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“Bad service, mediocre food”

Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill
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Ranked #11 of 362 Restaurants in Darwin
Price range: $7 - $31
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Battambang, Cambodia
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Bad service, mediocre food”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

It looks good from the outside, the menu sounds good. I stopped in for breakfast. However, the staff were less than interested in serving, food and drinks were plonked down without a word, requests for water not attended to at a time when they had only one other customer. The food when served was OK at best - left me feeling hungry after one of their bigger breakfasts - but not wanting to order more.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Tamsin R
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T27K, Public Relations Manager at Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Tamsin,
Truly sorry your experience was not the usual friendly and efficient service Ducks Is known for.
This is concerning for us and we thank you for taking the time to review us and our staff.
Feedback such as yours is always helpful and welcomed.
I hope your trip to Darwin otherwise was enjoyable and that you may return one day to the territory and Ducks Nuts.

Lisa and the crew
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Nice start to the day but beware of smokers”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were in darwin for 10 nights to watch our son play in the Australian hockey junior championships. We had our daily routine of getting up early and walking for about an hour and on the way back to our apartment (argus apartments) we would stop for coffee and read the paper.

Great staff who were always obliging and the coffee was good. We always sat outside but could never dodge the smokers which was pretty annoying. Last morning we ate breakfast there and I had fruit toast with ricotta, honey and chunky berry jam which was delicious.

Good start to the day after our walk but move the smokers around the corner.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank millsie58
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T27K, Public Relations Manager at Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thanks so much for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals, coffee and our staffs hospitality at our venue. We are although sad to hear that our smoking areas were a down side to your experience. We do apologise for this feeling and we want to let you know that our two small smoking areas are separate to the dining area to keep the customers happy firstly and also abide by the NT Tobacco Control Act for separated zones.

If you do get a chance to again visit us in Darwin please see us to request a terrace or inside table safely away from smokers for you.

Thanks again
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Torquay, Australia
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great place for a good coffee and a feed”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Located in the heart of central Darwin this place is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. We wandered in on a Sunday morning for a coffee and were not disappointed. Good service and good coffee with few spare tables.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Chooka57
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Murrumba Downs, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We'd passed this place several times in the past couple of days and it always had a good crowd eating there. On our last night in Darwin, we treated ourselves to a meal with wine and were not disappointed. Good food choices and friendly staff. Slight mix-up when we got someone else's bill but that was quickly rectified.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Ross H
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great pub grub at reasonable prices”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Consistently above average food at good prices. Staff are always helpful and cheerily accomodate special requests

Visited September 2013
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Thank ErinK9969
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