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The Lucky Duck, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Lucky Duck

4.5
4.5
221 Reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub

Welcome to The Lucky Duck, an elegant neighborhood bar where we are making the old new again. `We are serving up old-school Hip-Hop, Indian tapas and delectable cocktails 7 days a week.

When you come in for your booking, you'll first walk into our pub downstairs, mention the name on the booking to the bartender and our host will seat you in our Cocktail Lounge/Restaurant upstairs.


The Lucky Duck’s cocktail menu is centered around great produce, bold flavors 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.

Our food menu is a modern take on classic Indian cuisine. Our small plates pack a big punch and will never fail to deliver. Perfect for any occasion or appetite!

We are proud to have revived this Dublin landmark and look forward to welcoming you!

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Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Indian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Mon–Thu 14:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 14:00–00:30 Sun 14:00–23:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–21:45 Fri, Sat 14:00–21:45 Sun 14:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    (01) 405 4824

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For Private events please email events@theluckyduck.ie thank you

  • Area

    South City Centre

  • Cross Street

    We are down from Camden street, You cant't miss us.

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • Drinks only reservation

    Multiple dates available
    No food required, just exceptional cocktails!

Menu

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Main

  • Mango Salad€7.95

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

    • Onion Bhaji€7.95

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

      • Samosa Chaat€8.95

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

        • Chilli Pork€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 Kebab€10.95

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

            • Hara Matar Ke Kebab€6.95

              Petite pois and potato spiced patty, served with mint chutney

              • Pork Kheema Lettuce Cups€6.95

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

                • Babycorn Temp-Kora€6.95

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

                  • Chicken Pepper Fry€10.95

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

                    • Masala Fries€4.95

                      Southern Indian style spiced chips

                      Last updated: 1 February 2022

                      What 221 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.5
                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.4Food
                      • 4.4Service
                      • 4.5Ambience
                      • 4.2Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • Dublin

                        Handcrafted Cocktails

                      • Dublin

                        Gastro Pub

                      • Dublin 2

                        Handcrafted Cocktails

                      • Dublin 2

                        Neighbourhood Gem

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                      1. PR

                        PatriciaR

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Really tasty food & lovely cocktails ! Very nice spot, would go back

                      2. JK

                        JohnK

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall4food5service4ambience2

                        Food lovely. Venue lovely. Only negative thing I can say was the choice of background music. Heavy Rap maybe with MotherF***er this and that … not very appropriate

                      3. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        So lovely, the staff were very attentive and enthusiastic- lovely night will definitely be back! Drinks were top notch

                      4. MH

                        MaeveH

                        Munster

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Delicious Tapas & cocktails. Staff were very heplful and friendly too.

                      5. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 13 May 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        We made a booking for the cocktail bar upstairs, Isaac was looking after both the floor and the bar and he did an amazing job. He made a special drink for my friend, which was exactly what she wanted and was not on the menu. All the drinks he made were excellent and his service was fantastic! We went downstairs after our booking and then after a bit we were brought back upstairs and Fionn looked after us. He also gave us fantastic service and the drinks we got were also amazing. Would definitely recommend booking this place.

                      6. HQ

                        HelenQ

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 11 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely gorgeous place and such friendly staff. It’s one of the best bar in Dublin with amazing staff. It’s lovely to come back anytime. Nice atmosphere, their food was amazing and the drinks were brilliant. We had really good time. Would highly recommend 100/10. I’ll be back for sure, thank you for everything 😊

                      7. S

                        Siva

                        N. Ireland

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 8 May 2022

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Excellent food and great cocktails. Would recommend this

                      8. C

                        Cathy

                        Connacht

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 6 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lovely ambience, the food was amazing, the cocktails were so tasty and the staff were absolutely brilliant.

                      9. C

                        Colin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 3 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing experience, would recommend to everyone!!!

                      10. MT

                        MusicTooLoud

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 22 April 2022

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        Music way too loud!! In addition to, rooms being very acoustic and busy, it was hard to talk to and hear people at the same table.

                      11. I

                        Isabel

                        New York Area

                        33 reviews

                        vip
                        1.0

                        33 reviews

                        Dined on 19 April 2022

                        overall1food2service1ambience1

                        Had an awful experience, music was awful staff lied to us 3 times saying they had no control only to finally change the playlist when I told not to serve the next round of drinks because I was leaving. I used to race to everyone about this place. I will never return. There are many great restaurants in Dublin where customers are treated with honesty and respect. Had the music simply been changed after 1st request, I’d be writing a different review. Ruined my evening out with my daughters. The 12.5% service charge is not cute.

                      12. EK

                        EveK

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 April 2022

                        overall3food2service2ambience4

                        Food was very greasy and oily. No rice on the menu either which is a shame. Service very slow, drinks took nearly 30 minutes to arrive.

                      13. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 9 April 2022

                        overall3food4service2ambience4

                        Food was delicious but the service wasn’t great. We were waiting 10 minutes before we got sat down even though we had a reservation. Every time we wanted to order a drink, we had to flag down a waiter. They weren’t coming up to the table to ask if we were ok. There was also a 12.5% service charge added to our bill, which wasn’t deserved.

                        The Lucky DuckResponded on 10 April 2022

                        Hey, Thanks for letting us know, it is really important to us that we hear feedback for our guests experiences, good and bad. We will absolutely be addressing this issue as this is not the standard which we hold ourselves to. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, I assure you that it will not be repeated if you decide to come in again. Kind regards, The Lucky Duck Management Team

                      14. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 6 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food and service, The masala chips were unreal!

                        The Lucky DuckResponded on 10 April 2022

                        Hey! Great to have you in, Looking forward to next time! Thanks, The Lucky Duck team

                      15. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The whole experience was really enjoyable. The food was amazing!! Can't wait to come back.

                      16. MR

                        MichelleR

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                        We had a fabulous meal here lovely atmosphere… only pain was beers sold downstairs weren’t sold upstairs and no offer to get it which I thought was a little odd. But a great vibe and over excellent food

                      17. RP

                        RebeccaP

                        London

                        9 reviews

                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing tasty Indian tapas foods - can’t wait to go again!

                      18. E

                        Ellbee

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 1 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Ideal for casual dining, fab food, service exceptional, great value

                      19. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        vip
                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 27 March 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Mother’s Day

                      20. DM

                        DavidM

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 26 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food and drinks. Very good service. Highly recommend

                      21. BG

                        BernadetteG

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 26 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Kevin and the gang could not have been more lovely. First time there and I've been singing it's praises all day

                      22. MG

                        MartaG

                        Dublin

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 25 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Super good vibes, and the the service is professional and very kind

                        The Lucky DuckResponded on 26 March 2022

                        Hey Marta, Really appreciate your feedback, thanks so much for visiting us and really looking forward to having you soon. - The lucky duck team

                      23. LW

                        LiamW

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 25 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lovely staff, great menu for small bites, very accommodating for our group

                        The Lucky DuckResponded on 26 March 2022

                        Hey Liam, Really appreciate your review, thanks for coming into us. You and your friends are always welcome. - The lucky duck team

                      24. JC

                        JenniferC

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 19 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Really nice chilled vibe 🙌 great for a little date night 🥰 or a girls cocktail date 🤩 will definitely be visiting again very soon!!

                      25. AO

                        AdrienneO

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 March 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Food was delicious, drink selection was excellent and overall really enjoyable. Would highly recommend a visit for casual dining

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 18 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Kevin, our waiter, sommelier & cocktail expert extraordinaire was brilliant! Past reviews of bad service are obviously a thing of the past. Service was impeccable! Food lovely. We’ll be back 🥰

                      27. DT

                        DanielleT

                        Dublin

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 14 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The best food I’ve ever had! Cocktails where amazing too

                      28. TG

                        TomG

                        Dublin

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 12 March 2022

                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                        Great place to meet and chat. Food was good, nice relaxing atmosphere. Only negative was the wine list. Very limited and poor selection.

                      29. C

                        Camille

                        Dublin

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 12 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Very nice atmosphere and staff, I love this place , I recommend ++

                      30. S

                        Sterre

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 March 2022

                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                        The food is really good, and the place looks beautiful. The waiters are friendly but it took a long time before we could order and the charge you 12.5% service fee, which is too much in my opinion.

                      31. JP

                        JPCO

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 5 March 2022

                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                        Nice setup and very chilled. I was expecting something more formal but it was fun. The food was very good and the prices reasonable for the quality. I found strange there was no desserts menu or options. A very good place for a not so much formal celebration.

                      32. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 4 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great night with fab food service and drinks lovely to try somewhere different

                      33. I

                        Isabel

                        New York Area

                        33 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        33 reviews

                        Dined on 27 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Perfect size tapas of Indian dishes. Cocktails - 5 stars. Very creative and delicious dishes and cocktails. Super friendly staff. Really enjoyed this restaurant, will be back soon. Thank you.

                      34. JD

                        JamesD

                        Manchester

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 26 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent meal with great hosting and service and perfect cocktails. Highly recommended!

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dublin

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 25 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Warm reception , friendly atmosphere and good music. Ideal for a date or a few cocktails with friends. Staff were very professional and make you feel at home.

                      36. LD

                        LisaD

                        Dublin

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 24 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Another fabulous visit. Staff are exceptional! The venue is gorgeous and food and cocktails are excellent. Kudos to all!

                      37. KG

                        KlasiGrill

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 24 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great building. Staff are really friendly. Food is delicious, well presented and portions are perfect. Some local independent beers available but would be nice to have more options.

                      38. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Kerry

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 February 2022

                        overall1food3service2ambience1

                        We were seated shoulder to shoulder with two other dates. This made it incredibly awkward to have a conversation or to relax. We also waited 30 minutes for our cocktail.

                      39. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great cocktails

                      40. RW

                        RuthW

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 17 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        The food and cocktails were delicious, some food was late getting to our table and the guys without any fuss from us didn't charge for those plates....shows appreciation for customers and not all about profit! Service was great, such nice staff!! Because the room was small it was a bit noisey but I'm sure we contributed to the noise level ourselves :) pricey but worth a fun girls cocktail night anytime!!!

                      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

                      FAQs

                      The Lucky Duck is rated 4.5 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                      Make a booking

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                      Booked 22 times today
                      Experiences are available.
                      Google Map for The Lucky Duck

                      43 Aungier Street Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 E983

                      Additional information

                      • Cross Street

                        We are down from Camden street, You cant't miss us.

                      • Area

                        South City Centre

                      • Hours of Operation

                        Bar Mon–Thu 14:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 14:00–00:30 Sun 14:00–23:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–21:45 Fri, Sat 14:00–21:45 Sun 14:00–20:45

                      • Cuisines

                        Gastro Pub, Indian, Tapas / Small Plates

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Elegant

                      • Dress Code

                        Smart Casual

                      • Parking Details

                        None

                      • Additional

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

                      • Phone number

                        (01) 405 4824

                      • Private party facilities

                        For Private events please email events@theluckyduck.ie thank you

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