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FOOD & DRINK

The Three Blue Ducks Team Is Opening a Restaurant in the Snowy Mountains

Over the last ten years, the group has opened restaurants in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Byron — and now it's heading to the snow.
By Ben Hansen
November 05, 2020
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By Ben Hansen
November 05, 2020
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Much-loved farm-to-table eatery Three Blue Ducks is expanding its ever-growing suite of establishments to regional NSW this month. The Sydney restaurant group will open a Snowy Mountains location at Nimbo Fork Lodge on Wednesday, November 25.

Originally opening in Bronte back in 2010, before expanding to Byron Bay, Rosebery, Brisbane (in the W Hotel) and Melbourne (inside a surf park), the restaurant collective is known for its dishes packed with locally and ethically sourced produce.

The group's latest iteration will be located in the heart of the picturesque Tumut Valley, 30 minutes' drive from Gundagai. Its home, Nimbo Fork Lodge, is a boutique hotel with six cottages, five suites and a bar and restaurant.

The Three Blue Ducks team by Nikki To

As with Three Blue Ducks' other restaurants, fresh produce will be an integral part of the new venue. The menu has been designed around the on-site kitchen garden, award-winning sustainably farmed Provenir Beef and trout from local Tumut waterways. If the locally sourced trout isn't fresh enough for you, you can even head out to the renowned fly-fishing areas nearby and provide your own catch of the day for the chefs to use.

"The menu is all about local produce and suppliers, but beyond that, we're really excited to cultivate the kitchen garden and create a space for the community and out of towners to come in and experience interactive activities during their stay," Three Blue Ducks Co-Owner and Chef Mark LaBrooy said in a statement.

The new restaurant will be open seven days a week for dinner, with lunch available on weekends and breakfast and snack packs available to order. Menu highlights include whole butterflied trout and Nimbo tomahawk lamb chops with zucchini, mint and spring peas. Local NSW beers and wines, as well as coffee from Three Blue Ducks caffeine partner Single O, will also be available.

While you're in the area, you can visit thermal pools, hike past waterfalls and bobsled down a mountain. For more ideas, check out our guide to activities in the Snowy Mountains region.

Find Three Blue Ducks at Nimbo Fork Lodge, 330 Nimbo Road, Killimicat from Wednesday, November 25. It'll be open for dinner daily and lunch on weekends. 

Top image: Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay

Published on November 05, 2020 by Ben Hansen

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