The Lucky Duck

4.7
133 Reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Lucky Duck, an elegant neighbourhood bar and restaurant where we are making the old new again.



Food takes center stage across the three upstairs floors, with a dinner and bar bites menu led by quality, seasonal ingredients. Head Chef Danilo celebrates Irish fare with a modern twist.



Open from 3pm seven nights a week, why not join us for dinner and 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
What 133 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJasonK
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great, as always!

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Philip
1 review
Dined on December 22, 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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 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 :)

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Jezzo
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 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.

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Martha
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

No vegetarian dishes. Good stuff overall

GB
GinaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, will definitely be back.

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John
1 review
Dined on December 13, 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.

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GemmaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and drinks were lovely. Interior of the restaurant was

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt very safe and protected in the lucky duck,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 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!!

KM
KarenM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff were so friendly thank you

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AlisonB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 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

MC
vipMariaC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place Lovely night out

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Amber
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 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

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LucyO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 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

MN
MartinaN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

MV
MariV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, amazing cocktails

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great staff. Pity about the time restrictions

HM
HannahM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal and cocktails. Service was excellent and the ambience was lovely. I felt that the portion sizes were quite small for the small plates, and I ended up ordering a second round of the buttermilk chicken. It came in a tiny bowl for €7.50. Other than that, everything else was lovely and I would definitely go again. A great place to meet friends or for a date.

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FayeW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening at the Lucky Duck. The cocktails were delicious and the food was good although the Beef Torchon could have used a little more sauce. Very tasty! It was quite quiet which affected the ambience a little but that is to be expected in the current times. Overall we really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend and come back!

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MaryO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had hake risotto for mains. Delicious starter was sliders & prawn brucetta, all food was greasy cooked perfectly & tasty.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lucky Duck is well set up for serving its customers while restrictions are in place. We were very well looked after, staff was friendly and the service was excellent. We'll be back - thanks!

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NualaM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spacious and friendly staff, along wil good food and plesant service

RM
RobM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for an evening snack & a drink In a nice chilled out atmosphere. Service was fast and friendly.

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Dublinvisitor
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great night with very food atmosphere and decor but some things annoying - charged for extra bread for our cheese board!

Apart from that really enjoyed the night and the staff was lovely

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Katie
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meg was a wonderful server! She accommodated all of our strange cocktail requests and was very friendly! The cocktails were beautiful, food was lovely and for a reasonable price. Would definitely go again!

JK
vipJasonK
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible - perfect food, the best Old Fashioned I’ve had in a long time and great service. Handing the Covid situation incredibly well!

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vipReybro
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This was a game of two halves. The starters - ham croquettes and fried chicken were very good. The heirloom carrots with hummus and hazelnuts was good but lacked intensity. We opted for a 25 euro sharing meat and cheese board for our main . What arrived was pilled on top of each other. It contain a Parma ham, chorizo and Salami. The cheeses presented were a Red Leicester, a cheddar and a Brie. All had been pre cut and were dried out. For the 25 euro price we expected an artisan selection and instead received something that you would get in a prepackaged deli selection from a chain super market. I politely mentioned it to the waiter and revived a defensive and hostile response. The decor and ambiance in this restaurant is really lovely - it’s a shame that it was let down by lazy cheffing and profiteering with the sharing plate.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, food and atmosphere, highly recommend😀

KK
KatieK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great food and cocktails!! Really recommended for a date or cosy catch-up with a friend.

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FCakes
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very helpful staff, subdued place, very well renovated

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CatherineG
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great attention to the Covid-19 guidelines. Felt very safe and had a lovely experience. Decor is fab and cocktails are delicious.

SM
SheelaghM
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So happy we found this little hidden gem and will definately be back in the future.

DC
DeniseC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great refurbishment. Very tastefully done. We had a lovely waitress. I think her name was Megan. The food was lovely. All fresh and nicely presented. We finished our visit in the snug just so we could see a bit of downstairs. The barman was very good and great as the meet and greet. I will definitely go back.

SM
SeanMc
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, decent value. If I was being picky a more extensive menu would have been good but what we had was excellent.

FAQs

The Lucky Duck is rated 4.7 stars by 133 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 reservations at the moment.