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The Ugly Duckling

2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
+44 1626 437343
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Normally I look at the menu and there are only a couple of things I like the look of, here the list was endless! The staff were lovely, when the fiid came it was delicious and good sized portions and it didn't cost the earth....More

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast is superb and they will do whatever you ask for, lunch especially the carvery is well worth the money sweets are a must as they all look and taste home made, evenings when open are well worth trying. The service is very friendly and...More

Thank cathanddave2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Should know better when owner came out twice to us when we were reading menu in window.we were tired and hungry after journey 3 of us decided on carbonara 1 fish n chips.we got drinks in two servings as forgot 2 diet coke .food turned...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in on a visit to Dawlish and had a carvery. The carvery was lovely, proper home cooked food. The lady carving the meat was so friendly and it was great value for money. Will definately go back

Thank mandacurtis78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to eat here one rainy Saturday night and couldn't understand why it was so empty. The menu offers a wide range of food which made it difficult to choose. The staff personalised it to cater for our three children. The children's pizza were...More

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving in Dawlish for a family holiday we decided to eat at the Ugly Duckling for our evening meal. We were not to be disappointed. With a very friendly welcome by all the staff and in pleasant surroundings we all had a very enjoyable meal....More

Thank peterK1946
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid a visit on Thursday 26th July, early evening, two adults and two big children, we enjoyed a three course meal of tasty home cooked food, my incredibly hungry and fussy daughter had the chilli which was the perfect spice blend, my son had...More

Thank RebeccaMullens
Christopher J, Owner at The Ugly Duckling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

How very kind of you to take the time to write such a lovely report. So pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us. We genuinely do try to go that extra mile, and pride ourselves on being family orientated. I remember you, posiibly because...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. My husband and i have been going for years and always have their carvery which is the best in our opinion. Afterwards we walk off lunch along the sea front,perfect!!!

Thank Lyn b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us have just eaten at the Ugly Duckling and thoroughly enjoyed Catarina's evening menu. My husband said the duck pizza was beautiful and I come back every year for the Spinach and mushroom lasagne which I always enjoy. The welcome and service are...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the ugly duckling for our breakfast everyday for a week. We took in our dog as well. They made us all feel very welcome. I had a vegetarian breakfast everyday and my husband had a full English most days. It was freshly...More

Thank ChrisAllum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 437343
Here at The Ugly Duckling Restaurant, we pride ourselves on the high standards of our mainly British cuisine and the friendliness of our personal service. Our speciality is our daily carvery, served from 12.00 noon, which also includes our home cooked "Dish of the Day", and on Sundays we have our famous "Four Meat Carvery". The Carvery is in addition to our comprehensive, all day menu. We are open from 8.00am daily,(10.00 on Sundays)for fine coffees, to drink in or takeaway, and traditional breakfasts. We currently open every day except Mondays, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through to 7.00pm. We are fully licensed and stock some excellent wines. Look out for our special evenings which include a French night to welcome the Beaujolais Nouveau in November and Burns Night in January. We look forward to seeing you, but you are strongly advised to book if you are coming for lunch.
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