ducksoup
Verdict based on 9 critic, 2 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
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Address: 41 Dean Street, London W1D 4PY

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7287 4599

Reminiscent of the artful informality of hip Brooklyn restaurants, Ducksoup in Soho was opened by chef Julian Biggs, together with Clare Lattin and Rory McCoy, all of whom previously worked with Mark Hix

Latest reviews of Ducksoup

grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

4 February 2012

It’s not that dissimilar in style to St John, though without the obsession with offal. There’s a fashionable austerity in the 14 or so small plates (you’ll need 3 a head) which proudly celebrate cheaper cuts and left field ingredients like a teenage music fanboy demonstrating hipster credibility…

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Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

20 January 2012

Ducksoup’s food is exciting, innovative, super-fresh and slightly orgasmic. I could have passed back the menu grunting, ‘One of each please, keep them coming’…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

7 January 2012

Once upon a time one might have gone somewhere like this and said, “The food’s pretty decent but the room is a bit uncomfortable.” In 2012 I think people will mostly be saying, “The food’s pretty decent AND the room is a bit uncomfortable.”…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

12 December 2011

Are you a ‘Bobo’? Do you combine a bourgeois love of fine food with a bohemian contempt for tablecloths and all the other traditional appurtenances of catered quality dining? Congratulations. A restaurant precisely honed to your tastes has suddenly arrived…

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What the Critics say

Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

20 January 2012

Ducksoup’s food is exciting, innovative, super-fresh and slightly orgasmic. I could have passed back the menu grunting, ‘One of each please, keep them coming’…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

7 January 2012

Once upon a time one might have gone somewhere like this and said, “The food’s pretty decent but the room is a bit uncomfortable.” In 2012 I think people will mostly be saying, “The food’s pretty decent AND the room is a bit uncomfortable.”…

Read full review »
hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

12 December 2011

Are you a ‘Bobo’? Do you combine a bourgeois love of fine food with a bohemian contempt for tablecloths and all the other traditional appurtenances of catered quality dining? Congratulations. A restaurant precisely honed to your tastes has suddenly arrived…

Read full review »
matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

5 December 2011

In such an uncomfortable room what you need is cracking comfort food, and this chef Julian Biggs provides. There is nothing clever or ambitious about his menu…

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metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

30 November 2011

There are lamb chops served, depending on your point of view, either bravely unadorned or boringly unaccompanied (especially for £14). They’re excellent quality but this is perfunctory cooking: bung in pan, fry, add lemon and salt…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

6 November 2011

An embarassing tussle over the bill aside, Ducksoup is really rather good…

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City_AM

Helena Lee, City A.M.

24 October 2011

I’d say that Duck Soup is great for an impromptu night out. Go late, grab a group of friends and share that slab of foie gras. If you’re into the bustle of Soho bar-restaurants such as Barrafina and Polpo, then this is for you…

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Richard Godwin

Richard Godwin, Evening Standard

29 September 2011

The meat was similarly commanding in a main dish of roast pork with clams and braised fennel. Here was a heroic piece of pig, flavoured with its own pan juices, deftly paired with the shellfish. Still, for all the fine flesh, vegetarians will be happy here…

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TimeOut London

Euan Ferguson, Time Out

6 September 2011

Ducksoup was opened by chef Julian Biggs, along with Clare Lattin and Rory McCoy, who at various points all worked with Mark Hix – and this pedigree is clear. Showy, precise kitchen technique is not the point, although it sits subtly in the background – food here is about very good ingredients, presented thoughtfully, served to share…

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What the Bloggers say

grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

4 February 2012

It’s not that dissimilar in style to St John, though without the obsession with offal. There’s a fashionable austerity in the 14 or so small plates (you’ll need 3 a head) which proudly celebrate cheaper cuts and left field ingredients like a teenage music fanboy demonstrating hipster credibility…

Read full review »
PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

5 December 2011

Despite the cramped seating and some issues with the service, the generally excellent food, reasonable prices and informal atmosphere make Duck Soup my new Soho favourite…

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