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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Linz J
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank 451julie
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank gmackley
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

So my mum and I came for breakfast, I had the bacon and eggs bene and she had the avocado smash with crispy bacon. The food was really good. Seasoned really well and the presentation was stunning. As for the coffee it was smooth and velvety. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be regulars here!

Thank Tegan C
Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. Didn't have to wait too long for meal and the price of the meal was good

Thank lesley6403
Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

last week a group of us went to mud ducks for lunch and coffee i order a sausage roll that cost me 7 dollars with a pinch of garnish that looks like its meant to be a side salad the service of the food coming out was very slow i cut into my sausage roll and it was stone cold... More 

Thank loubell1998
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Group of 8 looking for coffee before the markets opened, we turned up at 08:05, staff happily took our orders even though they didn't open until 08:30. Good coffee, friendly fast service.

Thank ShepherdWhanau F
Whanganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Waited over 15 mins for my long black. Had to ask where it was then surley girl dumped it beside me. Then to top it off worst long black I've ever had- undrinkable. The only good thing about this experience is that there are plenty of other really good coffee shops in Wanganui - give this place a miss!!!

1 Thank teddybearmydog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?