THREE BLUE DUCKS FALLS CREEK (CLOSED)
High Country and North East, Victoria

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Three Blue Ducks Falls Creek is now closed

General info

Address:

3 Sitzmark Street
Falls Creek VIC 3699

Suburb:

Falls Creek

Contact:

Cuisine:

Bistro, Cafe

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Having skied only a handful of times before, I can’t say I was overly-enamoured by the thought of a trip to Falls Creek. Admittedly, I am quite competitive and the thought of hitting the slopes with my better half, who has skied since he was a child, was not entirely motivating. Throw in the fact that I was definitely going to encounter sore legs and probably a bruise or two and I think I had valid reservations. When I found that we had made reservations to stay next door to The Gully by The Three Blue Ducks (now actually, Five Blue Ducks), however, my attitude shifted. All it took was a simple breakfast and I was sold. The Gully is the best table in town. Period.

There’s a reason why there are queues outside their Bronte café in Sydney weekend after weekend, the same applies on the Victorian slopes. While snow snacks are renowned for being outrageously expensive, without delivering on quality, The Gully bucks the après trend. Humble chef Darren Robertson and partner Mark LaBrooy serve enormous and outrageously delicious dishes – from the duck maryland with chilli jam to 12 hour Angus brisket with massaman sauce. At our table of six, not one of us wasn’t blown away by their dish. For me, the whole salt-roasted local rainbow trout epitomises my perfect dinner; healthy, wholesome and delicious. The richness of the trout was offset by a subtlety-flavoured leek puree while the roasted artichokes, almost potato-like in texture, provided substance.

Ingredients, in true Blue Duck style, are all sourced locally and you can tell (even the wine menu lists the distance, in a straight line, from the Gully to the vineyard). If you can fit anything after your main (thank goodness skiing is exercise), a single serving of sticky date pudding is as big as your fist and the smashed lemon tart is anything but smashed, instead it arrived as a gorgeously deconstructed dish. I’ve learnt that Falls Creek doesn’t have to be all about the skiing. Unbuckle the boots and enjoy the après lifestyle.
Anna Lisle

Specials & Events

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Functions

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MAX SEATING
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Features

Accommodation available
Breakfast
Caterer
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Groups of 10
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Andy - 20/10/2012
Great friendly atmosphere, I really enjoyed the friendly banter between the staff and guests around them. You can tell they're all having a good time. A great addition to Falls Creek, somewhere funky and upbeat compared to the classic lodge style places all over the hill. I think they are also suited to their location inside Huski as its a beautiful place to stay and looks amazing. I have 2 children and found they did cater for my kids, there was a menu addition for children and I went there a number of times with the kids and they were welcome. The chef even changed up my fussy 8yr olds breakfast. You just have to ask and nothing seems a problem. I ski Falls every year and again a great addition.
Jmf - 17/07/2012
Great location & atmosphere with funky menu but in a family ski resort very strange to not at least try to cater for children. Spoke to 4 families who rated it a no go & having gone anyway I agree. Come here every year but will not eat there again or recommend for this reason. Maybe purposely do not want families which I also understand.