Interesting quirky food and great view. My kids loved it.
Fantastic service, very attentive and quick. Good views and ambience. Thought food was overpriced for what I got though.
It's very nice restaurant, good view, good service and yummy food. I booked it in advance for 2 months and I been there at 6.30 pm. It's perfect time because we can see the view before sunset and took a good view after sunset. So, we can see day and night view. The service is very good, food served so fast and after we had them, the manager came to us and asked about our satisfaction. I think it's worth to wait for 2 months and sure I will try to find the time and book it again.
Excellent location with panoramic views of London. Best seen at sunset so you get the full spectrum of colours and light.
The food is also outstanding. Lots of delicious dishes to share with friends and friendly and efficient service.
Un moment unique, une vue à couper le souffle, a refaire evidemment
Despite having a booking, we still had to wait around in the bar for our table. The bar was full so we went to stand and wait near the reserved seats but were asked not to sit because they were reserved. There really wasn't anywhere else we could wait. Food came out in dribs and drabs - eel arrived first, then the pig ear, then duck, then the drinks about 15 minutes later. The view is really nice, however we did not get a table by the window. We ordered a lemonade and lemon lime bitters and they gave us 2 lemonades - one with lemon and the other with lime. Our waitress never returned to ask how our meal was going and I could not be bothered flagging her attention to fix my drink. They automatically reward themselves with a 12.5% service charge on your bill regardless of the service provided. The duck was really well prepared - juicy and tender and the flavour combination was delicious. I didn't really enjoy the eel because it had a sour taste but the pig ear was really well done. Presentation of food was excellent. Shame the service was so terrible. I probably will not be returning.
We visited for my boyfriend's birthday (he'd seen the lift shooting up to the top months before and had been pining after it ever since!) I booked early and requested a window seat, as I'm sure everyone does.
Upon arrival we had to wait a little bit for our table, which wasn't an issue. I asked if it was still a window seat and was told it was.
We were shown to our table which had a perfect view, much to my boyfriend's delight! We watched the sunset and the moon come up - it was just amazing.
The food was fantastic. We had the Bread to start and Steak to share - just delicious. Even the sides were as good as the mains! Pudding was great, and the wine list was extensive.
I would definitely visit again, even if it was on the ground floor!
Me and a couple of my friends came here for brunch on the last Sunday of September.
We had booked it around 7 weeks before as it was so hard to get a reservation so we were looking forward to it!
On arrival we were told to wait at the bar for 10 minutes as our table wasn't ready so we got some cocktails and made ourselves comfortable. We were shortly after shown to our table and seated in a lovely space very near to the window so we had lovely views of the sunny afternoon.
We all had differnt things and we all thoroughly enjoyed (ox cheek eggs, Duck & Waffle and english breakfast). None of us could fault the food as it really was as good as we had expected, however, the main issue for us was the service.
We constantly found ourselves with empty glasses trying to flag down the nearest waiter which proved difficult as they were either clearing up plates or providing the bill.
Our main waiter was almost rude - he had a red shirt on and stood out from the rest of the staff.
As I am allergic to eggs I asked if I could substitute them for something else e.g. bacon or sausage and I was told this is not possible. I'm quite shocked that somewhere as upmarket as Duck and Waffle would make this such an issue when a friend of mine had done the exact same thing the week before yet I was told this hadn't been done for '8 months'. Considering that we all spent £60+ each I am a little surprised that me swapping 2 eggs for a slice of bacon would be an issue. After this we were all pretty shocked and it almost put a downer on our afternoon.
When our food arrived, the waitor did not query about what kind of egg allergy I had until I was eating. I found this unacceptable.
When we tried to order a desert we had to ask for the menus - the waiter had assumed we didn't want any.........not sure why. Maybe because we had a bottle of wine (for this we had to request as well, nobody asked us if we needed anymore drinks even though we ALL had empty glasses).
Everything as always
We visited the restaurant for brunch to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday. We all loved the restaurant, food, views and service.
A wonderful Saturday brunch with an equally amazing view! We were very impressed, not just with the food and the views, but with our server, Andre. We had a coeliac in our party, and Andre did everything he could to put her at ease and explain everything Duck & Waffle could do for her. Thanks to Duck & Waffle, my coeliac friend had her first waffle in six years! Andre - you're a star!
The food was brilliant! I would heartily recommend the namesake dish...who'd have thought that a crispy-skinned duck leg would work with a waffle, an egg, and mustard maple syrup? I'm a convert! The Bananas Brulee waffle was also a treat, and my friends also experienced the Ox Cheek Benedict and the Full Elvis and cherry waffles (all got thumbs ups!).
Yes, it isn't cheap, but you aren't just paying for the food, you're paying for the overall experience, which I felt was definitely worth it. It would be perfect for a special occasion, or to show visitors something very special in the city (as I did).
Overall, I would definitely recommend Duck & Waffle to anybody who enjoys good food and good service with a view.
Amazingly my experience. If I had to find one critic is about the advise on price. We asked for a wine less than £50 and the sommelier advised three wines, two of each were "slightly over". There is a long list so it was not nice to push us to spend more.
The food and service was excellent (I recommend the duck and waffle, is lovely) spectacular views, unusual but good cocktails. Overall a fantastic place! Me and my wife will definitely be going again.
Had dinner very late on Friday (22:45).
The ambiance was nothing like I expected, the place is too noisy and tightly packed for the price you are paying. In the bar area the music is so loud that communication is difficult.
The service was okay but not superb. Waiters hitting my chair when passing by, taking away plates at inopportune moments, asking too many times if we enjoy the food.
The food was another disappointment. The famous 'Duck & Waffle' looks like something I could prepare while doing something else at the same time. Other plates looked ok and tasted ok, but nothing special. I've seen better looking and tasting pub grub.
As for the view, it's quite difficult to enjoy it because of how the tables are organised and how tightly packed the place is. There are only a few places where you can get closer to the windows.
Overall I was expecting a completely different experience. Don't go here if you expect to get something special for the outrageous amount of money you will pay. The Duck&Wafffle is just another pub branded as a restaurant. It even has an open kitchen.
Everything was amazing (services, view, ambience) and price is reasonable. You have to go there.
Great night as always! Birthday messages were a lovely personal touch
Fantastic food, really innovative / interesting flavours and combinations, great location & prices surprisingly reasonable. Definitely recommend a visit
Took my wife here for her birthday, asked for a table by the window and that was provided.
Food and service were excellent as were the views over London.
We went to duck and waffle for my wife's birthday. We arrived 10 minutes late and were told to wait around whilst they checked if our table was available still. Once seated we ordered the duck and waffle and a few other things. The duck was over cooked and the other food was average tasting. Given the price, this restaurant was awful value.
Exciting menu, outstanding cocktails, friendly but unobtrusive service - not cheap, but represents good value. Worth saving up for.