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Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016Although it’s only two floors above Sushisamba, and shares the same incredible views, Duck & Waffle has a noticeably more relaxed vibe compared to its Japanese-fusion neighbour – and with 24/7 opening as its trump card, it’s also a shoo-in for “active Londoners” living la vida loca. Food-wise, Dan Doherty’s “creative menu” plays fast and loose with the world larder, and his daring, innovative flavours are guaranteed to please (and challenge) the taste buds. Irresistible snacks of sweet/savoury bacon-wrapped dates and crispy polenta with Parmesan and truffle get things rolling, while goat meatballs in thyme broth or warm ox-cheek doughnuts with apricot jam maintain the gutsy theme – although “nothing beats the eponymous house speciality”, a mouth-watering pile-up of waffles, confit duck leg and a fried egg. If you make it to dessert, we recommend the rich salted caramel choux buns. Chatty, knowledgeable staff are also happy to advise on the ‘wham-bam’ cocktail list: “Worth every penny”, concludes one fan.

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Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate ,London EC2N 4AY

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Lovely breakfasts which hold their own next to the stunning views

by   gold reviewer (47)

Aug 2015

Went here for my birthday breakfast and wasn't at all disappointed despite all the hype. The full English breakfast was delicious (superb quality of ingredients) and the coffee very good. My boyfriend had the signature 'Duck and Waffle' and loved it. The views are obviously the highlight but the food holds it's own easily. The surroundings are very tasteful and the service fine. Prices are very reasonable indeed. Will definitely return. Make sure you ask for a table by the window!

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Rebecca L.'s rating

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

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Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate ,London EC2N 4AY

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Brilliant in so many ways!

by   (2)

Dec 2014

We had a great lunch for our wedding anniversary at the Duck and Waffle. I'd been recommended it by someone I should have realised was on an expense account (!) but the amazing tastes, presentation and service of this meal make it still value for money in my book. Will definitely come again, and hopefully get another clear sky day to see the fabulous views over London and surrounds.

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

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Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate ,London EC2N 4AY

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Immaculate service and a place with the wow factor

by   platinum reviewer (77)

Dec 2014

I'd heard a lot about Duck and Waffle but had avoided going thinking it must be just hype despite friends saying i would love it. However i had my doubts - i mean, the idea of a savoury duck plus a sweet waffle....hmmmmmm..... However, i ate both the duck and my words as this is definitely an amazing dining experience in London. The views are breathtaking, even for a seasoned Londoner like myself. The service is also faultless, staff were pleasant and accommodating and arranged us a window...

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

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by   bronze reviewer (8)

May 2014

Popped up here for a few cheeky late night cocktails and a few sharing plates. Enough has already been written about the location, the lift ride up, the panoramic views. Besides, I’m a little vertiginous so it wasn’t the most comfortable of experiences but I can’t disagree that it’s a great place to watch the views and the City below you. So a cocktail or two to start – now I do like a friendly bartender and here is no exception. It just makes you feel a bit welcome and puts you at ease when you...

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

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Once in a lifetime

by   platinum reviewer (163)

Feb 2014

The magical glass Charlie & the Chocolate Factory lift which whizzed us up to Duck & Waffle was probably worth the £67-a-head lunch bill in itself. It is an amazing view up there and the restaurant certainly makes the most of it with huge windows and well thought through layout giving superb near panoramic views. The atmosphere is near perfect with plenty of background hum (well, conversation should never run dry with that view, and there's always the open kitchen to goggle at and gossip about if...

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

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FOOD POISONING

by   (1)

Jan 2014

It was my birthday last weekend, we had a couple of bloody mary's and £28 later my boys and one of their girlfriends arrived to join my wife and I for a brunch. We had a couple of plates and the D&W signature dishes of the Ox Cheeks doughnut and the Duck & Waffle, amongst others. Only my wife had the Foie Gras Brulee, she got food poisoning. I called the restaurant to let them and the chef know what had happened, the lady who took my message said the manager was busy but would call me as a matter...

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

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Duck & Waffle is fab!

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Dec 2013

I love Duck and Waffle…and my fave dish is the duck & waffle. They food tastes so great everytime, I love the mix of savoury and sweet. The atmoshere is a perfect mix of casual, trendy, tourists…just all different types. What I really like is that you get great service and food as though in quite a posh resturant but you can go dressed however if you fancy, converse if you like! The drinks are pricey, this is what ups the bill but if you choose not to drink and just go for food then it's...

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

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Great location for a special brunch

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Nov 2013

Spending the weekend in London with our kids aged 14 & 11 – they love going out for brunch so I booked Duck & Waffle as a surprise for them. Luckily the day dawned with clear blue skies so the views were stunning. I was disappointed but not particularly surprised that we didn't get a window seat in spite of requesting one when booking many weeks in advance – I suppose everyone requests one. However the room isn't huge so you can see well enough wherever you sit, and the atmosphere is very relaxed,...

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

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Lovely venue, great food and service

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Sep 2013

This was my second time at Duck & Waffle. I went there for breakfast with friends from Brazil. They were very impressed with the venue, food and service. A bit expensive, but great place for a special occasion. Definitely going back soon.

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

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