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The Ruddy Duck

Hibernia Street, Holywood, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9059 3333
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
“pollock” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
Hibernia Street, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always had great food here, best pasties in town. My nephew said the chicken goujons are the best he had.

Thank R19861986
Reviewed 12 November 2017

First couple of visits to this chippy we were served up lovely food and was looking forward to the same on Saturday tea time considering we drive all the way from Lisburn. Ordered fish and chips for myself and chicken goujons with chips for my...More

1  Thank Dp252
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Going home from work, hungry and looking forward to a cod supper as I'd heard good reports about The Ruddy Duck. Unfortunately when I started to tuck into my supper, I found a long black hair in the under cooked batter on the fish!! As...More

1  Thank Muriel G
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We went to The Ruddy Duck with the whole family. 5 people everybody was delighted with the choice. Chips were nice and chispy, fish was soft and full of flavour. One of the best chippies in NI. Guys - keep on chipping! & I will...More

Thank foodie664
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Fish & chip shop with 4/5 tables for those wishing to eat in. Comfortable. Food is amazing. Tried the crab claws starter - delicious! Then the cod which was just amazing. Thick white cod in crispy batter. Definitely recommend.

Thank Lorri M
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My second visit tonight - first time was very good. However, not tonight. Drove over especially from Carrickfergus. At 6.30ish there was no queue and only two tables occupied - no pressure on staff. 4 young male staff on duty. It appears the food was...More

3  Thank Gregg L
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Two cod suppers and they were lovely, not too greasy and very tasty! We will definitely be going back!

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here both sit in and take away. The fish and chips is the best I've had. The selection of fish is superb! This is my favourite chippy by a country mile. Would be a five star review but unfortunately the food doesn't travel...More

Thank Denm4n
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Monday night isn't the best for fresh fish, but I couldn't fault this one. Juicy and fresh, it fell apart once deprived of batter. The chips were just chips, but the fish was very special. They also offer a selection of non-typical chip shop fish...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great wee spot. It was a lovely sunny evening so we had a take away. The gluten free cod supper was the best I've had in years. Will definitely be back!

Thank J B
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Questions & Answers
2 August 2017|
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Response from Les H |
yes all gluten free food cooked in separate fryers
Carole N
2 June 2017|
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Response from Avalena | Reviewed this property |
No but the Dirty Duck does. Pub owned by same folk
Barbara W
13 May 2016|
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Response from Michaela9812 | Reviewed this property |
Just pot luck, it's quite a confined space with little space between table. More casual bistro style
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hibernia Street, Holywood, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Holywood
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9059 3333
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