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Mud Ducks Restaurant

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31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 7626
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called into have a quick bite before hitting the road, coffee was bitter food was served cold and returned to staff to be reheated, we found staff unfriendly

1 Thank ajoneshippy
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch because it seemed like one of the only places to get vegetarian food. I had the veggie breakfast and it was really nice. Presentation was impressive and the flavours complimented each other well. Very impressed with what I got for the price too. Would highly recommend :)

Thank Sam A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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177 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch following a local's recommendation. The location beside the river and the info centre is very good. The coffee was excellent. We were a group of four and all meals were well presented and very tasty. Everyone was very satisfied. A good place for a coffee or a light meal.

Thank Reynard1
Whanganui, New Zealand
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I went here for work to have a coffee and ended up walking away with a lovely slice too. Pretty balcony looking towards the river and very friendly staff. Nice to see a place that you can bring your pets too, complete with a fresh water bowl for them.

Thank Terena C
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We called in for a snack and a drink after walking around the local art studios. The position of the cafe is great beside the river, lovely setting. This is pretty much where the positives end! Cabinet food is heated in the microwave and was cold in the middle, teapot had a broken lid and piddled all over the table,... More 

2 Thank PRICIE
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in while visiting the Open Studios and had a lovely late lunch of chicken and capsicum risotto cake and a smoked salmon (plus other yummy stuff) quiche. Lovely food and a delicious smoothie and long black. Can recommend! 😊

Thank GillyONZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We arrived just on 1pm the café reasonably full but there were spare tables for our group of 9. Before we got a chance to order we were told the was a one hour wait for kitchen service!!! So we chose items from the cabinet and drinks, which they told us would be served immediately. Well that didn't happen. When... More 

2 Thank Linz J
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Being Recommended as a great place to eat - by my wanganui host - who is a regular - i would have to say - i did enjoy the food but def not the service. The food was extremely slow to cme and we ordered extras which didnt come at all!! The lady serving us on this Monday morning seemed... More 

2 Thank 451julie
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We go here often and have never been disopointed. The coffee and food is always top touch. The cafe is located at a very hand spot near the I Site and the Whanganui river paddle steamer Whaimarie.

Thank martyaqua
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Order the coffee and a scone with 2 butters. Coffee was fantastic but scone turned up with 1 butter not a major issue as they handed over another. Big duck assuming the owner always had a smile on his face and was happy other staff not so much quake up never smiled.

1 Thank gmackley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 7626

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