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“A real quacker !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ducks Restaurant, Aberlady

Ducks Restaurant, Aberlady
Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
01875 870 682
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Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Aberlady
Price range: $29 - $65
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ducks Restaurant is an intimate two AA Rosette fine dining restaurant with a long history originating in Edinburgh’s New Town, with just ten tables it is one of the best in East Lothian.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A real quacker !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Ducks in Aberlady has fast become one of our favourite places to eat , whether we are going for a special occasion in the evening for a meal or during the day for lunch or afternoon tea it has been consistently great food and service. The evening menu is extensive and they can cook a steak any way you like it without incinerating it. The owner is always around and keeps things to his high standards. There are several areas you can dine in from the formal restaurant to the bistro to comfy sofas , they even have tables outside for the 3 days of sunshine we have had. There is also a good wine menu and proseco by the glass. The prices are very reasonable I would recommend Ducks for any occasion hope you like it as much as we do.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, Aberlady, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
thank you very much for you continued support, I am glad you enjoy the place.

Malcolm
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“another great lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

standards as ever are very high at Ducks, food wonderful, especially the risotto with chicken! service was very attentive and professional without being intrusive. day were were there, we also had some amazing fresh langoustines which were on as a special- absolutely terrific!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“GREAT FOOD & WINE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We had a lovely meal - not a vast menue but all beautifully cooked. The Staff were extreemly pleasant,polite and helpful. It was lovely to have a extensive choice of wines from around the world which were well aged.
Some lovely touches.

A thoroughly delightful experience.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, Aberlady, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thanks for this great review, I think you actually ate in the Bistro Donald's by the sound of what you had. Thanks for coming.

Malcolm
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A gem in East Lothian - highly recommended for that special occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Everything you could wish for. Courteous, pleasant and attentive staff. Excellent food. Quality wine list with wines for all budgets. On a par with best in Scotland. Prices are higher than local chippy but commensurate with quality. Highly recommended for a special occasion with your special person.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, Aberlady, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Very glad you enjoyed it, thanks for writing.

Malcolm
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Flexible and flavorful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Our golf group of nine wanted to eat in Ducks, but we couldn't fit on the evening we wanted to go, so Malcolm arranged for us to have the Ducks menu in the bistro. The specials were first rate and all nine of us were completely satisfied with our starters and mains. Wine list was what we needed and the service was first rate. The bistro menu looked good as well. We looked into Ducks itself on our way out and while I am sure it would have been enjoyable we were highly pleased with our evening in Aberlady.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, Aberlady, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
If Ducks is full we are happy to serve the Ducks menu in the Bistro. some big groups Dicks only has ten tables so big groups have to go into Donald's, the Bistro. We are always happy to be flexible. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Malcolm
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