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.
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.
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.
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.