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Ducks Restaurant

Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
+44 1875 870682
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
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British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

To our surprise we were the only couple in the restaurant on a Sunday night in August, though there was a large group in the private dining room. Our dinner was delicious - coq au vin for me and sea bass fillets for my husband....More

1  Thank Christine R
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has massively improved since I last visited. When I was invited for dinner I was very unsure. The restaurant seems to be recently renovated. It was very clean and modern looking. The art, which is also for sale, perfectly complements the style. But...More

1  Thank Big-Hat-Harry
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Was here as part of a large group so we were seated in the large room at the back of the restaurant. Food and service very good. Ate from the set menu and for main I had the Sea Bass, Prawns and Corn Chowder. Very...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

There were some really good things in this restaurant: fish&chips was tasty - the fish crisp on the outside and soft and moist inside. Especially good was the tartar sauce. Steaks were ordered medium, but were rather medium minus. We wouldn’t call the service exactly...More

Thank michelinukko
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Food was wonderful. Beautiful fish and chips and great salads and quiches. The desserts were exceptional as well. Service was friendly and professional. Unfortunately the decor really does not work for the restaurant and gives it a very strange atmosphere. The outside in the back...More

Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Very glad you enjoyed your food and the service you received. I'm a little perplexed by your comments on the décor. The restaurant was refurbished over the past winter and is quite modern. The bar is very old fashioned and very much enjoyed by many...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

very good food; nice people. Just a little walk away from golfcourse, so easy to handle to get there.

Thank Doris B
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks for your review and taking the time to write, glad you enjoyed the food and the team at John Paul's at Ducks. I hope we see you again soon. Malcolm

Reviewed 10 June 2018

We had passed this charming place on a drive out during a trip for our wedding anniversary, and decided to call in our way back for a bite to eat. It was just before the evening crowd, and the place was totally empty. I was...More

Thank WendyPontefract
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

I'm very glad you enjoyed your experience with us at John Paul's and Ducks, very kind of you to write. The team work very hard at looking after our customers, your comments are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. soon. Malcolm

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great time and meal. Started in the bar and the staff made us all cocktails. Fun atomosphere. After a couple of drinks try the “duck” putting contest. We had dinner in the green room which was perfect for a party of 8....More

Thank Dreynolds261
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words, we always enjoy our friends biannual visit. We very much look forward to seeing you again at John paul and Ducks; not sure about meeting on the golf course though.....that 3 out the bunker still hurts! Malcolm

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent food wonderful service as usual - hard to speak to highly of The Duck’s Establishment. Well done you all.

Thank donbobo
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Very glad you enjoyed John Paul's new menu. We have just reintroduced the tasting menu too. I'm glad the food is up to standard and that you enjoyed Alin's service. Thanks for writing. Malcolm

Reviewed 17 March 2018

I am so lucky that I had a meal that no one could fault. My starter was goats cheese and my main was pumpkin ravioli. The best dinner I have had in a long, long time! My partner had ham hock for a starter which...More

1  Thank Beverley S
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for writing, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, we will have a look at the fish and chips though they are a big seller and normally get great reviews. The black plates do show any hint of liquid though. We now have a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$29 - US$65
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Aberlady
  • Phone Number: +44 1875 870682
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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
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