The Lucky Duck

4.5
145 reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Lucky Duck, an elegant neighbourhood bar where we are making the old new again.



We are currently only open for drinks bookings.



Open from 3pm seven nights a week, why not join us for drinks.



The Lucky Duck’s cocktail menu is centred around great produce, bold flavours and simplicity. We aim to produce drinks that sustainably minded, less waste and more taste. If it’s a straight-up drink you’re after, we have plenty of those, too.



We are proud to have revived this Dublin landmark and look forward to welcoming you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
What 145 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food is nice coz have been better if it cones with dessert menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Really nice ambiance and the waiter/ bartender were so lovely. The cocktails were fabulous and good value at around €10 each. The tapas food was tasty. Overall a great experience.

CN
CN50
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious cocktails and the Indian food plates are really filling. Excellent service

The Lucky Duck
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you so much for your review and for popping in! I am delighted you enjoyed everything. We'll have some extra dishes on our food menu next week to try also, which is super exciting. Hope to see you soon, Amy.

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CatherineW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice place for cocktails but they’re a stickler about the time and really move you on. Thought the time restrictions were meant to have gone?

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding at the Lucky Duck. We (a group of five) had a reservation upstairs in Cocktail bar but we all decided in the end to just stay on the seating outside...all staff were very attentive and made sure we never went short of pints!...really friendly staff also...would highly recommend this pub with a lovely downstairs bar to all!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food & service. Only criticism is that when I booked dinner online (on Wednesday) I was expecting a dinner menu & to eat in one of the beautiful rooms upstairs not in the pub. Dining rooms only open from Thursday we were told. Thankfully the food was so good. The menu is made up of limited number of small but delicious plates. Perfect for pre cinema bite. Waiter said they are adding more small plates in next week or two. I will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

Staff quite rude. I was berated by a staff member for using the downstairs bathroom, no signs to say it wasn't to be used.

KM
KieranM
Limerick
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible place. Been looking for a good local for six months now and this is the spot. Thanks all!

EM
EimearM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, really attentive and pleasant. New tapas style menu went great with our drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

There is no food being served! Kitchens are closed! Why the hell do you have a copy of a food menu and photos of food??
Seriously daft.
The staff were sympathetic and very nice, but said they have no control over what is being viewed on OpenTable.

JK
vipJasonK
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great, as always!

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Philip
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time here! We got the wings and mussels, which were fresh and tasty. The cocktails were incredible. We felt very safe here as we were at a reasonable distance from everyone and the staff thoroughly cleaned each table and chair before the next group of people sat down. Looking forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met my friend for dinner here and we were pleasantly suprised. Firstly, the safety precautions in place were great and we felt very comfortable. The food was incredible and delicious while the service was friendly with great recommendations. My new favourite spot and look forward to visiting again :)

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Jezzo
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The ambience was good; it was cozy and quiet on the 1st floor. However, the cheesecake we had for dessert was a let down. The biscuit (base of the cheesecake) was very hard, which led my partner and I to believe that it wasn't fresh, but merely defrosted cheesecake.

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Martha
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything great except the food could have been better but really we were there for the cocktails which were amazing . Really chilled atmosphere and tables were well spaced out, service very friendly too

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

No vegetarian dishes. Good stuff overall

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GinaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience and excellent service. Food was very well priced and good selection on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place, will definitely be back.

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John
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brilliant place, very good food and really liked the design of the place, very good customer service aswell. Always filling our water and making sure we were good for everything.

GC
GemmaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super spot, well worth a visit. Will definitely be back :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food and drinks were lovely. Interior of the restaurant was

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Felt very safe and protected in the lucky duck,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, our server Sid was fantastic and we honestly felt so safe. We honestly had to say it to the staff at the end that we were treated so well. Honestly brilliant service, well done!!

KM
KarenM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and staff were so friendly thank you

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AlisonB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so helpful. I was satisfied that all regulations were adhered to. It was a great atmosphere and I only wish we were allowed stay longer. I'll definitely be back

MC
MariaC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place Lovely night out

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Amber
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was very adamant that we leave on time which I understand but it made everything very rushed at the end I don’t think an hour and 45 minutes is enough time if u want 3 courses because the food takes a bit to arrive

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LucyO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t believe I’ve never been in here before. Went last week with 2 friends for food and to sample (too many of) the cocktails!
The food is amazing, the cocktails are A1 and the staff are lovely too. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a magical evening at “The Lucky Duck”, true to name we felt like very lucky little duckies indeed!

I couldn’t recommend the place enough the facilities were well maintained and the staff greeted us with the warmth of an old family friend.

Incidentally, I would hope that anyone lucky enough to find themselves in the Luckiest of Ducks would order a hot whiskey and snuggle up away from the cold winter’s wind xxx

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MartinaN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice atmosphere with roaring fire. Food was good too and very friendly staff. Will be back

MV
MariV
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food, amazing cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is a bit of a hidden gem. Located right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. With super friendly staff and a wide variety of boojie drink options it's definitely worth the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great staff. Pity about the time restrictions

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HannahM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal and cocktails. Service was excellent and the ambience was lovely. I felt that the portion sizes were quite small for the small plates, and I ended up ordering a second round of the buttermilk chicken. It came in a tiny bowl for €7.50. Other than that, everything else was lovely and I would definitely go again. A great place to meet friends or for a date.

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MaryO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had hake risotto for mains. Delicious starter was sliders & prawn brucetta, all food was greasy cooked perfectly & tasty.

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FayeW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely evening at the Lucky Duck. The cocktails were delicious and the food was good although the Beef Torchon could have used a little more sauce. Very tasty! It was quite quiet which affected the ambience a little but that is to be expected in the current times. Overall we really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend and come back!

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Lucy
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Lucky Duck is well set up for serving its customers while restrictions are in place. We were very well looked after, staff was friendly and the service was excellent. We'll be back - thanks!

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NualaM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Spacious and friendly staff, along wil good food and plesant service

RM
RobM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for an evening snack & a drink In a nice chilled out atmosphere. Service was fast and friendly.

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Dublinvisitor
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great night with very food atmosphere and decor but some things annoying - charged for extra bread for our cheese board!

Apart from that really enjoyed the night and the staff was lovely

FAQs

The Lucky Duck is rated 4.5 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.