On a lovely Sunday summers day, me and 2 of my close friends were looking for a brunch spot. I’ve always wanted to try Duck and Waffle, it’s the talk of East London with views like the Gherkin… and this was finally the time! My two friends Elena and Sofia are videographers from Cardiff (I used to live in Cardiff). They came to visit for the weekend and it felt like the apt time to finally visit this restaurant.
Located near Liverpool Street in the heart of the East End, Duck and Waffle is basically what it says on the tin; an array of duck and duck egg dishes with waffles and other similar options. It is also the ‘highest 24/7 bar and restaurant in London’ according to google, but it makes sense as it’s very high up and it is open 24 hours a day! MENTAL!
First up while we waited for our table we tried their fresh orange juice and crispy polenta balls with parmesan and truffle. The polenta balls are not to be missed! They are the tastiest starter, they may look small and minimal but I’m telling you they are incredible, we had to order another round!
As my main I tried the Duck Egg En Cocotte with wild mushrooms, Gruyere, truffle and soldiers. It was slightly messy to eat as the cheese was very stringy, but it was kind of fun at the same time. I really liked the texture and flavour of the wild mushrooms and the eggs was cooked perfectly. it was quick an oily, messy dish so I would probably try something else next time but it was worth trying for sure.
The layout and decoration in the bar and restaurant are beautiful, especially alongside an incredible view of the city. The atmosphere is fun but relaxed. We were all SO happy we decided to go for the polenta balls and views alone!
Prices were around £40 a head with 2 drinks, starters a main and we even had pudding.
I would really love to visit Duck and Waffle again and try more of the menu options. it is 100% worth a visit.
Hat – Brixton
Tee – David Bowie official by Bravado
Jacket – Monki
Jeans – Cheap Monday
Trainers – Reebok Classics
Bag – ARK