Lunching Over London at The Duck and Waffle

4 November 2015

Before officially moving back to Newcastle for the start of the academic year, me and my fave brunch/lunch partner Natsumi had a rather glamourous catch up in the city. She suggested The Duck and Waffle, and despite visiting Sushisamba (review here) on the floor below,  I had never been. Situated in the Heron Tower amongst the hustle and bustle of the banking part of the captial, The Duck and Waffle accomodates to its surroundings suitably with it being open 24/7. Because of this, we chanced it and didn't book beforehand, which turned out fine. When we arrived on the 40th floor we were wecolmed into this beautiful bar whilst we waited supposedly for 15 minutes (it was a definitely half an hour) for our table to be prepared/become available. We didn't mind the waiting time though as we took in the interiors; the floor tiles and glass bottle chandelier are seriously my definition of goals (and I do love the wall dedicated to rum)! We then sipped on our Pink Peppercorn cocktails (which sadly weren't pink (the lemon flower made up for that though) and aren't on the menu anymore) before being showed to our table in the next room...


With a ceiling that resembles a waffle, panoramic views of London and gorgeous marble tables, again we were aestheically pleased. When it came down to actually chosing the food, I did get a little stuck and admittedly found myself googling some of the dishes on offer... but finally I chose to have the Small Plate Wild Cornish Pollock Meatballs served in lobster cream and parmesan, with a Rosemary and Garlic Bread to mostly share and Natsumi opted for the restuarant's namesake the Duck & Waffle served with crispy lef confit, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup. The food was delicious and surprisingly filling given the size of the portions. My dish was rather rich and creamy but in a good way and the sauce made for a perfect dip for the bread. Although the duck and waffle was an unusal pairing, it tasted really nice.

Overall, it was a fancy affair and so nice to catch up in such a classy setting. The food was delicious but after browsing the breakfast and brunch menu, I think my second visit will be for one of the two (or both - find the lowdown on my brunch obsession here).

Has anyone else been to The Duck and Waffle? Any resturants in London (or Newcastle) you can recommend?

Charlotte x

18 comments

  1. I love the design of this, and the food looks incredible! xx
    Chasing Belle 23

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    1. Yeah the interiors here were so amazing! The food was delicious, I'd definitely recommend a visit if you're ever in London :) xx

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  2. Aww yay I have always wanted to go there, the view is amazing! xxxxx

    www.romantiquely.com

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    1. Aw well I hope this has helped you decide whether to go or not! The view is amazing, wish I had taken a picture from the room we ate in but didn't want to intrude on other people eating haha :) xx

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  3. I don't even live in the UK but I hear so much about Duck & Waffle, the food seems amazing but the panoramic views alone I think would be worth the visit.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Ah really, it's cool that it's got international presence! The food and view make it worth the visit - definitely one to try if you're ever in London :) x

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    1. Aw thanks Tanya, glad you enjoyed it and thanks for reading :) x

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    1. Aw I'm glad you like it too! Thanks so much lovely :) xx

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  6. Wow that interior looks awesome! I'd love to visit there, I've never heard of it - great view too! Yes duck and waffles sound like an odd combination, but I'd love to give it a go!

    josievictoriaa / fashion, travel and lifestyle

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    1. The interiors are just amazing aren't they! It's definitely worth a visit if you're ever in London. It's an odd combo, but still very delicious and it's their namesake dish for a reason :) x

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  7. wow! this is such a beautiful place and the FOOD! it looks so amazing and yummy. i hope i can get to visit this place when i come to your side of the pond :D



    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. It really is such a beautiful restaurant and bar! The food was so delicious, it's definitely worth a visit if you're coming to London :) x

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  8. I have been here and loved it!!! Such amazing views and food :)

    Emma xx

    A Little Freckle

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    1. Ah I'm glad you loved it too! The food and views are so lovely, I think I'd love to go on a sunny morning to make the most of the views and try out the breakfast/brunch menu :) x

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  9. Ooh I've not been there for ages - I went to their launch a few years ago and back a few times for cocktails but somehow keep missing the actual food!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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    1. Ohh you should definitely head back to try out the food then! That's so cool that you went to their launch and my cocktail was lovely, I'd love to go back even if its just for drinks. Thanks for reading Nicola :) x

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