I spent the last 15 days falling in love with different parts of Europe and it has been one of the best trips for me so far. Before this trip, I’ve never stepped foot on European soil so this vacation was definitely an eye opener for me in many ways. Our first of many stops was London and I instantly developed an attachment to the rhythm of the city . It’s the hustle and bustle of the London that makes me feel like I’m at home. One of the best views of the City of London was found during our breakfast at Duck & Waffles.
Steps away from Liverpool station, Duck and Waffles is situated in one of the tallest buildings in London serving “all day” dining from breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert. From sunrise to sunset and hours in-between, Duck and Waffles is opened 24/7 to satisfy all your cravings anytime of the day.
- Egg, toast, harissa yoghurt & mint
OX Cheek Benedict (£11.00)
- Braised ox cheek, hen’s egg, waffles & sriracha
Duck and Waffles (£15.00)
- Crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, waffle, mustard maple syrup
Spicy BBQ Baked Beans (£3.00)
Duck & Waffles is a great place to take in the view of the city without breaking the bank. We arrived at our reservation for 8AM on a weekday. It wasn’t too bad of a trek from our hotel considering that it was during rush hour. We entered the restaurant through a separate entrance with its own elevators that sends you up directly to the 40th floor with a spectacular view of the city. Service was quite attentive and our selections came fairly soon after our orders were placed. There was nothing I didn’t enjoy from our breakfast. My favourite was the ox cheek benedict (I’m a sucker for any benedict!). The Duck and Waffles was the perfect sweet and savoury combination to kick start the morning.
- Be sure to make online reservations as soon as you can. Reservations are accepted 2 months in advance.
- Be sure to ask for a window seat (that’s if you’re not afraid of heights). Luckily we were not seated by one of the smaller tables in the middle of the restaurant away from the window.
- For all bloggers / instagrammers – unfortunately the restaurant has a strict “no large camera / interchangeable lens / video equipment” policy. The photos from this blog post were taken with an iPhone
- When you make a reservation, you’ll notice the confirmation indicates the table will need to be returned in an hour. That being said, I’m not sure if we were lucky that the table after us cancelled or had a no show, but we enjoyed our breakfast for 1.5 hours without anyone rushing us to leave.
- The restaurant has a different daytime and evening dress code – be sure to read their policy listed on their website!
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