W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks

4.2
891 Reviews
$41 to $100
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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Experiences

  • Friday and Saturday Set

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Dining with us on a Friday or Saturday evening will require you to select from on of our Set Price Menus: For $75 pp; you can enjoy a 2 Course Set Menu with a choice of one starter and one main (sides inclusive) OR one main and one dessert (sides inclusive) For an all-inclusive feast at $90pp; you can enjoy our 3 Course Set Menu. Inclusive of a starter, main (side) and dessert. Your menu selections and courses can be made at the time of your visit and not all guests have to select the same courses. Groups 14+ are subjected to additional T's&C's. A card is collected at the time of booking however full payment is required on the day. Please note that all card payments are subjected to a 1.5% surcharge.
  • Mother's Day Lunch

    A$121.80 per personPrepaid

    May 9, 2021 only

    Treat your leading lady to the ultimate three course feast of deliciousness this Mother’s Day at Three Blue Ducks Brisbane. Soak up the stellar Brissy river views with a sparkling wine on arrival, a special gift for mum and live acoustic tunes. Package includes three course lunch, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, and gift for mum. All bookings will incur a 1.5% surcharge. Payment non-refundable. Kid's packages available for ages 4-11 with a limited menu to welcome the whole family. Dietaries available on request.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 891 people are saying
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SteveC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Views are great overlooking the river. Service very good. Not much “ambience” which is strange as it is situated in the stylish “W”.
Lamb shoulder was stand out course. Octopus and bugs both disappointing ...octopus was tough and bugs overpowered by rest of the dish.

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DavidH
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful earthy flavors. Great view out over the river. We had a great night.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your kind words David. We’re stoked to hear that you enjoyed our humble, but delicious meals paired with our stellar Brissy River views. We definitely think it’s a winning combo, and are glad to know you agree! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointing dinner as we had to wait nearly an hour for our meals. Waiter was pleasant and offered complimentary glasses of wine. Food presentation disappointing ( Sol fish larger than the plate) with no vegetables and separate side dishes of veggies required.

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PeterW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My glass of Chardonnay was served far to cold, initially destroying the palate.
The food had far too many Asian flavours for my liking.

Some of the staff were very good, others needed more training, particularly in wine knowledge.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Peter, thanks for sharing your constructive feedback with us. The thorough training of our team is of upmost importance and while we are disheartened to hear that some of our service fell short; we appreciate the opportunity to improve. Please know, your notes on our beverage service, menu items and staff knowledge have been passed onto our management team for review. We would appreciate discussing this with you further and invite you to contact us at threeblueducks.brisbane@whotels.comm

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Kandy
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, great location- the price is on point for the quality.

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LucyI
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We booked a table for our wedding anniversary. We were very excited to enjoy the dinner and the view with our friends. Unfortunately that was not the case.
View - The table we got was behind one of the columns, so we did not have any view at all.
Dinner - One of our friends ordered a medium steak. The steak was well done and we asked the waiter to bring a medium one. The manager came to our table to see what the problem was. We told her and she took away the plate with the steak. Couple of minutes later the manager brought back the steak and told us that the Chef advised this was a medium steak and left it in front of our friend. Such a shocking experience (talking about customer experience or COVID safe procedures).
We’ll we go back - absolutely not!

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allisterd
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sadly, it’s not what you expect. We went with high expectations considering the celebrity chef profile. The food is average. Not terrible but nothing to skite about. Screwed up our entree order. The price reflected a hat level restaurant. It’s not even close.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Allisterd, thanks for sharing your honest feedback with us. We are sorry to hear however that your experience on the day fell short of expectations. It is disappointing to learn that the high quality food and service and value which we pride ourselves on were under par on this occasion. We invite you to reach out to our team to discuss this further at threeblueducks.brisbane@whotels.comm. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.

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MeganH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The chicken dish was spot on. My dining companion's ordered the Cauliflower dish and found it to be dry and crumbly.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff and all around amazing experience. We will be back for sure.

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Responded 3 days ago

Congratulations!! We are thrilled to hear of the big news and that we could be a part of such a big moment. Our passion is to serve great food and spark special moments so thank you so much for coming to Three Blue Ducks. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the team and hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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CaitlinG
London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great view and good setting. But I'm afraid that the food quality just let them down so much. There wasn't any flair or creativity and the meals were just pretty average. Such a shame as we would love to bring international visitors here for the view.

I'm not sure I would be proud to take English friends here which is a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday dinner. Was seated with fantastic river and south bank views. Had a 2 course set menu. Food was delicious maybe not earth shattering but as a package it was perfect for the occasion. Cocktails and drinks were good too.

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SameenahI
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Moreton bay bugs and charred octopus were fantastic.

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Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars Sameenahl! The Moreton Bay Bugs and Charred Octopus our some of our favorites as well. We are glad you could pop in and give them a try. We hope to see you around again soon.

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JacintaP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Three Blue Ducks. The only feedback that I would give is that there is little option (especially on the set menu nights) for those with smaller apetites! The 2 course option was still a lot of food to consume, but do understand that those with really healthy apetites would be satisfied.
Perhaps 2 entree servings would be enough for some people?

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Responded on April 7, 2021

Hi Jacinta, thanks so much for sharing your 5 star Ducks experience! Our chefs work carefully to create humble, flavorful and generous meals across the menu. We will certainly pass on your feedback with the team and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Numbnuts68
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is next level, the service was attentive and informative. Would absolutely eat here again. Great food and great service, we had a fantastic dining experience.

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Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks for the stellar review! We’re certainly proud of our helpful and approachable team, and are pleased to hear they made your visit a memorable one. The great food and great service is definitely our intention and we hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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Kimm
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Forgot the candles. Was my wife's birthday and we don't get out much due to a young kid, so I requested a special desert when booking on OpenTable. I also called the restaurant the day of our booking and they said they'd put candles in the desert and make it special. They forgot apparently. Was quite disappointing. Entre and mains were nice, the white chocolate mouse desert was weird, first time I've not eaten my desert in +30 years. Pretty hard to stuff up which choc you'd think. Not a bad evening all in all, but I won't be rushing back.

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Responded on April 2, 2021

Hi Kim, thanks for your honest feedback. While we’re glad to hear that your evening and food overall was enjoyable; it’s disheartening to learn that your noted booking requests were not delivered on the evening. We pride ourselves on making special occasions memorable; and we apologize that on this occasion we fell short. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you further. We invite you to reach out to our team at threeblueducks.brisbane@whotels.comm. Thank you again Kimm.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful new experience for us. Amazing food and friendly service. Great views at sunset.

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Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for sharing your 5 star experience! Golden hour is our favourite time in the restaurant as well. We are glad to hear of your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience for my husband’s 40th. Beautiful spacious restaurant with lovely views. But the service and food are what really make this venue. I’m coeliac with multiple other intolerances and it was noted with our booking. Every server was aware and catered for me so well! Attentive and cheerful staff who did little things - like wishing my husband a happy birthday and remembering what drink we had ordered for another glass - left you feeling really looked after. The food was amazing and decent sized servings, we left very satisfied. Well done! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

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Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the raving review Michelle. We are so glad to hear that we could make your Husband’s birthday a memorable one. We certainly take all dietaries seriously and we are thrilled that this attentiveness paired with amazing food and stellar views you enjoyed your visit. Thanks again Michelle and we hope to see you both again soon.

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AlexaP
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a little nervous following reviews from a few months previous, but had been wanting to try this for a while. We were not disappointed, only had main courses, the lamb and the sole, both were excellent, flavours very imaginative with the lamb. An enjoyable evening, would recommend highly.

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Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the great review AlexaP! We are stoked to hear that you enjoyed your mains and hope you get around to trying the smalls and desserts next visit! We will be sure to pass on your great comments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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RaymondG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Main meals were a disappointment
Starters were really good. Great service

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vipbrisbanefoodguy
Brisbane
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

see full review instagram @brisbanefoodguy

This was our first visit to this well located and spacious restaurant on the 3rd floor of the @whotels North Quay Brisbane.
While it has a great view of the river being so large (and noisy)the restaurant does invoke the feeling of a food court.. 😒😏🤔
We opted for the 3 course menu which allowed us each to pick an entree, main, side and dessert.
If that sounds like a lot of food it was !
Too much..the serving sizes are way too big!
I don’t think I noticed anybody finish their meals,and it wasn’t because the food was crap it's just way too much of it!
Here’s what we had
Starters
✅Grilled octopus with muhammara, tomato, jalapeno & seaweed dukkah 🐙
✅Oysters

Mains 🍽
✅Steamed mussels, chilli jam, coconut sambal, flatbread
✅Grilled rib eye on the bone, roasted potatoes, bagna cauda, horseradish 🥩

Sides
➖Cos, marinated zucchini, eschallots, citrus dressing, pangrattato🥬
✅Wood roasted carrots, smoked labneh, spiced hazelnuts🥕

Dessert
➖Black sesame & white chocolate mousse, burnt citrus marmalade, honey macadamias
✅Coconut sorbet, BBQ pineapple, lemongrass & ginger granita, mango salsa

There were some real hits Steak and Mussels excellent, as was the Oysters 🦪

Misses
The bread 🍞 that was served upon arrival was cold like it had been the the fridge ❄️🥶
Cos Salad was all over the place and the roasted potatoes cold and hard like they had been cooked earlier and left under warming lights.
The black and white seasame chocolate mousse was excellent but the burnt citrus 🍊 marmalade was almost inedible!

The service was excellent with our waiter, one of the most energetic and enthusiastic I think I have ever met!

BFG RATINGS
Venue 3.5/5
Service 4/5
Taste 3/5
Value 4/5
Overall 14.5/20 - maybe less would be more?

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food and menu are quirky. My husband had to send his steak back. He said it did not taste right. The manager handled it well , but the experience with the food spoiled the evening. I had the sole which was tasty & a classic dish.

We also had breakfast here but it really wasn’t anything special. It was difficult to choose a dish you wanted to eat. The bacon was fine but the eggs were just so so.

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RTLABC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Okay - lots of road noise reflects into the restaurant. Food was very good.

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VaughanT
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktail was a delicious and refreshing start to the meal.
The food was delicious, interesting and plentiful. I would thoroughly recommend eating at 3 Blue Ducks.

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Responded on March 23, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars VaughanT! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again soon!

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SuanW
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first anniversary and we had a wonderful table overlooking the river and Southbank. They provided a very romantic atmosphere, our Waiter was wonderful providing very attentive service as needed. The food was amazing, well presented and tasteful without being overdone. Very much enjoyed our time and will definitely visit again.

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Responded on March 15, 2021

Thanks for the raving review SuanW and congrats on your special occasion! We are incredibly proud of the experience you have shared and will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team. We hope to celebrate with you again soon.

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vipChristopherLawler1986
Brisbane
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Brisbane for the weekend to celebrate my partner‘a 30th birthday. The venue was beautiful, we had a table looking out over the Brisbane river just as the sun was going down so it had a rose gold glow, really stunning!
They had an impressive wine list, the service was excellent, and the food was amazing. When dessert came out the team put a candle on his dessert for his birthday, which was a really simple but touching gesture!
Would highly recommend!

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Responded on March 15, 2021

Thanks for joining us or your partners 30th birthday! We always hope to provide great food and wine accompanied by stellar service and restaurant ambience so I am glad to see this was reflected through your visit. We will be sure to pass on your thanks to the team and we hope to celebrate the next special occasion with you soon!

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Bobbin
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Very generous portions and very helpful staff.

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Responded on March 15, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We are thrilled that the portion size and team were a stand out for you. We will be sure to pass on your comments and we hope to welcome you again soon!

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three Blue Ducks was the perfect choice for a mid-week dinner with colleagues from out of town. The food did not disappoint and the view over the river was perfect for unwinding after a long day.

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Responded on March 14, 2021

Thanks for the stellar 5 stars SusanF! We are stoked that you and your colleagues enjoyed your mid-week dinner. We hope to host you all again soon.

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CraigC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and service. Location great, only thing I would suggest is less is best with the Pangrattato on the Dover sole, way too much on ours that it took away from fully enjoying the main course.

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Responded on March 10, 2021

Thanks for sharing your honest feedback. We are stoked to hear your enjoyed the menu, service and location! We take all feedback seriously and will be sure to pass on all comments to the team for review. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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AlyC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely above our expectations. Portions were large and delicious. Our new favourite restaurant.
Thank you.

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Responded on March 10, 2021

Thanks for the great comments AlyC! We are delighted that you had a great time, we look forward to seeing you again!

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JoBl
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was a pleasant experience but not an outstanding one.

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BenB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and impeccable service. Definitely one of the most outstanding restaurants that I have dined at.

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Responded on March 10, 2021

Cheers for the great review! We are stoked to hear about your stellar visit with us. We certainly enjoyed hosting you and looking forward to seeing you around again soon.

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Catherinem
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great view & excellent value for money. I only wish I’d been able to manage dessert!

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Responded on March 10, 2021

Thanks Catherinem! We have just started a new menu and are stoked to hear this was a hit! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team regarding your great service and value for money. Hope to see you again soon.

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PattiMc
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place has been on my bucket list for ages, so I think I had set my expectations quite high. It was nice atmosphere and view, service was FANTASTIC yet casual & friendly, food was really good with "interesting" twists and combinations.
Our only real critique would be the plate that dessert was served on... the surface wasn't smooth, so you couldn't scrape up the melted ice cream. It seems petty now I write it down, but it seemed to be important at the time :D

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Responded on March 19, 2021

Thanks for the great review PattiMc! We intend to provide fantastic service, bold flavours and a friendly smile on every occasion. We are thrilled to hear this was a highlight for your visit. Noted with the ice cream, we certainly don’t want you missing out on the last little bits! We hope to see you around again soon PattiMc. :)

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Dellie
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quick and wonderful service, amazing view, tasty drinks

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Responded on March 10, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars! We are thrilled to hear about your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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MeganL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend's birthday and Three Blue Ducks was her choice. Neither of us had been there before and we were very impressed. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and we will be back!

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Responded on March 10, 2021

Cheers for the stellar review MeganL! We are glad you enjoyed your first visit at the Ducks. We can’t wait to celebrate the next special occasion with you soon.

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FoodieG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An overall good night. Good service and delicious meals. Highly recommend.

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Responded on March 4, 2021

Thanks for the kind words FoodieG. We’re stoked to know that our service and delicious meals were a winning combo. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Arrived later than expected for lunch due to traffic. Waiter was very accomodating and ensured we got our order in before the kitchens closed. Very spacious and well appointed restaurant. Ony down side is the awning funnels the M1 traffic noise into the restaurant and so was very noisy with car/truck noise. Main courses arrived very promptly and they were delicious. Very well thought out meals, and the lamb shoulder was excellent. The traffic noise was a major limitation, but that aside, everything else was excellent.

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Responded on March 5, 2021

Hi TomB, thanks for sharing your recent experience with us. It’s great to hear that the food was delicious, and that our service was prompt and helpful. While our spacious, open plan venue does bring the outside in on occasion, we are happy to know that everything else was excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back to try more of our humble, but delicious meals soon!

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CliffC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service was brilliant we were lucky on very humid day our table was just inside the air conditioning curtain. The road noise from the Riverbank expressway while annoying at first just become background noise.

Totally recommend the experience, we will be back.

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Responded on March 4, 2021

Hi Cliff, thanks for the stellar review! It’s awesome to hear that our fantastic food and service made your special occasion so memorable. We hope we can have the pleasure in welcoming you back again soon in the future.

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MajellaS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food .. I had the muscles and they were amazing, the service was fabulous. I had my two little ones with me and the waiter gave us paper and pencils to keep her occupied. The view was amazing .. but of a shame about the noise level coming from the highway .. but that’s to be expected. Overall a great experience and we will be back

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Responded on March 4, 2021

Hi Majella, we’re so glad to hear you and your family had a great time with us over the weekend. The muscles have often been a crowd favourite, and it’s good to know they’re still a winner! Our helpful and approachable team are happy to help and we’re thrilled to know that they were able to assist with your little ones at the table. We hope to see you again soon.

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ABCDE
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

A very unwelcome/rude "welcome" from the staff member who greeted us. Such a shame. Why is it that covid seems to have eradicated a pleasant greeting when dining out? It is not impossible to speak respectfully. The ambience was shot to pieces after that.

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Responded on March 4, 2021

Hi ABCDE, thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us; without it we cannot improve. We are deeply concerned to hear that the service you received at our restaurant did not reflect the friendly and helpful standard that we pride ourselves on. Please know your feedback has been forwarded to our management team for review. Moreover, we invite you to contact us at threeblueducks.brisbane@whotels.comm to discuss your experience further. We do hope to hear from you soon.

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W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks is rated 4.2 stars by 891 OpenTable diners.

W Brisbane - Three Blue Ducks does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tickets.myguestlist.com/v258aa434248f02/three-blue-ducks-gift-voucher/evs58aa43424c00a/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.