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Review of The Wild Duck

The Wild Duck
Ranked #10 of 61 Restaurants in Workington
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 30, 2014

I've been persuaded to come here a few times as people who like it, really really like it! But each time I haven't felt the food made up for the atmosphere or service.
The food is okay, though fans of the place will rave about how amazing it is. It's decent quality and you get plenty. But the service is hurried and the staff seem primed to watch closely and swoop in as soon as someone looks like they might be finished. You do end up feeling you should make way for other people once you're close to finishing the meal. This happened all the times I went but was worse when we sat downstairs as the staff lined up near the bar, constantly watching the room to see who was going to finish. Strange!
Overall, I would only go if someone else was desperate to go there and if I thought it was quiet enough not to feel hurried at the end of the meal.

1  Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Chips were way over cooked the carrots were cooked that much they didnt taste of anything. The cauliflour, well I had to ask whether it was mash or not as it was that bad. We complained to the chef but he/she didnt seem to care. Advise to go elsewhere as you can get better for your money. Not a good experience. Wont be going back.

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1  Thank dicky1992
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Have just visited The Wild Duck . Haven't been for a while but it was absolutely beautiful, not one of us could fault it, highly recommended

1  Thank Bevster100
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Food was brilliant service was great and friendly would definatly go there again.

Was a great atmosphere for a family and a nice and varied menu.

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1  Thank reedy321
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Wild Duck is excellent! Great food and selection of drinks still to a bit of bubbly. There staff are extremely friendly and welcoming it was a lovely experience. We will definitely be visiting again I would rate the Wild Duck 10/10

1  Thank Abbie F
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