Three Blue Ducks, The Farm, Byron Bay, Australia.

As the friends who in was staying with live just an hour from Byron Bay, they kindly agreed to drive me down there for the day so I could Hemsworth brother hunt see the sights, and enjoy a delicious lunch at “The Farm” just 10 minutes outside of Byron itself.

The Farm is principally a working farm, we house a collection of micro-businesses all sharing in a common goal. We invite you to come and visit us and see for yourself how a farm operates, supports the environment and contributes to a healthier lifestyle.

After a short walk around the farm to see their various projects, we were forced inside by rain, thankfully just in time for lunch!

We endeavour to source as much as possible from The Farm and then we venture further afield. We embrace produce that is organic or spray free and sustainably farmed to make all the meals on our menu. We get almost everything from the local area when it is in season, from southern Queensland to as far down as Port Macquarie

I was really impressed by the selection of wines ON TAP and after a refreshing IPA, Jules and I shared a surprisingly reasonably priced carafe of local Riesling with our meal.

As the dishes seemed fairly substantial, we decided to share 3 appetisers and 1 main between the 3 of us, 2 of which, the KFC Fried Pork Ribs and a Flank Steak with Romesco, from the daily changing specials ( I forgot to note the price on these!)

To this we added a locally produced Byron Bay Burrata with eggplant escabeche, fennel salt, pangritata ($23 AUD) and Coal Roasted Octopus with seaweed tapenade, lemon, herbs and shaved squash ($24)

The pork ribs were surprisingly good, I have never eaten them fried like this but it really worked, even if they needed the extra chilli sauce we requested on the side.

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I loved the burrata, it was perfectly gooey inside and managed to avoid being too sour, as many of the burrata that I have tried which have been produced outside of Italy have tended to be. The slightly tangy eggplant escabeche was a nice contrast to the creaminess of the cheese, and the pangritata added a nice textural element that otherwise would have been lacking.

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Obviously I didn’t try the flank steak, but it was certainly impressive looking and I think Jules and Stu were glad they had opted to share it!

My Octopus was another huge success. Soft and smoky, I love the richness of flavour from the seaweed tapenade and the shaved squash was a good accompaniment too.

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Expect to spend around $70 AUD per person for lunch with a few drinks, significantly less if you visit at breakfast (served between 7am-11am) and of course more if you go for a full coursing.

I really enjoyed the Three Blue Ducks, the location is beautiful (you’d never guess it was just off the motorway!) and I enjoyed the well sourced local produce and how they highlighted these in their cooking techniques.

Three Blue Ducks 

7 Days – Doors open 7.00am

Monday to Thursday *
Breakfast 7am – 11.30am
Lunch 12pm – 3pm

Friday to Sunday
Breakfast 7am – 11.30am
Lunch and Dinner 12pm – 9pm

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