Ando: After coming across a restaurant review of Three Blue Ducks on TV, I knew I wanted to visit this place. We had breakfast earlier that day at Bondi so we thought of making a short trip to Bronte to share some plates for a second breakfast. Regrettably this has to be one of the worst experiences I have ever had. As we approached the entrance, waiters who saw us simply ignored us. Finally when we got acknowledged, we were ushered to a table and were given menus. The menu was simple and had some great choices.
It took a while for us to grab the attention of waiters to make our order. As research, I took notes and tried to take pictures of the menu on my phone. One of the waiters saw me and told me that this was not allowed. If only their service was as fast as their willingness to stop people from taking pictures of their menu! Anyways if you are interested, their menus are available online. Pretentious and impolite service continued throughout our stay.
The first dish we ordered was poached eggs, spinach, sauce hollandaise and ocean trout ($19). Nothing major stood out but it was an enjoyable dish.
The second dish was scrambled eggs with black sausage, dill cucumber yoghurt salad and red currant jam ($19). I loved the saltiness of the black sausage and the sweetness of the red currant jam was quite palatable. If only their service matched the effort of the chefs!
It was clearly visible that we were sharing dishes yet the waiters who kept walking past us didn’t offer any additional plates or cutlery. Trying to hunt down a waiter again took effort and time.
After we finished our dishes we ordered coffee. Single Origin Roasters supply the beans to Three Blue Ducks and are organic, fair trade and forrest friendly. There was a point where we were waiting for one coffee and after consulting a waiter, they advised us that they forgot about it. Nice.
After one failed attempt at asking for table water, we decided to let that one slip. When time came to finally say goodbye to Three Blue Ducks and pay our bill, there was one final blow to our visit… no amex!
143 Macpherson Street, Bronte, NSW 2024
(02) 9389 0010