Restaurant review: Duck & Waffle, London EC2 | Food | The GuardianCoca Cola, Diet Coke, soda water, lemonade, tonic, ginger beer, ginger ale. It's pretty bad. They've used the Duck and Waffle brand from the City, and ruined it. The service was really poor. Totally forgotten about and had to consistently get the server's attention - for water, for wine, to order, to get the dessert menu, to pay. There were 6 other diners in there.
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Directly below it is a sister restaurant, Sushisamba. The restaurant serves a take on British and European food, and although it's often filled with celebrities and socialites, it's affordable. We ate a course meal paired with cocktails and at least four different wines four appetizers, two raw starters, five small plates, one main dish and two desserts. It took four hours, but it was an amazing experience. Search icon A magnifying glass. It indicates, "Click to perform a search".
You can have breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, or supper in the restaurant! The catch? You'll have to make your reservations WAY in advance! Especially for the popular time slots, do make sure you head over to the reservations page to save your seats! We have come up with a step-by-step guide to help you plan and book your visit to the restaurant! When should I visit Duck and Waffle?
The restaurant itself has a buzzy, lively atmosphere with an open kitchen and low ceiling featuring a cornucopia of hanging decorations. The menu is designed for sharing, with simple dishes transformed by gourmet flourishes: wild mushrooms served with a fried duck egg, sprouts, walnut and truffle, and wild Cornish Pollock balls with lobster cream. Menu highlights Despite being a hour restaurant, the brunch dishes are the main attraction, particularly the eponymous duck and waffle itself although this is also served on the all-day menu. The tender, juicy duck leg complements the fluffy waffle and soft yolk perfectly, especially when doused in that mustard maple syrup. With so many contrasting flavours and textures, you could be forgiven for being skeptical, but it really does work.
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There were the usual stupidities of booking — email address, please; you can only have the table for as long as we permit; give us your first name, the bank account number of your third cousin — and the less-common stupidities of there being no sign for the place at ground level. There was the self-satisfied glimmer of the meeters and greeters and the waiter who insisted on explaining the menu — if a menu needs explaining something has gone wrong. It's a fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food, which is the sort of thing that makes me want to punch people, regardless of the interplay of the various national groups over the centuries.
Once you get past the door-person on the ground — always say you have a reservation to get through the barrier — it's into the super-fast lift which zooms non-stop to the top. This is not one for vertigo sufferers — the lift is transparent and fixed to the outside. But the views over the City as you ascend are well worth the trip. You could ride up and down all day for free! Despite this, booking is difficult. It's not just that the on-line reservation system was not working when I tried. To get a good table for the dinner — and there are good and bad — you need to start several weeks in advance.
Hello we are landing at Heathrow at 9pm we have a car taking us to Batty Langley's hotel. After we check in we would like to find somewhere for dinner it will only be 5pm our time but probably 11pm London time when we get to the hotel. It's hard to make a reservation because we are unsure about customs timing, etc. Thank-you for any help. Or a Sunday before a Bank Holiday. You won't need to book that late at night.