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“Beautiful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Canard - CLOSED

Le Canard
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: French, European
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Beautiful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We came on a Friday evening and enjoyed a lovely meal out at this quaint French restaurant. It is small and if full you may be a bit hemmed in, but this night was fairly quiet.
Service was excellent, with suggestions being made re wine choices too.
The menu gives a good range of choices in entrees and mains, but we both heard that there was blue cod as fish of the day and chose that.
We skipped entrees, but were offered an amuse bouche before our main arrived. We both thought presentation was done very well and the taste! So yummy! The fish has been poached and was presented in a roll, but was so moist and tender and flavoursome. Accompaniments complemented the fish without overpowering it - the fish came in a type of soup, so I asked for a spoon, but it really wasn't needed as it was thick enough to go with the fish and also be soaked up by the bread that came out with the main.
We enjoyed the ambience of the evening, the food was a-maz-ing! Definitely recommended for an evening out.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank CarolynHa
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  • English first
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English first
Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
505 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Le Canard French restaurant in Wellington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Whenever we visit Wellington we eat at Le Canard. It is excellent and the food absolutely delicious. Beetroot entree was perfect followed by twice cooked duck with garlic bread. This was not your usual garlic bread but a cubed and interesting addition with a kumara veloute. The small, perfect vegetables were amongst the best we have eaten. We shared a plate of French fries also excellent.
The pinot noir served with the meal was very good. Service and the ambiance in the attractive character building also very good.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Maturity
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Wgtn, NZ
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“This is a great place for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

the Express lunch option varies daily & consists of bread, a main from the menu plus coffee. The service is always prompt efficient and friendly & there is plenty of parking in the large supermarket opposite. Restaurant is situated in an old Wellington villa & is perfect for treating yourself & your friend to a "ladies who lunch" event.
The food is authentic French as are the wines that accompany it. (These are not part of the express menu!) Visit & enjoy...

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Annfrew
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Merci beaucoup !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Went to le canard for lunch the other day for and was very impressed by the quality of their lunch menu.
A $35 set menu with one main course, a dessert, a glass of wine and some bread.
Our both mains were awesome, the bavette was cooked perfectly and my duck was amazing all served in time and in a good portion, we both had the potato gratin as a side and were very impressed with.
We had the crème brûlée and the chocolate mousse for dessert, both very good and well done !!

So a perfect lunch in a small and very cosy atmosphere while being served by a lovely french waitress. I really look forward to go back to le Canard for their degustation menu.

It was like eating back home all the flavors of my country in a plate.

Merci le Canard !

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Pm C
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Buderim, Australia
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135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Service let-down”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

The lunch menu, Formule Complète, provided plenty of choice of interesting dishes, well presented, reasonably priced including a glass of wine.

Unfortunately the standard of the food was not matched by that of the service.

The restaurant is small but the two waitresses had difficulty in coping. Only one took orders and manned the desk, the other seemingly restricted to toting dishes.

Our level of frustration (a party of eight for a celebratory lunch) reached a peak when a table of ten decided to settle their bills individually while our party was ignored for some twenty minutes (in response to my question 'Don't you have a one bill per table policy?' I was told yes but they wanted to pay separately!). As a result intended further wine orders were withheld.

Not up to expectations.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Oldhand1931
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