Rawduck

4.3
233 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
  • Casual
Sister restaurant to Ducksoup, Soho and Little Duck, Dalston, Rawduck based in London Fields draws it’s inspiration from the Mediterranean with a weekly changing menu that follows the sunshine and blue skies from Italy to the Middle East. Expect to find rustic and flavourful cooking alongside a natural and biodynamic wine list.

Lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday with brunch at the weekends and sharing roasts on Sunday.

Located in a concrete warehouse style building, floor to ceiling windows, a concrete dining bar, the space is modern, airy and light.

Charcuterie & cheese plates with weekly changing wines by the glass are available around the bar, as is the full menu.

The restaurant showcases its range of fermented drinks of fruit kombucha’s and drinking vinegars. The wine list features carefully sourced wines from producers whose wine-making practices are carried out with love and care.

With some large tables, the restaurant i

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Rawduck should be on your shortlist of places to hit for brunch or a casual dinner with mates in Hackney. They also do nice wines, too.

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EH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to the service to the atmosphere was perfect! Would definitely go back!!!!

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

As always lovely dining experience, food very good and service excellent.

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AE
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My table was listed at the wrong time at their end - so they thought i was late. Quite disorganised and a disproportionate amount of new staff? Asked for some butter and it took about 15 mins to arrive

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. Everything was delicious. The service was knowledgeable and lovely. The wine was great and reasonably priced. Genuinely excellent.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting choices of food -- love the smaller portions. Fried chicken fabulous and cheesecake outstanding. Friendly service and pleasant ambience.

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JI
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The dishes were hit and miss and so was the service. We had a dish of skate which appeared to be off - a bad taste. We told the waitress and she just smirked, which felt extremely rude. Overall: quite average.

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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the loveliest time -great vibe with wonderful music, kind souls and smiles for staff, and excellent food. The pickles and bread were great starters, we loved the blood orange starter as well as the mozzarella and artichoke, followed by excellent veal and lamb. Great dessert selection too. Everything is easy to share...and is so much more than just food. Thanks very much!

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We waited over an hour for our food - with a toddler who got more and more annoyed. By the time the food arrived our daughter was so impatient we had to eat as quickly as humanly possible. We won't be going back.

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JR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place – the food is great and we're always having a good time. 5 STARS!

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FN
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! They just got it right. Amazing food. Only comment would be the noise level. Otherwise it’s fantastic.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Interior was cool. Service was poor. Food was mediocre.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food and nice staff but OMFG SO EXPENSIVE

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely supper, pickles are a must. Our first Sunday Roast there, and it was perfect.

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food is excellent here but, as always, the service is appalling. Every time I have come here I have had to wait a long time for coffees and food, and often have to remind waiters of my orders. It's such a shame -- this would be such a good place if they could just get their service right.

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d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Raw Duck -- delicious food and wine and a friendly atmosphere. Great for dinner on a Friday night.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was really lovely and was recommended here by a friend, took my girlfriend there for her birthday, and another booking brought quite a noisy dog, throughout the evening the dinner for two lost its wow factor.

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HM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was great! Music was way too loud though.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant breakfast. Great options menu-wise and they all tasted delicious (we all tried a bit of each others food and it was all super tasty). The staff were lovely and friendly.

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from the lovely Canadian man. Food perfect as always! More offers though please, can't make it to Hackney in the week much!

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Q
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing space. Amazing service. Amazing food. Thank you!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place having been twice now already, food is exceptional as is the wine selection. Our waitress was fabulous too 👍🏽

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LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in London! Beautiful food and wine and the loveliest setting! Always a treat!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, by midday on a Sunday they had run out of the two things my friend and I both wanted to order. It was such a shame, as my friend was vegetarian so left a very minimal choice for breakfast/brunch after that other. They were the two most interesting dishes which seems that they would not stock better for this.

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JP
London
69 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fantastic offering on the menu and good wine selection

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SF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious and inspired sharing plates.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fantastic and I was impressed by the restaurant’s cosy but cool atmosphere. I loved that they play records. There was a bit of a wait for our drinks but it didn’t detract from our positive experience. Will be back!

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great and very attentive! I recommend the veal ragu and the kombucha cocktails!

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Muy agradable. Platos con ingredientes frescos y organicos. Ideal para quedar con un grupo de amigos a un brunch.

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O
London
58 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Over all our meal was good, it had been our lust to try and we did. Service was very good and staff helpful and accommodating. Wines ver good.

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was one of the best - genuine, friendly, caring, knowledgable, unobtrusive. As with Ducksoup & little picklery the food is fabulous.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Lovely place with yummy food but we had pretty crappy service, none of our starters arrived, a few other things were super slow to arrive and we had to remind the waiter. We waited about half an hr for the bill to arrive and when it did the waiter rolled his eyes because our table of 7 wanted to pay separate which isn’t uncommon. We should have asked for the service charge to be removed, we did not complain when things didn’t show up and when the bill arrived so late so for him to roll his eyes at us is very rude, so now I have taken time out to give my first ever bad review.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, the Dahl was delicious. Highly recommend

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, staff and overall experience.

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JR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Raw Duck is always a good spot to eat with friends.

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AS
London
44 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Pickles and ferments! Nouveau beaujolais! Best cheesecake in london!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely AMAZING! I had the sunny side eggs with Tuscan sausage ragù- made my Sunday brunch perfect. Lovely staff, cute gem in hackney.

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

popped in for late lunch, had the pollock special, which with a glass of wine, came to £10!
great neighbourhood restaurant, always have a great meal there.

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CP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Some well put together dishes. Executed very well. Bone marrow butter was a let down as was the gnocchiette. The rage isn’t a ragun. The pappardelle too hard and thick. No finesse. Similar for all the other desserts,except for the baked cheesecake which was fantastic. So beautiful.
The fried chicken and the accompanying sauce was fantastic so was the anchovy toastie. We will be back to taste the rest of the menu. The beetroot gin was a beautiful revelation. Overall a good experience.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Last week we visited RawDuck for the second time having had a wonderful experience earlier this year, expecting the same when bringing other family along to join for a celebratory meal. We were disheartened to have had a totally different and very much disappointing time, which will no doubt put us off from returning.

Though we appreciate Friday evenings are a busy time for any restaurant, waiting 90 minutes for three small plates to arrive at the table is something we have never encountered elsewhere. Having the blame for that delay shifted onto us by the waiter for the 'way it was ordered' upon asking for an update on the food however, is totally unacceptable. If by simply asking to order mains after finishing starters makes any difference to the serving time of said starters, we would be happy to hear how. Regardless, wrongly being blamed for delays as paying - and returning - customers is totally unwarranted, when the request simply should not (and clearly does not) make any difference to the way the food is served.

We had set our expectations high for a special occasion - it is truly a shame that we left feeling like we were the restaurant's burden.

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F
Essex
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

My brother and I met for a casual meal and thought we would try RawDuck, as we live very nearby and haven’t yet given it a go. We arrived and got sat quickly, drinks and starter orders were taken. My brother ordered a negroni, which was half the size you would expect for a cocktail - he was disappointed to say the least and had finished it within 5 minutes. The starters we ordered arrived in good time however, and were very tasty.

However, our main orders were taken and after half an hour, without anyone coming to take another drinks order or bring our mains, we mentioned to a waitress that we still hadn’t received our food. She said she went to check with the kitchen but no update was given. 15 minutes after this we asked the same waitress - she went to the kitchen but once again, did not update. After one hour of waiting for our main courses we flagged down the manager, who checked with the kitchen and then returned to say our order was not there at all. He asked what we’d ordered and then after checking in with the chefs returned to tell us they had run out of ingredients to make said orders.

Needless to say, we left unsatisfied, and went to a local Vietnamese for a takeaway, which was ready in 5 minutes!

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