Located at the top of the 40-storey skyscraper at 110 Bishopsgate (also known as the Heron Tower), Duck and Waffle is officially the highest restaurant in the UK.
The venue places emphasis on local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable British ingredients and an ever-changing menu of cocktails.
Last Saturday some friends and I went for brunch to see what all the fuss was about. We were immediately greeted by a super-fast glass lift that give us a sneak peek of the breathtaking view - a taster of what was yet to come.
With the Gherkin below us and the rest of the city stretched out beyond, the restaurant offers a panoramic view of the city.
We lingered in the entrance bar where you can admire (and photograph) the view without being in the way. In the company of a grand chandelier we spied on dinners two floors below us in Sushi Samba before taking our seats.
We decided to order the duck egg en cocotte for the table. Baked in the oven with Gruyere cheese, wild mushrooms and truffle the dish was wonderfully creamy and fun to share - I just wish I took a picture.
I would have felt I was cheating the place if I didn’t try the restaurant’s signature dish of Duck and Waffle. The dish consists of crispy confit duck leg, fried duck egg and a mustard maple syrup. At £17 it was remarkably good value and unlike any other brunch dish I've had before. The mustard maple syrup was a thing of joy and the crisp duck fell off the bone - an absolute delight.
Duck and Waffle took brunch to new heights - with news that the restaurant is now open 24/, I'd happily return come day or night.