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“Quackers” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Dirty Duck

The Dirty Duck
2-3 Kinnegar Road, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Holywood
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Quackers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The dirty duck nice on a hot sunny day nice on a cold winters day but be warned they don't like debit or credit cards so be sure to take the cash or they will give u cash back with your first transaction .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great view, great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Really happy with everything. Thanks so much for a great night. Food perfect. Wine list very good. Friendly staff. And great views.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
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“Buzzin'!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Popped in on a Saturday for a bite to eat, the place was packed- always a good sign! As the weather was pleasant, the windows were open (although was quite stuffy inside), overlooking the beautiful sea. Unfortunately we were pestered with at least 5 or 6 wasps and were swatting throughout our meal. Our party thoroughly enjoyed our meals, brilliant flavours and well presented, pasta and scallops, although one plate had a hair in the dish. I do intend to return, perhaps during the week when it's less busy and a bit quieter.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Great food, great view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My family went to the Dirty Duck last week to celebrate my birthday; we had a great night, ate well and enjoyed looking out over the sea while we waited for our food. We all had fish of varying kinds; beautifully cooked, generous portions and quick to come to the table. The staff were friendly and efficient, and all in all a pretty excellent birthday dinner.

One little niggle; I ordered passion fruit pannacotta for dessert, which was supposed to come with a coconut macaroon; when it came, there was no macaroon in sight, and the server said nothing about its absence; I had to ask somebody else about it, who then informed me there were none left. This wasn't a problem, and she offered me a complimentary coffee to make up for it, but I thought the server who brought the desserts down should have mentioned that the macaroons were sold out when they took the order (as it was the main reason I ordered the dessert!). Apart from that, however, brilliant night and very good food. Will be back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“A room with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Visited this restaurant while staying with my daughter and her husband. We always like Holywood and enjoy walking along the loch. Lovely to find this place with wonderful views and watch the trains ,boats and planes . Food did not disappoint either, I chose two of the specials Asian beef strips followed by half a lobster both of which were delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient,wine was good and the prices very reasonable,what more could you want?

Visited September 2013
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