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“Just ok” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Mallard Duck Cafe

The Mallard Duck Cafe
10 John Street | Henley Brook, Perth, Western Australia 6055, Australia (Perth CBD)
+61 8 9296 1352
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Ranked #565 of 1,471 Restaurants in Perth
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Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Perth CBD
Perth, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Just ok”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had lunch here today. Nice views and the staff were efficient. Our meals arrived promptly. The mixed platter was very good - a reasonable serve for one at 28 dollars. Have to say though that the Caesar salad was very disappointing. We had the Cajun chicken version, 25 dollars. Cos lettuce, tiny amount of cheese, some bacon bits, very little dressing. The chicken was very dry. We'd hoped for an egg and some anchovies but it wasn't to be. When we asked for a dessert menu we were told that it depended what was left in the kitchen. The waitress returned and recited a list of the items, along with how many servings they had. Lost track (and interest) after item number five or six. A shame - the place was busy and has clearly had a revamp - it looks much less tired than on previous visits. Have to say wouldn't be recommending it on the basis of this visit though.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Relaxing Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stopped here when visiting the winerys along the valley. Had a really good meal in very relaxed surroundings. Staff were discrete but attentive. The grounds were pleasent and very interesting with different wildlife, not just ducks!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scone, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Re-visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had enjoyed our experience at The Mallard Duck when my daughter & son-in-law held their very successful wedding reception there that we decided to go back for Sunday lunch. We were not disappointed and although we did have to wait a bit, it was well worth it. The manager is very friendly and as before the food was excellent. I was very surprised to read of other diners bad experiences, but I must say we will be happy to recommend, and also go back ourselves.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not great”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Owner yells at his staff. In front of diners. Really uncomfortable:-s
Not much here to redeem it. Everything except the view was below par.
Sorry but wont be returning.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Office Xmas Function”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had our Office Xmas Function here on Friday and sent through pre-orders for what each person wanted, no problem. Those who asked for the beef dish were not allowed a preference for how they wanted their meat cooked, it was medium only, was it so hard to ask if anyone wanted it otherwise? Some did. Those who had the fish dish said it was bland. When it came to coffees later on, myself and my colleague didn't even get served, they just ignored us, we were forced to call them back and ask for coffee.

It's disappointing to rate at such since as we entered the venue it looked really quite nice and we were looking forward to the night.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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