A new dumpling bar is set to have food lovers flocking in to see what’s on offer when it opens next month.
Duck Duck Goose, located on High Street, Penrith, will be serving up delicious Asian food and a lot of fun.
In the final stages before opening, business partner Jake Farragher said the community response to the new venture has been excellent so far.
“We have been overwhelmed by the interest, to be honest… I have been in the hospitality industry for a while but have never seen anything like it,” he said.
“We are taking bookings from December 7, which we think is perfect timing with coming out of lockdown.”
Wanting to add something unique to the city’s growing food and beverage scene, Mr Farragher said the venue will have a fun and fresh vibe.
“Our talented architect Matt Woods has designed a wild fit out that has a 16 metre concrete poured bar, similar to our other new restaurant GellaFrenda, and cool neon lights,” he said.
“We have been approved to trade to 2am on Friday and Saturday nights, so it will be a really fun bar with a great cocktail and drinks range.”
Complementing the drinks menu, there will be food options that you cannot get anywhere else locally.
“We have fresh made dumplings, fried dumpling options, nutella dumplings, fried rice and even bao buns,” he said.
“I don’t think you can get bao buns anywhere in Penrith, so we have karaage chicken buns, as well as soft shell crab and duck bao buns.”
Set to trade six days a week, Mr Farragher said he is excited for patrons to experience something different when they open.
“We will be open Tuesday to Sunday nights and then Friday, Saturday, Sunday for lunches, plus we will have bottle service down the track, so we will have the option for people to rent a booth which is something different for Penrith,” he said.
“Music will play a part and we have organised local artists to come for the opening.”
To book at the High Street restaurant, visit duckduck.com.au.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers Local, State and Federal politics for the Weekender, as well as crime and general news.