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“Great Atmosphere and Excellent Meal”
Review of Ducks Restaurant

Ducks Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Aberlady
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $65
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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. It has an A la Care Menu and two tasting menus one of which is vegetarian. Ducks restaurant is open WEDNSAY to SUNDAY, November to end February. March to October it is open Wednesday to Saturday
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We traveled with a group from the US and spent an evening of drinking and dining at Duck's after a round of golf at Gullane. It was a perfect finish to a perfect day. Mrs. Duck met us at the door and escorted us to the bar. The waiter set up some fun putting games for the entire group to enjoy (see attached photos). We then sat down to dinner and enjoyed a great meal, with great service and reasonably priced wine followed by more putting games and a few pints before we retired for the evening. Malcolm Duck also demonstrated his skill at the putting games for us (of course HE was sober and we were not).

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1  Thank RobertMueller
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Very pleasant lunch in the Bistro restaurant at Ducks. There were a couple of small issues we discussed with the owner - only because he asked - but they were small niggles and certainly wouldn't put us off visiting again. Some of the staff were perhaps just a little familiar - I think because they lacked waiting experience and were a little nervous perhaps. It takes a little time to read a menu and decide what you want to eat/drink! They just need to back off a little and give the customers a little space. Overall, a pleasant unhurried lunch experience.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We turned up on the sunday evening after The Open (4 miles away) with no booking and got a table with no problems. Although there seemed to be hundreds of staff the service was initially quite slow and the only place I've been where the drinks arrived at the same time as the food. We discovered why - Fish & Chips and the batter was quite mushy on the inside - shouldn't be the hardest thing to get right in that part of Scotland. Ice cream turned up in little cardboard tubs (like the old cinema ones). That said the staff tried their best and I suspect most were temporary for what was probably be the pub's busiest period for several years.

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Thank Martin H
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

In the past Ducks boasted of a 5. Star experience in Edinburgh before moving to Aberlady... offering fine dining and local pub in an historic small inn like setting.
The pub is fine..... the dining however ....misses the mark , not withstanding the desire to return to glory .The total experience was simply a miss, limited menu, poorly cooked food , (meals sent back) presented by very junior staff, whom were really trying but their inexperience , made our evening even worst. On the positive side the small dining area was very pleasant.
Stop in for a drink ,pass on the food!

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1  Thank JC/GC
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We dropped in for a coffee as we were passing and found the staff very attentive. We ordered scones and they were delivered to our table fresh out of the oven!
Nice atmosphere and we would consider staying there if in the area again.

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Thank Kathleen F
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