a shame as the food is amazing and I feel the owners could have got such a better location.

You could tell the seasoned staff to the new staff. Some training would help.

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

We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary with a dinner at the Three Blue Ducks and it did not disappoint. Our waitress was delightful and very helpful and the food was amazing. Loved the location too.

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NS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The service is outstanding! Especially from the girl in blue shirt! But minus for the moment we needed to wait to be seated. There was no host to welcome us and we needed to wait after the booking time passed. The foods are quite creative and modern! Fresh ingredients and appropriated time to serve.

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

Four of us had wonderful meals with great service - very enjoyable

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KR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

The food and location/scenery was good but the service was lacking. The staff seemed snobbish and forgot about a drinks order. The food came out staggered and we were left waiting for one dish while the others came out a few minutes prior.
The starters were taken away while we were still eating them only to wait another 40 mins for the mains.
Was expecting much better service from this restaurant.

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R
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food is nothing special; nothing really great; the view of the Brisbane river is gorgeous with the sunset; waitress is attentive; but the servers keep crossing the whole of the restaurant; due to the set up(?) making it look not relaxing; Not a place for meeting of catching up, you won't be able to hear each other properly due to the noise, the 2 bars are also at the maximum noise level. The reviews I have read are exaggerated; expectation was high; but the ducks did not live to the expectation, sadly

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

We ordered a range of dishes from the menu including the fava bean and anchovy dip, oysters, lamb, prawns, mussels and the kids burger. All were magnificent. The wine was delicious too. We'd love to go back!

A laid back class to the whole place including the staff.

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VM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Three ducks was definitely worth the visit. We enjoyed the lamb share dish, which was beautifully cooked and melted off the bone. Also the accompanying vegetables were really tasty and a great mix.
Our friends both had the Morton bay bugs, which they both loved. As we were going to a concert we ate early and the sun was a little bright (sunglasses needed). Our young waiter was a lovely and very attentitive young man and knew the menu well and answered all our questions, he also recommended a lovely Pino Grigio.

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

Flat bread and fava bean dip amazing
300g rib, outstanding
Fish or the day, outstanding
These chefs know their game,
We will be back and highly recommend this place

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KJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much for always making our visits amazing and for always making birthdays so special!

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N
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was an interesting experience. Initil impressions - underwhelmed due to cafe style tables and chairs and not enclosed as a restuarnet , more like a side wlak cafe. Noise levels from freeway below also obtrusive until you got used to it and had a few drinks.

Very creative and enjoyable selection of dishes. Good wine list. Overall, not as ' special' as I anticipated. Worth a look

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JO
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last Monday and we decided to try Three Blue Ducks on a friends recommendation. It was absolutely perfect, we couldn't fault one aspect of our evening. We sat on the balcony and the traffic noise didn't bother us at all. The food was exquisite and the service was spot on. We will definitely be returning.

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IY
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great views of Southbank. Entree and mains delicious and a very nice cheese board. Great service. First time at this restaurant but well worth it and we will go again to try other items on the menu.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Extremely high quality food.
Perfecty positioned for an early dinner watching the sunset.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great menu concept, beautiful surrounds and a great addition to the Brisbane CBD restaurant scene

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a
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Unfortunately the wrong main course was served

However complimentary deserts were offered
Hence a slight marking down

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J
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Breakfast here is AMAZING. Dinner was not as good as I had been led to believe. Very busy and Noisy. Food was average I thought.

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a
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We absolutely loved Three Blue Ducks. The food was fresh and fabulous. The pate is divine, the lamb melts in your mouth and the desserts delicious. We will be back.

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PL
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic location, service and food. Excellent choice for a special dinner.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great food and service for lunch but the music is so loud and weird - way too invasive. It's like they're trying to drown out the traffic noise - which is never going to happen so just accept it.

At lunch it's all about conversation, so it was very hard to have that with so much competing noise. Drop the music down about 300 decibels and to something more soothing rather than the skwarking ridiculous looney tempo that played.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely post-new year lunch at a window table overlooking the river. The views, ambience, caring staff and good food made this a delightful start to 2019. Thanks to everyone.

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JQ
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful evening celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were looked after so well and the food was exceptional.
Thank you for making our celebration so special.

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BG
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Meals seemed very rushed. Unfortunately, never got a chance to relax. Got the impression they wanted us out quickly.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was excellent, as ever. Great views of river. Service during the meal was also very good, the only comment I would make - I arrived 5 minutes before the restaurant was to open for lunch, and was told I could not sit at my table for that 5 minutes. I was redirected to other areas of Hotel. I could have sat for 5 minutes quietly, and then ordered a coffee when the time came for it to open. Other restaurants would usually permit this. I thought this was a bit unreasonable. I was told people were still eating breakfast - as the reason, but it was 20 minutes to 12, I have driven 2 hours to get there, and there were two tables of people who were just talking and drinking wine. there were very few people there. I then watched two people arrive 30 minutes before their appointment time and they were shown to their table early without any question. I guess it depends on who greats you.
The rest of the service, during the meal, was really outstanding - but it was a different person of course.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Anniversary

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GG
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

I took an interstate visitor because the first visit was very pleasant. Very disappointed in the food. Fish was ordinary and dry and her prawns were dry. side dish of asparagras was overcooked.

Unfortunately, I believe the indian rest. in the same complex will get my next visit.

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EK
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Food was OK. Service was non-existent. We had to continually call the waiter over and had to pour all of our own wine. Timing was off and orders were incorrect. For the price, location and name - would expect a lot more. Hope this feedback helps them to improve as there is so much potential.

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TL
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Disappointed with the experience after hearing how good these restaraunts are. Asked if we should order a side and was told it wasn’t necessary but the mains were pretty much just meat. Waited a LONG time on drinks (after our entrees came) and the sourdough bread was dry. Didn’t dare order a side after the mains as I think we would have been waiting forever. Also parking was expensive- they should validate. Meal was not worth the $200 we paid.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So so so good!
Breezy Byron Bay spirit complimented by a Brisbane River view.
Perfect for enjoying The Duck’s delicious contemporary dishes, comprising fresh Aussie ingredients. The flavours! Go.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Loved the view nice wine
Food very tasty- Cold Bug serve tasty but plain &small for the price
Creame Brûlée was Devine

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T
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great set-up, clean and tasty food with a good choice of wine

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YW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We also had the buffet breakfast on our second morning stay at the W Hotel - That was excellant !

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PW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful night. Food was great-Seafood platter for 2. Dessert was wonderful and the service was great.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Took over 20mins after we were seated before a waiter came to our table to take our order and give us water, even though I had notified the maitre-d 10mins in that no one had come to our table and asked to send someone.

Food menu seemed less adventurous or interesting than what's on offer in other Three Blue Ducks restaurants.

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a
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food in a great location facing QPAC
Highly recommended

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V
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great views, interesting menu pulled off pretty well. Some minor issues with service on a quiet night.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oysters are amazing every time!! Liver parfait is to die for.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was incredible. Highly recommend the oysters, the mussels and the Moreton bay bug. The restaurant was really special with a lovely outdoor area. Unfortunately we were given a table in the corner that had a view of the high chairs rather than the river so we didn’t experience the full potential of the ambience.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and ambience. Food was inventive but sometimes lacked flavour.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great new restaurant in Brisbane, worth the time to go and have dinner.

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