The Duck Restaurant, Co. Wexford

After walking around Marlfield House and its gardens I went for lunch to The Duck Restaurant where I had the best duck dishes in my life.

The Duck at Marlfield House is a restaurant in the 2022 MICHELIN Guide Ireland.

This restaurant is located in the restored courtyard buildings of Marlfield House Hotel in Gorey, County Wexford. It is located in a long stone building with French doors opening onto a sandstone terrace with lots of outdoor south-facing seating overlooking the kitchen garden filled with vegetables, soft fruits, a plethora of herbs, and beds of blooming flowers.

The space comprises a relaxed restaurant with a blazing fire, café bar, and glasshouse with views of the manor house and garden and also a sandstone terrace for alfresco coffees, pastries, cocktails, lunch, or dinner.

Chefs cook using fresh and exciting ingredients from their gardens and the locality. Food is modern fusion and Italian and is best described as delicious and moreish. Light dishes include antipasti, flatbreads and dips, exciting salads, steaks, fish, and much more.

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The Duck Restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday, until 12:00, reservations are advisable to avoid disappointment. 2-course lunch: starter and main course was €32 per person.

Very good value considering the food is top, Michelin quality.

Inside the restaurant looks lovely and very inviting.

I ordered for starter: Shredded Confit Five Spice Duck salad, pomegranate, radish, spiced cashew, lime & chili dressing. And for the main course: Confit Barbary Duck Leg, celeriac puree, spiced red cabbage, green beans, roast baby potatoes, pan jus. And it was absolutely delicious. The best duck dishes I ever eat in my life. Especially Duck salad was perfect, very, very tasty.

My friend ordered for starter: Marlfield Fishcake, cod, salmon & herby potato fishcake, dill & truffle aioli. And for the main course: Venison Pie, wild Wicklow venison, root vegetables, winter herbs, and flaky pastry. Unfortunately, she was disappointed with her choice. So visiting The Duck restaurant you should order the duck dishes.

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Below are photos I took in March 2022.


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