After our Sunday wander around the periphery of Waverley Cemetery (see previous post!), we were a mite peckish. All part of LM’s cunning ‘adventure’ plan. He perfectly executed our arrival at the ever-fabulous Three Blue Ducks to coincide with a recently vacated outdoor table.
And, my fresh coconut water went down a treat…
In case you a) have been living under a rock; b) live anywhere but Australia; or, c) have another good reason for never having heard of Three Blue Ducks, I urge you to go and check out their story here. Essentially, five guys living the Sydney life, serving up seriously good nosh in an informal and unpretentious café on the main drag of Bronte. And, did I mention the food is seriously good?
Tetsuya’s philosophy was always to get the best ingredients you can afford and do as little as possible to make them amazing. And that’s still what we do now. Despite the fact we’ve got no tablecloths, we’re next to a bus stop, it’s got graffiti and it’s more casual, I think the philosophy is the same. We’re still using the same suppliers I’ve been using for 13 years. (Darren Robertson, Chef – Three Blue Ducks)
While the vibe may appear to be laid back Australian, the food is anything but. And, the service team is both disarmingly efficient and knowledgable* (which this picky gluten-free diner is particularly happy about!).
If your eyes are better than mine, check out the menu…
I have had the braised lamb shoulder with peas, bacon, cos lettuce, onion and mustard jus on my last couple of visits, so I was determined to try something different this time…
I was not disappointed. This salad was the bomb! It would have been great without the pistachio praline and almond gazpacho. But with them… Total heaven. Maybe the lamb has been bumped off my favourite spot?
LM had the slow cooked pork. I don’t think he’s ever tried anything else off the lunch menu, he loves it that much…
Three Blue Ducks is at 141-143 Macpherson St, Bronte, NSW 2024.
They are open for breakfast and lunch 7 days from 7am. Dinner is served Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Bookings taken for dinner only.
*Our fab’ waitress recommended we try the gluten-free ‘sprouted quinoa and millet’ bread. I have been looking for a gluten-free sprouted bread for ages and I wasn’t disappointed. It was excellent. She even gave us the details of their supplier. I’ll be ordering some from Spring Wellness next week. They deliver!
That sounds like such a perfect day!
LM does a good adventure!
Yum, I will check out Three Blue Ducks next time we are in Sydney – love Bronte!!
Well worth a try at the beginning of your next Sydney sojourn, K. You may decide you want to return. It’s just as fab for breakfast – especially on a sunny day.
So colourful – love it! And that sign: “Chickens, Bees and Bathrooms this way” is intriguing… Great post, TSL! 🙂
I reckon’ it’s the kinda’ place you would love, Sparks. Serious about good food but don’t take themselves seriously…
That salad sounds awesome!
And, it so was! 🙂
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