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Ducks Restaurant

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Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
+44 1875 870682
18:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
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
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for coming, I am glad you enjoyed your dinner in East Lothian at Ducks Inn, we have gone back to our roots and are now doing what we started doing in Edinburgh at Ducks at Le Marche Noir. I think we have raised the level a little more since the start of January and we aim to kept that... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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
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
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks foe your review , you have summed us up very well, food and friendliness is what we are about. We do get it wrong from time to time but we always try very hard to look after our guests needs. Thank you very much for coming, I hope we see you gain in the not too distant future. Malcolm More 

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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and taking the time to write, I am glad you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your comments, we are continually upgrading and redecorating. The bar side is meant to be old and quirky, we were built in 1638 but the restaurant is very clean and great with table cloths etc.; quite modern. There are so many... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 77 helpful votes
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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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

6 of us went for a meal not knowing what to expect. Recently refurbished (ongoing) and enlarged to a very tasteful standard. The course choices are correctly limited to enable the use of local fresh ingredients. Each delicious dish was beautifully presented by a very informative and attentive staff. One of our partys needs were gluten free and this was... More 

1 Thank KMackieboy
Eider, Owner at Ducks Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming, we enjoyed having you, thanks for all the feed back and taking the time to write. I am glad you enjoyed dinner, the A la Carte menu is really where we are heading, we will be doing various different tasting dinners over the winter. Chef Mozdzen's combination of textures and flavors really is exceptional... 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
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?