DUCK & WAFFLE
As I was going through my latest posts the other day, I realised that I haven’t shared any London spots in a while. The good news is I have a ton of recommendations as I’ve been spending a lot of time in the British capital lately for work. Duck & Waffle is an oldie but a goodie, a London classic if you wish. It’s the highest 24/7 restaurant in London and well worth a visit!
There are a couple of things that make Duck & Waffle special, starting from the spectacular views over London. Just reaching the restaurant is an experience in itself: a glass elevator whisks you up to the 40th floor of Heron Tower that’s 230m long. Then you’re off to the bar area where you can have a drink or a few nibbles. And if you’re lucky enough to have found a table, you’re let into the main dining room which has an open kitchen and the most amazing views over the city. Speaking about reservations, make sure to book well in advance, especially if you want to get prime time slots.
The main dining room is a beautiful space with floor-to-ceiling windows with tables and cosy round booths around the room. If you can get one of the coveted tables along the windows, go for them as it will make the whole experience so much more special. Besides the views, some of the dishes are also fantastic. The food here is posh British cuisine with a twist. I’ve actually been to Duck & Waffle several times and have tried their different menus, so here’s what I liked the most: the BBQ-spiced crispy pig ears, the Aberdeen Angus beef tartare, the spicy ox cheek doughnut, the duck egg en cocotte with wild mushrooms, gruyere, and truffle, and last but not least, their signature dish, a crispy duck leg confit resting on a fluffy waffle and topped with crisp fried duck egg.
Another great surprise was the whole roasted chicken which serves between two to three people – a must of you’re in a group or simply very hungry! You have to wait for 40 minutes for this dish to be prepared but it’s worth it. When ready, it’s first presented to the table before they take it back to the kitchen to chop it and bring it to your table. The actual flavours of the chicken are incredible – it comes on a bed of potatoes, wild mushrooms, truffle and onions that leave a delicious sauce and make it a complete meal. Other dishes however, like the mushroom risotto and the blueberry waffle were less impressive just like the service which is a bit of a hit and miss.
If you’re looking for places to eat around Liverpool Street or a London restaurant with beautiful views of London, try Duck and Waffle. It’s a good spot for a romantic date, a special occasion meal or a hangover treat. As always, I would love to hear your opinion, so feel free to pop me a message on Instagram or a comment here on the blog to let me know how you liked it!
|Address: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, UK|
|Telephone: +44 20 36407310|