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Lunch at Duck & Waffle

25th October 2014

If there’s one restaurant you probably don’t need me to review again is Duck and Waffle, but I will because this restaurants deserves all the accolades. It is one of my favourite restaurants in London after all.

Lunch by Head Chef Dan Doherty at Duck and Waffle with stunning views of London

I have already written about it three times: my first visit for breakfast on my birthday, Sunday brunch with my parents and a special visit to taste their doughnut croissants last summer. But I cannot refrain myself from sharing photos of the lunch I had this week when I was invited to celebrate Duck and Waffle’s 2nd anniversary.

Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London

Congratulations to Duck & Waffle for two successful years in the business and for consistently offering fantastic food, drinks and service.

Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London

I had lunch there on Wednesday with my Instagram friends Tim ClerkenwellBoy, Chris AllThingsMeaty and Nuvola Little Bakery. We shared quite a few different dishes as you will see: old favourites and new menu additions.

Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London

We started with bbq-spiced crispy pig ears (served in a paper bag) and oysters, sea trout gribiche and scotch bhadji.

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The Anglo-indian dish (scotch egg meets onion bhadji) served with cauliflower, lime pickle and caramelised onion yogurt was delicious and representative of what Duck & Waffle offers: classic dishes revisited with original flavour combinations.

Duck & Waffle makes bread so well that they have a section of the menu dedicated to it. We loved the spicy ‘nduja and gruyère bread.

Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in LondonReview of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London

We continued the lunch with the delicious bacon wrapped dates (as Chris said, you could just keep eating these all day), the baked beetroot with goat’s curd, roasted octopus with chorizo and foie gras crème brûlée.

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Are you still with me? Our lunch was not over yet, actually my favourite dishes were still yet to come.

The star of the lunch was obviously the restaurant’s signature dish duck and waffleduck leg and duck egg on a waffle with maple syrup. It’s spectacular!

Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London

If that wasn’t enough to impress us, the puddings really stole the show: pistachio & dark chocolate macaroon sandwich; vanilla baked alaska with mulled pears (I had never eaten baked alaska it before but Nuvola said this was the best she ever had); torrejas with maple caramel apples and cinnamon ice cream. If you have never tasted this dessert, I urge you to go to Duck & Waffle asap and order one.

Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London

The restaurant was also celebrating the release of the book “Duck & Waffle: Recipes and stories” by Head Chef Daniel Doherty. It’s a beautiful cookbook with stunning photos and recipes of Duck & Waffle’s famous dishes (and many more)! Signed copies are available to buy from the restaurant.

Review of the lunch menu and signature dishes at Duck and Waffle in London

I have said this before: if you live in London and haven’t been to Duck & Waffle yet, book a table now and just go. The ride up to the 40th floor is worth the trip alone, but you will get much more than that. You will thank me for it!

Disclaimer: I was a guest of the restaurant. All views are my own.  

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  • I booked a spot for bunch on 30th November – this, at the begining of October, that place is POPULAR at the weekend! But I am thrilled to go and I am sure it will be fantastic! :)

  • I have been there so many times I have lost count! I was also present at their birthday, how could I miss it? Had a wonderful breakfast, as always. Great photos!

  • I have tried several times to find a spot for brunch during the weekend but it has proved “mission impossible” so far. Looking at your pictures and all this gorgeous food though, I am more determined than ever to finally try it! :)

    • Book now for the next available weekend brunch, I usually find tables about a month or two in advance.

  • Julieta Lucca

    Me and my boyfriend will be going for breakfast for sunrise the 1st january! CAN’T WAIT!

  • Love this post, I am definitely panning a visit to the Duck and Waffle now. I’m particularly keen to see London from it’s highest dining point while enjoying a negroni!

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