The Duck & Willow

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Sunday Lunch
PLEASE CALL FOR BOOKINGS OF 5 OR MORE - 01179 566843
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for a catch up, birthday celebrations and a Sunday lunch and this place really delivered on a comfortable setting, stand out Sunday lunch, and a great range of drinks, all with outstanding value. Would certainly go again!

DT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub, run by lovely people. I had the pork belly, my lady friend, the curry. My only criticism is that my dish was very scant. The pork was beautifully cooked but that was pretty much all that was on the plate, aside from a small square of potato. I’m a six-foot bloke and need sustenance. For £15.50,l for this one dish, vegetables should have been included. This is why I’ve only given 3 stars for value.

F
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with amazing food and staff who were very friendly and helpful.

IF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited with our son and 2 Grandchildren.
The kids fish and chips were very good.Our adult meals were very good and the service was good beating in mind there were only 2 staff on

c
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines meal

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic - really made to feel welcome.

OT
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. We were seated early, and the atmosphere was good. There were some great things to choose from on the menu. Unusually, both of us chose the same things: scotch egg to start and Pie of the day for our main. The scotch egg was cooked really well, very tasty. The pie was tasty, but we were both a little disappointed at the amount of filling. Though we were both very full by the time we had finished.
We will definitely go again.

IH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local - good for a casual or even occasional dining and for a casual drinks. Lovely beer garden. Always friendly staff and good food. Recommend!

AL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a really friendly local pub, steaks were cooked perfectly and we were also given 20% off after ordering onion rings as a side dish and being told they didn't have any left! Would highly recommend this pub for the food, drink, ambience and staff

LS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We visit the Duck and Willow regularly and the food has always been top notch. The only criticism I would have of our recent visit is that the timer they use in the kitchen is very loud if you are sitting in parts of the restaurant and can get quite annoying if you are trying to enjoy a romantic night out!

RW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food was amazing.

OT
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was such a delight - staff were fabulous food was amazing- we were more than happy to celebrate my Granddaughter ‘s birthday here - lovely afternoon

F
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, spot on Sunday lunch. Service attentive without being intrusive; really thoughtful at times. Nothing was too much trouble.
I totally recommend D&W.

PV
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was OK and was served quickly, however the pub was very cold, heating did not appear to be on. We were also served a bottle of white wine at room temperature, apparently staff served it straight from the storeroom, you'd have to question the competence of any staff member that thought that was OK.

DC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have wonderful food here. The service is friendly but not too intrusive.

LW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I chose the steak and it was fantastic, perfectly cooked and juicy. Possibly one of the best steaks I've had! We were welcomed very warmly and looked after well. Would recommend for a date night or for something you would normally have to go into town for.

A
Bristol
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit, the food was lovely. The atmosphere was nice, service was great
We will definitely be back again.

P
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Sunday lunch, great pub well designed and stylish but still comfortable, the food was excellent and one of the best Sunday roasts we’ve had for a long time, amazing Yorkshire Puddings! One of us also had Fish and Chips which was perfect! Staff were great, really friendly, quick and great service overall, we’ll definitely be back for more...ideal place to get a later Sunday lunch where lots stop serving at 2ish, thanks all!

EM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brilliant roast dinner! Beef was very pink so some people might not like this. The rest of the roast was outstanding and probs the best Yorkshire pudding ever. I’m also still thinking about that cauliflower cheese days later...

PA
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, very welcoming, friendly, attentive service, very good food & drinks and very good value

L
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service as always, food was a little cold and needed to be reheated for one of the party. Beef again was chewy, always seems to be the case here. Pork belly was amazing great veg selection roast potatoes were very hard and not really that great

VR
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal, but would say it wasn’t quite as good as when the pub first opened. The roast potatoes were cooked but hard in the middle and not crispy on the outside and some of our party found the Chinese spiced pork belly a bit odd on a roast dinner. Really missed the scotch egg starter too!

KS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as always and service was really good too.

CR
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wasn’t our first visit ,the service is always outstanding ,food delicious and the staff always so friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend a visit all ages are very welcome.

g
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff and a lovely Xmas Eve breakfast for my kids and grandkids. Wonderful poached eggs.

S
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat out.quality of food excellent, menu choice very good.staff very helpful and friendly.great to have venue locally

L
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Very loud as a quiz was on at the time.
Food was very nice, service very slow.
Some Staff were very pleasant. Girl behind bar was very rude and pulled a face at us as we were leaving

RH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunchtime meal. Good quality food. Friendly.

LP
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice place but the food wasn’t the best have had better in there

SH
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It's the best place in Downend. The food is always good and it's a pleasant place to be. The background music is often a bit too loud?

M
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and friendly service as always!! Thank you!!

p
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn't been to the Duck & Willow for a long time but my daughter suggested it for her birthday celebration dinner. There were 6 in our party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food they ordered. The staff were friendly and efficient and we had a great time. It was a Monday evening and we didn't expect it to be so busy so were very glad we'd booked. The D&W has a nice atmosphere but became quite noisy as the restaurant filled up so conversation became a little difficult but hey! it's almost Christmas.

GB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant night. And for saying it was a Monday evening the restaurant was full. The service was quick and there was no fuss. Every course was a good amount and it was hot when it had to be. Well done to all the staff. We will definitely go back.

NR
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service & menu, waited a little too long for our mains which didn't come out as hot as we would have liked, but overall a very nice evening

SH
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice place to eat, local to us and always friendly staff. Sometimes wish menu was more extensive but what they do is good.

NH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always have a great time at the D&W for family Birthdays. We visited for the second time for Sunday lunch this weekend and again the food was 10/10 and the customer service is always fantastic. I would definitely visiting. We will defiantly be back.

JE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub with lovely food. Very baby friendly team made us feel very welcome with our 10 month old. Will def go back.

JJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Large booking, went smoothly and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food.

BS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic Sunday lunch, good wine and atmosphere. Recommended

W
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already planning to visit with friends.
There is also a sharing dish I would like to try.
Freindly welcoming environment.
Dog friendly is a plus.