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The Ugly Duckling

2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
+44 1626 437343
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Good place in Dawlish to enjoy well cooked meals like your Gran used to serve up Lunchtime Carvery and a range of menu's all day.

Thank Norman M
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Stopped here yesterday and despite being well booked and being Fathers Day they found us a table. The menu is varied with a daily carvery from 12 noon to 2.30pm. We both had carvery which was delicious. Followed by Syrup Sponge and custard and Bread...More

Thank Bangel2015
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Whilst on holiday in Devon it was my dad's birthday. He'd gone to the Ugly Duckling a few days previously and enjoyed it so much he booked a table there for his birthday meal on the Friday evening. There were 7 of us in total...More

Thank Becky8oo
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Been here a number of times and always get good, friendly service and a excellent carvery roast. Meat is always lean and plentiful, vegetables are fresh (newly cooked throughout lunchtime). Puddings also very tasty (especially the bread and butter pud)

1  Thank Stan M
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

A fantastic welcome received, a little old fashioned but couldn't fault the service, food quality and choice for Sunday lunch carvery. We all thoroughly enjoyed our lunches and we're grateful to have been fitted in at such short notice.

Thank 709mariem
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Visited here on 4 occasions whilst on holiday with my family. Very friendly welcome and happy staff (a rarity in the uk nowadays) we had the carvery which is one of the best I have ever had! Great value at £7.25. Didn't sample the puddings...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Very pleased with the welcome that we received as soon as we entered. Staff were very helpful throughout our visit and carvery was lovely. Would go again!!

Thank 1975chris
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch - it took 40 minutes to prepare a teacake, a panini and then 20 minutes after our order was taken we were informed that they'd run out of the only main meal we'd ordered. Rest of the food was...More

2  Thank Krystle B
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Went in for a lovely lunch twice whilst we were away. Lush carvery everyday which included a choice of three meats through the week and a pie. Lovely friendly people Good with my son we shall c u again in Oct

Thank 4514twinkle
Reviewed 14 May 2016

lovely food very friendly staff and good prices. Locals seem to use it a lot which is always a good sign

Thank knappstersway50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 437343
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Here at The Ugly Duckling Restaurant, we pride ourselves on the high standards of our mainly British cuisine and the friendliness of our personal service. Our speciality is our daily carvery, served from 12.00 noon, which also includes our home cooked "Dish of the Day", and on Sundays we have our famous "Four Meat Carvery". The Carvery is in addition to our comprehensive, all day menu. We are open from 8.00am daily,(10.00 on Sundays)for fine coffees, to drink in or takeaway, and traditional breakfasts. We currently open every day except Mondays, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through to 7.00pm. We are fully licensed and stock some excellent wines. Look out for our special evenings which include a French night to welcome the Beaujolais Nouveau in November and Burns Night in January. We look forward to seeing you, but you are strongly advised to book if you are coming for lunch.
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