Duck & Waffle
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- 63%Local Culture
- 51%Nightlife Lovers
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Member Reviews (14)
- Duck & WaffleMember ofLuxury TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 03, 2014
The views are amazing over London and the lift is fun too - feels like a theme park ride! The food is quite rich although their signature 'Duck and Waffle' dish is very yummy. The cocktails are great too! It's 24 hours so you can come early and watch the sunrise whilst eating breakfast!
- Duck & WaffleMember ofLuxury TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Dec 21, 2013
This is a 24-hour restaurant that serves good food. Need I say more?! It is a sister restaurant of Sushi Samba in Heron Tower. It often gets the spilt over guests from Sushi Samba, but I have to say it is a really good restaurant of its own right.
Since it is on top of the Heron Tower, you can have a great 360 degree view of the city. It has a nice cocktail bar as well. The best time to go there, in my opinion, is after party at around 2-3 in the morning. Don't think you can get in without a problem in the wee hours of the morning. You will be surprised at the number of night owls showing up at this joint. The bouncers always make you wait if you don't have a reservation.
Don't be deterred. It is well worth the trouble. A nicely cooked duck leg with an egg on top sitting on a waffle at 3am is just divine. Oh, you have to pour the maple syrup with mustard seeds all over everything. I am already planning on doing this during summer months. You can enjoy great food while watch the sun rise above London. That must be a glorious sight.
- Duck & WaffleMember ofLuxury TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Dec 02, 2013
Go early as it can get v crowded. Great views. Signature dish is tasty if a little contrived. But on a clear day, this is worth it for the views and the mimosas!
- Duck & WaffleSep 16, 2013
The Duck and Waffle has been on my tick list for a while now and having recently been to SushiSamba my expectations were indeed as high as the 40th floor, where the restaurant is located!
I can confirm with no hesitation whatsoever that expectations were met, indeed surpassed. Not much to say about the views, just stunning (even on an overcast day).
The food is as adventurous as I've seen in a while and those who are looking for a new experience will be thrilled with the menu and the taste/quality of food.
I'm guessing the menu changes monthly, so if you are going in September I can highly recommend the crispy pig ears, bacon wrapped dates and pollockmeatballs.
The dilemma came in choosing a main course; steak, fish or the signature duck and waffle? As this was my first visit, it had to be the duck and waffle. Suffice to say, innovative, substantial and just damn tasty!
My party of 5 were celebrating a birthday, so following the self-indulgence of ordering a delicious dessert (the Torrejas), we were then treated to a 'birthday cake' from the house, which was very much appreciated and a very professional touch.
A special mention for our waiter Andre who was attentive and helpful. What a thoroughly nice chap!
So what's left to say, nothing much other than given the location, experience and food the Duck and Waffle is excellent value for money, I can't wait to go back again and I wish I could give it a 6 star rating.
Well done guys, you've absolutely nailed it!
- Duck & WaffleMember ofLuxury TravelersNightlife LoversTrendstersFeb 13, 2013
Swing right at the entrance to the Heron Tower (and its fish tank bigger than your house) and you’ll come across the glass door to Duck and Waffle. A cross between a Pan Am stewardess and some Clarins counter babe will flash a big bright smile and request where you’re off to...“Duck and Waffle” is a sufficient answer and she’ll call you the lift. The lift in itself is an experience, having been slowed down by 20 seconds already, it’s still fast enough for you to grab your hot date in fright. At floor 40 you won’t get a better sight of London, riding high with the top of the Gherkin and the Shard for company, your view of the Thames is in strong competition with the Eastenders intro.
The name comes from their signature dish - fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup, and the space has a clean cut bar with the restaurant just around the corner. The bar is unique in its layout, turned inside out it looks like an up market buffet but with good looking bartenders on hand. The cocktail menu is short but sweet: four signature cocktails that are classics with a twist. We loved their Whiskey Sour made with whiskey, lemon juice, sugar syrup, rosemary and truffle, but if none of the four take your fancy then the bar is yours and with the help of one of the guys you can even make your own concoction. Being a 24 hour bar the food is just what we wanted - the fois gras all day breakfast, bbq spiced pig ears and the mutton tartare were welcome additions to our night on the town.
If you’re wondering what all the noise is downstairs, you’ll find the equally enjoyable Sushisamba With five bars and two restaurants spread over these two floors it’s a whole playground of 24 hour fun to be had. We'll be seeing you there!
- Duck & WaffleCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 2Sep 07, 2013
High up in the Heron Tower in East London, this restaurant is famous for it's stunning views over the city of London.
The view alone is worth the visit. The food isn't bad either, and not quite as pricey as you'd think. Open 24hrs, so you can go there for an uber-early breakfast and watch the sunrise.
- Duck & WaffleFeb 13, 2013
I wasn't that impressed with the food, it looked good on paper but failed to deliver the flavours I had hoped for. However the cocktails are awesome if a bit on the expensive side and the view is one of the best in London. My advice? Have a drink at the bar and check out the view.