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Duck & Waffleone star

110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

£58.00 International Moorgate, Liverpool Street

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  • Wine: £35.00
  • Champagne: £65.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours

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Once you’ve taken the glass lift to the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, head through Duck & Waffle’s funky bar to reach this lofty restaurant. Huge windows, bright decor and semi-circular leather seating add to the ‘cool’ vibe, and there’s no denying that dining with close-up views of the Gherkin and other City landmarks is a thrill – even if the food is hard-pressed to trump those spectacular vistas. Our picks of the sharing-concept menu include roasted octopus with chorizo and deep-fried capers, a wow dish of scallops served on Himalayan salt blocks with apple, lime and black truffle, and the ‘weird but oh-so-wonderful’ duck, waffle and maple syrup showpiece – although excessive sweetness overwhelms some dishes. Food is served round the clock for night owls and those who have missed the last train – even at weekends.

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  1. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    BoatLady

    Once in a lifetime

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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 7

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  2. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    Nigel P.

    FOOD POISONING

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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 3

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  3. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    Harriet E.

    Duck & Waffle is fab!

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  4. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    The B.

    Great location for a special brunch

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  5. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    Eliane M.

    Lovely venue, great food and service

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 6

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  6. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    Kate S.

    best start for a day

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  7. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    Cullinary Kate

    Every Londoner must try

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    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  8. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    Lizzy D.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  9. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    Geoffram

    High-rise dining that really works

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    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  10. Duck & Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
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    Tracy G.

    Worth visiting

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 11th March 2014

    vialaporte :: Duck & Waffle // Spitalfields // London

    Perched high above Liverpool St, financial and fashionable types come together to eat in one of London’s most hyped new restaurants: Duck & Waffle. Though while you might think this will be a passing gimmick, the quality of the food (and service) says that it might be around longer than some expected. The cooking at Duck & Waffle is very strong, with a bistro-style menu that has been innovatively elevated by a talented team. They show how a concept restaurant can really deliver the goods. Even though some may find the dishes a bit on the rich side, this is a bistro, and bistro isn’t meant to serve light food. But if that’s what you want, you’ve got Sushi Samba two floors down. That said, there are some lighter options on the menu too, such as the delicate yellow fin tuna, presented on a block of Himalayan salt with watermelon. D&W’s mainstay is its traditional, creamy cuisine, which is a pleasure for the eyes and the nose...
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  2. Published : Sunday, 26th January 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Duck and Waffle

    Getting the lift up to Duck and Waffle, which resides at the top of the Heron Tower in Bishopsgate, is quite an experience in itself. It’s on the outside of the building meaning the view, as your hurtle up at what feels like 90 miles an hour towards the 40th floor, is quite astonishing. Once there, after walking through the open plan bar area, where you’ll see the most incredible view of the Gherkin, we were shown to our booth table overlooking London towards Canary Wharf. It was quite simply stunning...
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  3. Published : Monday, 20th January 2014

    Drifting Epicure :: Duck & Waffle

    Being on top of the city with an unobstructed view clearly adds another dimension to a dining experience. What would you do to go one step further? Keep it open 24/7 for guests to enjoy sunrise and sunset which is what Duck & Waffle has done. It’s truly non-discriminating with the more than generous opening hours, be it for early birds, power lunchers, romantic diners, late nightlifers, Sushi Samba haters or the occasional tourist who got lost in the city. Success is the word to describe it considering how far ahead I needed to book a table for 6 people early in the morning...
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  4. Published : Thursday, 16th January 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Duck and Waffle

    Like a trophy wife, Duck and Waffle is designed to please. Its wraparound London views, quirky transatlantic menu and 24/7 opening hours do much to entice the masses of London. Located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, a glass elevator transports diners up to the restaurant at a breathless rate of less than a second per floor. The smooth ascent propels you to one of the highest points of the London skyline, sending your insides all aflutter. Although I don’t intend to mount any peaks by natural means, straddling the London skyline in less than a minute feels pretty awesome. The bar area offers views looking down at the Gherkin, and then further into Canary Wharf. Through the bar is the dining area, laid out so that looking in any direction gives a view of the city. This being said, the best experience is still to be had at a table up against the glass...
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  5. Perhaps the air is a little thinner 40 floors above London. Perhaps it’s the threat of vertigo when peering over the precipice. It could even be the vitalising qualities of a room flooded with natural light from the wrap around floor-to-ceiling windows. Whatever the reasons, dining at Duck & Waffle made me feel a bit giddy, in a good way. There are a couple of uncommon attributes occasionally found within the London dining scene that come together here: it is the highest restaurant in the UK (with the spectacular views to go with that accolade) and it welcomes and serves people at any hour of every day. Combine these two crowd-pleasers with very agreeable things coming from the kitchen and striking interiors, and you’ve got something that feels quite special...
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  6. Published : Monday, 18th November 2013

    Kavey Eats :: Duck & Waffle, Heron Tower, City of London

    A restaurant on the 40th floor of a shiny city skyscraper, with all of London spread out like a sparkling map below, could probably just let the view pull in the punters. But at the Duck & Waffle, the view (admired through wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows) is secondary. While the view is amazing, the food is even better. Of course, if you are plugged in to the food twitterati, are an avid reader of London restaurant blogs or just read a newspaper restaurant critic’s column now and then, this is old old news...
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  7. The Duck & Waffle is a restaurant struggling with its identity. It sounds like a pub, stays open 24 hours a day like a diner, yet aspires to be a fancy restaurant serving occasionally brilliant but sometime plain weird British food. The staff is inconsistently trained and dressed in cheap black Novotel inspired uniforms with nary a natural fibre. The food and wine prices are expensive, but not unusually so for this part of town. Small plates are around £10 (US$16) and larger plates “for the table” range from £17 to £38. The wine markups however are sometimes obscene. My companion recognized an inexpensive Springfield Estate Sauvignon Blanc priced at £58. It costs £10 at Waitrose. They also appear to have problems with corked wines – twice I’ve had to send bottles back. On one occasion the sommelier proffered the explanation that other bottles in the case had also been corked. Oh good! The service in the bar was so bad that on one occasion I was there people were getting up and leaving after thirstily soaking in the view...
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  8. Published : Monday, 4th November 2013

    sexdrugsandbaconrolls :: Duck and Waffle

    You enter the Heron tower through the exclusive lift hall just for the Duck and Waffle and Sushi Samba restaurants, separating these two fine dining restaurants from the rest of the financial skyscraper. There is a small reception desk at the front of the lift, which I can only assume is there to check that you have reservations and keep a watch on the capacity limits as there is only one button to press in the lift, so it is not like you need a guide. The lift is completely made of glass – except for the floor, thankfully – and is very fast for a life. The experience is amazing seeing the London skyline open up to you within a few seconds. Fabulous!...
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  9. Since it was the OH’s birthday and I was blown away not only by the views but the incredibly beautiful, experimental food at Duck & Waffle (see first review here), I had to show him what all the fuss was about. Since first arriving here, I had to book a table 3 weeks in advance as tables are getting harder and harder to book. It must be all the press attention the restaurant is getting. Nevertheless I managed to get a table at 6.45pm on a Wednesday...
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  10. Published : Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Nomface :: Duck & Waffle, London

    We were sat at a table facing the South East direction towards Tower Bridge. I had a couple of choices already made up in my mind on prior study of the menu. Our server explained that the dishes would come out as and when they are ready tapas style which was fine due to the grazing style of the plates. We purposely ordered a conservative amount of dishes leaving us the option to order more if required. We were advised that we had the table for 2 hours so wanted to make use of this rather than being rushed...
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  11. Published : Monday, 13th May 2013

    A Table For Two :: Duck & Waffle

    Adding altitude to anything can make the ordinary into the sublime. Drinking, eating, gazing and socialising is simply better at great heights. Duck & Waffle have played on these factors. Being open 24hrs a day and being that little bit higher than SushiSamba it has definitely created its own hype. Waiting lists are still pretty extensive and there is no question that walking past those who turn up without one makes the trip a little bit more satisfying. Where you’re sat however still makes a big difference to your visit...
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  12. Duck and Waffle is situated on the 40th floor whilst it’s sister restaurant Sushisamba is on the 38th. Sushisamba is a Japanese – Brazilian and Peruvian fusion. Did you know that Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community, outside of Japan?...
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  13. Published : Friday, 5th April 2013

    Frenchy love food :: DUCK AND WAFFLE - Girls night

    Best place to celebrate my friend's birthday : Duck & Waffle. I really love this restaurant... I could spend hours watching by the window and analyse the view. Tonight I went there to experiment new things..
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  14. Published : Monday, 25th March 2013

    the dinersaur :: duck and waffle

    Situated on the 40th floor of the very spiffy Heron Tower, the place wows from the moment you step in and breathe in the stunning unobstructed view of London. There is an open bar area with free seating where you can cool your heels with some of the signature Duck and Waffle cocktails. Try the D&W Gin and Tonic, topped with yuzu flavoured foam and rose petals, for a sweet and refreshing treat...
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  15. There’s no denying the fact that dining here feels very special, and the view from the fortieth floor of the Heron Tower is absolutely stunning. It would be an impressive date or special occasion venue and I’d definitely recommend coming here...
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  16. Published : Wednesday, 13th March 2013

    hashtagfoodporn :: DUCK & WAFFLE.

    The first thing you need to know about Duck and Waffle is that if you’re afraid of heights, or lifts (elevators) or you don’t like experimenting with your food then this place isn’t for you. But that being said, my dad, the worlds fussiest eater, the man who only eats meat and carbs and the occasional brussel sprout, enjoyed his meal. The atmosphere and the ambiance and the setting is absolutely out of this world. Words cannot describe the view and the place is so unbelievably beautifully decorated its worth going just to feel like you’re rich and famous for the night...
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  17. Duck & Waffle opened in the summer of 2012 and it has made an indelible mark on the London dining scene. With a name like Duck & Waffle, how could it not? But the name is not its only draw card. Located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower near Liverpool Street, it offers glorious views over the City of London, the kind that could perhaps only be matched with vouchers for an exciting helicopter ride. Before you hit enter the restaurant proper, there is the funky stylish bar that serves a range of cocktails. It’s very cool...
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  18. If James Bond ever were to do casual lunch, I imagine Duck & Waffle is where he’d want to go. Swooshed up to the 40th floor by elevator to the breathtaking panoramic London views in the plush surroundings of Duck & Waffle. The food at Duck & Waffle is as dramatic as its view and Bond would probably be tempted to try out the many uber-delicious dishes...
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  19. Published : Friday, 18th January 2013

    Fd Over LDN :: High and (mostly) Dry

    Zooming up in the much-discussed Roald Dahl-like glass elevator to the 40th floor of the Heron Tower is as much the exhilarating, if nerve-shattering, experience as has been discussed in other blogs. Once at the top, you are lead to the main dining room, a surprisingly intimate affair, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding three quarters of the space. The panoramic view here is largely unbroken and the table setting allows for pretty modest views even for the middle tables (unlike our experience with Galvin at Windows). We went for breakfast in this case, but they are impressively open all night. I'm guessing this for the benefit of the more industrious workers in the city, as well as late night revellers looking for something more adventurous than the standard dirty doner (must be quite a sight at 2 am!)...
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  20. Published : Sunday, 13th January 2013

    Living La Vida London :: Duck and Waffle (At last)

    Last night, we had the rather unusual experience of going to dinner at 1 am. Other than wolfing down a hubcap sized burger after a drunken night out, this is not something I generally do…mainly as most restaurants in the UK are shut past 12 for the majority of evenings. But the Duck and Waffle is a 24 hour food fest, only taking a short break between 5 and 6 am,and serving alcohol until 3 am. This piqued my interest, it has to be said. However what really drew me to sample it’s varied delights is it’s location. It’s found on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, in City of London. The views are spectacular, and I am nothing if not a sucker for a view. I have spent the past year and a half now hunting down good places overlooking London. There aren’t many, at least not around my haunts. But the Duck and Waffle ticked that box perfectly for me...
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  21. Published : Friday, 4th January 2013

    Bistro Becs :: Duck & Waffle

    I recently visited the much talked about Duck & Waffle, situated on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in the heart of The City with three friends, Hannah, Leila and Mindy. Having heard much about the place since it opened in the summer, I was itching to try out a few of the dishes for myself and get a load of the much-applauded view. The first exciting thing to happen was the journey up to the restaurant in the high-speed elevator that has some seriously spectacular views over the financial district and beyond – it really did put me in mind of Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator and immediately the big kid in me was awoken...
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  22. Published : Monday, 17th December 2012

    Culinary World Tour :: Duck down and waffle on.

    Duck and waffle isn’t exactly a predictable name for a stylish London city skyscraper restaurant, but then it’s not exactly a predictable venue. For one, it features elements of a rustic shabby-chic interior, the likes of which you would normally expect to find in a country pub or boutique hotel, not on top of a monolithic skyscraper in Bishopsgate. The menu also features some quirky twists, with plenty of variety at commendable standards and at prices that don’t so much break the bank as leave a minor dent in it...
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  23. Published : Wednesday, 31st October 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Duck and Waffle

    If you don’t like heights then look away now as Duck and Waffle is situated on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in Bishopsgate – which made us seriously excited about going for lunch. I do love a good view, especially if it’s in London but our experience of restaurants at high altitude so far have been a bit plain Jane. In restaurants like Rhodes 24 or Galvin at Windows we found the food to be ‘safe’ but you certainly wouldn’t say that about the food on offer at D&W – not by a long shot...
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  24. Published : Sunday, 7th October 2012

    The Insatiable Eater :: Duck & Waffle: everbody

    I've not told anyone this before. For my 11th birthday I really wanted tickets to see Culture Club in concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The band was riding high in the charts in 1984 with Colour by Numbers, my dad was grooving to Karma Chameleon and all seemed to be right with the world. Instead, we went to the revolving restaurant at the top of Centrepoint Tower in Sydney and had dinner. I sat patiently until dessert was served waiting for the tickets to emerge, but sadly they didn't. I don't remember anything about the food we ate that night, but I do remember getting lost finding my way back to the table after going to the loo thanks to that rotation. That and disappointment at having no tickets to see Boy George. As a result, eating at a great height always comes with a tinge of trepidation for me. So it was in that frame of mind that I stepped into the glass elevator and hurtled upwards to the 40th floor to Duck & Waffle.
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  25. On the surface Duck and Waffle poses as an up-scale posh casual dining restaurant, but from the first bite it’s clear that Duck and Waffle is in fact something entirely different: “Unadulterated Food Porn“...
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  26. Let me take you on a journey... Hidden high above London city is this beautiful sparkling new restaurant. To get to it, you have to first arrive at the Heron Tower, spot the bright yellow sign, walked past the inquisitorial receptionist and then step into the glass lift (which I'm pretty sure is the same one from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator). Once the 40th button is pressed, it shoot up at the speed of light and brings you to the desired floor in a matter of nano seconds. You walk out of the lift, all confused and disorientated, walking through walkway, greeted first by the toilets (bizarre), thinking that you have made a mistake, but nope, that was indeed the entrance...
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