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“Expected much better!”
Review of The Ruddy Duck

The Ruddy Duck
Ranked #7 of 51 Restaurants in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Expected much better!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Called in to the Ruddy Duck for the first time last night and ordered some cod and chips. Being a fan of the Dirty Duck, its sister restaurant, I was surprised and disappointed at what we got. Greasy fish and lukewarm chips!! I was further surprised that the fish came in one polystyrene carton and the chips in another, thus doubling the wastage.

it's safe to say we won't be back which is a shame as I expected much better.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Okay”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Batter was soggy on my fish. Chips were all stuck together and excessively greasy. Expensive, and portions not that big! Nothing special

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wholesome and hearty”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Lovely atmosphere, fabulous food and great service. Pan-fried hake cooked to perfection and the chips were amazing. The staff were really helpful and even the local drunk was accommodating and friendly! Will definitely be back for more.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Littlemissfitt
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Lima, Lima, Peru
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Nothing special, I called in for lunch with the kids £4.50 for 2 small chips and 2 cans of soft drink and too many flies on and around the fish

Visited April 2014
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Thank Ken A
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Really nice”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Call in here every so often and have never had a bad meal. Lovely fish supper with mushy peas. Great for a Friday night treat after a long week at work. Give it a try!!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Sharon S
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