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The Lucky Duck

4.4
4.4
170 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 open for food and drinks bookings, 7 days a week, with food being served daily from 4pm mid-week and 2pm on Saturday & Sunday.

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!

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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Indian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
    Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 405 4824

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    South City Centre

  • Cross Street

    We are down from Camden street, You cant't miss us.

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Drinks only reservation

    Multiple dates available
    Hi, this period until 5 pm is for drinks only bookings. Our food service starts at 5pm.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

Menu

Cocktails

  • What's the Worst That Could Happen?EUR 10.00

    Beefeater Gin, Pineapple, Créme de Mure, Grapefruit, Maraschino

    • Shut the Front DoorEUR 10.00

      Havana Especial Rum, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Vanilla Liqueur

      • Your WanEUR 10.00

        Absolut Vodka or Jameson, Coffee Liqueur, Coffee, Caramel, Chocolate

        • When in RomeEUR 11.00

          Hendrick's Gin, Fresh Cucumber, Chartreuse, Benedictine, Elderflower, Lime, Egg Whites

          • Social GracesEUR 10.00

            Beefeater Gin, Absolut Vodka, Lime, Fresh Cucumber, Mint, Soda

            • Well If We're Being HonestEUR 10.00

              Absolut Vodka, Aperol, Grapefruit, Prosecco, Soda

              • Scarlet For YaEUR 10.00

                Absolut Vodka, Lemon, Hibiscus Syrup, Prosecco

                • FiddlesticksEUR 10.00

                  Elderflower Liqueur, Dry Vermouth, Lemon, Prosecco

                  • This GuyEUR 10.00

                    Lot 40 Rye, Lemon, Ginger Cordial, Benedictine, Calvados, Mint, Fresh Blackberry

                    • Alright Big ManEUR 11.00

                      Jameson Black Barrel, Disaronno, Lemon, Egg Whites, Honey, Cardamom

                      • They Sound Like Fighting WordsEUR 11.00

                        Lot 40 Rye, Stout Syrup

                        • It's Never Just OneEUR 12.00

                          Havana Especial, Passionfruit, Goslings Dark Rum, Lime, Pineapple Juice, Ginger Syrup, Falernum, Apricot Brandy, Absinthe

                          Last updated: 9 August 2021

                          What 170 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                          4.4
                          4.4 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.3Food
                          • 4.4Service
                          • 4.4Ambience
                          • 4.1Value

                          NoiseModerate

                          Loved For

                          • Dublin

                            Gastro Pub

                          • Dublin 2

                            Handcrafted Cocktails

                          • Dublin 2

                            Neighbourhood Gem

                          • Dublin 2

                            Pre/post theatre

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                          1. N

                            Niar

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely cocktail lounge and delicious food, but the cocktails were on the small and weak side!

                          2. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 16 January 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The staff was so friendly and helpful! Food was delicious !

                          3. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            11 reviews

                            4.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on 14 January 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            A good and cozy place to have excellent cocktails. The food was nice as well, but the Pornstar Martini was the winner of the night!

                          4. LK

                            LizK

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 31 December 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Very nice place with great drinks and great staff. Building was gorgeous inside

                          5. L

                            Laura

                            Dublin

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 31 December 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Amazing cocktails & great service, lovely atmosphere

                          6. AM

                            AkpoM

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 29 December 2021

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            Good location, amazing feel, food and the cocktails and staff are delightful

                          7. P

                            Pablo

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 24 December 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Good food, great service would recommend.staff were very friendly and helpful.

                          8. AM

                            AmandaM

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 24 December 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Christmas Eve family lunch.

                          9. LK

                            LisaK

                            Dublin

                            8 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on 22 December 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Loved the Lucky Duck so much. It looks like it's just one floor but there's loads of floors with gorgeous interior and cosy design. Got great cocktails and the staff were lovely. Such a cute date spot.

                          10. E

                            Emma

                            Nashville

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 20 December 2021

                            overall5food3service5ambience5

                            Lovely staff, really cosy setting and great value. The food could be a bit warmer.

                          11. V

                            Vincenzo

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 19 December 2021

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            Open windows for air circulation only over Covid times

                          12. LD

                            LisaD

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 19 December 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fabulous evening in a wonderful ambiance. Very attentive staff. We'll be back!

                          13. AD

                            AlannaD

                            Dublin

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 11 December 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing spot! Food, drinks, service was unbelievable 10/10! Will definitely be back!

                          14. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 10 December 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Perfect setting, good food and great service

                          15. K

                            Kevyne

                            Dublin

                            12 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            12 reviews

                            Dined on 7 December 2021

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing the choice of beers was great

                          16. DC

                            DermotC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 3 December 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great place and great staff. Beautiful building. Food is amazing

                          17. m

                            michellec

                            Dublin

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 27 November 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Such a gorgeous intimate venue seated on the first floor. Started of with cocktails, and they where fab. The menu is indian tapas style. I did not know what to expect from presentation to flavour was outstanding. I am so pleased we came here. The staff where great with their recommendations throughout the evening.

                            The Lucky DuckResponded on 29 November 2021

                            Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for your kind comments. Hope to see you again very soon! best, Mikel

                          18. R

                            Rachel

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 12 November 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had a great time! Loved the cocktails and the staff were so friendly. Really great evening!

                          19. O

                            Olive

                            N. Ireland

                            4 reviews

                            1.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on 6 November 2021

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            Had booked for food @4.15 on Saturday 6th November Arrived and Barman from behind bar says “I’ve no room”. I said I had booked and a customer offered to leave. I asked about food ( restaurant upstairs so was thinking customer would not have to leave) and was told no food til after 5. Why take a food booking for a time you don’t serve food? Why take a booking and not keep the space - we were not late. NEVER again. Dreadful attitude to customers. Olive O Malley

                            The Lucky DuckResponded on 19 November 2021

                            Hi Olive, thank you so much for your honest review. I would like to get in touch with you regarding the problems you encountered during your stay with us. You can reach me at book@theluckyduck.ie

                          20. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 3 November 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            It Was great!!

                            The Lucky DuckResponded on 19 November 2021

                            Hi there, Thanks for you 5 star rating! Looking forward to see you again!

                          21. JK

                            JasonK

                            Dublin

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on 30 October 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent - great food, great service, as ever. Love the new food menu!

                          22. MO

                            MaryO

                            Dublin

                            3 reviews

                            3.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 28 October 2021

                            overall3food3service2ambience2

                            Service was a little slow, took over 20 mins to get our drinks. Room were very cold upstairs.

                          23. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 9 October 2021

                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                            I had booked a table for 4 people but when we arrived we were given the window ledge with 2 stools to sit on. I would have no problem sitting at the window ledge if that’s what I had booked but I feel if you are going to take a booking for 4 people for a table then it should be made clear that it may not actually be a table if none are available. To be fair to the manager she did her best to find us a suitable table but was unable to do and was very pleasant, which we were grateful for

                            The Lucky DuckResponded on 10 October 2021

                            Hello, Thank you for being so understanding about the location in which you were sat, I do understand that you had anticipated a table upstairs and we were not able to provide one to your liking at the time. I do sincerely apologise for this and would love to see you back again, and we'll ensure you get the table you enjoy. Warmest regards, Amy.

                          24. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 8 October 2021

                            overall1food4service1ambience1

                            Wasn’t a very nice experience. Booked a table for two but felt like I was on a table for six cause we were all sitting so close together. It was like the restaurant was trying to fit as many people as possible into the one room. The service was terrible. Everytime we wanted to order something we would have to ask. The servers were not attentive at all. There was times when there was even a server in the room. We were waiting half an hour until someone came and asked if we wanted to order. The food was average. Very awkward trying to have a conversation when you are sitting right beside strangers. This place has so much potential but unfortunately we were let down on the night.

                            The Lucky DuckResponded on 10 October 2021

                            Hello, My sincerest apologies you didn't enjoy your time with us. Please email me on amy@theluckyduck.ie so we can rectify this as this is not at all the standard of service we at The Lucky Duck strive for. Warmest Regards, Amy.

                          25. MC

                            MeganC

                            Dublin

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 30 September 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent. We were seated on the first floor and everything was brilliant

                          26. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 25 September 2021

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            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.

                          28. CN

                            CN50

                            Dublin

                            17 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            17 reviews

                            Dined on 4 September 2021

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                            The Lucky DuckResponded 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.

                          29. CW

                            CatherineW

                            London

                            3 reviews

                            3.0

                            3 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?

                          30. JB

                            JohnB

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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!

                          31. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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.

                          32. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            vip
                            1.0

                            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.

                          33. KM

                            KieranM

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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!

                          34. EM

                            EimearM

                            San Francisco

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 20 August 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          35. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            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.

                          36. JK

                            JasonK

                            Dublin

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on 23 December 2020

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Great, as always!

                          37. P

                            Philip

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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!

                          38. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Toronto

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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 :)

                          39. J

                            Jezzo

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            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.

                          40. M

                            Martha

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            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

                          FAQs

                          The Lucky Duck is rated 4.4 stars by 170 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.

                          Make a reservation

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                          Booked 3 times today
                          Experiences are available.
                          Google Map for The Lucky Duck

                          43 Aungier Street Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 E983

                          • Cross Street

                            We are down from Camden street, You cant't miss us.

                          • Area

                            South City Centre

                          • Hours of Operation

                            Bar
                            Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
                            Dinner
                            Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
                            Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:45 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            Gastro Pub, Indian, Tapas / Small Plates

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Elegant

                          • Dress Code

                            Smart Casual

                          • Parking Details

                            None

                          • Additional

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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