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The Dalkey Duck, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
The Dalkey Duck, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
The Dalkey Duck, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
The Dalkey Duck, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
The Dalkey Duck, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Dalkey Duck

3.5
3.5
223 reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
Representing all facets of the culinary world, The Dalkey Duck is destined to be the place-to-go to challenge and satisfy your inquisitiveness for great food. Traditionally built recipes served in a contemporary style, our menu, with an emphasis on fish and European dishes, will ignite your passion once again for good food in Dalkey.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 552 8605
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

223 Reviews
  1. GillianM

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Decor nice and could have a good ambience. The fire was lit but not tended. Food was moderate at best and priced a little high. Service was poor.. table sticky and had to go to bar to ask for someone to take our order. No cream on the premises and coffee machine broken. (Review from before Christmas said it was broken then, so still broken!) Overall a poor experience.

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  2. DavidB

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just not the same anymore. Food wa very average. No Steak? Service was just ok. Seems to have lost the buzz it used to have .

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  3. UnaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was closed and we could not dine there despite confirmed booking by you. Very poor service by Open Table and the Duck. Felt very let down as I had three elderly people with me, two of them on walking sticks.

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  4. KarenB

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Main courses took 2 hours to get to the table, staff seemed tired after a hectic Christmas, nice spot but wouldn’t rush back for the food

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  5. Lorraine

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fire was lit and we were the first customers. It gave us ample time to appreciate the art works on the wall. The stew we ordered came piping hot and full of beef, it was the best I’ve had for sometime. Everything was better than I expected.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great night, they really looked after us. Thank you

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  7. Ruthie

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked a table for dinner and they served us the Sunday lunch menu so there was limited choice. We were disappointed we didn't get the dinner menu as some of us wanted the steak. They had run out of a-lot of stuff including basics like the fish and chips. We were offered mash as an alternative. They also ran out of toilet roll, which was pretty awful! I understand there has been a change of ownership and most of the staff are new. The drinks were very slow to come and service was poor. We did complain and the waiter said they would give us 10% of the bill and came back with the bill and said he's actually not giving us a discount. It was really strange. Hopefully things improve as it used to be a great bar with great food!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What used to be a Gastropub has gone very downhill. The food used to be a cut above other pubs but now it ordinary at best. Still a great pub for the ambience but not what it used to be.

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  9. EddieM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a nice atmosphere beside a roaring fire

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  10. Wolfie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed no coffee as machine was out of action and as we were not drinking alcohol . No alternative was offered . However we had a very pleasant server and that made up for that.

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  11. MaureenM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had booked for 6 people but the staff kindly organised the table of 9 that we needed. The staff were very obliging and it is a shame the food let them done. We all had a variety from the menu and no one was happy with their food, it was very poor and we would be reluctant to return to eat. Such a shame as we are a local family and have had reasonable food there before. It was also very poor value with the prices charged.

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  12. CiaraD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service , very attentive staff , dog friendly . Lovely food

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pub and great service. Would return for sure.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly and fast, food was great and the drinks were cold. They also accommodated a request to put a match on one of the tvs for us.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Been here before and liked it but the atmosphere here has really changed to a pub. No longer a good place for a family meal and n my opinion. The quality of the food was really poor compared to my previous experiences. I’d go here for a drink but never again for food.

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  16. CathyA

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Chowder was like water and we had to ask for a missing dish ( fish and chips ) .We were then charged for an extra meal . Along with 2 drink orders not arriving .

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Was disappointed with our experience. Had to chase staff down. Food was disappointing. Z was there last year and it was much better

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Prices didn’t match their menu online, and are expensive relative to other similar or more fine dining revenues nearby. However, friendly service and nice ambiance, good quality food at least even if relatively expensive.

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  19. Gooch

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Difficult to get attention when arrived as staff seemed to be to be engaged in multiple jobs. Decor a bit shabby and could do with update. Staff friendly and food was reasonable bit seemed to be restaurant prices for pub grub.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered our food (Valentines day 3 course special) from our waitress. When we got to ordering the desserts the waitress told us not to order yet and that she will come back at a later stage. Our food was brought to us by another waiter and our original waitress never came back to us. When we enquired about ordering deserts the waiter told us that the kitchen was closed! We were never warned about the kitchen closing, the waitress could have taken our full order right at the start and this all would have been avoided. The waitress should have come to check up on the table and taken our desert order like she said she would! This left a very sour taste in our mouth after having great food. Very unlikely to return

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  21. EllenK

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal in a lovely atmosphere we will definitely be back

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  22. TomC

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been here many times and was generally impressed with the food. Unfortunately I have made my last visit. The food was really bad - fish ok chips overcooked and cold, chicken burger - was that chicken?? Duck leg confit- looked and tasted like it was cooked yesterday and re cooked today - served with awful chips.

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  23. ChowderAddict

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the plates were presented beautifully and all our meals tasted really good (we tried the wings, chowder, duck leg, fish and chips, and burger). The atmosphere is lovely, I really appreciated that they are dog friendly, and servers are very nice. My big negative point however is waiting time: 3 HOURS for a table of 6 (3 course meals)! We weren´t able to drink our coffees, they took too long to come (not paired with deserts), we had a train to catch up. I will come back but not for a 3 course meal.

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  24. pauls

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very bad but the food was very nice

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  25. JackMc

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Starter was fine but steaks which were expensive where poor cuts and overcooked for everyone st the table

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  26. RichN

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The Duck is continuing to go downhill, unfortunately. The food is average and takes way too long to come out.

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  27. Kevin

    Saxony

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice service personal, the chefs have good taste and know how to plate an nice dish. Next time I'll visite Dalkey I'll definitely visit again!

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  28. Elle

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First time eating here. Service was very poor. Waited half an hour for our first drink to arrive… we were sitting beside the bar. Ordered wings and chips. Wings were lovely but the chips never arrived. Asked when half way through the wings if they could check on the chips. They said they would bring them out straight away! They never came. My mum asked for vinegar for her food as soon as it hit the table…. That never came. We had to take the cutlery off the table beside our as there was none in one of the place settings and then it wasnt replaced after the starter so we had to take more for the main course. Overall we were quite disappointed with the service. It all seemed a bit messy.

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  29. CormacC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We looked your web site on Sat morning and decided what we would like to eat. We arrived on tine,were seated. The menus were handed to us with no comment. The prices bore no relationship to the menu we read at midday, when asked the young man said it was to covered increase cost. We booked on the bases of we wanted to eat, only read hours previously. Management made no appearance. We just ordered a single course and a bottle of red wine rather than the full meal we had planned, with no plans to return

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  30. Anon

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was erratic, the staff were not trained, randomly would appear to partially clear the table, never asked if we needed anything, and seemed happy to hang out together rather than look after the customers

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  31. AGDUB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extensive menu - catering for vegan/vegetarians - party of 7 and all had different dishes all excellent

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  32. Rored

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobster was small and overcooked. Not very good. Served on a bed of leaves. Was still hungry after. No starters to add to order except chips, salad or bread. Servers very attentive & atmosphere good.

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  33. CatherineM

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok good portions but Luke warm. One particular waiter was very attentive .

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  34. JSBS

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We attended the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon for lunch for a group of 6 which I had booked in advance - the waiter took us to our table which would have been a tight squeeze for 4 - we asked to be move. Not one thing from our order came correctly, staff seemed to be all over the place and not attentive. Dogs aloud to walk around off leads and one went to the toilet right at our table - while I understand the owners should have been more responsible - I also think the people working here should have advised them to keep the dog on a lead. I would not go back here for food and would not recommend it to any of my friends - which is a shame as the setting is lovely and price is fair - however I do think writing a 10% mandatory service charge in pen at the end of the Bill is a bit cheeky, I would have left it anyway but just adding it (and getting the numbers wrong) was a step to far. Quality of flavors and service of staff really let them down.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was awful. Service was slow although very polite. Won’t be going back.

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  36. Holly

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your restaurant was everything we thought it would be……totally grand. My sister & I so enjoyed your delicious food & excellent service. I’m from South Aftica & my sister is from Australia. Many thanks Holly & Caroline

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  37. TomC

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Well done

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  38. DialRforRestaurant

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely bar food experience. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Small things could make this a better experience, we had to ask for napkins; there were no condiments on the table or offered. The food was not uniformly hot, in fact some of it was cold (chips for one!)

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  39. JimQ

    Dublin

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The venue is very nice and the food is of very good quality. The floor staff are friendly and efficient but let down by the speed of food preparation in the kitchen. I have been here twice and this speed of food delivery has been a problem - both on a warm summer Saturday and a midweek spring day. My reckoning is that the kitchen facility is simply too small for the size of the venue, particularly on evenings like last Saturday when there were large groups seated outdoors. This is an ownership and management problem. If it’s not fixed the customer base will drift off. It’s also not fair to the floor staff.

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  40. mpot

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This establishment revived my 'poor' review on all counts. Firstly, they had no knowledge of my booking through "OpenTable" (so much for booking through this platform. Secondly, the entrance area into the lounge was smelly - the carpets need a very deep clean. Thirdly, the place felt like a railway station. Fourthly, the food was not good quality and partly cold.

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The Dalkey Duck is rated 3.5 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

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61 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin A96 RY62

Additional information

  • Area
    Dalkey
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options
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