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Review: What to eat at Duck & Waffle as a vegetarian

So many choices...

Hanna Fillingham

If you are wanting to dine with a difference, why not pay a visit to Duck & Waffle, located on the 40th floor in one of London's tallest buildings. The queues to get in are for a good reason, if not for the incredible view alone. While the restaurant is called Duck & Waffle – not everyone eats meat – but there is plenty of choice for those not wanting their signature dish. Starters and small plates include crispy polenta with parmesan and truffle, as well as coal-roasted beetroot and a fresh salad with tomatoes, avocado and the cheese everyone is talking about right now – burrata. For mains, spinach and ricotta ravioli will fill you up, but be sure to also check out their speciality house bread oozing with melted butter.

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The view is something else

The cocktail list is also something special, and changes each month. While there, we tried out some of the vegetable-based tipples, which not only tasted surprisingly good, but healthy too – and there has got to be some science behind this when it comes to hangovers. Choices include a trendy avocado aperitif, served over a frozen avocado stone with tequila and avocado liqueur in the mix, as well as a red pepper spritz for a new take on an Aperol Spritz, served with vodka, red pepper cordial and of course, prosecco.

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Inside the trendy restaurant

Those with a sweet tooth and room at the end of their main meal will also appreciate the dessert menu, which pairs sweet treats with a cocktail suggestion to finish off the night on a high. These include a chocolate fondant peanut butter ganache and praline, to be enjoyed with an ;an espresso martini.

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While there, take a moment to appreciate the stunning city architecture and take in the atmosphere while you feast, but be sure to book a table near the window to be able to get the most out of your dining experience at the much-talked about East London restaurant.