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Tucked away on an unassuming street, Deer Duck Bistro brings some fine dining fun to Auchenflower’s foodies, serving up degustation menus of modern European cuisine in a quirky environment, decorated with mismatched vintage furniture. Offering a special dining experience in Brisbane, Deer Duck Bistro can fill up quick so be sure of snagging a seat at this charming Milton Road joint by making a reservation in advance!
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Like stepping back in time to inside a 19th century parlour, Auchenflower’s Deer Duck Bistro is dimly-lit and decked out in vintage furniture with antique paintings and ornate stag heads adorning the walls, creating a stylish yet cozy ambience to dine in. Despite its old fashioned setting, Deer Duck Bistro offers three different tasting menus of modern European cuisine, attracting gourmands from all over Brisbane to its location on Milton Road after the culinary delights whipped up by head chef Anthony Hales.
With a vegetarian menu also available, this fine dining restaurant appeals to veggies just as much as it does meat lovers, and Deer Duck Bistro pride themselves on crafting each dish using local, sustainable, organic produce. The perfect place for a romantic date or to celebrate a special occasion, Deer Duck Bistro is one of Auchenflower’s neighbourhood gems. To guarantee a table and avoid having to wait, making a reservation at this exciting Brisbane eatery ahead of time is recommended.
I would argue that this is hands down the best degustation restaurant in Brisbane. You don’t just get amazing food but you also get amazing service.
Fantastic food Layout of restaurant for privacy is original. Great atmosphere. We had our own space and could talk easily as music was nice and quiet in the background. Staff very knowledgeable on the dishes
We visited last night as a treat - we had the long course degustation with wine matching. (Highly recommend the wine matching experience - there were some very nice wines and generous serving sizes!) The ambience of the restaurant is quite warm, low lighting - perfect to create a sense of privacy at your own table. The layout is not crowded. Service was great and each meal explained in detail. Stand outs were the beef cheeks, pasta and duck and the mulled wine ice-cream dish. Allow 3.5-4.0 hours for the long course experience - highly worth it! Great for special occasions or a treat just-because. We will back with friends to share this unique find!
We enjoyed a romantic dinner there for our wedding anniversary. We had the long course degustation menu with matching wines. Each course was very different from the previous one, as was the wine, but we enjoyed all of them and were well satisfied by end. The staff were knowledgeable, attentive and personable. The decor was lavish - we felt we were in a Parisian restaurant. This place was a great and unexpected find for us - we’ll be back!
The food was great and the wines were matched perfectly to each dish. I only have a couple of complaints (though small): The pork dish I was looking forward to, unfortunately the pork was a little dry. There was one salad dish which did not have as much flavour as the other dishes which I guess it is a salad, however the nuts were really hard, hurt your teeth hard, made it quite unpleasant to eat. Otherwise everything else was amazing and the dessert was so well balanced. Make sure you get a little bit of everything in one spoonful, it will blow your mind! Thank you Deer Duck Bistro.
We had a delightful meal at the Deer Duck Bistro. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance, and the intelligent use of lighting and furniture makes the small space feel cosy and private rather than cramped. The menu has a range of degustation experiences of varying levels of gluttony. We chose the smallest 5 course variant with matching wine, which was just right for two small eaters. The food was exquisite, and the matched wines were excellent. We didn't give the sixth star because the service wasn't quite there. The staff certainly worked very hard and did their best, but lacked that skill and flair that marks exceptional service. All in all, a great evening and we will go back for sure.
The setting was calm and relax but with an intense mood generated by the elegant decor. Being led into the mysterious interior is like static as you're filled with anticipation for what the night will bring. That anticipation is satisfied and exceeded beyond expectation. The lady that served us embodied fine dining and was only surpassed by the extraordinary meal set before us. Each ingredient built on the last to almost paint a taste-picture. I could not recommend Deer Duck Bistro enough, please find an excuse to treat yourself and loved ones to a truly wonderful experience.
Deer Duck has a nice authentic original and cozy atmosphere. The five course degustation menu which we had with matching wines was excellent. The highlights for me were the spanish mackerel and the suckling pig. The presentation and service were first class. The usual criticism of a degustation menu applies in that the tiny portions tend to leave you feeling teased and not completely satisfied. A more serious criticism is that the website very clearly says that on Tuesday nights the degustation menu is only $70. It isn't. It was $99 pp. We were told this was because the menu had changed which it had in part - roughly half of the dishes had changed. However really the restaurant needs to either keep its website up to date or honour the promises they make there. Overall I would certainly go again. I'd probably opt for a"proper" meal next time and hope to leave feeling fuller.
The Deer Duck Bistro has delicious food and beautiful, unique decor, so it's great for a special occasion. It has nice mood lighting and people like the style of the venue itself, with ornate furniture, paintings and decorations. It's a good idea to also have an entree and order one of the side dishes if you're a bit peckish.
Not being able to go out often researching for a valuable experience is important to us. Deer Duck Bistro was interesting, quite visual and cosy. The food was nice but not amazing, Degustation meals are exciting and fun and we were looking forward to the food of course. There was nothing that really stood out to me, nothing that I wanted to keep all to myself to savour every mouthful of each meal and not share! There was too much time between each serving also. This may have been suitable if we had selected to have matching wines with each serve but we didn't for this experience.