Three Blue Ducks to open its largest project at Tullamarine's URBNSURF surf park

John Giuffre (restaurant manger), Chris Sorrell and Sam Reid-Boquist of Three Blue Ducks at URBNSURF.
John Giuffre (restaurant manger), Chris Sorrell and Sam Reid-Boquist of Three Blue Ducks at URBNSURF.  Photo: Darrian Traynor

Tullamarine already had a major reputational upgrade, taking possession of Australia's largest man-made surf park last year.

But on November 30 that street cred is set to rocket as the team behind the Three Blue Ducks venues, which have a cult following from Byron to Bronte, open their biggest ever operation poolside.

Being the only food on site at URBNSURF, where you can surf perfect waves day and night, at difficulty levels ranging from excitingly incompetent to professional, the 350-capacity restaurant and bar will offer sit down or grab-and-go breakfasts through to drinks and dinner.

It's no poolside tuck shop. Executive chef Mark Lebrooy will oversee a menu cooked by head chef Peter Bujisse.

You can expect Three Blue Ducks classics including spanner crab scramble, epic egg and bacon rolls and bloody marys or health tonics for breakfasts.

Dinner might be a kingfish ceviche, barbecued octopus with potato aioli, a top shelf burger or 400-gram rib-eye from ethical Victorian abattoir Provenir.

Three Blue Ducks will serve pizzas to eat while lounging on the lawns.
Three Blue Ducks will serve pizzas to eat while lounging on the lawns. Photo: Kitti Gould

In true Three Blue Ducks style, good health meets good times and serious food, so you can try (and fail) to hang 10, then drown your sorrows in a cold-pressed juice or a whisky flight.

Co-founder Chris Sorrell says the restaurant will be serious enough to become a destination in its own right. 

Those who don't want to surf can enter the park for $5, which could be considered a tariff for waterfront views and spectator sports.

Kingfish ceviche.
Kingfish ceviche. Photo: Kitti Gould

Three Blue Ducks at URBNSURF opens November 30 at 309 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, threeblueducks.com/melbourne.