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Ducks Restaurant

Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
+44 1875 870682
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
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British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We knew we were passing this area on our way home and noticed this restaurant was listed in the AA guide. We decided to book up and we were not disappointed. All 3 courses were excellent and I couldn't fault anything at all. Pigeon to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Getaway45565977202
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Sister and I went to have our evening meal out. We ordered just fish and chips which came with mushy peas. Mushy peas were served in an unusual way - best I’ve ever tasted! Fish was just perfect, and chips were home cooked- delicious. Price...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hazratt1
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I dropped by with my dog after a long walk on the beach nearby. A friend had suggested I stop by there. Maybe I was confused by the word 'Inn'? As I walked through the door I saw that it was a restaurant with rooms...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mgarn33
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Having dined at a couple of border eateries, my interest in Scottish restaurants was waning Then by pure chance we stopped at ducks for a lunch, fish n chips was a lazy selection Well done chef, lightly battered and generous portions, minted peas excellent, a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 2nunn
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

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank ChristineR513
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Happens! We have mostly been busy though and there were quite a few folk eating the same menu in the bar area which we allow. Glad John Paul came out to see you, we are working on him, he is a shy creature! Top man...More

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

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Big-Hat-Harry
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Very glad you found your return visit to your liking, we seem to be getting busier and busier so thanks for coming an please do feed back thoughts. Malcolm

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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Paul C
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks for coming we enjoyed having you. We are doing a whole fish of the day now too. Malcolm

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank michelinukko
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Points taken on board. Our restaurant staff are all professionals and very much care about what they do. We always strive to good service and to be friendly. There is a line between over familiar familiar which is difficult to walk, I will however bring...More

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

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$65
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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