The Blue Duck

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Perched above the sand dunes of the famous Cottesloe Beach, The Blue Duck is an iconic restaurant that has uninterrupted, panoramic views of Rottnest Island and the Indian Ocean. The Blue Duck is the heart of the local community and a Cottesloe icon, with its relaxed atmosphere and friendly professional service, it's a great setting to catch up with friends over a coffee, watch a glorious sunset over a turquoise ocean or enjoying dinner with a beer or bottle of wine.

The Blue Duck offers a contemporary Australian menu using the freshest local ingredients. Come as you are, off the beach with sand between your toes or enjoy dinner taking in the last rays of sun on our deck.
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JA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not in the heart of the Cottesloe rowdiness so definitely adds to the intimate restaurant ambience. Sunset off the balcony was spectacular and the seating configuration gives everyone a bit of their own privacy.
The menu was not overly fussed but catered for every taste and the food was beyond yummy!
The staff made my partner feel ultra special on his birthday and the general friendliness was so delightful.
It's definitely a place on my FAVE list

KE
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a table easily online staff very friendly great service and asked if everything okay.Have been several times and will come back

JW
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the blue duck a few times at different sittings. Always love the breakfast and sitting out on the balcony. As long as you go during out of weekends you can usually get a seat outside. Staff are genuinely lovely and upbeat. Tuesday was windy but just as I offered to get jackets out of the car for my friend the hostess/waitress turned up with blankets.. and a friendly smile, and an offer of a warm sunlit table inside. We declined the offer and sat outside for the view and the fresh air. Food, juices and service spot on. Mistake at register immediately rectified ?our fault for trying to pay twice) and we left the venue discussing the awesome customer service.

ES
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We arrived early and was great but later with increase in guest, it got a bit noisy and busy. However, that's the nature of business and we were happy in all aspect.

PF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the setting and view, great food ,great service, enjoyed it

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had lunch and the restaurant was not busy. The waitress service was good but we did have to wait for the food. Overall, I would return.

AJ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as beautiful as the view! Great service and ambiance.

KV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Had the lamb cutlets the lunch special was really good the mussels on the otherhand were a disappointment especially as it was my mother's birthday lunch and she ordered them .... good consistency in the other food as I seen going to other customers and beautiful view

LD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Glorious location, fantastic welcoming nothing-too-much-trouble service staff, great varied menu but my dining companion’s sirloin was a tad grisly but cooked beautifully to perfection!

KZ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, wonderful view, and very helpful staff.

TW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, beautiful view, absolutely lovely. The waiter was attentive but not over the top. A terrific venue.

WR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I ordered the ragu, never tasted one worse! No flavour what’s so ever, and they had completely forgot the seasoning. The service was great, but the food was so disappointing

LB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Love the Sufers brekkie with its tasty selection of bacon, egg (done your way)hash browns etc....

AM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We booked online, were seated then asked to move to another table due to a seating error. New table in front of a constantly opening door with a cold draft. Food excellent.

VS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Particularly loved our French waiter who was very attentive😀

OT
Perth / WA
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a family lunch for Fathers Day

NJ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I feel the standards have slipped, the venue look tired & the glass windows were almost opaque with salt spray. The food was fine- but not outstanding. No water on table- had to ask staff. Overall- ok as not too expensive, but feel it could be much more exciting.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were excellent and I was surprised to see such a prime location do fairly priced

MM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, food, coffee whilst sitting on the beach... almost 😁

LK
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were friendly and attentive, our food was great. We didn't have to wait long for our meal. a good wine list too. We would go there again.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

No children's menu. The food we wanted to order for lunch was only available from 4pm onwards which was annoying. Otherwise service good, food was nice.

KR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The service is always slow
But on this occasion waited 45 minutes for a coffee ... when querying this I was told there was a 30 min wait fir coffee. This should have been stated when we first arrived ..
50 mins in total before food arrived ..

Very slow
Staff looked put out when asking for things like butter

Had to go get own water and butter in the end.

Overall disappointing

KA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely casual style restaurant. Meals were good portion size and were delicious! Service was prompt and staff friendly

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were impressed with the table service we received at the Blue Duck for the pasta and vino special. The waiter deserves to be commended for his manner, friendliness and menu guidance. The food was delightfully fresh and tasty . And what a view as the sun went down! It was very good value for money and a lovely meal out mid week. We'll definitely return.

e
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great value and a great view staff is fantastic
Our go to place for brekky on a Saturday

DB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Wonderfully quiet on a Tuesday night ,so easy to chat.

RD
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant service and enjoyable food. Tiramisu to die for!

j
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

worst ever. from i entered till i left no one service the table.no menu no water no service. terrible experience. and at that time no too many customers at all.

MS
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great view. Service slow (a bit stressed - they were very busy). Food excellent value given the position.

KG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Two bits of toast would be better than one with full breakfast especially as mine was clearly close to the edge of the loaf & very small compared to other plates at the table.
Hot chocolates barely lukewarm & were for adults. Service was fabulous.
Need some artificial sweetener on tables.
Coffee was delicious & the place was clean & fresh.

LT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely breakfast on Sunday. Outstanding service and beautiful food.

JN
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Pleasant Waitress but on a Saturday was totally rushed off her feet. Fish was drenched in olive oil, chips were way too salty. Great location but really would not recommend.

MH
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived at sunset and sat on the deck ... a perfect evening. We took advantage of the pasta and wine offer. There were three pastas to choose from and we both chose the eggplant fettuccine. It was delicious .. full of flavour but the sauce was light. A pleasant red wine completed our meal. As a local it has been a long time between visits to The Blue Duck but I will be returning for another pasta night.

SP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for my sister visiting from uk

SP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was not very nice. My pasta was undercooked and very salty so had to stop eating. The fish and chips were also not very nice- the fish was really fishy tasting and chips dry.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great value for money with quick, efficient and friendly service. Great location and managed to get parking easily enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value breakfast with great views of the Indian Ocean. Friendly helpful staff.

Will be back for sure..

G
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for breakfast, 12 dollar Breky was so good will be back

G
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Average over priced food. I had an upset stomach from lunch.

B
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Came for breakfast(8) with three work colleagues, we had no service for 20min and even after that time one of us had to go inside to order coffee. When the coffee finally arrived we ordered some bloody Mary’s which again took a very long time to arrive. The menu said early morning tipple price for a Bloody Mary was $13, when we got the bill we were charged $16 each.
The staff where very inattentive and not very friendly creating a stressful 2 and half hour breakfast that should have been done and dusted in 1 .5
Very disappointing as a supposedly premier beach cafe