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Just In: Three Blue Ducks Is Closing Its W Brisbane Restaurant After Five Years

Before it says farewell, the chain's only Brisbane site will spend April and May serving up a best-of menu of dishes.
By Sarah Ward
March 02, 2023
By Sarah Ward
March 02, 2023

Five years after making the move to the Sunshine State, launching its first-ever River City outpost, Three Blue Ducks is saying farewell to its site inside the W Brisbane hotel. The acclaimed restaurant will close up shop exactly half a decade after it first launched back in June 2018, with both Three Blue Ducks and W Brisbane announcing the end of their partnership to focus on other projects.

"We have loved playing host to the Three Blue Ducks in Brisbane since opening in 2018 and celebrating their philosophy of honest, fresh and locally sourced cuisine. We thank them for their collaboration over the past five years and wish them well for their upcoming projects," said W Brisbane General Manager Haldon Philp.

"We've really enjoyed our time working with the whole team at W Brisbane. It's been an experience that we're grateful for and we'll use the knowledge gained when planning our next hospitality project," added Three Blue Ducks' chefs and owners Darren Robertson, Andy Allen and Mark LaBrooy.

It may be the end of Three Blue Ducks at W Brisbane, but the team are still fond of the city. "Brisbane has an incredible food scene that we feel connected to and want to stay a part of," continued Robertson, Allen and LaBrooy.

Whether that means that another Brissie venue is in the works elsewhere is yet to be revealed.

The current site will keep heroing its paddock-to-plate dishes until it says goodbye, including by spending April and May serving up a best-of menu of dishes featured over the past five years. That'll span signature plates, the eatery's most well-loved meals and other options that epitomise its approach to food.

W Brisbane will run a produce-focused restaurant from June onwards, doing breakfast, lunch and dinner, with more details about what's to come for Three Blue Ducks' old space set to be announced in the near future.

Three Blue Ducks will next launch in Bellingen on New South Wales' mid-north coast, with an exact 2023 opening date also yet to be revealed. With the W Brisbane outpost closing, that new venue will join locations in Rosebery, Byron Bay and Nimbo, also in NSW, as well as in Melbourne.

Find W Brisbane at 81 North Quay, Brisbane on March 15, with Three Blue Ducks operating until the end of May. For more information on the hotel, visit the website

Published on March 02, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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