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The Lucky Duck

4.4
4.4
153 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, all week long.
We are also open for Food bookings from our exciting new Kitchen and our Award-winning team, Wednesday to Sunday.

Open from 2pm 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!

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Booked 12 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Indian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 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.

  • Additional

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

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

Main

  • Mango SaladEUR 7.95

    Salad mango, red kidney beans, avocado, rocket leaves, red pepper dressing, raisins, walnuts, nigella seeds. Allergens: Nuts (Walnut), Milk

    • Onion BhajiEUR 7.95

      Onion slivers & samphire coated with gram flour and spices. Allergen: Celery

      • Samosa ChaatEUR 8.95

        Spiced potato stuffed pastry, chickpea masala, sev, tamarind chutney and pomegranate. Allergens: Milk, Gluten (Wheat)

        • Chilli PorkEUR 10.95

          Stir fried pork tossed in an Indo-China style chilli sauce with peppers and scallions. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Celery, Sesame Seeds

          • Lamb Shami KebabEUR 10.95

            Mince lamb cakes stuffed with a delectable cream cheese filling. Allergen: Milk

            • Hara Matar Ke KebabEUR 6.95

              Petite pois and potato spiced patty, served with mint chutney

              • Pork Kheema Lettuce CupsEUR 6.95

                Mince pork, lettuce wraps, petite pois. Allergens: Milk, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphite

                • Babycorn Temp-KoraEUR 6.95

                  Crispy babycorn coated with gram flour and tempura served with a side of spicy mayo. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Mustard

                  • Chicken Pepper FryEUR 10.95

                    South-Indian preparation of chicken tossed with black pepper and curry leaves. Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Mustard

                    • Masala FriesEUR 4.95

                      Southern Indian style spiced chips

                      Last updated: 11 October 2021

                      What 153 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
                      • 4.2Food
                      • 4.4Service
                      • 4.5Ambience
                      • 4.2Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • Dublin

                        Handcrafted Cocktails

                      • Dublin

                        Late Night Find

                      • Dublin

                        Vibrant Bar Scene

                      • Dublin 2

                        Handcrafted Cocktails

                      • Dublin 2

                        Late Night Find

                      • Dublin 2

                        Vibrant Bar Scene

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                      1. m

                        michellec

                        Dublin

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        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 3 days ago

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

                      2. 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

                      3. 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!

                      4. 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!

                      5. 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.

                      6. 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.

                      7. 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.

                      8. 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

                      9. 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.

                      10. 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.

                      11. CN

                        CN50

                        Dublin

                        14 reviews

                        4.0

                        14 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.

                      12. CW

                        CatherineW

                        London

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        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?

                      13. 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!

                      14. 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.

                      15. 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.

                      16. 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!

                      17. 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

                      18. 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.

                      19. JK

                        JasonK

                        Dublin

                        10 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined on 23 December 2020

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Great, as always!

                      20. 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!

                      21. 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 :)

                      22. 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.

                      23. 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

                      24. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 December 2020

                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                        No vegetarian dishes. Good stuff overall

                      25. GB

                        GinaB

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 December 2020

                        overall5food3service5ambience5

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

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 17 December 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Loved this place, will definitely be back.

                      27. J

                        John

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        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.

                      28. GC

                        GemmaC

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 13 December 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                      29. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 13 December 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                        Food and drinks were lovely. Interior of the restaurant was

                      30. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 12 December 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Felt very safe and protected in the lucky duck,

                      31. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        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!!

                      32. KM

                        KarenM

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 12 December 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful food and staff were so friendly thank you

                      33. AB

                        AlisonB

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        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

                      34. MC

                        MariaC

                        Dublin

                        4 reviews

                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on 11 December 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Great place Lovely night out

                      35. A

                        Amber

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        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

                      36. LO

                        LucyO

                        Dublin

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        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

                      37. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        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

                      38. MN

                        MartinaN

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 6 December 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience5

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

                      39. MV

                        MariV

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 4 December 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great service, delicious food, amazing cocktails

                      40. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        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.

                      FAQs

                      The Lucky Duck is rated 4.4 stars by 153 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

                      2 people

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                      Booked 12 times today
                      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
                        Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Gastro Pub, Indian, Tapas / Small Plates

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Elegant

                      • Dress Code

                        Smart Casual

                      • 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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