Monsieur Le Duck

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Inspired by the douceur de vivre of Gascony, Monsieur Le Duck brings the food and wine of South-West France to the heart of London.

Our simple yet perfectly formed menu centres around duck that is being brought in to London especially for us, alongside classic French sides, desserts and wine.


On the first floor, guests will find The Duck Nest cocktail bar, perfect for pre or post dinner drinks. Modeled on an early 20th Century Parisian boudoir, the bar provides a beautiful backdrop to enjoy a range of unique cocktails and gorgeous wines from all over France.

The brainchild of three frequent travelers to Gascony, Monsieur Le Duck provides a portal to the French heartland of relaxed eating and drinking.
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LisaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as usual. Looking forward to going back when they find a new location.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely experience, so sad to hear it’s closing!! Fantastic service and food.

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vipDBEC1
London
41 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Au revoir- the penultimate night before Monsieur Le Duck closed its doors at end end of the lease (looking for a new venue). Great service. Unpretentious. Superb duck and a good veggie provencale tart. We’ll miss you :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Really enjoyed the meal, food was incredible and was fast, was a bit crowded and our table was near a busy walkway but generally great!

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SophieH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, lovely staff, such a shame it’s closing.

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YumYum
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fan of restaurants that pick one item and do it well.

Monsieur LeDuck is such a venue, providing classic Duck Confit and an incredible Duck Wellington but to name a few of its variations on duck.

Shame they are having to move venue v soon - but keep an eye out for when/where they open up next!

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

Hi YumYum, Thank you for your review. We promise that in our new venue we will keep up the good standard and please come back to see us again :) MLD

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vipMule54
London
46 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved everything about Monsieur Duck, from the moment we entered. Charming decor, fairly low Parisienne music, wait staff, and food. We had excellent garlic soup to begin and then duck two ways, confit/fried plus chargrill. The duck was served on a board and metal platter; the latter could have been hot to keep the chargrill piece warm. Good frites. Tarte aux pommes seemed to have been made with canned apples, a bit mushy. Wine a bit overpriced but okay. Service discreet and not in our face constantly. We highly recommend.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. Tarte aux pommes definitely not made from canned apples, just in case you were wondering. And yes, the slate is to keep the duck warm. Thank you for recommending, we really appreciate it.

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RoJo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic for duck. The burger, wellington, and pan-roasted duck breast were highlights. Loved the fruity St Emilion, great value.

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TimM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and helpful staff, nice modern surroundings. Excellent food and cocktails.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

Thank you thank you. We love what we do and glad you do too... MLD

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Luvfood
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8 so had to pre order our menu choices. This made everything very easy. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. Very sad it closes at end of December and hope they find a new venue to set up.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

Hi Luvfood, Thank you for your review and finger crossed for the future, please come back to find us in out future location :) MLD

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MissAquaDragon76
London
17 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

MLD is a lovely restaurant as the staff are friendly and helpful. Took my partner to celebrate our anniversary and he was well impressed with how the duck was cooked and served.

Gutted that it'll be closing its doors on Clerkenwell Road yet got my fingers crossed that they'll find a new spot soon :-)

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

Hi MissAquaDragon76, thank you for choosing us for your special occasion and please come back to visit us in our future new location!!! MLD

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SarahW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming staff and absolutely delicious food. We had the bottomless brunch (though there were other menus available) and all my friends commented on how good even the small details were.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

Hi Sarah, Thank you for the feedback we hope to see you again :) MLD

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ThomasM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were superb. I would recommend the confit duck leg. We also had a flight of Armagnac which we were talked through. A very enjoyable evening and highly recommended.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

Hi Thomas, Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon. MLD

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David
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service very friendly and professional.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

Hi David, Thank you very much for your feedback, please come back again soon Kind regards, MLD

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vipCatmando
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a marvelous time! Best confit I have had in a long time!

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 16 December 2019

HI Catmando, We are glad to know that you enjoyed our confit. Please come back again soon to try the rest of our delicious menu. MLD

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Fredy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Très sympa et concept autour du canard nouveau Cadre agréable et pas trop bruyant.
Très bon rapport qualité /prix.
Je recommande sans hésiter

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for your kind words. Please come again before we close this site on 21st December.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good value great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck wellington was Amazing!

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vipFoodiecat
Surrey
17 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome spot. Has improved from “already great” to “even better still” since the move from the pop-up. Great value, great service and wonderful cooking.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thanks for the great write up, we aim to please. And apologies about the bell ringing - Chef got a telling off he day after!

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Choosycat
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely late lunch. The ambience was intimate for us as there were not many people there at 3pm. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the food excellent as it always is.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for all the stars, you review is much appreciated. Please come again before we close this site on 21st December.

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Patrick
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent magret -beautifully cooked and plenty of it. Lovely goat's cheese and walnut salad. Service really friendly and efficient. P.s It all goes very well with the Breton cider.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for the great review. Please come again before we close this site on 21st December.

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taushif
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Wellington is a must!

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 4 December 2019

The Wellington IS a must, you a right. But the whole menu is great. Come back for Le Grand Jeu before we close this site on 21st December,

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Trevor
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not very often that we find our new favourite restaurant. Wow. Every single aspect of this meal was beyond 5 stars. The previous day we had eaten lunch at Le Gavroche and, in its own way, this meal at Monsieur Le Duck was up there right alongside that. The wait staff were superb; warm, friendly, welcoming and unobtrusive. The food was beautifully cooked and beautifully presented with a taste to match. My wife chose the burger - the best burger she has ever had, she said - and I chose the Magret de Canard, pan roasted. W shared one of the best crème brûlée ever, and finished with a delicious armagnac flavoured with prunes. This sounds a corny thing to say, but it was like stepping off the streets of London into the heart of the Gascony countryside. Truly outstanding.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. You understand exactly what we are all about and it is for people like you, and us, that we opened this restaurant in the first place. We never wanted to do fine dining, something that Le Gavroche so well, but there is a place for all types of restaurant, and I am glad that we are hitting the spot that we intended to. Come again before we close this site on 21st Dec!

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holly
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very delicious duck, good wine, lovely service - a great new discovery and I'll definitely be back.

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IanT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food
Friendly service
Worth going out of your way for

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thanks for all the stars. Please come again before we close this site on 21st December.

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Emilie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in London and once again we weren't disappointed. The magret here is cooked to perfection.

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RishiS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. 2pm on a Saturday afternoon for bottomless brunch. Great food! Service with a smile - prompt and friendly.

Would definitely recommend and revisit!

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Gartor
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would suggest because you can eat and try something new in a nice environment!

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AnthonyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefect place for a quiet, cosy romantic meal. Start with a martini rossi, if you are trying to impress, order the duck wellington in advance. But, you can’t really go wrong!

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Hungry
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. The Grand Jeu is a heavenly journey - the suggestion from the waitress as to which order to eat each bit was spot on. Wines good value. Interesting cocktails and Neck Oil on draft..... Best meal we have had for a very long time.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 10 November 2019

Hi, Thank you very much for the beautiful review. We are very keen on doing our best in order to provide a perfect experience and your comment is very much appreciated. Please come back soon :) Kind regards Sibilla

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EstherB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and delicious wine!

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 10 November 2019

Hi Esther, Thank you very much for the review, please come back soon. Kind regards, Sibilla

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

While making my reservation, your website asked if there were any special occasions. As it happens, it was my partner’s birthday on the day we arrived. The table next to us were presented with a birthday cake, however, surprise, surprise! There were no effort made by the member of staff despite having filled the details online.
How was that for service!

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 13 November 2019

I am sorry that we missed the birthday note. Usually, we do provide a candle with the dessert to help you celebrate but it looks like we missed it this time. However, does not getting something extra for free really warrant a 2 star review? No mention of the food, the service, the drinks, ambiance or the pricing, just a grumpy message that you didn't get free stuff. We don't provide cake in the restaurant, the table next to you brought their own cake and candles. One word for you: "Entitled"

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MarkG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an offer from Time Out which was great value for 3 courses and a glass of fizz. However the waitress suggested we try the duck sharing platter. It was fantastic. Great way to try all the variations they have on the menu.
Bit off our normal track but we will definitely be going back. Great surroundings. Friendly, helpful staff with great food.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 10 November 2019

Hi Mark, Thank you for the review, we are very happy that you could enjoy the experience with us. Please come back soon. Kind regards, Sibilla

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Bash
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish was tasty , delicious and value for money.

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Stelios
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you like duck then you will love this place. The service was a but slow, as there were only 2 servers for the whole restaurant

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 10 November 2019

Hi Stelios, Thank you for your positive feedback. I do apologize for the service, we were not expecting such a busy day but we learned the lesson and added extra members of staff. We hope to see you soon, Kind regards Sibilla

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AndrewC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Duck breast pan fried & the burger were on point - cooking temps perfect.
Fries slightly over seasoned but I'm a salt enthusiast.
Overall we had a great time as the service was attentive & friendly

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for your feedback, please come back soon and I promise we are going to ease up on the seasoning on the fries :)

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DouglasG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

A good idea poorly executed, we had the sharing plate, the breast was not fully rested so the first piece we ate was tough, another piece had not been butchered correctly and still had sinew attached very difficult to eat. The confit leg was dry rather than melting and unctuous, the burger was great and the fries were also very good.

They serve onto cold plates so your Jus becomes a cold sticky blob.

Overall rather underwhelming

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hi Douglas, I am sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our standards. We do take this feedback very seriously and I would like to know if you could give me some more details about when this has happened, that would give us the chance to investigate. Has anyone checked on your food/did you mention it to any member of the staff? Kind regards, Sibilla

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dianah
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

very friendly staff and most generous with the prosecco. an unusual brunch menu

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hi Dianah, Thank you very much for your review, please come back soon for our brunch. Kind regards Sibilla, Assistant General Manager

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Let’s start with a very important caveat. If your or any of your parties entirely noble and selfless principles preclude you from dining on our web footed friends, then please stop reading. London has an abundance of restaurants that serve excellent vegetarian and vegan dishes amongst a omnivorous menu. Go seek them out and come here when you’re less morally encumbered.
Similarly, if you simply don’t like the fatty opulence of a perfectly prepared slice of wild fowl, scroll on. Go seek help.
For those still reading, you are in for something of a treat, as Monsieur Le Duck brings something new and very welcome to the London restaurant scene. In case the name of the restaurant and my warning eluded you, let’s make it clear: this is a duck restaurant. They serve duck. The starters are duck based. Your choice of mains will be confit, breast or duck burger. Only when you get to desert will you find Donald and Daffy given a break.
This should of course be no problem when the duck is cooked as lovingly and accurately as it is at MLD. In the names of greed and economy, my friend and I opt for the Prix Fixe which is available daily and nightly. For seventeen quid, we are served a delightful bowl of leaves that have been greased with a simple mustard dressing. It’s simple and it works incredibly well; why over complicate such a thing?
The main event comes in the form of a confit that is as deeply flavoured and succulent as you’d pray for it to be. It’s skin has a crispiest that would rival some of the best Chinese offerings. We both gnaw on our bones and wish we had gone for Le Grande Jeu, which offers a handsome chunk of all the preparations for two to share.
The fries are just what they should always be but so rarely are - hot, crispy and utterly addictive - whilst the greens with ham really do taste exactly like the south of France.
We eschew the fine looking desserts in favour of a very well balanced and generous cheeseboard. Space stops further praise - go!!

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you Peter, for your kind review. Come back again soon and try the magret - you are in for a treat!

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marius
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We appreciated most that our kids were warmly welcomed and taken into account and care off. The food is esquisite and the wine (we took the Sud Ouest Malbec) was really impressive.

Monsieur Le Duck
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hi Marius, Thank you very much for your fantastic review, we do hope that you and your kids will be back soon. Kind regards. Sibilla

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Monsieur Le Duck offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3970 0490.

Monsieur Le Duck is rated 4.6 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.