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|Address:||110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY|
|Tel:||020 3640 7310|
|Price: £58.00||Wine: £35.00||Champagne: £65.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 24 hours|
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The Duck and Waffle is really about the experience of taking the lift at street level and being swooshed to the 42nd floor at hyper speed. It's about seeing the dome of St. Paul raising before your eyes as you ascend and the dizziness of being at several hundred meters above the ground, looking out of the window and reminding yourself that this is still one of the most beautiful, energetic, exciting cities in the world. Unfortunately the restaurant is mostly about that and not much about the food. We were deluged with conceited, over stretched dishes. The signature (yes the duck served on a waffle) was distinctively un exciting. The textures don't go together, nor do the flavours. The pig ears (another signature dish) were rubbery and tasteless, we know food carts in East London who do a better job at that at a fraction of the price. The spicy ox check doughnut is so ill conceived that it beggars belief: no subtlety, it is a confusing, preposterous dish. The only high point was the charcuterie served on blocks of Himalayan salt. Full marks go to the service, the view and the atmosphere and to the fact that they are open 24hrs a day. However, go the for drinks, a chat and to enjoy the view but don't buy into the hype and for the food go somewhere else.