ABOUT

The Ugly Duckling is a contemporary wine and cocktail bar located at 238 Swan Street, Richmond.

Designed to reflect a high-end residential living space, The Ugly Duckling is intimate yet sophisticated, with a light-filled seating area at the rear and a moody, monolithic bar upon entrance.

Featuring a specially curated wine list, custom cocktails and neat pours, The Ugly Duckling showcases a selection of the finest local and international beverages. The comprehensive cocktail list is designed by head barman Nick Selvadurai and boasts over 30 cocktails for constant inspiration. As an accompaniment, a selection of antipasto style food is available including marinated olives, freshly sliced charcuterie, pate, terrine and cheese platters. Download our menu to see the full selection.

Table bookings are available for groups of 4 or more 7 nights a week. Book Now.

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FUNCTIONS

THE FRONT BAR
This popular space is perfect for small groups and available for bookings any night. With close proximity to the bar, we can cater for 12 seated guests, or up to 20 standing, across two long bench tables. And you can pay-as-you-go over the bar (no minimum spend required). 

THE ATRIUM
Our light-filled atrium is ideal for private functions, and is available for exclusive hire every day and most evenings (until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays). We also offer attractive food and beverage package options to cater for your guests (minimum spend required). For up to 50 guests. 

EXCLUSIVE VENUE HIRE
The title says it all–you get exclusive hire of the entire venue. Available for exclusive hire every day and most evenings (until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays). Choose from our food and beverage package options to cater for your guests (minimum spend required). For up to 75 guests. 

Function enquiries:
bookings@theuglyduckling.com.au

“everything about this bar is so tasteful you’d better not rock up in your runners. Bring your boss, your parents, or someone you’re trying to impress and watch this little duck fly”

– The Age