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Summary

“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!”

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

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“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”.

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

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“The view is jaw-dropping” on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower (next to Sushi Samba) – “an ideal date spot” that’s “worth it for the lift-ride alone” (the fastest in western Europe). “No doubt this is factored into the bill”, but most reporters feel it’s “not overpriced” all-things-considered. Some of the combinations on its meaty, calorie-laden menu sound “insane”, and views divide on the end-result: “unusual and delicious” in most cases, but “really awful” in a few. Brunch is the best bet.

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

Summary

“You are admittedly paying for the astonishing views”, at this arguably “completely over-priced”, 24/7 neighbour to SushiSamba, on the 40th-floor of the Heron Tower. No one disputes the “wow factor” though, and many reports are surprisingly complimentary regarding its “chunky, meaty fashionable food and sharing plates”, including “the eponymous signature dish”. Top Tip – “really delicious breakfast”. (Coming soon: a second branch is set to open in late 2016 in the new St James’s Market development).

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Highchair, Portions
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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.
Andrew J
Tasty breakfast - no view because of weathe...
Reviewed 11 days ago

"Tasty breakfast - no view because of weather. Banana waffle; tea; orange juice. £50 for 2."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £25.00 £7.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £33.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
110 Bishopsgate, Heron Tower, London, EC2N 4AY
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Opening hours
Monday6 am-4 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Tuesday6 am-4 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Wednesday6 am-4 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Thursday6 am-4 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Friday6 am-4 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Saturday6 am-4 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Sunday6 am-4 pm, 5 pm-11 pm

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