Living the High Life at Duck & Waffle

I kickstarted Valentines weekend with a surprise dinner at Duck & Waffle from my lovely boyfriend. Duck & Waffle is the highest restaurant in the UK, with stunning food to match the stunning views while you dine (not to mention it’s open for business 24/7).

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Duck & Waffle

Upon entering the Heron Tower you are taken up a glass walled lift to the 40th floor. Spectacular views are there to greet you, but this might be a slightly “jelly legged” experience for anyone afraid of heights.

The menu is something a little bit different. You can order very small snacks, bread or small plates to start, followed by a main meal (many of which are to share).

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Dinner with a view

The wine menu doesn’t come in cheap. We payed £56 for a bottle of Malbec but the average price, in my opinion, is around £50-60 for a bottle of wine.

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The “stilton and onion jam bread”(£6) was INCREDIBLE. I was expecting the typical “cheese flavoured bread” with jam on the side, but oh no, this substantial portion of bread was oozing with stilton and still piping hot when it arrived at our table. A definite winner for blue cheese lovers.

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This was followed by the gorgeous “Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes” (£11). I’m a big lover of artichokes but I’ve never had them cooked before. They carried quite a nutty flavour (probably accentuated by the toasted seeds) and they were delicious.

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The last of our small plates was the divine “Angus Beef Tartare” (£11). Meals like this make me wonder how I was ever a vegetarian for four years (sorry to all you veggies). There’s nothing like rare steak. The “marmite egg yolk” in the middle was something a little bit different.

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Continuing with the steak theme, we shared a “38 day aged 500g Angus bone-in Rib-Eye” (£40). I’ve always been fond of cabbage and bacon as a combination and the capers added a nice little twist. It was quite a fatty bit of meat, but packed full of flavour.

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The winner for me has to be the dessert, the Dark Chocolate Sundae (£11). I’d normally opt for savoury over sweet any day but my main weakness is peanut butter ice cream. Want to know exactly what is in that mess? Think peanut butter, dark chocolate, caramel, brownies and some sort of crunchy granola at the bottom.

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We finished off the meal (as if we needed more food) with a box of biscuits (£4).

I would definitely come back to Duck & Waffle just as the sun is setting for a very special dining experience.

If you want to visit: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

Take a peak at the website: https://duckandwaffle.com/

9 Comments

  1. Janet Harris
    February 14, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    It all looked delicious, but the stilton and jam bread – to die for if it is as good as it looks. Worth going there just for that!

    • TheHungryHedonist.org
      February 15, 2016 / 9:16 am

      It was amazing!

  2. February 15, 2016 / 6:21 am

    The dessert looks absolutely divine!

    • TheHungryHedonist.org
      February 15, 2016 / 9:17 am

      You can’t lose with peanut butter and chocolate 🙂

  3. February 16, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    It looks incredible! What a nice way to start your Valentine’s Day celebrartion!

  4. February 16, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    It looks incredible! What a nice way to start your Valentine’s Day! sorry about the typo above!

    • TheHungryHedonist.org
      February 16, 2016 / 2:38 pm

      It was fantastic! I think the views made it even more romantic 🙂

    • TheHungryHedonist.org
      February 23, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Haha I genuinely felt a little sick because I couldn’t stop myself from eating all of the amazing food!

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