Duck & Waffle Local

Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Duck & Waffle Local

Bronze Award

London’s second Duck & Waffle is an altogether more earth-bound proposition than its City sibling. While the skyscraping original shouts destination dining, the St James’s newcomer really does have a local outlook: handy if you’re in the area for a quick breakfast or lunch, or a pre- and post-theatre/cinema supper. Speed is key: diners queue to place their order at a counter before being shown to a seat (many at a communal bench), from where table service is available for any extras. Aside from vegetable side orders (a big bowl of baked and pickled beetroot or nicely grilled tenderstem broccoli with chilli and garlic), there’s nothing to eat but duck: snacky breadcrumbed gizzards with mustard, the namesake duck and waffle (confit leg with fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup – a love/hate collision of sweet and savoury) ? even the chips are fried in duck fat. Pick of the bunch is a richly rounded duck burger with miso mayonnaise and spiced coleslaw; the grilled duck breast satay tasted very tame in comparison. To finish, there are ice-cream waffle cones piled with jam and cream, and to drink a short list of beers, cocktails and wines. The system works: we were in an out within an hour having eaten three courses. If you don’t mind the primary coloured brashness and fast-food feel, this is a useful Piccadilly Circus pit-stop, and a kid-friendly venue with a grown-up feel. 


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Food Occasions
All day dining
Child friendly
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Location for Duck & Waffle Local

52 Haymarket, St James's Market, London, SW1Y 4RP


Opening Times

Sun-Thurs 8am-11pm (Sun 9am- ) Fri-Sat 9am-12M (Fri 8am- )

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2 Reviews 

Simon D

26 July 2019  
Great to have the same quality without the need to book. Top notch signature dish Duck & Waffle.

Mark D

19 May 2017  
Everyday prices make this an essential address for theatre-goers, particularly those dining after the show when it is much easier getting in.
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