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Ducks Restaurant

Main Street, Aberlady, EH32 0RE +44 1875307000

(((() British
Main course: £18
Food spend: £35

The a la carte meal was of Michelin star quality. It was exquisite in its detail, taste and texture.

Phil Morrison 03 September 2016
from Harrogate

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In an idyllic rural setting, Ducks Restaurant offers British haute cuisine and a celebrated wine list. In a string of industry awards, Ducks has been recognised for excellence by the Wine Spectator.

Making use of the finest produce from across the bountiful stretch of East Lothian, the Ducks menu offers a high-end selection of classic British dishes, as well as Scottish specialities. The inventive selection includes locally-reared venison burger with quail eggs and gooseberry & ginger relish, or fresh monkfish with foraged wild greens and potato crush.

Unique creative flair shines through in the dessert menu at Ducks Midlothian, with the indulgent infusions of apple pudding with cardamom puree and honeycomb ice cream, or classic chocolate fondant with raspberry sorbet. Enjoying national acclaim, an impeccably compiled wine list at Ducks showcases some of the finest bottles available.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside and moments from the coast, Ducks restaurant in Kilspindie sits 5 minutes’ drive from Craigielaw Golf Course.

Ducks Restaurant

Main Street, Aberlady, EH32 0RE

Contact +44 1875870682
Reservations +44 1875307000

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Customer reviews for Ducks Restaurant

4.4 (((() (based on 13 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (8)
  • lunch (8)
  • private dining (5)
  • value (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 3 September 2016 by Phil Morrison from Harrogate

    The a la carte meal was of Michelin star quality. It was exquisite in its detail, taste and texture.

  • ((((* 1 September 2016 by Phil Morrison from Harrogate


  • ((((( 6 August 2016 by John Kellly from Edinburgh

    Outstanding service. Fish and chips with perfect batter. Unexpectedly the deserts were orginal and just right after the chips. Absolutely splendid coffee. A party of about 30 were clearly enjoying a diamond wedding.

  • ((((* 13 June 2016 by Sheila from Dunbar

    Smoked haddock risotto gorgeous lamb very tender steak beautiful no surprise in having 4 stars

  • ((((( 6 June 2016 by Robert Hay from Edinburgh

    The food was lovely and the surroundings were very pleasant.

  • ((((* 23 May 2016 by Barry Peart from Lothianbridge

    service very good. Food not as good, my wife had bream which was very small, I had roast lamb which was nice but the peas that came with it were hard.
    My sticky toffee pudding was the best I've ever had

  • ((*** 28 April 2016 by Richard Cameron from Inverness

    Staff were excellent, but service was very slow even although there were few covers to serve ( not the fault of waiting staff ). Some of the food was excellent ( Sea Bass ) lamb with french peas dish was not particularly good. A disappointment, not living up to the web site content. Table appointments and extras were poor. A charge of £2.75 for bread and butter was ridiculous - it should have been included with starter dishes. Ambience is poor - Interior decor needs a makeover.

  • ((((* 11 April 2016 by Irene Nicol from Lanark

    Duck's is a top end dining experience, so don't go expecting your average pub restaurant. Prices reflect the quality of the food and service, but you won't be disappointed in terms of value for money, especially if you eat from the bar menu. Our favourite was the Scotch fishcake starter.The only dish we felt was overpriced was the Porterhouse, which at 67 pounds between 2, reallly ought to come with your choice of sides at no extra cost. Friendly, attentive service, a good relaxed atmosphere and reasonably priced wine by the glass were all positive features.

  • ((((( 8 March 2016 by Bernie Quinn from Lauder

    excellent food, some of the dishes were of Michelin star quality in terms of presentation, taste, flavours and use of ingredients. yes the menu was a little confused about its own identity (fish n chips on same menu as fine dining dishes) but thats ok if your kitchen can cope and you are not aiming for Michelin awards. I'd bet though that there is room for a fine dining area and a more informal area if thats what your customers are after. if your customers are looking for a mix, then just keep them happy and offer just that! regardless we shall be back again sooner rather than later as our whole food experience was first rate. best dishes - lamb was superb, very tender and full of flavour, well seasoned and frankly didn't want it to end! Others in the party raved about the pork and the sea bass. I also had the langoustine starter which was excellent - small dish- huge flavours. Interestingly two in our party had the fish and chips and commented how brilliant they were! to be honest we couldn't find fault (not that we were looking to!) in anything. Great Mothers day outing, thank you.

  • ((((( 27 February 2016 by Michael McGrath from Dalkeith

    Ate in bistro. ALC menu not particularly attractive. Waiter brought bar menu. Far better selection (for us, anyway) and prices more reasonable. The food was excellent. Service good and friendly.

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