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Funky Duck Restaurant

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110 Great North Road, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 4799
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Been here before and never liked the way the previous owner spoke to her staff in front of the customers. Bit of a sour faced old bag if you ask me. The new owners a lot better. Will call again for coffee and walk around the lake.

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Thank Mike D
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This cafe is well situated in the grounds surrounding Virginia Lake. There is the usual fare of sweet things and savouries and ice creams and drinks but it is a lovely place to sit and enjoy your food especially in the garden on a nice day, Friendly staff. Lovely cup of tea.

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Thank LCM18
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

A great light lunch with the family. We then fed the ducks. Watch out the swans can bite you, but it doesn't hurt. 😀

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Thank Brett L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Conveniently located near the entrance to Virginia Lake, i stopped here for brunch after a morning walk. Good selection menu, i picked the pancakes, a favourite of mine and they were delicious and beautifully presented. I also tried one of their milkshakes, very nice. Friendly staff, but felt the service could have been quicker.

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Thank EmmaLJ87
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A very lovely place. Great value for money. Fantastic food with great size servings and amazingly friendly staff. Also in an amazing spot

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Thank MelDixon
Whanganui, New Zealand
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I often visit this cafe while I would recommend it for lunch as they have a blackboard menu plus great cabinet food at reasonable prices,but if you are just having coffee with a grandchild I found it a bit much paying $4 for drink then$4.80 for a piece of lolly cake which could be cut in half to reduce price.... More 

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Thank jillyjon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went there this morning with Family which included one wee 3 yr old, staff were fantastic, and the breakfast was so beautiful. I think we will be making this a regular Sunday outing.

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Thank pam6262
Whanganui, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Well, we stopped going to this café ages ago as the food was too peppery for my taste . Having heard there were new owners we popped in during the week and boy were we impressed. I had the Pumpkin and Kumera soup - lightly curried and fabulous with some toasted turkish bread. My partner had a mushroom, courgette risotto... More 

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Thank david g
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely place. Excellent banter with the proprietor. Fun and enjoyable lunch. Cabinet food only but very good quality and tasty. Yum ..you have to try the bacon and egg pie. ...it's Devine. Lovely, Lovely place and I will absolutely be going again.

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Thank michael-paulsen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Lovely food and hosts. Set up with a bit of nostalgia with memories of the old with setting and wall art etc. A bit quirky

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Thank Jeanne N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Great North Road, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 4799

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?