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The Waddling Duck Bistro

35 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
+44 1803 203778
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a party of 12 people here on Saturday 8th December, we had one person who was also a Vegan. The food, wine and service was excellent, I would highly recommend. All of our guests commented on how good the restaurant was, I will be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank desmond191082
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect little restaurant with excellent food. We were made very welcome and enjoyed the good value food. My only suggestion would be to dim the lights and get some candles for the tables, its not particularly atmospheric at the moment. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AnthonyPit
Reviewed 15 December 2018

This is an independent restaurant offering a very good menu at very competitive pricing. The food is well presented and nicely cooked. The wine list had some delightful choices. The staff are very friendly and on hand to answer any questions. This is a good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DevonBonViveur
Reviewed 12 December 2018

very good service and tasty food with a good wine selection. I would give it one more star if they improved the vegetarian options and maybe had softer lighting. It's only one star away from the best! The owners work extremely hard and it shows....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Seaside824457
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Went on a Tuesday night for my sister in laws 60th birthday. Had a fantastic meal with very attentive service nothing was too much trouble and the food was absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AdrienneL182
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Husband and wife owned, husband is chef. Wife front of house and device excellent. Lovely menu, great variety and superb food. We will go again

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank andrewhall76
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Went there last Thursday evening after reading the reviews and we had not been before. Not disappointed!, The food was excellent and the four of us all had the "special offer" of two mains and a bottle of wine for £35 - you can't get...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pete N
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Came across the bistro by chance back in the summer. It wasn't open as it was during the morning but I saw the menu outside and thought it sounded appealing. Came home and looked at the reviews which were really good so earmarked it as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We visited the Waddling Duck on a Saturday evening and were greeted on our arrival and shown to our table.at this time the restaurant was less than half full. Menus were already on the table and water was brought straight away. However we were then...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Val P
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

To the Waddling Duck with friends for Sunday lunch. They had three roast options on offer...lamb, pork or beef. My three friends went for the roast pork and I had the beef. The beef was a little pink and perfectly cooked. The vegetables were produced...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stew T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Street Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 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. Evening dinner plus Sunday roast are on offer with regularly changing menus and delicious food.
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