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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend, had a good selection of veggie meals. I had the Mexican bean chilli style dish and it was very Good!

Thank James W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Mud Ducks four times in the last week as we have been up from Wellington to visit a relative in hospital. Probably obvious that we like dinning here due to the amount of repeat visits :) The staff are friendly and...More

Thank roziandstu
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome quick lunch at mud ducks. I had the bean bowl - it wa sooooo good, partner had the avocado and haloumi toast which looked amazing! The staff at mud ducks are always friendly, and the atmosphere is great! Coffee is brilliant too!

Thank Nikki G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Popped in for a quick lunch. Impressed with the service and variety of food available. Great coffee.Found the prices a little on the high side compared to other cafes in Wanganui.

Thank peggyfittes
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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, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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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