friends have been raving about duck and waffle for a while now and we have been meaning to visit for weeks.
located at the top of heron tower on bishopsgate, the eatery boasts the most impressive views of london. while you might feel on top of the world it won’t cost you the earth to eat there – it is surprisingly reasonable.
the location is spot on and the food is fit to match high expectations, it is fresh, tasty and there’s plenty of interesting dishes to tickle your taste buds.
being newbies, the waiter explained that the restaurant encouraged the sharing of food, suggesting we chose a selection of dishes from each section of the menu.
we devoured scallops sat on a slab of himalayan salt, bread drizzled in olive oil and yellowfin tuna. the dates wrapped in bacon proved to be a big table pleaser, so much so that we fought over the final few.
next came the beef for him, the mussels and clams for me – both well prepared, tasty and just the right size. i did feel a bit of a fraud not ordering the signature dish but i already have the perfect excuse to make a return visit.
oh hello heaven in a bowl – warm brownie, crispy caramel and cream – a fiendishly good sugar rush and it proved the perfect end to our lofty dining experience.
on the way out we passed the bar and i made a mental note to return with friends for cocktails. what could be better than a mojito in hand, a girlie gossip and such breathtaking skyline providing the perfect backdrop?
booking is notoriously tough and despite calling a week in advance i was offered a table at 6.10pm or 10.45pm.
i accepted the earlier booking but as d-day arrived, that’s dinner day just in case you were wondering, we ended up at the venue a little later than expected, we got there at 7pm. this didn’t prove to be a problem and despite the tough booking regime there were plenty of vacant tables throughout out meal – perhaps they are saving them in case a vip pops by.
the service is friendly, the food sumptuous and our bill came to £120 which included three courses and wine, which is really rather reasonable.
the real draw of the duck and waffle are the breathtaking views. i could sit there are stare all day and all night, and seeing as the restaurant is open 24/7, i can.