Rawduck

4.1
190 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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About

A casual all-day dining restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner weekdays, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts. The dinner menu is made up of small and large plates for sharing, and our bar menu features cocktails & small bites.

The food at Rawduck is Mediterranean inspired with a focus on simple seasonal cooking and robust flavours. Like at our Soho restaurant Ducksoup, the menu is market-driven as well as reflecting the flavours we're in the mood to eat. Brunch is big and our extensive brunch menu runs all weekend with the addition of sharing roasts on Sunday.

We take a healthful approach to eating, making all our own ferments, pickles and drinking vinegars in the restaurant and we use ingredients that are essential to a healthier mind and body.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Monday - 6pm - 10:30pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 8986 6534
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Payment Options
Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Tom Hill
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Cross Street
Mare Street
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Parking Details
Parking is available along the streets immediately outside and nearby the restaurant, both free and pay meter ( day time only )
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Public Transit
Hackney Central is 4 mins away and London Fields Station is 4 mins away.

Hackney Central bus stop is 3 mins away where most Hackney bound buses stop.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is just fantastic!! and the service is divine! Really recommend this place!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service and disappointing food. We were ignored by the staff so service was really slow and also received the wrong order. The food isn’t anything special either, overall our experience at Rawduck wasn’t worth the money and wouldn’t go back. We heard other people complain as well, saying the service is notoriously bad.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit to Raw Duck and I wasn't disappointed. Lovely restaurant space, nice ambience, really liked the décor in particular the plants and flowers dotted around. We were given a nice welcome and looked after. The small plates were delicious and we enjoyed an unfiltered white wine from Sicily.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible, slow service. Most of drinks menu unavailable at 1pm. Dry, lifeless mains. Couldn’t do a side of potatoes. Left hungry. Shame but this place as dropped off badly.

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food - service good but a little hit and miss at times hence 4 stars but will dine here again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Painfully slow service. Orders forgotten. Disappointing as heard good things.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I told the manageress the plates were all drowning in olive oil and that the steak dish was so rare it was practically uncooked, and my date could eat it but i couldn't. i said it would have been appreciated if the waitress had told us that beforehand or we wouldn't have ordered it. I got a limp reply ands that was it. You would have thought she would have offered us a free desert or 10% off but nothing. Bit disappointing. The car wash outside is also really loud and an unfortunate placement so close to this business.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I think they were having a bad day because the food was excellent, but it took almost 1.5 hours to arrive!

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A
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

When I walked in, I was immediately won over by the lovely candle-lit ambience, plants, and large communal tables. The menu also looked exciting and promising. Unfortunately the food and portions felt a bit off for the type of restaurant we were expecting. For £8-9 a small plate, and around £20 a main, the flavours were average and portions off.

The waiter recommended 4-5 small plates and a main for 2 people. We ordered 2 small plates, pickles and a main. The taramasalata was a nice starter, however the amount of dip we got could've fed an entire table. The fried chicken was delicious and probably our favourite. The lamb steak was delicious too, however it was almost an obscene amount of lamb. We could barely get through half of it. Overall the experience felt a bit off compared to the pricing. For £100+ (incl. wine), we were left a bit disappointed.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re very pleasantly surprised

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Lovely as always, all those eggs!!! Sadly a bit fo building site that day but otherwise no complaints

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z
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My fish was uncooked and cold, remaining dishes were under seasoned and generally bland. Food is completely overpriced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was lovely and priced right, nice venue and location, cocktails and drinks were quite expensive for the portions, service was good if slow whilst waiting for someone to confirm our bill payment.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Came at 11:30am for brunch and they had ran out of avocado already. As a veggie it was a disaster! Ordered the bap which was good, minus the bacon, but got charged full price. Pretty poor service. Lots of staff gazing up at the ceiling. Nice range of drinks tho. Heard great things but would not recommend or return, sadly.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is exellent, good natural wine and friendly service at a very reasonable price.
I really like the place.

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JI
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent overall, only issue was Hake was on the bone so very fiddly.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice brunch. Food and service were really nice.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I've been living here for 9 months and I can't believe I just found this place! The food is incredible! They sort of specialize in pickled and fermented things, which I love. They even have their own house kombucha which my nutritionist swears by. I've been twice this week, and will definitely go back.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great brunch options and really interesting wine list. Service was a bit uneven but the longer we stayed and the more interest we showed the better responses we got. Will definitely be back to drink my way through their back wall!

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H
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Communal tables but with just the right amount of space across the table between ourselves and other diners. Lamb with anchovies as main course very good. Mussels very good. Reccommended biodynamic wine which was also great. Would be happy to go again.

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K
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I don't like communal seating so luckily the restaurant was not very busy. The food was all very good except for the salted cod. I especially enjoyed the pork belly, cauliflower and sourdough bread. The house wine was disgusting and overpriced.

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BA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, service was ok although no one acknowledged me when I arrived for a while, so I had to make the waitress know I was there and she was a little curt.

The food is amazing, however!!

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Lovely interior and ambience, super menu, service lacking somewhat. 20 minutes wait for coffees, when a wrong order arrived and I volunteered what I had actually ordered, the waitress informed me that she 'only had two hands'. Our order got misplaced in the kitchen, so everything took a long time, but the food was delicious and overall it's a good spot.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Not good on this occasion (Saturday brunch). But we went there before for a Sunday lunch and the roast was delicious and the service ok. So I guess it just lacks consistency.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Whilst offering a really interesting menu and tasty food, Rawduck was a gigantic waste of money and huge disappointment. We went on a Saturday afternoon, granted a busy time to go but the capability of the team to manage the rush was beyond hilarious. The worst part of the whole experience was the mardy waitress on some kind of power trip to keep people waiting if they even so much as looked like they might be after a drink, purposely delaying taking orders, bringing complete drink orders over, or even bothering to replenish cutlery. The manager, whilst making vague attempts to appease us after we had waited 40 minutes to get anywhere near some food and drinks, did very little to amend the situation or the attitude of the staff.
The drinks were extortionately expensive and made the bill pretty outrageously priced. The food was delicious, but honestly not worth the stress and completely galling to have to hand over cash for such a poor show.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting and innovative menu. The vinegar-based cocktails may be an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire!

Just around the corner from Hackney Empire, so great for pre-theatre meal.

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H
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was cold inside. All the cooked dishes came to the table rather cold. Some dishes on the menu were not correct, drinks weren’t available from the menu and the wine list when read to us was super unhelpful. A few wines were described as ‘interesting’ .... overall massively disappointed as I’d heard so many great things. Shame. I wouldn’t return or recommend this place

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Raw Duck, we were looking for a late lunch after some meetings in the neighbourhood. Food was great, especially the chicken, roasted tomatoes and the ox tail, mainly small plates sharing style but also mains if required. Enjoyed everything, service was great, wine was organic and they were playing the Inkspots on the vinyl player.....what's not to love!

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GY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to Rawduck on Valentines day and the atmosphere was wonderful! Music was great and the food was amazing!! The Ox Tail from the small plates and Roast Skate from the mains were delightful highlights, and the cheesecake with candied blood orange and pistachio was mind-blowingly good. Will definitely be back and been recommending it to everyone I know!

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meal, exciting flavours all round. Staff great as well, very welcoming :)

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch! We arrived a bit early and it was rainy so they let us in....

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Really unusual and altogether special. Nice folks too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

As usual poor service. Had to ask for menu, to be served, for bill and then large service charge added!
Fantastic food.
This is always the same at Raw Duck.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

All the food came at the same time

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very nice restaurant. Fish was really well cooked. Great vegetables too. Service was very friendly. Good housewine.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Could be oh so much better. First impressions on the waiter was poor as he didn’t know what the pork was stuffed with.

Main course of rolled stuffed pork belly had a good taste but was still chewy- not quite slow roasted enough and tough skin with no cracklings. The majority of the new potatoes were under cooked which quite unbelievable.

Wine list is short and over priced

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Terrible service - my food arrived 40 minutes later than my friends - they didn't even really apologise.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service could have been better. Some forgotten orders came late.

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PF
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Our Opentable booking was for 17:30 on Sun evening but we were advised when we arrived we were advised that the kitchen didn't open until 18:00. We ordered G&Ts whilst we waited which were expensive at £7.50 each plus they came with cucumber rather than lime. Personally I don't think G7T should have cucumber in it so it would have been nicet to have been offered a choice. We ordered from the starters and small plates menu, food was delivered in dribs and drabs. The pickles from the starter menu were delivered at the end of our meal (think this was a mistake) which meant it felt out of sequence. Food was tasty enough but not outstanding. for the price. Would visit again for lunch, not dinner. Would be good for group dining as all communal tables.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall a nice to go as a family, because it is spacious enough to put your pram next to you. However there are almost no beeakfast options for pregnant women: all dishes either have raw salmon, bacon, uncooked vegetables, uncooked egg, ...

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