RestaurantsLondonCityEC2

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Summary

£92
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You go for the lovely views” from the 40th floor of the City’s Heron Tower when you visit this “loud and crowded” hang-out; and also for the fact that you can eat at any hour due to its 24/7 service. Opinions on the cooking are up-and-down, however, although the “the signature duck & waffle is decent enough and probably the best value”, and “the cocktails are good”. One hazard: “at least half the diners devote most of their attention to taking photos for their Instagram account”.

Summary

£86
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“At midnight, perched high above London in this flashy 40th-floor restaurant, it’s thrilling watching the lights of the traffic; and the signature duck & waffle dish with maple syrup was like none we have tasted before” – that’s the fanboy view on this luxury diner at the top of the City’s Heron Tower, and the fact that it’s open 24/7 makes it a big brunch destination. Sceptical diners were more in evidence this year, though, criticising the “stodgy and unbalanced” menu, or “food that’s average, but a bill that’s WAY above average”: “once you take away the hype, that you can eat in the middle of the night and it’s up a skyscraper, it’s actually nothing special”. “Getting a reservation can be difficult, though: book way ahead and eat at a strange hour!”

Summary

£86
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“At midnight, perched high above London in this flashy 40th-floor restaurant, it’s thrilling watching the lights of the traffic; and the signature duck & waffle dish with maple syrup was like none we have tasted before” – that’s the fanboy view on this luxury diner at the top of the City’s Heron Tower, and the fact that it’s open 24/7 makes it a big brunch destination. Sceptical diners were more in evidence this year, though, criticising the “stodgy and unbalanced” menu, or “food that’s average, but a bill that’s WAY above average”: “once you take away the hype, that you can eat in the middle of the night and it’s up a skyscraper, it’s actually nothing special”. “Getting a reservation can be difficult, though: book way ahead and eat at a strange hour!”

Summary

£75
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The lift up is a little scary” (in a good way), but the payoff is the “breathtaking view” from this “trendy-but-tasteful” venue on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower (adjacent to Sushisamba): a natural choice both for a business or romantic occasion. Most – but not all – reporters feel its slightly wacky menu (the restaurant being named for its signature dish) is “well conceived” and – aided by the fact that it’s open 24/7 – the place is particularly popular for its “sophisticated and interesting breakfast dishes”.

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Duck & Waffle Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Duck & Waffle Restaurant in EC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Duck & Waffle restaurant.
Douglas C
Told them I was gluten free and was not con...
Reviewed 8 months, 22 days ago

"Told them I was gluten free and was not convinced the waffle with duck was GF . I was ill with gluten symptoms ,stomach ache , 4 hours later. I tried ringing the restaurant several times that early evening and could not get through . I called their HR team only to be told to ring the restaurant. I also emailed via their web site and 8 days later have not had any reply . The duck and egg on the waffle was tasty though. But two mains and two ice creams and two glasses of wine came to over £100 ! Damn expensive for a view of London. During our lunch ( 1pm ) a cleaner came in to sweep the wooden floor around the tables!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£18.00 £35.00 £14.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £8.00
Service 10.00%
110 Bishopsgate, Heron Tower, London, EC2N 4AY
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Opening hours
Monday7 am‑1:30 am
Tuesday7 am‑1:30 am
Wednesday7 am‑1:30 am
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑12 am

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