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The Ugly Duckling

2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
+44 1626 437343
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots to choose from on the menu. 2 diners had carvery. Choice of four meats and loads of veg, Yorkie and gravy just like home. Large jacket potato with prawns looked delicious. Really friendly staff and great customer service. Will definitely return.

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for an early tea. Good menu with a choice of both Italian and classic. Hubby chose fish and chips, I had steak and kidney pie. Very generous portions, neither of us could eat it all! Good value for money too. Very sweet waitress...More

Thank kevsue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From entering the restaurant to leaving the staff were very friendly and courteous and the food was delicious. It had a very welcoming atmosphere and a good choice of menu as well as a carvery. My sister and I asked to share a dessert and...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

meal was absolutely fab ☺ loved it as is the norm with carvery the meat is served to you , veges help yourself . everything perfectly cooked admit staff were a bit stressed but it was so busy they were turning people away

Thank caroltantivy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Same old, Same old. Why change the 'old' if the customers are still packing the place to the rafters? We were welcomed by a 'mature' waitress on our arrival called Julie. What an enchanting person she was? Nothing was too much trouble. The food was...More

Thank richard0804
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Partner and I visited today (17/09) for a carvery, despite being very busy the staff still managed to find space for us (will book next time!). Staff all friendly and helpful. The young waitresses working were so polite and happy in their work which was...More

Thank dkm21
Christopher J, Owner at The Ugly Duckling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We look forward to seeing you again, (yes book!) and we will, as always, endeavor to match home cooked roast. Thank you for your kind comments which I will certainly pass on to our young workers and to our chef (my wife!).

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I were in Dawlish for the day(Sunday) from our holiday destination in Teignmouth and wandered past this restuarant mid morning and liked what we saw so booked a table for later,the last one available apparently.Many came in after us and left disappointed...More

Thank sally w
Christopher J, Owner at The Ugly Duckling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are, of course, very proud of our reputation and I shall certainly pass on your comments to our young workers. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Sunday lunch, fresh veg and plenty of choice. Nice friendly atmosphere. Remember to book though.

Thank billmA2195UR
Reviewed 10 September 2017

carvery was just like home and the atmosphere was the same. lovely place to eat and the staff were very nice.

Thank myself1947
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Well, we have just moved to Dawlish, so we thought we would try an evening meal out in Dawlish. From the second we walked through the door we were made up. Such a friendly host, and we could not have asked for nicer people to...More

Thank sofaSlug
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 437343
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Here at The Ugly Duckling Restaurant, we pride ourselves on the high standards of our mainly British cuisine and the friendliness of our personal service. Our speciality is our daily carvery, served from 12.00 noon, which also includes our home cooked "Dish of the Day", and on Sundays we have our famous "Four Meat Carvery". The Carvery is in addition to our comprehensive, all day menu. We are open from 8.00am daily,(10.00 on Sundays)for fine coffees, to drink in or takeaway, and traditional breakfasts. We currently open every day except Mondays, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through to 7.00pm. We are fully licensed and stock some excellent wines. Look out for our special evenings which include a French night to welcome the Beaujolais Nouveau in November and Burns Night in January. We look forward to seeing you, but you are strongly advised to book if you are coming for lunch.
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