The Duck and Rice

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A Soho pub serving Chinese comfort food by Alan Yau in the beating heart of Berwick Street market
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.1
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4.4
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience1

When we turned up the restaurant can not find our reservation. They claim that they stopped using opentable six months ago.
Though it wasn’t that busy so they found a table for us. The food was good. So was some of the waiters.
It could’ve been better if our reservation actually meant something!

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haitchyc
London
36 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A modern take on many Chinese classics and fairly well done. Not the best for value but at least the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have the crispy fried duck! It is amazing.

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Smash
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were able to accommodate a very late change of plan which was much appreciated. The pre drinks of gin cocktails and the special lager were great. Superb menu choice and excellent meal. Service excellent. Having an open window table on the hottest day of the year was both welcome and an experience. Would certainly recommend and will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quite noisy! And the sofa next to the stairs was shaking at every step. Nice service but we have had a lot better Chinese food experience at other restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The duck served was succulent and tender. It's probably the best I've tasted to date.

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Craig
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All round great experience. The food was outstanding, particularly the crispy duck, and the service was excellent.

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Richard
London
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I booked a table online for 2 given that it was my girlfriend's birthday.
I called at 3,40pm (booking at 4pm) to let them know I'd be late 10 minutes due to traffic and, although in a polite way, I was advised that could not guarantee the table as the kitchen closes at 4,30pm (well, I'd arrive 20 mins earlier. If they need time to clean maybe they shouldn't allow booking at 4 pm).
On arrival, the gentleman on the reception was pretty neutral.
Our waitress was nice (as opposite to rude) and the food arrived promptly but as soon as everything arrived and we finish eating I was presented with the bill. (What if I would like another beer? Desert anyone? Maybe downstairs at the bar?).
Also, they knew it was our first time there and a birthday, even the most basic restaurants offer a little something or at least they wish happy birthday.
It was not bad, the food was good but I would not consider returning as it seems a bit overpriced. Or in other words, expect a cool and central place but normal service and good but not exceptional food.

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vipEpglondon
London
61 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Brilliant restaurant with exceptional food and atmosphere.

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ShannonM
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to the Duck and Rice as it was conveniently located close to the West End theatres so went pre-show. The staff were mindful of this and we managed to get out of the restaurant right on time, although we'd have loved to stay longer and enjoy the atmosphere in the bar! The restaurant section is located upstairs which means it is more quiet for conversation, and we left feeling very satisfied with what we'd eaten and drunk. Would love to go again and try more dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were seated upstairs at a very nice table by the window corner, quite cozy.
Food was good overall but slightly erratic: so while gai lan and dim sum were delicious, crisp duck was rather dry and came with thicker than expected pancakes.
Good service but a little slow, then again we were there on a busy late friday night.

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Cbbb
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restraurant for a post theatre dinner. Great to find a place that isn't rushing you out despite the late night booking! Serbia was great and were even happy to accommodate food requests. Great food (especially the king pao) and would definitely recommend!

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RicardoF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Dim Sum and the duck were superb. There are other delicious asian cuisine alternatives but the peking duck is the best. Very good cocktails as well. A bit noisy for my taste but it may be I am getting old. Apart from that loved it.

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vipReshmav
London
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and drink was really good. Service was great but we had a long wait in between our dishes. Would still recommend to anyone else and go back!

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vipKrissy345
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant! My husband and I went to this restaurant while on our honeymoon in London and had the BEST meal of the trip. The food is amazing, the ambiance is great, and the service was excellent. We are so happy that a friend suggested this restaurant and will definitely go back on our next trip to London.

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vipstratfranks
London
36 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Really great food of the quality we've come to expect from an Alan Yau restaurant. Best thing of all is it seems to be empty at lunchtime on weekdays, which is a wonderful find as it's not noisy at all - perfect for a business lunch. I shall be going back.

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vipmauvaisefoi
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the ambience, will deffo be coming back.

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AdeT
Cambridge
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Singapore noodles we've had ever. Great menu, really tasty food, sticky pork Bao's were really good too. Nice friendly staff and very accomodating of our 5 year old, who loved it so much she wants us to take her back for her birthday next month!! The home brewed pilsner was very very nice also ;-)

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oliviab
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to be any evening of the week - strongly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lunch with a friend.
Loads of great things on the menu so we both struggled to make a decision. The gin cocktail I ordered (with a cheery in it) was delicious.

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vipJenthediner
London
33 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal affordable prices, good service but wine a little expensive.

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vipAletrave
London
207 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It's an overpriced Chinese restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. I would go there for the setting, not for the food. Food is OK, but no different from what you get in Chinatown. The crockery is different, the taste is the same, but the price is much higher

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vipDebs
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place - nice bar area - great food - friendly staff and service - will defo be returning !!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre dinner. Told our waiter up front - he made sure our service was prompt. Ambience was Good. Food was Good. Service was very Good, thank you Nicholas. Cocktails Good. Will go again.

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paulaccess
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was bland, bland, bland - you'd be better off at a cheap local takeaway. kung Po chicken lacked any spice, pak choi with garlic had hardly any garlic - all very disappointing

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vipFamilyGirl
London
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Had previously had good experience (lunchtime) here, but in the evening the service was a lot poorer. Our finished plates were left on our table for ages - and then we were offered desserts/tea/coffee etc. We ordered some tea, and then were asked to leave the table before we'd finished it as the table had been rebooked. Perhaps they could have cleared the (clearly finished) plates 30 minutes earlier....

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was really good and the place is nice and pretty, we found hair in our food though and they didn't say sorry or anything just took the plate away :(

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vipFamilyGirl
London
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Good place for semi-formal business lunch meeting. Nice decor and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Duck and Rice was very easy to book, staff very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the menu. Food came quickly once ordered and was very good. No complaints at all and would recommend to anyone.

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SA123
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good food. The pancakes for the duck were not the best i've had and the quantity of them, as well as the quantity of spring onions and cucumber is not enough for a 1/2 portion of duck. Thankfully we had refills brought for us to resolve this. Overall worth it. Little bit more expensive than your average chinese and comparable quality food really.

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Kate
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really delicious food, one of my favourite restaurants ever...

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vipSarahC
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gorgeous dining room, with amazing, delicious and authentic food. Thank you so much Duck and Rice!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the better roasr ducks ive eaten in London! Good ales too!

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vipMissP
London
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow but the quality of the food more than made up for it. The dim sum is delicious!

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vipAbbeywell
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, sat in the window watched the Chinese Dog Dance

Service was excellent, friendly staff, wonderfull food

Decor was 1930's Shanghai Art Deco decadence

I loved it, will be back

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Elvis
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Disappointing - a lot of show, but not more than that. Average and overpriced main course and wine (which was too warm). Dim Sum very good, though. Staff was helpful, but not very organized.

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vipeDiner
London
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delish Asian food with great service and atmosphere to match. And a little on the exy side as a result.

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BW2410
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was perfect. We had a table for two by the fire. Food was fantastic. The Honey Beer was delicious. 5*

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Geraldine
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient staff, super friendly, attentive, professional.

G
Gallace
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome. A touch too much salt on the spring onions in the squid but still really good food and reasonably priced.

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The Duck and Rice is rated 4.4 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.