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Lunch at Duck & Waffle

The Duck & Waffle has been on my list of restaurants to dine in for a while now, it’s not somewhere you can rock up on the day and chance getting a table. We had booked our table one month before our meal and there were only 2 time options available that day, which seems slightly outrageous. I never book anything a month in advance - not even a holiday. 

Our party of 4 arrived at the Heron Tower around 30 minutes before our table would be ready in the hope that we could have a drink in the bar. We went through airport style security and went up the mega fast lift to arrive at floor 40 in what seemed like record time. 

We checked our coats in and took a seat in the bar and ordered a bottle of Champagne as we had a few things to celebrate (one was managing to get a table!). 

The staff were friendly and not pretentious, unlike some high class restaurants I’ve been in. 

Taking in the view of London town was something quite spectacular and worth the wait. Nothing seems too big when you’re looking at a city from above. Any problem you have on the ground that seems so huge suddenly shrinks when looking down on the world. 

The first bottle of Champagne went down all too well and we were told our table, was ready so we moved from the bar into the hustle and bustle of the restaurant. 

Taking our seats looking over North West London and browsing the menu. As I thought, the menu wasn’t aimed at vegetarians, with a lot of meaty options, such as snacks like a BBQ spiced pigs ear £6. I was slightly worried that maybe I should have checked the menu before I came, and prepared my order before we even sat down. 

There was one thing I was certain I’d be ordering, bread. I saw loaves of warm delicious goodness leaving the kitchen, and I knew we’d have to order some. 

We sliced our freshly baked rosemary and garlic loaf £6 into quarters, and it was a taste sensation. 

For the small plate starters, there was nothing that really caught my eye so I had snack of crispy polenta balls £3 each. 

While the others enjoyed, celeriac carbonara, pancetta cream, truffle rapeseed oil, confit duck yolk £13. Goat kofte, cumin yoghurt, pomegranate molasses, spiced crisp bread £11. And the most interesting thing on the menu, in my opinion Foie grass crème brûlée with pork crackling and a marmalade brioche £13. 

I'm sure you agree the small plates section looks amazing and I was assured by all the 'umms' and 'arrs' coming from the table everyone was enjoying their starters. 

The food came as and when it was ready which meant we all got our mains courses at different times. 

The first to arrive was Maddie's Duck & Waffle £18, crispy confit leg, fried duck egg, mustard and maple syrup. 

The boys shared 38 day aged 500g Angus bone-in rib-eye £42, charred little gem, greens, grape husk mustard & carper butter sauce. 

I was a little unsure on my choice of main, but it was the most delicious meal I've had in a long time. Burrata & marjoram ravioli £19, Jerusalem artichokes, hazelnut and watercress. 

At this point we were on to our second bottle of Champagne and that's when the rainbow appeared. 

Just when I thought I couldn't eat anymore food the dessert menu was presented to me, and I changed my mind. I couldn't decide which dessert to go for, so I ordered two. 

The first dessert that caught my eye was the chocolate fondant £10, peanut butter ganache, vanilla ice cream and a praline crunch. 

Warm banoffee pie £10, salted caramel, banana, rum and hazelnut. I mean how could I resist both? Matty did help me to finish them off.

Maddie ordered the homemade biscuits £5. Which looked absolutely delicious. 

I really highly recommend Duck & Waffle but you must book in advance. 

For more information visit Duck & Waffle's website. 

Lunch at Duck & Waffle 

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