Sky-high London restaurant Duck & Waffle has flown over to Edinburgh, settling in at the swish new St James Quarter.
The 8,400 square foot site is found on the fourth level of the complex and is directly accessible from Register Square. Duck & Waffle is an all-day operation, serving a menu of playful modern British dishes that make use of seasonal and local produce and are designed for sharing. The restaurant’s eponymous signature dish sees a sweet waffle topped with crispy confit duck leg, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup, while other dishes on the menu include a spicy ox cheek doughnut and whole roasted corn-fed chicken paired with wild mushrooms, ratte potatoes, truffles and herbs.
Duck & Waffle is also well known for its popular weekend brunch, which includes a mix of sweet and savoury options. Guests can opt for the likes of barbecue beans on toast topped with chives, or go for full on indulgence with The Full Elvis: a waffle topped with peanut butter and jam, caramelised banana and Chantilly cream. Drinks wise, Duck & Waffle serves a range of unique house made cocktails that offer innovative takes on classic sips, alongside the usual wines, beers and spirits.
Duck & Waffle originally debuted in London in 2012 and opened a more casual offshoot, Duck & Waffle Local, in London’s St James’s Market in 2017. That site has since closed, but an international outpost in Hong Kong still operates. Duck & Waffle Edinburgh is the first UK site for the brand to open outside of London and joins plenty of other big name restaurants at St James Quarter, including SUSHISAMBA, Bonnie & Wild and Pho.
Speaking about the opening, Duck & Waffle’s Managing Partner & Brand Visionary Shimon Bokovza, commented: 'Duck & Waffle was born in London and we’re proud to spread our wings to Edinburgh’s anticipated St James Quarter as we expand globally.'