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Blue Duck Cafe & Bar

Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There are not a lot of choices here in Milford Sound, yet this was a pleasant surprise. There were three of us and we each had something different to eat. Our host photographer, Phillip Bartlett, had the pasta, my Better half, Lynette Kent, had the smoked chicken salad and I chose the venison. I admit to weakness for venison. All... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Not many choices in Milford Sound, but this place surprised us with a few nice dishes. Pro : Good solid risotto, nice steak, large servings of everything, attentive service "American Styled" and a great selection of beer. Con : Dirty salad leaves (they replaced straight away), really heavy fried fish, deep fried too many things. Overall, they didn't even need... More

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Hanmer Springs
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had the Venison rack which was the best I have had. It was perfectly cooked, tender and the flavours were fantastic. Great fellow diners which made for a great night out. The waiters were friendly and very helpful but the chef stole the evening.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate here after our Southern Discoverys day cruise, there was a good selection of food available at a reasonable price, food was good quality and tasted nice, good location for lunch or a snack for before or after your Milford cruise.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate twice at the Blue Duck Café and Bar both occasions were for dinner. The first night the place was packed and, whilst the service was a little slow, it was certainly made up for by the attitude of the staff trying to accommodate my onion allergy by suggesting meals which I could safely eat. A special dish of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

OK, there aren't a lot of options in Milford Sound and we had breakfast, lunch and dinner here during our 24-hour stay in Milford Sound. That being said, the Blue Duck offered a fairly good range of hearty pub-style meals at reasonable prices. The staff were very friendly and helpful. One member of our group was well-known for not ordering... More

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Cypress, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is maybe the only restaurant in Milford Sound. The bar and dining area are separated by the bar itself, which makes for a casual dining experience. We ordered a dinner of mushroom risotto, calamari salad, and chicken salad, all of which were delicious. The service was OK, so, overall, we have no complaints and would definitely eat there again.

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Hawaii, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I hate to leave really bad reviews but this was by far the worst thing we ate while traveling. I did research a head of time (which warned to stay away from this place) but when we got to Milford Sound we were so hungry. The staff at the restaurant was really friendly but the food was awful. We got... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had dinner here for 8 of us and were very well looked after by the staff who were very friendly in recommending meals for us.

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After a morning cruise of Milford Sound we were looking for a bite to eat before heading back to Te Anau. The meals were quick and delicious, although a little expensive although this is understandable as its pretty much one of the only places to eat at Milford.

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