On Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of dining at the famous Duck & Waffle at the Heron Tower in London. I had previously heard and read a series of mixed reviews, but still, I was super excited to try it out. It was actually part of a launch for a hair brand called eSalon which I will write a separate post for, so please do check back for that one, but in the meantime, this post is going to be about food. We (meaning a bunch of lovely bloggers) had the private dining menu to choose from, which includes three courses and we sat in one of the most amazing rooms with one of the best views of London. I mean, all you have to do it check out the above two pictures to know. Situated on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, it’s definitely not for faint-hearted and if you’re afraid of heights, I suggest, you close your eyes while in the lift.
Back the food, on the menu, for pre-starters, we had freshly baked bread with butter which was so tasty, I can’t even describe it with my mouth dribbling. The centre was so warm and so soft and after a light layer of butter, it literally just melted in my mouth.
For starters, I chose Seasoned Vegetables with Welsh Goat’s Kurd, Toasted Buckwheat and Pumpkin Seeds. Despite it looking like just small plate of plain veg, it was absolutely delicious and the perfect size. Each piece had a great crunch to it and tasted super fresh.
For mains, there was obviously no contender, I was definitely going for the Duck and Waffle. Prior to this dinner, I was speaking to my colleagues about the combination and they all looked at me with disgust, but I can now assure them and you guys that it tastes amazing and works so well together. The sweetness of the waffle and the syrup mixed with the savoury flavours of the duck was just perfect. No doubt, I completely demolished it and honestly, you need to try it to know what I mean, it sounds weird, but tastes incredible.
Lastly, for dessert, I went for the Dark Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Peanut Crunch. At this point, I was already pretty stuffed, but y’all know my favourite part of a meal is dessert, so I was never going to turn it down. And boy, did this brownie do good. It was again, nicely sized with a soft rich centre and dollop of vanilla ice cream on top of a bed of peanut butter crunch. The texture of the brownie was super smooth and combined with a spoonful of ice cream and touch of the crunch, it was perfection.
If you live in London or plan on visiting, then I’d highly recommend trying out Duck & Waffle. Not only was the food amazing, the staff were also very professional and friendly and not forgetting the incredible views of the city.