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Mud Ducks

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 7626
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  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
31 Taupo Quay | Right Next Door to the I-Site and Opposite Sarjeants Gallery, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun little cafe and very friendly young staff all working very hard. Drinks and light lunch available attached to the information centre.

Thank Sparkie154
Reviewed 6 days ago

Service was prompt and friendly. Menu seemed limited both on the menu and in the cabinet and we were there at about 1215 hours. What we had was tasty and good-sized portions but there did not seem to be me many lighter options. Very handy...More

Thank Libranace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a Saturday with the busy riverside market going on around us and the walkers on the Boardwalk going busily by. The adjoining iSite was also busy. It was a perfect spot to watch the hub-bub and the people climbing on...More

Thank Karaventure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a long lost friend here during our recent trip to NZ, at her suggestion. Just a perfect spot to catch up. Coffee was good, Chai Latte was excellent. Not far to walk to main centre of the city.

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Read reviews on this place & went with high expectations. Was busy. Service very good. Thought food high standard. Coffee was ordinary (I’m a barista & fussy) but have tasted much better in other places in Whanganui on this trip

Thank GrahamAK
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We only called in for coffee and cake (well, muffins) and to use the free wifi, toilets and Info centre in the same building. All of a good standard and this set us up for an interesting walk along the Main Street etc gazing at...More

Thank LandC46
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We called in for brunch while at the Saturday market - lucky to find it not to crowded. They have a good range of food in the cabinet and on the menu (try the corn beef and choritzo hash!), and the do an excellent coffee....More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot by the river. Lovely to watch the river go by. Dogs welcome outside. Great coffee and friendly staff.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I went to this restaurant yesterday and asked for a coffee (soy latte) while I waited for others to join me for lunch. The coffee was very strong (much more so than those served in Taranaki). After studying the menu, when I ordered my lunch,...More

Thank CeriChisholm
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited Whanganui to see New Zealand Glassworks and stopped at Mud Ducks for a quick lunch. The food may not be fancy but it is fresh and carefully prepared and the young staff are friendly and helpful. We couldn't ask for anything more.

Thank Alaskatravel1234
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Viv C
17 July 2016|
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Response from Artisteyes | Reviewed this property |
I am a vegetarian and there is lots for me there, but also vegan, dairy and gluten free. Great folks and always helpful. There is also a menu in addition to the cabinet! So do revisit Whanganui!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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