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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MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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?

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded 2 days ago

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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NS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Responded a day ago

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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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 2 days ago

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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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good restaurant and service!

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded 2 days ago

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Would highly recommend.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded 5 days ago

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

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MM
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

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded 5 days ago

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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LC
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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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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H
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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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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OT
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 !

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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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EM
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

DB
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

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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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VB
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!

MB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, outlook and service!
Some delicious cocktails and the BEST pork we had ever eaten. Thank you!

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 5 February 2020

Hi Marcus! We are stoked to hear that you loved our food and received great service! We have just added some new cocktails to our drinks they'll be forwarded onto our team!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

There is no denying the location is amazing, although the restaurant was tricky to find. The level of detail was extremely high and the birthday card was a nice touch. All the food tasted amazing - there was the odd quirky item (smoked chocolate mousse and freeze dried liquorice) with the typical Ducks home cooking style (roasted cauliflower salad). While The Farm will always be my favourite, having a Duck in my home town is awesome.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 5 February 2020

Hi Simone! We are located in the W Brisbane, located on level 3. The best way to get to us is at 81 North Quay and you can meet our lovely team there to make your way up through the elevators. It is always great to see our guests spending their special occasions with us and we hope it was memorable for you all. It's nice to also see you found comfort at Three Blue Ducks by visiting both the The Farm and Brisbane and we can't wait to see you again. Thank you !

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C
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for my mums birthday here. The staff were really attentive and the food was delicious!! Us vegetarians had the cauliflower dish and sides which were all yummy! And the meat eaters raved about the lamb, so couldn’t fault anything at all.

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Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Christopher! We are so happy you enjoyed your mum's birthday celebrations with us and what a better way to celebrate a birthday by sharing great food with everyone! We have heaps of vegetarian dishes and it's great to hear you loved our wood-roasted cauliflower! We have updated our seasonal menu so I'm sure you'll have to come back to try more. Cheers for the top review Christopher, we'll see you again soon.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Tay G! Cheers for 5 stars! We are so glad to hear you think our food is fantastic and that you received great service. We are proud to say we train our staff to ensure all of our guests receive the quality service the deserve alongside enjoying great dishes. We will pass on your comments to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AC
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We were seated in a sofa area where 3 seats are directly facing the setting sun - I was in one of the seats. Unfortunately we couldn't change seats although staff tried. It would be wise for the restaurant to at least have some temporary blockout curtain that covers the affected area, as it spoils the evening, even for a few minutes. The seafood platter for 2 was understandably exxy but good quality. I enjoyed the creme brulee, which was a generous portion.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Andrew, thank you for letting us know your honest feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our seafood platter and our Vanilla Creme Bruleé! Seating is always dependent on availability but we do feel that we could of made this more comfortable for you and your guests as that is one of our main priorities, We are sorry that this was an issue for your dining experience and we will be following this up with our team for further improvement to ensure it does not happen again. Thank you Andrew.

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B
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A must try Brisbane venue, great honest food and good service.

Only negative is the noise from the freeway.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Buck! Thank you for the kind words and letting us know your honest thoughts. It is awesome to hear you experienced our dishes made with honest ingredients and we love that this was followed through with good service. We will be be passing on all of your comments to our team and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, loved the food. The pork terrine had a piece of bone or tooth in it and that dish was not billed which was very reasonable. I’d like to know if your pork is free range though? Maybe mention on your menu.

MM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Have dined on three occasions & enjoyed the food experience each time Latest being 30/1/20 when we dined with friends for lunch & they very much enjoyed the experience
Great views across to South bank & the city lights at night

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Marie! Thank you for being a Ducks fan and returning to our restaurant for your dining occasions! We love our guests to experience every service including breakfast lunch and dinner along with our special events. Thank you for the stellar review and we look forward to having you all back again for the fourth time! Thanks Marie!

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G
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Yes, however waitress was getting annoyed at the fact that not everyone was ordering any food or a drink even. However we were sharing meals, & they didn’t realise that until the end!
Could have been handled better rather than feeling like we are forced to order over $100 each. (That May happen regularly & that’s fine, but we were happy sharing what we had)

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Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi and thank you for letting us know your honest feedback. Our goal is to create dishes that can be shared between many people as we love to bring that home vibe to our restaurant and we are glad to hear you had the chance to do this. We are however concerned to hear that the level of service fell short and we never intend our guests to feel pressured into anything. We will pass on your feedback to our team to investigate, but we hope we can see you again another time!

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t
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Our third and last visit to Three Blue Ducks. As guests at the W Hotel we visited following what had been two decent previous experiences.

This time we visited on Australia Day. And boy we felt neglected. A half closed off restaurant, a skeleton staff and the lacklustre atmosphere. We waited nearly 10 minutes for our waiter and after asking how we were we politely said very well thank you, and how are you, only to be told what a night he’d been having and how the table before had been a nightmare “and didn’t know what the hell they were doing”. Errrr.... what? How utterly unprofessional. Luckily we did know what we were doing and placed our orders, plus a drinks order.

We waited.... and there sat my drink on the bar,... along with the another four tables’ drinks. The temptation to just go up there and pick up our drinks was overwhelming. In the end the bartender got cross and and just delivered the drinks himself.

The starters came and we were frankly not impressed. At all. My husband’s order for kangaroo takati was misheard and he had ‘raw fish’ delivered. I asked for the pork terrine, which to me (I’m cordon blue trained, BTW) has always been a cooked, pressed meat dish, similar to a pate, served cold and in slices. Not pulled pork covered in breadcrumbs and deep fried like a giant meaty arancini. It was covered in a gloopy white sauce that did it no favours. I ate barely any of it. Our son ordered the squid, and did not enjoy it. My husband’s correct starter arrived. It was teeny and was over vinegared and unpleasant.

We were then forced to sit there with dirty plates in front for over 10 minutes whilst our waiter was nowhere to be seen. We were seething at the slow, unprofessional service, the unpleasant food, and all topped off with a 15% holiday surcharge. In the end we just had enough, got the bill and left. We ended up in Maccas where the service was excellent. Never again 3BD. Sorry.

L
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All four of our party enjoyed the food and the atmosphere here greatly. We ordered multiple small and large plates to share as it was so difficult to decide between all the enticing menu options. We thought we had ordered too much and couldn't possibly eat it all, but we took our time enjoying the great views over the Brisbane River and there was nothing left on the plates at the end. Our waitress was great. She was very patient with and friendly to my elderly mother who doesn't hear well and wasn't familiar with the food on the menu. The other great thing for me about this restaurant was the fact that there was so many vegetable options.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 31 January 2020

Hi Linda! We are glad to hear your lunch went great and you loved our dishes! It's really awesome to see our guests takings their time to enjoy the flavours of their food while taking in the views. We also never want to exclude all of our vegan and vegetarian guests out there, so we offer many vege alternatives packed full of flavour! Thank you for your great comments, we will pass these onto our team! Until we see you next time, have a great weekend!

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Heavily recommended by 2 colleagues to dine for our special occasion. The Birthday card at our table was a very lovely gesture. On ordering, the waiter suggested we order less mains which we did. This turned out to be a bad recommendation as we polished our main plates searching for more. There was a long wait between entrees and mains with no check ins which is difficult with 2 kids. We ordered all 4 deserts which where very lovely and filled us up.

EG
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food amazing
Very noisy at early 6.30pm
Had trouble finding restaurant.
No signage

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Elaine, thank you for your feedback about your recent dinner with us! We love that you enjoyed our dinner menu carefully executed by our amazing team! We will take on your feedback and will make sure our team receives your comments. We do look forward to having you back here and thanks again!

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the innovative cuisine, the quality of the produce was excellent and the service was wonderful ! A brilliant buzz and great ambience. I would recommend this to all my friends. The BBQ squid, the Swordfish, the Moretan Bay bugs. Yum!!!!

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Nicky! Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience with us! We are happy to hear you loved the quality of our produce and received great service. We always try to source local and the most sustainable products, it's our passion! We love that you had a chance to try our amazing seafood we have to offer here and we look forward to celebrating more special occasions with you! Thanks again Nicky, have a great day!

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G
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Gina! We are really glad to see you had a memorable evening with us! We always want to make sure all of our guests are taken care of and accommodate our guests with dietaries as much as possible so it's great to see our team made this happen. We appreciate all of your kind words and the stellar review! We will pass on your comments to our team and we can't wait to see you all next time!

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R
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 24 January 2020

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 on 18 January 2020
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!

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 21 January 2020

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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
Responded on 21 January 2020

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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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 😊

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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 😍

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks
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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