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The Whistling Duck - CLOSED

Riverside Garden Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford SG13 8XX, England
+44 1992 514726
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
17 Feb 2017
“Fabulous ”
9 Nov 2016
“Birthday Boy treat”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Riverside Garden Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford SG13 8XX, England
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1 - 10 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Simply couldn't find fault in any aspect of this wonderful restaurant. Had the sea bass which was exceptional.

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband and I hosted his birthday dinner at this very nice restaurant, and we couldn't have asked for better. The manager, Alex, and his team were superb. The menu is fairly small but varied, and reasonably priced. Although there is an extensive wine list...More

Thank jenseyHerts
Reviewed 1 November 2016

11 of us went to this restaurant for a 60th birthday meal. The service was poor with our party waiting a long time to be served. Considering we were the only people there as an earlier family table had gone we thought we would have...More

3  Thank Twinklygirl
WhistlingDuck, Owner at The Whistling Duck, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Just a reply to your review which is totally misleading. You managed to shout and upset the staff which is totally unacceptable. In your own review you stated that the staff were pleasant but by the time you'd left, my staff were completely destroyed &...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016

Firstly, this restaurant really needs to pay some attention to the outside and initial experience. It was a garden centre in it's past and still looks and feels like a garden centre from the outside and the entrance lobby. Once inside initial impressions are favourable,...More

2  Thank RosPaterson
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great venue and position on river. Menu is so varied and interesting. Food was delicious so well cooked and presented. I went lunch time and was a little quiet. Quite a large room so lacked a little bit of ambience. Will try again in evening...More

Thank Topps64
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Booked for my birthday meal with my better half and friends. The food was very good, and cooked to perfection. The service was second to none, and all staff were friendly, helpful and diligent. It is nice to sit and have a drink, peruse the...More

Thank Doug T
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I hadnt realised that this was no longer just a garden centre with a small riverside cafe - it now boasts the most beautiful restaurant called the Whistling Duck - it's light, spacious, superbly laid out, plenty of tables some overlooking the river - really...More

Thank Ushers1
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We travelled two and a half hours to look at the large BBQ selection that we have been looking at online at Riverside, Herford. Whilst browsing we were asked by Russell if we required any help, we found him extremely knowledgeable and helpful. While finalising...More

3  Thank Bridget C
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This will have been my 5th visit to the whistling duck and every time it never fails. Had the most amazing steak lunch cooked to perfection. Complements to the chef and the staff. Brilliant service, great location and fantastic food. Will be returning!

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Food very tasty. Attentative staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Made my day by bringing out this complimentary dish.

Thank parkvans
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$24 - US$64
British, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Garden Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford SG13 8XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hertford
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 514726
  • E-mail
On the doorstep of the historic town of Hertford, The Whistling Duck is a unique dining experience, complete with an A La Carte restaurant, lounge bar and tranquil riverside terrace. You'll find us tucked away on the banks of the meandering River Lea, overlooking the charming Hertfordshire countryside. Head Chef Marlon Erne and his talented team craft a seasonal menu of Modern British cuisine, full of innovative dishes and outstanding produce. Marlon's training in the Philippines and love of full Asian flavours also makes a feisty appearance in a special dish or two. Whether you're joining us for a relaxed lunch, business meeting, evening of fine food or a chilled glass of Prosecco on the terrace, we look forward to offering you a warm welcome to our riverside oasis.
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