Duck and Waffle, located on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, boasts an amazing brunch menu and a panoramic view of London. Featuring modern European cuisine, it’s a gorgeous spot to spoil yourself for special occasions. I visited Duck and Waffle with my best girlfriends this past spring to celebrate my birthday and it quickly made its way to one of my top favorite brunch places in London. Its signature dish is like its name–crispy duck leg confit with a fried duck egg, drizzled with mustard maple syrup. Sounds good? It tastes just as good as it sounds! But you really can’t go wrong with anything–from Belgian Waffles to English Breakfast–Duck and Waffle’s seasonal menu is a treat.
The elevator that whizzes you up to the 40th floor of Heron Tower feels like part of the dining experience–it’s incredibly fast, and there’s no denying the rush of adrenaline only makes you more excited to eat! Once you stet out, you’ll see coat check up front, with a nice bar area next to the main dining room. It’s easy to drop off your coats, and head straight to the bar before your meal–especially since Duck and Waffle’s extended hours make it a lovely late night drink spot.
Overall, brunch was impeccable. The restaurant’s signature dish, Duck and Waffle, was a lovely blend of savory and sweet–the crispy confit was perfect with the mustard maple syrup. And if you enjoy the feeling of cutting into perfectly fried eggs with runny yolks, you’ll definitely like this dish! My friend Christina and I also tried their sweet Belgian waffle with banana brûlée, which I knew I wanted the minute I saw the menu. It almost felt like every kid’s birthday dream, to have your favorite waffle ingredients–peanut brunch, Nutella, and caramelized bananas–paired with ice cream. Plus, you can never have too many waffle dishes per brunch, right?
Duck and Waffle is a lovely place for brunch and drinks, especially for fun gatherings and special occasions. The service was extremely friendly, and the food was fun and delicious–a great dining experience overall. I already know what I want next time I visit Duck and Waffle again, since I was able to to steal a bite of my friend Jessica’s Ox-Cheek Benedict drizzled with sriracha and really loved it. Plus, I’ve been hearing raving reviews about Duck and Waffle’s Spicy Ox Cheek Doughnut so it sounds like I need to make my way back just to try this new twist!
P.S. – This post may be a couple months too late, but I couldn’t end the year without mentioning my lovely birthday brunch. A belated thanks to the girl who planned all this! Shall we make birthday brunches a tradition?