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Blue Duck Cafe & Bar

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Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Te Anau
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

What should be a iconic restaurant in Milford is a poorly run cafe that serves very expensive prepackaged food, all on paper plates and disposible cups. This cafe is underwhelming to say the least and its disappointing that its the only cafe option within Milford Sound

1 Thank Bikehikers
marietta GA
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627 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

very few dining choices in milford sound. i ordered some coffee here before our cruise and it was good, and not too horribly priced. I did not eat but the limited menu seemed attractive and not overly expensive, especially considering the remoteness of the location

Thank marieatta_pman
Olvera, Spain
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This gem of a place sitting in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I recommend you get a take out before you do the boat trip into the sound. The food is way better than on the ship and cheaper.

Thank Doug C
Hoogstraten, Belgium
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Only place in the neighborhood where you can drink and/or eat something. Not a very nice place but okay.

1 Thank Peetfum
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Toilets were dirty. Cafe had hardly any food choices and was extremely expensive. Seeing as so many tourists come through here, they could make more of an effort. Especially for those travelling through on a wet day. I would suggest packing your own lunch and not stopping at this cafe.

1 Thank Herodeniro
Perth, Australia
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209 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

After coming off the Milford Track after 3 days of wet wet windy damp cold weather.... what do we want most of all.... Yes, a hot shower but also a hot coffee or a cold wine (in celebration) and some hearty food. The Blue Duck delivered it all. The food was sensational, the pies filling, the sandwiches fresh, the wine... More 

Thank JazzyPerth
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78 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

it's the only cafe in Milford aside of Milford Lodge. they sell ready made sandwiches for $7, which are absolutely disgusting (couldn't eat it) and pizzas, which are ok, but also too expensive

1 Thank Ksenia C
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Looked at menu and thankfully said to my wife that we brought our own food for lunch. coffee at NZD 6? Are you kidding? Even if I didn't have any food with me on the drive, I would've waited till I got back to Queenstown or the next gas station o stop where there would be food. Cruise itself was... More 

1 Thank Firstvisit2Mexico
Papamoa, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Went in there to warm up with a cup of tea. Very bad and extremely unfriendly service and rip off prices! Only place for something to eat and drink - a bad look on NZ tourism though. Will take my gas cooker next time and make my own brew :-)

1 Thank izzwhizz78
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Milford is an incredible jaw dropping experience and I'm sure like me it makes every kiwi proud to call NZ home. And likewise as I travel around NZ there is a quality of hospitality that reinforces our reputation of being friendly people. Sadly right in Milford at our most iconic tourist spot there is a cafe that is an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Milford Sound
  • Phone Number: 6432497931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?