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“Excellant”
Review of The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling
Ranked #10 of 52 Restaurants in Dawlish
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellant”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Had Sunday Lunch here which was a carvery. Very friendly people and the carvery was just excellent and would recommend a visit. Plenty of meat and help yourself veg and at a very good price. It is right in the middle of Dawlish.

Visited June 2014
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English first
York, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“glad you were still open”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

the only place still open at 5.50 pm served good food , reasonable price, friendly staff, in a quaint tea room style restaurant, it was the last night of our holiday, and we couldn't find anywhere else open, they were preparing for a special D day celebration evening, but they still let us in an hour before it was due to start, wish we could have had the spam fritters off the war time menu

  • Visited June 2014
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Home from home.”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

No visit to Dawlish would be complete without eating at 'The Ugly Duckling'. A fantastic, friendly run restaurant. Superb home cooked food, excellent staff nothing being too much trouble.
We were fortunate to be invited by the owners to the restaurant on a sunday afternoon to help celebrate their wedding anniversary, and the renewing of their vows. We felt very honoured.
What more can I say that hasn't been said by other reviewers, all in all a great place to relax and enjoy yourselves.
We cant wait to visit next time we're in Dawlish!!
Well done to Catharine, Chris, and the team.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great friendly restaurant”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Came here for our 1 year anniversary, and we were not disappointed, staff could not do enough for us! Food was of really good quality, and very reasonably priced. Could not recommend more.

Visited May 2014
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love this little restaurant”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We had lunch here on our last day of our hol, wish we'd come in sooner, lovely staff, lovely little restaurant and the food was delicious. You can tell by the amount of regulars that were coming in for carvery how popular this little gem was. We will be back at some point. The head chef is pretty special too. :)

  • Visited May 2014
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