If James Bond ever were to do casual lunch, I imagine Duck & Waffle is where he’d want to go. Swooshed up to the 40th floor by elevator to the breathtaking panoramic London views in the plush surroundings of Duck & Waffle. The food at Duck & Waffle is as dramatic as its view and Bond would probably be tempted to try out the many uber-delicious dishes. Blinded by the view and all the food porn in front of him he’d forget all about his mission to jump by jet-booster from the Heron Towers to Tower 42 in order to catch his evil nemesis Ducky McDuckster…scrap that, James Bond had better not visit Duck & Waffle and stick to ordering stirred Martini’s in casino bars.
During our first visit we to Duck & Waffle we had already established that head chef Daniel Doherty had succeeded in creating some near organismic food combinations. We were therefore very keen to try out some more of his creations to determine how consistent the level of cooking and service are.
We tried the following dishes during our latest lunch at Duck & Waffle:
- Crispy pig’s ears (8/10)
- Foie gras all day breakfast (8.5/10)
- Cherry tomatoes and goat cheese on bread (7/10)
- Bacon wrapped dates (8/10)
- Colombian eggs (7/10)
- Duck & waffle (8.5/10)
- Rhubarb & custard rice pudding (8.5/10)
The menu at Duck & Waffle is difficult to describe. It certainly is very rustic, but while the individual flavours are well known, the combinations are less well known. Yet still, the combinations all work and some are downright delicious. During our latest visit to Duck & Waffle the service had a few hickups but improved as the dining experience went on.
The total bill at Duck & Waffle came to £95 (including service charge, 2 bottles of water and 4 coffees).
The food rating for Duck & Waffle: 8/10
The service rating for Duck & Waffle: 7/10
The overall rating for Duck & Waffle: 7/10
(The overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of the ambiance and price)