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Blue Duck Cafe & Bar

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Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 64
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  • 22
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good night playing pool and drinks with friends

Spent an evening with locals and friends, playing pool and socialising. It's a typical small town bar/restaurant, service was good, place is fairly clean & tidy, the pool tables were in OK condition, the range of drinks and food were limited to the basics - but OK. Locals were friendly and fun to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Andrew81
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Spent an evening with locals and friends, playing pool and socialising. It's a typical small town bar/restaurant, service was good, place is fairly clean & tidy, the pool tables were in OK condition, the range of drinks and food were limited to the basics - but OK. Locals were friendly and fun to hang out with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

the food was first class and there was an excellent selection of beers on tap. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We called in for lunch before our cruise to find the food highly over priced but with no other option they have a captive market. The building us tired, shabby and generally not a welcoming environment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were rushed and needed coffee that tasted good. Excellent double shot flat whites in small cups. Everything we wanted - thank yiu

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Shocking service from disinterested and unhelpful staff. 45 minute wait for sub standard and overpriced food, total disappointment.

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taree
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Considering where you are the meals here were quiet pleasant and well presented. The bar manager ran a really good show making sure people were catered for quickly and pleasantly. Not any other eating options around but this one is worth visiting.

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Seattle, Washington
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is the only place to have lunch if you want to stop and eat in Milford. We were happy with our meals and had a good slice for dessert. Our coffee and chai tea were made beautifully. I see many people have complained but we found the service good, staff friendly and food good. Being the only restaurant they... More 

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Woodvale, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Thought to give this eatery a try en route homewards, but were rather disappointed by their food choices, probably being later in the after noon. Also quite expensive by what we had experienced so far in NZ, must be transport costs we thought. Most customers who were eating probably missed lunch and were facing long journeys. A will do restaurant... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good pub, great food, live world cup cricket and all reasonably priced in a relaxed place. Even though this is there only place to eat they were very good.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This wasn't a captive audience, it was a trapped one. This cafe tried to rip every cent off us. Bring your own cut lunch and avoid

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Milford Sound

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