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The Waddling Duck Bistro

35 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
+44 1803 203778
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (23 reviews)
“sage ravioli” (2 reviews)
“fish cakes” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good local Bistro with friendly staff that serves great homecooked food at honest prices. Keep up the good work peoples!

Thank Toby9r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited midweek and enjoyed excellent food and win eat a modest price. Liked the ability to chose from both light lunch menu and the a la carte menu. Food was first class and the wines also of high standard. Torquay has lost proprietor chief venues...More

Thank MPKU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family, a table of 6 enjoyed an amazing New Year's Eve to celebrate 2018. The food was absolutely perfect, exceptional value for money for the standard and quality. Staff were friendly, informed and attentive ensuring all requirements were taken care of. The setting was...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waddling Duck has been open for just over a year but we discovered it only a few months ago. We've been back six or seven times - for lunch and dinner, with and without friends - and have never been disappointed. Russell can cook...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a birthday meal here with 14 family and friends, the hospitality and food were exceptional, could not of asked for a better meal! A place not to be missed for real foodies!

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service. One independent restaurant in Torquay not to be missed! I had the venison and it is quite clearly locally sourced and cooked to perfection.

Thank Jack E
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

A fantastic meal with family for a birthday celebration. The service and food were as good as always. The venison was sublime and certainly worth a try. Highly recommended.

Thank Coopes63
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Friday Night at very short notice. Food was Amazing (would definitely recommend the Beef Short Rib!) Service is always very attentive without being intrusive. Would highly recommend checking this hidden gem out!

Thank scjgreen
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Being creatures of habit, hubby and I tend to go the the same few restaurants to eat, you know, the ones where you know the food is consistently good and the atmosphere is convivial. It's not exciting but when time and money are at a...More

1  Thank LancashireJavabean
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I came with my mum for a spot of lunch and we were not disappointed. Fantastic food, beautifully cooked, and fresh ingredients. The service was brilliant as well, thank you. Will be coming back again

Thank Sophie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 63
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 203778
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Traditional British Bistro nestled in the heart of Wellswood, focused on seasonal ingredients and local produce. Lunch and dinner served daily plus a traditional roast available on Sunday lunches.
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