In the heart of London’s trendiest districts stands the tallest 24 hour restaurants, that boasts the most beautiful panoramic views of the city. It also serves up some pretty god dam delicious foods too. Yep, Duck and Waffle – it may sound like an unusual combination but don’t knock it till you tried it folks. This was my third time visiting this skyline diner and each time it hasn’t failed to impress my taste buds.
Celebrating the birthdays of my two favourite people, my little cousins – totally not so little anymore! I finally managed to book us into this breathtaking restaurant. I have raved about Duck and Waffle to them and it has been on the list as a place for us to enjoy together for a while. Every time I went down to London to visit, I attempted to book a table – I was however, always unsuccessful. This time with 5 weeks noticed I was able to snag us a seat to enjoy some of the finest cuisine.
Just entering the restaurant is a magical experience in itself. Located on the 40th floor, we shot up in a glass elevator, just like Charlie in the chocolate factory, as the beautiful London night skyline comes into view. Personally for me the best views come after dark – maybe just cos I’m a night owl but I think all cities look stunning lit up.
Whilst we waited for our table we took a seat at the extremely busy bar, that also gave us the wondrous views of London town. The lighting was dim setting the scene for the cosmopolitan vibes and the beautiful bottle chandelier hanging over our heads. As we were seated at the table, we were told ‘you have got the best seat in the house.’ It was something I requested but generally hard to get – I mean everyone wants a window seat at this spot. No lie here, we literally did get the best seat in the restaurant. A quiet little corner, was a table set for 3, and the glistening scenes of London’s night life glowing on either side of us.
This moment called for a cocktail and each fit to our personal tastes so well. Us Bellouere girls know what we want. As my eyes searched the menu, my mouth watered and belly rumbled. I had never been so ready to taste this food. Obvs I already knew my main – like Duck and Waffle, which was absolutely worth the wait. The dug leg beautiful tender and well seasoned, egg was perfectly runny. All served on a crispy waffle and sweet maple sauce. However, I thought I would treat us to some little extras on the side. When I saw the foie gras creme brulee it was a must. I was right – it was UNREAL. We cracked the golden top and spooned out the soft silky pate and slathered it onto some warm mini brioche. Also placed on the table was fresh homemade bread that was fluffy and warm. For my cousin some roasted heritage potatoes cooked with blue cheese, truffle oil and caramelised onions.
I already can’t wait to go back, it is worth it every time and an amazing experience. For me, it was a special moment to share with my loved ones. I felt lucky to be able to treat them to a such a memorable night. I couldn’t have imagined any better way to spend my evening or any better people to be around.
Where is the fanciest place you’ve eaten?