One of the best things about having friends/relatives come to visit is that it gives me an excuse to tick things off my List. Recently my brother-in-law came over from Germany and I wanted to take him somewhere truly impressive, so where better than the Duck and Waffle? Perched on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in the heart of the City, the Duck and Waffle provides spectacular views over London whilst you eat. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, which means that you can watch the sun rising over East London, take great views during the day (provided there are no clouds of course!) or watch as London lights up in the evening.
We went for a brunch and were fortunate with the weather as it was a beautifully clear day. The menu has quite a selection, ranging from traditional breakfast/brunch style fare (English breakfasts with all the trimmings, pair of fried eggs, etc) to slightly more unusual dishes (ox cheek benedict, lobster, etc). However, when I was looking through the menu there was only one dish that I could order: their signature dish – the duck and waffle!
The duck was a confit leg, which was just as it should be: crispy on the outside, with juicy, rich flesh. This was sat atop a substantial waffle served with a sweet maple syrup sauce and a fried egg. As a brunch this was just great! We washed this down with some fresh juices and nice coffee, whilst taking in the view. Splendid!