Rawduck

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Hackney

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    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    ©Jamie Lau

    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    ©Jamie Lau

    Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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©Jamie Lau

Raw Duck photographed by Jamie Lau for Time Out

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    Rawduck 197 Richmond Road
    London
    E8 3NJ

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G G

great food nice place to be worth a try

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James

Its a really nice place but the service is rubbish and unfriendly and the prices are ridiculous! £7.25 for a sandwich which had a tiny bit of pastrami in it and a bit of cheese. Our breakfast bill was equally silly, paying over 10 quid for an egg, some ham and a few little chilli peppers. And 4.50 for a croissant with cheese and ham which was mnot very nice! The coffee is also dreadful and the people working there can't even get the basics right - e.g a black americano has no milk! Over-priced, over-rated and smug. Despite it being our nearest coffee place we wont be going back.

Elizabeth

Seeing as this little trendy cafe is just around the corner from my flat, I was really looking forward to having a good pit stop on the way to work to grab a cup of coffee and a snack or sandwich. So, so completely and totally disappointed. The coffee tasted burnt and the milk in it reminded me of something you get from the corner shop five days ago and only drink because you have no other choice. I kept going back in hopes it would get better... it hasn't. The pastrami sandwich, upon first tasting, was phenomenal. The meat was piled high and the sauerkraut added the perfect blend of tang and scrumptiousness. The chicken sandwich wasn't as good, but still, it was passable, albeit seriously pricey at £7 a pop. Again, I kept going back, in hopes that this place could be a good little sandwich shop, rather than my local cafe. Sadly, if you continually serve utter crap, the good first impression eventually wears off. Since that first try, I have gone back (stupidly, I will admit) two or three times and the last time, I finally threw my hands up in exasperation and said "never again". The tiny little piece of meat didn't even cover the length of the bread and I couldn't even tell what type of sandwich it was without inspecting it's insides. It was just.... depressing. So, in conclusion... this place is serving up overpriced, uninspired poo. They need to hire some decent baristas (or get better quality coffee and milk) and stop skimping on the already exorbitantly priced ingredients in their meals. I still want that quick cuppa just before my morning commute but, alas, I fear it's a dream that will never be realised.

food

Thru my experience in restaurants, i could probably say raw duck is one of the worst places i`ve been in a long time. Overpriced and non flavoured food, unfriendly people behind the counter with no idea of what thet are talking about, especially the manager, or who i thought was the manager answering your enquires giving you his back and being quite rude. Please, if you work in a restaurant, try to, at least, learn the menu. No apologizing for any mistakes. Really upsetting coming from a good place like ducksoup. Good concept and potential, but they dont really now how to use it.

Kate

Was excited to see such a nicely designed place open up right next to Hackney Central, especially upon spying the lovely coffee machine. Sadly, I had the worst coffee I have had in some time. Admittedly, I am a bit of a coffee snob, but when I order a flat white I do not expect it to be burnt, thin and undrinkable. There are so many great places to get coffee in London, this is not one of them. This is sad as the location is great and the food my husband and I had was tasty and original. None of the coffee being served matched the quality of the food. I live in hope they will get better trained baristas as this would become a regular stop off.

Ali

The perfect venue for a breakfast catch-up with friends on a lazy, summer Sunday. It was a nice level of busy- with only a few other customers there, we were able to get a table to ourselves in the back garden. Drinks did take a while to come, but after a gentle reminder, the friendly waiter brought us some perfectly-frothed, dangerously-drinkable cappuccinos. The décor inside is minimalist and open; airy, fresh and with what I like to call ‘headspace to think’. The menu is vast, and covers all breakfast, lunch and alcohol needs. I recommend the’ brioche with salted dulce-de-leche’- as a daughter of a Chilean, I think quite highly of anywhere that serves this spreadable heaven! Definitely worth trying for its laid-back vibe and interesting music choices; after all, it does sound better on vinyl.

E8 Local

There is really nowhere to grab a good coffee on my morning commute. With Raw Duck so fortuitously positioned to Hackney Overground I thought I was in luck. Sadly mistaken, the coffee I had was too hot to sip, burnt coffee undertones and in a huge cup - I had asked for a flat white. Although the lady was perfectly nice, and the vibe is pleasing you can't really be thinking of charging 2.60 for a coffee that bad. Needs improvement!

beanie

Glad to have somewhere like this in Hackney Central which, despite being (apparently) hipster heaven is woefully short of good cafes. Lovely décor and potentially a nice back garden space make this a nice place to hang out and check your email and listen to the music on the turntable (yes they use vinyl - unfortunately on my visit it was very loud forcing a couple of customers to go outside to use their phone). lots of nice details - charred wood ceiling, Japanese ceramics and cast concrete tables all contribute to the Zen meets Brooklyn vibe. Unfortunately the coffee wasn't very well prepared, took an age to arrive and was £2.60 - they either need to hire a barrista from Flat White or lower the prices a bit. Cake was also very expensive at nearly £4 for a small slice and wasn't that special in terms of flavour - should have been £2.00 really but maybe it was organic and made by nuns or something.......Overall thumbs up for décor / ambiance but too expensive - especially for Hackney. Is anyone who lives nearby really going to pay over £50 for a bottle of wine?