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All 83 Hertford Restaurants

The Whistling Duck

Lower Hatfield Rd, Riverside Garden Centre, Hertford SG13 8XX, England
+44 1992 514726
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Ranked #10 of 83 Restaurants in Hertford
Price range: $24 - $64
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisines: British, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: On the doorstep of the historic town of Hertford, The Whistling Duck is a unique dining experience, complete with an A La Carte restaurant, lounge bar and tranquil riverside terrace. You'll find us tucked away on the banks of the meandering River Lea, overlooking the charming Hertfordshire countryside. Head Chef Marlon Erne and his talented team craft a seasonal menu of Modern British cuisine, full of innovative dishes and outstanding produce. Marlon's training in the Philippines and love of full Asian flavours also makes a feisty appearance in a special dish or two. Whether you're joining us for a relaxed lunch, business meeting, evening of fine food or a chilled glass of Prosecco on the terrace, we look forward to offering you a warm welcome to our riverside oasis.
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English first
Hertford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Food as before excellent. Service very good. We all had something different but everyone's meal arrived together. There is nothing worse when that doesn't happen, as you want to wait but know that your own food is getting cold. Food wise one of our party thought the cheese portions on the cheese board was stingy especially considering the cost. As... More 

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south-east
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On Saturday evening 6th December I was treated to a 65th birthday celebration meal with my husband. We have been to the Whistling Duck on many occasions previously and, due to their wonderful fine dining experience, this has always been our top venue of choice. However, despite the menu, food and service being as outstanding as ever, due to the... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

On Saturday 6th December 2014 I went with two friends for a belated birthday meal to the Whistling Duck, Hertford and we were not disappointed! Beautiful food, gorgeous surroundings and a wonderful waiter who made us all feel very special. We definitely will be going back there as it was one of the best afternoons out we've ever had. I... More 

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hertford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Visited on 5/12/14 for an evening Xmas meal with work colleagues, staff very attentive and competent, so polite and helpful but not overbearing. Food was perfectly cooked and presented, portion sizes for a three course meal were spot on. Access and parking are good for people with physical disability and wheelchair users, the restaurant and bar area being very spacious... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a very nice return visit to the Duckafter celebrating my 60th there last year.The ambiance was excellent as always.The food was good although i was disappointed with my starter.The staff were attentive and pleasant and we look forward to returning again soon.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

the menu looks great, the ambience is beautiful, the service is excellent.. however, the food defeinitely needs work, the onion rings andf rench fries leave a bitter after taste. the pasta was excellent, best ever but the sauce was too thick, good vegetarian options. portions are very big, even the kids menu is good but portion size is much too... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

we have been several times and always found the food excellent but the restaraunt lacks a little atomosphire

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went the the Elvis night on Sauturday. Two course set menu of hamburger with pulled pork, BBQ chicken, coleslaw mac and cheese went down very well, although perhaps a veggie option would have been good. Portion size was huge. Second course cheesecake. The Elvis impersonator kept everyone singing and dancing, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, the restaurant was heaving!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went for hubby's birthday was very empty due to a Thursday night shame but service was faultless.... The host was fantastic, sweet and always on hand. Food was a little slow even though Empty restaurant but well worth the wait. Food was wonderful, perfectly cooked great flavours and fine dining style presented. Drinks were lovely and the guy knew his... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We ate here again at the weekend and enjoyed another great dining experience. The food was of the same high quality it has been on our previous visits and the staff are always very welcoming and attentive. The riverside setting is a delight and the ambiance very relaxed and friendly. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Additional Information about The Whistling Duck

Address: Lower Hatfield Rd, Riverside Garden Centre, Hertford SG13 8XX, England
Phone Number: +44 1992 514726
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hertford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 24 - 64
Cuisine: British, Gastropub, Wine Bar

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