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£10 - £45
CUISINES
European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always loved The Waddling Duck so when we heard it was moving venues we were really excited. We've visited them in their new home a number of times and haven't been disappointed. The Sunday Lunch is amazing and fantastic value... likewise the weekday menu...is equally as good. There's always a warm welcome, attentive service and just the best food around. You definitely need to book!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A regular spot for us whether it's just a coffee, light lunch or dinner. With friends today for as ever an excellent lunch of small plates from thier changing and reassuringly short menu. Our favourite table with a view over beautiful Babbacombe Downs. Lovely Marie...in attendance. Doggy friendly now in the more informal Hamilton's Club bar area.🇬🇧🇳🇿More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend. This is a wonderful place to go for Sunday lunch. The food was absolutely declious, the service was fab, the price was great and the setting/ambience were lovely.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for dinner on a Wednesday night for a date night. What can we say it was amazing from start to finish. Excellent food, amazing service, amazing wine. An absolute must try ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for my husband’s 60th birthday. We had cocktails in the bar first which were delicious. Then we went through to the restaurant. It’s so stylish and spotless. The food was just superb all 6 of us had a perfect meal. We have been...many times for lunch in the bar area, the lunch menu is so tasty. Definitely the best restaurant, it was totally full too, in the bar and restaurant that says it all. Thank you for a great evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem!!!!! Recommended by our host at ‘The Rooms Babbacombe’, we walked to the venue in the pouring rain. Despite being busy, they fitted us in. The food was SUPERB. Staff were second to none. We will definitely be returning. Highly recommend the...cheese soufflé and the mushroom tagliatelle!!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic meal on Saturday night. This is a very special place. Excellent service. Very attentive happy staff. Food superb. Relaxed but smart restaurant. I really liked it. Thank you 🙏

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Waddling Duck may have moved venue but still delivers on all counts , great atmosphere , service and food . In an area where fine dining is a little scarce the Waddling Duck stands head and shoulders above the average offering..I am looking forward...to my return visit soon … I feel it is a perfect example of observe the masses and do the opposite..More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

we visited yesterday for lunch as a group of 9 and it was fantastic the service and food was amazing all staff very friendly and attentive. I had the pork belly roast and it was the best i have had , the vegetables were all...fresh and delicious and the yorkshire pudding was massive!! we will be 100% returning as this is by far the best Sunday lunch around. Every one in the group had a great time and could no believe how reasonable the price is for the quality of food and service you get.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

We found out about The Waddling Duck from the Guest house we were staying at locally- we were not disappointed and would fully recommend a meal here if staying in Babbacombe ( or anywhere in Torquay)

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Absolutely delicious what a great Sunday lunch . If you’ve been to the waddling duck bistro before you will not be disappointed with their new venue it is brilliant overlooking the sea/Babbacombe Green it’s got the same amazing food and personal service just on a...bigger scale. Thank you for making our visit special.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

We came here last night for dinner for the first time. We were warmly greeted by Douglas who provided outstanding service throughout !! The food was superb! The ambience was perfect. We are definitely coming back here again and would highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

Fantastic food and service. Went here for valentine's, the venison was the best I've ever had, absolutely brilliant! We will be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

Wonderful food, great wine and the service was amazing. The restaurant has been designed beautifully. What made the evening was the service and our person Douglas - just fantastic. Thank you - we came to celebrate a birthday and it didn’t disappoint.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Simply the best Sunday lunch ive ever had in a restaurant! Lovely location and views,fantastic restaurant, a nice warm welcome,friendly knowledgable staff,great atmosphere, amazing value, but most of all,the food was fantastic and I couldnt fault it,even if I wanted too!! Their move to new...location was a brilliant choice,and we will be going back as often as we can👍👍👍More

Date of visit: February 2024
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We have a small menu of 5 starters and 8 mains, we have 2 starter and 1 main veg option but with pre-booking we are happy to cook something different if required.
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The Waddling Duck At Hamiltons is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5