PHOTOS: Popular restaurant relaunches as The Black Duck

A restaurant formerly known for its upmarket menu has been revamped to become a place to eat for everyone.

This week the Tables on Flinders sign that has hung on the 2 Oaka St store for five years came down, replaced with The Black Duck.

Its owners have revamped the restaurant with a new paint job, a new menu and new artwork coming.

Chef Lance Myer has worked on the menu, which now includes breakfast too.

The family-run business has become a staple in the restaurant scene in Gladstone. After selling their other eatery, Chattin Café, the owners were keen to throw all of their new ideas into recreating the restaurant down at the marina.

Part owner Colette Giha Carella said it was their way of changing business to adapt to the challenging market in Gladstone.

"The first people, other than the staff, to find out about the new name were our last customers on Wednesday who left at 11pm. We put the sign up at 1am that morning," Mrs Giha Carella said.

 "Now we've sold Chattin (café) we're able to focus on what we really want to do. We're really going to focus on making good coffee and food.

Everything is made on site, including the jams, cured salmon and the duck bacon.

As work, like the Curtis Island projects, wind down, times have been tough, she said, but that was even more reason to re-think what they do.

"Tables used to be known as the upper market restaurant with high prices. We don't want to be known for that anymore.

"We're catering for everyone with our menu items and prices," she said.

Main meal prices start at $34, lunch meals $16 and breakfast $8.

The Black Duck is located at 2 Oaka St.



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