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Ducks Restaurant

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British, Scottish, European
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Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
+44 1875 870682
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We got the amuse bouche too, it was delicious. We had the a la carte and I would put it up there with the best.highly recommend it.we had starters and main meals.

Thank Donny D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

December is off-season for sure. I had an absolutely delicious dinner at Ducks. I got served an unexpected mise en bouche of smoked salmon with a peppery lemon jelly. This was followed by a slow cooked shoulder of lamb. Cooked rosé! (Pink) Very tasty indeed. Perfect! Followed by a good selection of cheeses. A chilean Cabernet Sauvignon complemented the meal... More 

Thank Jacques E
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Had driven past Ducks a few times and thought it looked appealing so when deciding where to go for dinner last night (Friday) thought about Ducks instead of heading in to Edinburgh... How wrong we were! The atmosphere was that of a grubby morgue... The place is tired and twee with stains on seats and a food-spattered placemat... Should have... More 

Thank Gangan19
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

We don't have place mats! Ducks Restaurant has white table cloths, leather chairs, two five course tasting menus (one vegetarian) and an a la cart menu. Thank you. Malcolm More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is not a boutique hotel. Nor is it well located for nightlife. However if you are looking for a hotel, with a personal touch and fabulous food you cannot better Duck's. We were golfing in East Lothian and Malcolm, the owner, could not have been more welcoming. I had scallops, beef and cheese which may not sound inspiring yet... More 

Thank StewartandLorna
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A heartly welcome and very personal service made our meal a pleasure. The decoration is somewhat "standard" and could be more existing. We had two different fish meals and both of them were really good. The choice of desserts did not meet our expectations.

Thank salzbua
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Gorgeous food with great atmosphere. Everyone in our party had delicious food and agreed we would be back.

Thank Pip7245
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

Very glad you enjoyed it, thanks for coming, hope we see you again soon. We are redoing the restaurant to day, hope you like it. More 

Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding quality, attention to detail, and preparation of every meal from breakfast through dinner. Try the 35-day aged porterhouse!

Thank LinkedGolfers
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the porterhouse, its proving to be very popular. Malcolm More 

New York City, New York
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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I celebrated my 80th by taking a group of friends to Greywalls for several days. Every other night, we ate outside the hotel. The first night we were all together, I reserved the private room at Ducks. After much consultation with Malcolm and his staff about menu options, we settled on 2 choices for each of 3 courses, all of... More 

Thank michael f
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

We very much enjoyed having you, I hope the rest of the year goes well. Malcolm More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Called in for a coffee on our way home. Service was prompt and our coffee good. Seated area outside and relaxed watching the world go by.

Thank yunshou57
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the coffee, hope you try the food next time. Its a lovely spot to sit. Malcolm More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nouveaux cuisine cooked and presented to perfection. Good choice and extent of menu. Amazing range of wines and spirits

Thank Gordon M
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

Chef take great pride in his food, glad you enjoyed it. We enjoy compiling the wine list, glad you liked it. Malcolm More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$65
British, Scottish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?