Duck and Waffle Local

4.3
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£25 and under
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International
Duck & Waffle Local is a chef-curated, fast casual restaurant located in the heart of the West End. Complemented by the highest quality, freshest ingredients, Duck & Waffle Local offers delicious dishes & drinks from breakfast until late night.

Offering a deliciously diverse menu to satisfy both your sweet and savoury cravings, the menu includes highlights such as the crave-worthy Big “Quack” Burger, the decadent Full Elvis buttermilk waffle, and of course the namesake Duck & Waffle dish. Vegetarian, vegan or gluten-conscious? No problem! With our wide range of mouthwatering small and large plates to choose from, we are always happy to make recommendations based on guests’ palates and preferences.

Introducing Afternoon Tea! Enjoy a selection of chef-curated bites for our twist on the traditional afternoon tea. Available Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
What 586 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The signature dish “duck and waffle” was disappointing: the duck leg was obviously re-fried and as a result too dry. The waffle was good, as was the deconstructed cheesecake. Having said that it was similar to Muller Corner yogurt. The burger was average but the chips were very good. Doubt I would go back.

CS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Something we had been looking forward to, and the experience did not disappoint!

KS
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good venue for moderately interesting food and cocktails. a bit different but not exceptional

VC
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was quickly served and tasty but didn’t appreciate my plate being taken away whilst I was finishing my final mouthful, felt like we were being hurried up

VP
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

I don't fully understand the hype, the place is nice and in a good location but the food is really average or poor.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I already recommended this place to my friends. The food was amazing. The experience was even better than the original Duck & Waffle. We had a great time and the staff really helped with that as well.

Again, thanks!

KC
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious supper located right in the heart of Picadilly

K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The duck and waffle was amazing and the burger was delicious
Dessert was a bit of a left down got the brownie waffle quarter piece of wall and a few chunks of brownie with a small blob of ice cream which wasnt the nicest

But that was fine as the food really lives up the reputation

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is really good. No where to put coats so not ideal when you are wearing many layers and have a bigger bag.

TB
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I’d heard good things about the original Duck & Waffle, but never been. I was looking for a place for a bite to eat pre-theatre so thought I’d give the ‘Local’ version a try. Have to say that I thought it was pretty bang average, and even with happy hour drinks (I don’t count £5 for less than a pint of beer as happy) the bill still came to almost £70 for 2 of us with 2 mains and 1 side only. Food was decent in parts, service was erratic. In short, there are better restaurants in central London at this price point and the experience here has put me off visiting the original, supposedly more premium, restaurant.

FS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice and quick service. We had the duck and waffle and the duck leg portions seemed to vary a lot in size. not great value for money but ok.

NJ
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cery friendly staff, and the food was lovely and definitely one of the cheaper meals we had when visiting London. Would definitely recommend

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food options could be more. It was good but it could be better. Excellent service, staff was great, amazing hospitality will definitely come again.

SH
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with fantastic views. Good service and nice atmosphere.

HE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very quick and good. Constantly pouring our water before we even realised we had finished it! The food was lovely. Good portion sizes and tasted amazing!

TB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some of the food items were luke warm and drinks arrived towards the end of the meal. Discretionary service of 12.5% was hard to be removed from the bill and seemed to take it personally.

LF
Bedfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really tasty food with a nice mix of options. Cocktails were delicious, especially the hobnail. We were sat at the back however so missed out on any atmosphere.

s
London
32 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were 1 of 2 tables for the 45 minutes we were there. We were sat first, however the other table were given menus and water. We waited for a while for the same, then had to ask someone to give us menus. Considering there were just 6 of us in the whole restaurant, the service was incredibly slow.

The breakfast did however make up for it.

LK
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely manager, let us try the new burger as we were disappointed that the local burger isn't on the menu any more. They do remove plates a little fast but maybe that's just efficiency.

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A nice evening however a vegetarian option on a waffle with an egg would be great!

MH
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food and lovely cocktails on the happy hour menu. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Go with your gut, when it comes to ordering the most intruiging dish - you won't be disappointed

LF
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb service and food - we passed the day before and popped in for a drink as it looked pleasant and we couldn’t resist stopping back for food the next day. The front of house remembered us and all the staff were efficient and friendly.
Can’t wait to be back next time we’re in London!

PC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I ordered Duck and Waffle for my dinner which is really testy and I enjoyed their drinks as well.

MV
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It's an okay place, but they don't have a GF menu or allergens clearly displayed on the menu. Nice choice of food, nothing too impressive. The door is continuously left open by entering customers making the entire place very cold in winter.

TO
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great atmosphere and the food was delicious. Got in just before happy hour finished so we got some really nice cocktails at good prices. Compared to the ‘offical’ duck and waffle place, this far beats it on seats available and price!

PG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food value in a very convenient location. Definitely would recommend!

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Loved the food. Good choice, including vegan choices. Excellent schnitzel with sald and mustard and coleslaw, all elemenys went together really well. Beetroot and burrata was unusual - spicy and delicious Service was pleasant but slow and hard to get attention, and the door didn't close properly so there was a draught, otherwise it would have been 5 stars.

NB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food for my daughter's 18th Birthday brunch. We were very well looked after by Annalisa.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Menu was disappointing

RR
London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were really disappointed with the duck and waffle dish. The duck was hard and had little actual duck. We had high expectations but they weren't met.

SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Duck and Waffle main, the waffle is delicious!

RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good service which was great as we had a theatre booking. Duck burger and fries were great. The date and bacon wraps as well as the duck wings were very sweet and didn’t taste particularly great, which was disappointing.

TL
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice restaurant and good quality food. Service was a little slow and menu limited.

TW
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was quite disappointed probably because my expectations were high after what I’d heard about it.
There were a lot of staff with very few tables occupied but only one member seemed able to take orders. Having said that, the waiter was lovely and knowledgeable.
Our first courses were good but the second courses were a bit flavourless and I found myself having to add as much seasoning as possible to bring out some flavours.

NE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, very tasty!! Loved the cocktails as well, everything was presented beautifully!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, really love it and highly recommend

R
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The perfect central spot for a 10am brunch. The food was excellent.

SS
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck shawarma was great but I’d probably share it next time with few starters as it was way too large a portion for me - and I’m a greedy guts 😉

RS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The duck and waffle was absolutely delicious and the staff was very friendly and kind! Love this place.