The Duck Terrace@Marlfield House restaurant
Marlfield House Hotel & Restaurant, Courtown Road R742, Gorey, Gorey
The Duck is open from 11:30am Wednesday to Sunday and every day from May to September. Reservations are advisable to avoid disappointment
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Reviewed 16th September 2017 (visited 6 September 2017 )
Excellent and more relaxed alternative to the Conservatory Dining Room at Marlfield House. Imaginative menu, pleasant surroundings, friendly service and reasonable value.
Dun Laoghaire HG
Reviewed 16th September 2017 (visited 6 September 2017 )
Superb food in lovely surroundings.The Kitchen Garden sharing board of dips was outstanding - brilliant combinations of flavours. Confit of duck was as good as any I have tasted, Table service efficient and friendly, but front of house welcome could have been a tiny bit warmer,
Reviewed 14th August 2015 (visited 14 August 2015 )
It was our first visit to The Duck located in Marlfield House. The same excellent standards of excellent food and excellent service, set in an exquisitely beautiful setting, was the perfect place for lunch on this Friday afternoon. The restaurant was buzzing and the ambiance was great. We had celeriac and apple soup and a platter of dips for our starters, followed by an excellent plate of ravioli filled with spinach, finished with cream and "fish and chips" for our mains. Both dishes were excellent, and I must say, very reasonably priced. We were way too full for dessert so settled back and enjoyed a nice expresso to finish off the meal. Although they were very busy, the very pleasant staff was always there to cater to our every need. Look forward to returning when the fire is lighting at the end of the beautifully done dining hall.
Reviewed 12th November 2013 (visited 20 October 2013 )
Once again, we have enjoyed a truly remarkable meal at Marlfield House. Everything here combines to produce a wonderful dining experience, from the elegant setting of Marlfield House itself, to the warm and welcoming staff, and of course the food !! Everything on the plate is delicious, and so beautifully presented that you don't know whether to eat it or photograph it !! Marlfield House is an absolute gem - we've been before, and we'll be back again !!
Reviewed 09th May 2013 (visited 5 May 2013 )
My second time to dine here. I ate with a friend and a friend of his. I found the service to be excellent. It was both welcoming and warm and was provided by perfectly groomed elegant staff. We were firstly served some very tasty canapes to be be followed by an amuse bouche of chicken liver pate. For starters I chose goats cheese whilst the other two members of the group had foie gras and pork belly. For mains two of us had lamb the third opting for beef. We all chose chocolate fondant for desert. Each of us really enjoyed our food. I have to say the chocolate fondant was the best I have ever eaten. The atmosphere was very nice indeed. I found the meal to be a little overpriced however overall taking in the whole dining experience it was worth it. Our only gripe would be that the guy who had beef stated that it was a tad overcooked. I look forward to my next visit.
Reviewed 12th September 2012 (visited 7 September 2012 )
Have to say what a beautiful place,it must have been the hottest day of the year so it was amazing to sit out in the beautiful gardens.The bedrooms are amazing only thing missing was coffee making facility but there was water and apples instead. I am sorry to say that the food was such a big let down,Starter of onion tart was fine followed by all I can say was a green bowl of water supposed to be soup tasteless.and the mains of chicken again no flavour what so ever there was a sauce with it but so little of it and so thin that there was no flavours atall and they must have been short of veg in the kitchen as there was so little on the plate, dessert of panacotta was fine the fresh fruit served with it was beautiful. Breakfast in the morning was ok nothing amazing and could have been served with a smile. Before we left hotel ordered1 tea and 2 coffees to have in the garden this took 20 minutes to arrive and cost 10.50e sorry to say marlfield would not be a place i will return to for the money charged there are nicer places to go to stay and eat.
Reviewed 06th December 2011 (visited 26 November 2011 )
Went to this fabulous Hotel for a special Birthday meal and it was amazing.. This Hotel offers the complete meal experience in beautiful surroundings with food that is just mouth watering from start to finish.A big fire awaits guests arrival and the Drawing Room has a massive Christmas tree with large candles dotted around the room. We were brought to the Library for a pre dinner drink and some tasty complimentary appetisers.Stuffed mushrooms ,savoury smoked salmon tartlets and chicken satay whetted our tast buds while we studied the menu.Delicious! Our waitress was well versed in explaining the menu and very efficient. It is a five course table dhote menu with a choice of 5 within each course. I went for the seafood starter which consisted of scallops, timbale of crabmeat and a lobster bisque while my other half had the darn of salmon. This was accompanied by a selection of house breads ,absolutely gorgeous! The food was beautifully presented and the attention to detail was excellent. Another surprise was in store while we waited for our mains, a triangle of toated fruit loaf with goats cheese pate , again beautifully presented, a very interesting combination. Main courses of rib eye beef and turbot followed and we savoured each mouthful , just melt in your mouth. This was all washed down with a bottle of house rose. As we let our food settled I noticed the dining room was almost full and there was a lovely atmosphere, the staff certainly provided service without servility. I couldnt resist the selection of Irish cheeses served with a great variety of crackers and homemade chutney . My other half had the poached pear with home made ice cream and brandy snap. We then returned to the library for coffee and petit fours, a wonderful end to a wonderful meal.I could only describe the evening as a little bit of heaven so if you want to celebrate that special occassion in style treat yourself to dinner in Marlfield. Well done to all the team !
Reviewed 11th June 2009 (visited 5 June 2009 )
My partner booked a supprise dinner for us in Marlfield House and what a supprise it was. This was the most delightfull eveing I have had in a long time. From the greeting, tru the service the wonderfull food and down to the coffee and pettie fours in the relaxing drawing room after. It was expensive but worth every penny. A real special treat.
Reviewed 12th July 2010 (visited 3 July 2010 )
Went for a sublime 'library lunch' recently. What fantastic value! €20 for two courses chosen from a daily menu plus library menu. I had wild mushrooms on toast with a soft poached egg to start [fabulous!] followed by salmon served with fresh veg all perfectly cooked. We sat in the lovely conservatory, but others were being served lunch in the garden. Sparkling white tablecloths, freshly made breads and great service all completed a beautiful afternoon.
Reviewed 12th December 2008 (visited 12 December 2008 )
Once Marlfield seemed prohibitively expensive but in the last few years as far more ordinary eating houses have pushed prices up it now seems far more reasonable. The house is charming and the food careful and well cooked. Though the french service and cloches over courses are old fashioned it adds a bit of theatre to the whole experience.A place where you can enjoy dressing up to go out, but be careful when you venture off the set menu, the extras can really add up.
Reviewed 24th November 2008 (visited 2 November 2008 )
Expensive and Stuffy but food is good quality - what you get of it!! Its designer food - very small portions that are elegantly laid out on the plate - Don't go there if you are really hungry because you will come out hungry. Lovely surroundings though - fabulous grounds
Reviewed 25th February 2008 (visited 12 December 2007 )
Very nice. Food and service top notch.