Welcome to the Phat Duck

The Phat Duck is Ashburton’s newest bar and restaurant. Formerly known as Robbies, it’s currently undergoing a complete refit and promises to be a warm and inviting venue, with great food, refreshing beverages and stimulating conversation.


A new name, a new experience

When searching for a new name, proprietors Skip and AJ wanted something that reflected the local area, but they just couldn’t crack it.

Then one day Skip was looking out the window when he saw a rather over-weight duck struggling to take off from the stream next to the restaurant. “That’s it”, thought Skip, in an illuminating light bulb moment. “We’ll call it The Phat Duck!” And that, as they say, was that.