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US$4 - US$11
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French, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

Delightfully eccentric, Francophile eatery, sequestered delicately away from the churning entropy of urbanity. From the mise en scene tiles, mismatching plates, to the eclectic canards found atop each table the ambience is transportative to a jazz enthused Paris. The food elevates one and imparts the...sense that what the French do well is the simple but it is teased through a lens of artistry that lends a prosaic vision of the simple delights: butter, flour, and salt.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2022

What an absolutely delightful review, thank you so so much, we truly appreciate it!

Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

Great place to have brunch ,full lunch or dinner . We have been here many times . My personal favourite is duck pie and the lobster soup . Open sandwiches are nice as well . Great place and fantastic ambience !! Cheers Tanmoy

Date of visit: September 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2021

Thank you so much for your gorgeous review of Old Ducky, we truly appreciate the feedback!

Reviewed 31 July 2021

From the time we walked in our waiter was on point. The almond hot chocolate was delicious. The beef stroganoff was deliciously creamy. The carrot cake was moist and delicious as for our tea...we will definitely return. It was fabulous!

Date of visit: July 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

Larce thank you so muc for this gorgeous review, we look forward to your return visit! 🦆

Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

What an amazing birthday treat with special friends who are more like family!! The food was out of this world. My chicken liver starter was divine (should have ask for some of that chilli to take home 😁) , the duck breast main was delicious....My friends also were raving about the mussels and the fillet. The staff were absolutely amazing, very well trained and alert to our needs througout. Marina is an absolutely fabulous owner and hostess. Surprised me with a stunning piece of birthday cheesecake and my own personal rubber ducky to take home😊. Thank you for making my day so special. Will be back many times for sure.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2021

What a heartwarming review, we are so happy we could make your birthday extra special! Thank you kindly for the stunning review! 💛

Reviewed 15 May 2021

I visited this restaurant late April for a quick breakfast of Frenchman Toast and coffee. Delightful food and surprised by an extra half slice of toast. Hosts Nicholas and Marina were attentive and the coffee was hot. A lovely place to go - I have...booked for their regular Parisian evening which is apparently lovely.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2021

Ian thank you so much for this stunning review, we are most grateful! 🦆

Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

Since covid hit we have found that alot of our favourite restaurants have really deteriorated and quality has dropped, so to have found this little gem has brought happiness back to my taste buds. Loved the overall restaurant theme, from the decor, waiters attire and...even the manager dressed the part. Service was on point and every single thing we ordered could not be faulted. Cannot wait to try the lunch menu next. Keep it up guys. Well done.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2021

Thank you kindly for this stunning review, we are so grateful for the lovely feedback! 💛

Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Such a quaint corner of pineslopes, filled with style and class. Love the duckys on the tables. Food was delicious and service was top notch

Date of visit: April 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2021

Thank you kindly for your lovely review Hannah, we are very grateful! 💛

Reviewed 19 April 2021

Same wonderful food from Le Canard , great salmon, superb duck and cherry pie, perfect crepe suzette but why do the waiters interrupt conversations? Every waiter interrupted the conversation. Please can they be trained to wait for a gap instead of stamping up to the...table and interrupting. Also the placing and removal of plates and cutlery was very clumsy. Spoils what could be a perfect meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2021

Kym thank you very much for this feedback, we will definitely be acting on this straight away. We do hope you will enjoy a meal with us again soon 💛

Reviewed 29 March 2021 via mobile

Many years back I used to eat at a french restaurant called La Canard in Sandton. Due the overwhelming development in the area, this restaurant closed. This iconic restaurant served the best Lobster Bisque in the world. When the restaurant closed a small part of...me died with it. I don’t really consider myself a foodie but I love food and know when food is great and it touches the soul. After almost 12 years ..... I found my famous Lobster Bisque at the Old Ducky in Fourways. The exact same soul touching sensation. After my meal with friends, I spoke to the Manager about my meal and complimenting my lobster bisque. Imagine my surprise as she told me that it was the exact same recipe as La Canard used to be a family restaurant many years back. I FOUND MY FAVOURITE DISH IN THE WORLD ! The Old Ducky is a very small side cafe tucked in a mall in Fourways, don’t miss it as this is the place that will tingle your tastebuds. U have to order the famous Lobster Bisque and savour this delicious creamy soup Can’t wait till my next spoonful.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2021

We are so happy you discovered us and your loved Lobster Bisque again! The Old Ducky (Freda Apperbaum ex Le Canard) oversees the kitchen and the young Ducky (Marina Appelbaum) takes care of the rest. We really hope to see you soon, there are many...More

Reviewed 28 March 2021 via mobile

What an absolute delight! Freshly prepared food, made with skill, good ingredients and a sense of joie de vivre in the air. Relaxing french themed music playing in the background, added to the overal ambience. I simply adored the small details such a vibrant yellow,...for the patio umbrellas and the uniform worn by the staff, complete with berets and scarf, tied with the french knot. Oh and the duckies on the tables, just too cute for words!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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PRandSocialMedia, Marketing at Old Ducky French Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2021

We are so happy you enjoyed breakfast with us, thank you so much for this gorgeous review! 💛

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