RestaurantsLondonSohoW1

survey result

Summary

£69
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This modern mashup of a gastropub with Chinese cuisine in Berwick Street, Soho, earns solid ratings for its “very good food in the bar and also in the more formal restaurant”. But, by comparison to the standards of creator Alan Yau’s previous mega-hits, including Wagamama and Hakkasan, some can find it “a bit disappointing overall”.

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “nice take on typical Chinese dishes”, served “tapas-style in a gastropub” on Soho’s Berwick Street, is the creation of Asian restaurant maestro Alan Yau. Four years on, however – while it’s perfectly decently rated – there is little evidence that he has conjured another winner on the scale of his earlier hits, Wagamama and Hakkasan.

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “nice take on typical Chinese dishes”, served “tapas-style in a gastropub” on Soho’s Berwick Street, is the creation of Asian restaurant maestro Alan Yau. Four years on, however – while it’s perfectly decently rated – there is little evidence that he has conjured another winner on the scale of his earlier hits, Wagamama and Hakkasan.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chinese-meets-gastropub is the formula under test at this three-year-old venture on Soho’s atmospheric Berwick Street Market – the brainchild of serial restaurant creator Alan Yau. The “delightful dishes” and “lovely” contemporary design do go down well with most reporters, but there’s little sign just yet that he has another tearaway hit like Wagamama on his hands.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at The Duck & Rice?

Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £48.00

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.50 £31.50 £12.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £3.30
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
90 Berwick St, London, W1F 0QB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

Best Chinese restaurants nearby

Yauatcha (Group)
Chinese restaurant in
£98
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
Yauatcha
Chinese restaurant in Soho
£98
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
Fatt Pundit
Indian restaurant in Westminster
£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
British, Traditional restaurant in London
£66
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
Tapas Brindisa Soho
Spanish restaurant in Soho
£66
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
Randall & Aubin
Fish & seafood restaurant in Soho
£68
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional