Hertfordshire's Best Kept Secret


Set in the quiet countryside overlooking the River Lea and situated on the grounds of the Riverside Garden Centre, the Whistling Duck is one of the freshest restaurants in Hertfordshire. The delightfully cosy yet sophisticated décor of warm reds, leathers and oak promises a comfortable and relaxing environment and unique dining experience close to Hertford town centre.


Our new Á La Carte menu offers a superb selection of fine fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, all freshly cooked to perfection using the finest ingredients.

Our lounge bar menu is available for those looking for a Panini, salad or snack in the bar area, which is stocked with the usual array of soft drinks, wines, spirits, liqueurs, real beers and lagers on tap.

During the warmer months, you can relax with before* or after dinner drinks which can be served on the outside decking area overlooking the wildlife-abundant river Lea and the fields beyond.


If you need to get away from the office, we cater for business lunches and meetings by offering a relaxed, friendly environment with FREE WIFI connection available - the restaurant and lounge areas provide the perfect surroundings with fresh food, snacks, cold drinks, coffee & tea served to your table.


*If you would like to enjoy the decking area before your meal with a few pre-dinner drinks, you are more than welcome!  However, please ensure you allow additional time and arrive early in order to keep your booked table slot in the restaurant.