Murray Blake

London food and coffee writer

Duck and Waffle

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Heron Tower  110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street
020 3640 7310
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The food at Duck and Waffle is hard to categorise – it has French, British and Japanese elements, and the only pervading theme is the sheer richness of the food.  Everything is very tasty, but it is certainly not a place for new year dieters.  Situated on the 40th floor of the Heron tower, London’s 3rd tallest building, the views from the dining room are fantastic and I think Japanese tourists would pay £20 just to experience the ear-popping journey up to the restaurant in a glass walled elevator.  We started with just about the only healthy thing on the menu – raw fish on a Himalayan salt brick, which was a tad twee, but very tasty.  This was followed by pollack meatballs which were sublime – the fish was succulent with an undercurrent of tarragon, beautifully complemented by a lobster cream.  For main course we had the famous Duck and Waffle – unfortunately the fried duck’s egg was slightly overdone but the confit leg was fantastic: the meat fell off the bone and we lapped up the mustardy maple syrup.  The warm brownie also comes recommended.

Verdict: must visit, bring your camera.

Raw halibut with coriander leaves.


Pollack and tarragon meatballs with lobster cream and Parmesan.


Roasted octopus with chorizo, lemon and capers.


Duck and Waffle: confit duck leg, Belgian waffle, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup.


Warm chocolate brownie with peanut butter ice cream and crunchy caramel.


Also see: thecriticalcouple, FDLDN and Jay Rayner.


Author: murraycsblake

London food blogger.

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