Duck and Waffle Local

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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.
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l
London
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for brunch on a Sunday.
It’s a varied menu as long as you like eggs. Not sure if they’re free range.
I did an interesting egg in a iron plate with tomatoes and a freshly baked bread.
My friend ordered cauliflower and salad because she wanted to be healthy.
Service was good. Lattes there are good too

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The place is really beautiful. We had breakfast. The food was ok with unique flavors. The chef was preparing the food on the counter in front of us. He was not wearing gloves, he was touching the screen the the food and everything else with bare hands and never washed them. It seemed really odd to us

US
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed your signature dish .

EB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great waitress but pricey.

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local alternative to the original at Heron Tower. Will go again.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great for brunch! We ordered the Duck patty, housebreak, rosemary fries and Belgian waffles for dessert! This is extremely suited for those that want to have a quick lunch without having to completely dress up.

J
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We like duck and waffle. Food is nice and service is good. Nothing to compliant about.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a small intimate gathering with family and friends to celebrate my 25th birthday. I have noted it down in the message that it was my birthday, but none of the staff acknowledge that. The experience was nothing special, aside from the service and food, which was good.

t
London
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A lively place which is well located for pre-theatre dining. Service was friendly but the single main course took longer to arrive than we expected in view of the rather focussed menu.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great savory and sweet. Crispy duck, but not overcooked with a slightly sweet crunchy waffle. Too bad I didn’t know about this place on previous trips.

IF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, ambience and overall experience was great but , as I mentioned to the Manager at the time, I did not like the way the Duck Snizzle was served on a tray. The base of the tray was very uneven and just wobbled about on the table making it difficult to actually eat my meal. Out waiter did change my tray but it was not ideal. Do not think this works - rather have a plate!

j
London
57 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We wanted to go to the Heron Tower restaurant but we couldn't book a table on short notice. The D&W Local restaurant is a great alternative as the food is the same and the service was excellent. Love the contemporary decor and the location.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Very attentive and super polite service. The wood was incredibly tasty. The foie gras was to die for.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I will never recommend the steak on their menu to anyone. I asked for my steak to be done medium, and it was just too well done and tough!
All together I was very disappointed in their menu options and with what I had ordered!

KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Desserts are good in terms of taste and portion size. Portion size of mains are small. Very noisy, staff not particularly attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Really too noisy for me. Shouting across table. Wouldn't go again

AC
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service was absolutely wonderful. The waiter was absolutely attentive and caring and was really helpful in providing us all the information needed. Definitely visiting again!!

SB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service in a nice location, cannot complain

SU
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was really nice, the food was amazing. Perfect wind down after a hard week.

A
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal made better by excellent and attentive service from our waiter Antonio.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Duck was bit overdone today. Burnt on one end. Portions are small for the price. But lovely ambience.

PC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. Thanks for great service from the staff and manager

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. Happy to read you enjoyed your visit. We truly look forward to seeing you again soon! Whenever you’re ready to dine with us again, please reach out to me at rob@sambabrandsmanagement dotcom so that I may personally book your reservation. Thank you, Rob Almanza Guest Relations Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dads birthday - staff were so kind and even sang happy birthday with a complimentary brownie - they went above and beyond. Thank you - really made his day.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your note. Very happy to read about your dad's birthday celebration. We truly look forward to seeing you again soon! Whenever you’re in the area again, please reach out to me at rob@sambabrandsmanagement dotcom so that I may personally book your reservation. Thank you, Rob Almanza Guest Relations Manager

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing, quite expensive but worth it. There wasn't enough waiting staff and as a result we were kept waiting a long time for the dessert menu and to pay the bill. Even though we flagged some waiting staff down, they didn't return with what we asked for. Otherwise the ambience was really nice, smart but low-key. The sinks in the bathroom was quirky but as a result sprayed water everywhere! Overall, I would eat here again, its so inventive what they have done with the menu.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. I'm sorry about the slow service during your visit. Your feedback is important to us. We truly look forward to seeing you again soon! Whenever you’re ready to dine with us again, please reach out to me at rob@sambabrandsmanagement dotcom so that I may personally book your reservation. Thank you, Rob Almanza Guest Relations Manager

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BP
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and provided us with a complimentary cake for our anniversary

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. Happy to read you enjoyed your anniversary dinner at Duck & Waffle Local. We truly look forward to seeing you again soon! Whenever you’re ready to dine with us again, please reach out to me at rob@sambabrandsmanagement dotcom so that I may personally book your reservation. Thank you, Rob Almanza Guest Relations Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food today will be our day having breakfast

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Whenever you’re ready to dine with us again, please reach out to me at rob@sambabrandsmanagement dotcom so that I may personally book your reservation. Thank you, Rob Almanza Guest Relations Manager

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OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Lovely evening with friends, so the perfect place for this. Margarita’s were a winner on the night.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for your review! Happy to read you enjoyed your visit. Whenever you’re ready to dine with us again, please reach out to me at rob@sambabrandsmanagement dotcom so that I may personally book your reservation. Thank you, Rob Almanza Guest Relations Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service, and the food was delicious... the duck was succulent and literally fell of the bone, I would definitely go again.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for your review! I am now craving some duck after reading your feedback. Whenever you’re ready to dine with us again, please reach out to me at rob@sambabrandsmanagement dotcom so that I may personally book your reservation. Thank you, Rob Almanza Guest Relations Manager

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, nice ambience, central location!
Service was fast. Overall a good experience!

t
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A “ cheaper “ version of Duck and Waffle makes a useful West End pit stop. High quality food; we enjoyed the pate brûlée’s which was rich and enough for two. The waffle was as good as usual. Buzzy atmosphere and quick service.

SD
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good - although I would not mix my desert with main - but my wife had the Duck and Waffle dish and loved it. The Burgers were amazing and level of service from staff first rate. Its not the cheapest once you have a few drinks - but is London, so you are going to pay the London prices :)

v
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal. Great service. Recommend macaroni cheese & also the fudge & brownie waffle

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The duck confit was crispy, tender and juicy. Would highly recommend the duck & waffle! The brownies were also very fudgy!!

CM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Manager was awesome! My son steak was over cooked and he didn't seem send it out. He apologized, had it recooked ant then offered us all free dessert. The food was very tasted and presented in a pleasing manner. Staff was friendly.

SW
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It's pretty bad.
They've used the Duck and Waffle brand from the City, and ruined it.
The service was really poor. Totally forgotten about and had to consistently get the server's attention - for water, for wine, to order, to get the dessert menu, to pay.
There were 6 other diners in there.
The menu is so confused. They've gone totally overboard on duck. Just because the place is called Duck and Waffle doesn't mean every other dish needs to be duck-based. The grown up sister restaurant isn't that way - so why do it here?
I tell you why. They probably think it's hilarious for the tourists which I totally didn't bank on being the entire clientele. Which is my fault for not thinking about where this is located. A hop from Piccadilly Circus and Planet Hollywood is their neighbour. Enough said.
The food is bland, deep fried and uninventive.

I'm amazed that Duck and Waffle allow this place to still be open.

Avoid.

HS
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We visited Duck and Waffle Local on Saturday evening. There were 8 people in our booking. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The scotch egg starter and the Pork Bao were by far the favourites to start. I had the duck burger and oh my goodness it was amazing!! I opted for the extra crispy duck breast and duck egg!! I was so full but made sure I finished it as it was just delicious :) I would go here again or try their main restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The duck is tasty. Will come back again.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience with my hubby. We both really enjoy the food and the atmosphere.

KA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Rude and disorganised staff
Food arrived at different times

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had a lunch time sitting, it was pretty empty and quiet and lacked atmosphere. The service to take our order was really slow service, the food was really nothing special, then had to ask for the bill several times. at that price point there are better places.