They went to Duck and Waffle about a month ago, and Doug loved it so much that he instantly booked us a lunch there as a little farewell to London. On Friday we went and ate mucho mucho!
Duck and Waffle
Located in the Heron Tower, right next to The Gherkin. It is on the 40th floor and has an incredible view. I am told it is the highest point in London at which one can eat. The elevator ride up is kinda freaky. It's all glass, looking out into London town. and it is FAST. Very cool but not nice if u don't like heights.
Anyway lets get to the good stuff. As you walk in you are greeted by a nice little hostess. Immediately as you enter there is a very different style bar. It is open with no actual bar around it. It almost looks like a "serve yourself bar" but unfortunately you cannot do that...
My dear husband ordered me a Zombie, which is basically 6 shots of rum and some other sugary stuff. It went right to my head!!!
Cool grafitti and rum posters on the back wall. -btw it was a rum bar.
Gherkin and Tower Bridge in the distance.
Our waitress was a bit intense, veryyyyy bubbly, very informative about the food, also very opinionated about the food lol.
The decor was very basic. It kind of felt like a Diner. But the food and the buzz of the people around makes up for it. Oh and the floor to ceiling windows all around. The Kitchen was open so you could see and hear all the hustle and bustle going on which I do love.
Our next starters were Dates wrapped in bacon, stuffed with linguica sausage and manchego cheese... I know, I know this sounds like heaven. AND IT WAS they were by far my favourite thing I have eaten in a long time.
Next up was the Hara Bhara Lamb Cutlets, with smoked aubergine puree, and a goat cheese ball. The lamb was great, the aubergine was a bit boring but the goat cheese ball was right up my alley.