Restaurant Review: Duck and Waffle. Trying to reserve a table here is difficult so do book in advance. The waffles are delicious and the view of the city is amazing thanks to the positioning on the 40th floor of one of London’s tallest buildings. If you’re looking for places to eat near Liverpool Street or London restaurants with a view, try Duck and Waffle.
“Wonderful waffles with stunning London skyline views,” Homegirl London
Duck and Waffle Breakfast Menu
Homeboy and I were at the restaurant for breakfast during the week. You should try the Duck and Waffle which is the house speciality. This is crispy leg confit, fried duck egg with mustard maple syrup. They recommend this is paired with the Hojicha Stem Green Tea. Otherwise, you can try the Smoked Salmon Royale which is hen’s eggs, waffle and horseradish with chives. The vegetarian option is Asparagus Florentine with hen’s egg, waffle and poached asparagus with lemon balm.
We tried the Spring Fever Elvis which was a sweet waffle. The buttermilk waffle was perfectly cooked, slightly crispy on the outside and light and fluffy inside. The topping was a superb mix of rhubarb, blood orange, lemon tea jam, almond butter and mascarpone Chantilly cream. I have to say it was the best sweet waffle I have ever tasted. Other sweet varieties include Caramelised Banana, Toffee Apple and Blood Orange.
Instead of waffles, you can try the English Breakfast which is quite spectacular. It comprises of Lincolnshire sausage, dry-cured bacon, eggs, plum tomato, mushroom, hash brown plus a cheddar and buttermilk scone. Vegetarians might like the Columbian Eggs with tomato, spring onions, avocado and sourdough toast. The Duck Egg En Cocotte is another veggie option with wild mushrooms, Gruyere, truffle and soldiers. We shared the Spiced Dhal which was a poached Hen’s egg on top of chickpea dhal with a side of flatbread. This was tasty and a nice dish to try.
View From Our Table
To give you an idea of prices, Fruit, Yoghurts and Porridge are £7-8, Waffles £12-18, and Egg Dishes £8-16. You can order a juice, coffee, tea or breakfast beverage to go with your meal.
Duck and Waffle Interiors
As you know my blog is positive, so it is sad for me to say that the interiors at this restaurant look tired and in much need of a make-over. I was unimpressed with the bar area which had scuffed stools, chipped glass countertops and a blurry backdrop. The dining area was also a disappointment. The floor looked like it needed upgrading as did the ceiling and the furniture had seen better days. You do however get an amazing view of the city with three glazed sides and I liked the open kitchen at the back. I did see some maintenance going on in the bar area so I am hoping they may be refurbishing the space soon. If you do have a make-over, please invite me back so I can amend this review!
Duck and Waffle Information
Restaurant Entrance Door
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Duck and Waffle Website. The restaurant address is 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY. Look out for the entrance door where you see the Sushi Samba sign. You take a fast glass lift to the 40th floor. The nearest station is Liverpool Street. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Breakfast is served from 6 am until 10.30 am Monday to Friday and 6 am until 9 am at the weekend. They also provide brunch at the weekend plus dinner, lunch and a late-night menu all week. You need to book in advance to secure a table. They have a private dining room which you can reserve for a special occasion. Enjoy that view!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.