Sunday 6 April 2014


After arriving on the sleeper at 6.30am at Euston Station we rode a couple of stops to Liverpool St Station and walked to the Heron building where Duck & Waffle inhabits the 40th floor. 
I hadn't realised it would be so busy at 7.30 in the morning, else I would have booked a table. As it was, we were able to get a table but only for an hour. Unsurprisingly all the window tables were taken but given the Saharan sand storm was covering London in a blanket of smog the view was limited, so we didn't feel we were missing out. Liz lemon was very happy with his ox cheek Benedict. I was underwhelmed by my duck egg en coccotte. Even with a side of bacon and roast tomatoes it was not as tasty as something with wild mushrooms, gruyere and truffle oil ought to be. My side if bacon was so hard I had trouble cutting it with my knife and I thought that the lack of effort that went into my tomatoes a little surprising for a London restaurant. When I do my roast tomatoes at home I sprinkle them with a little garlic, maldon, olive oil and thyme. These had nothing. A breakfast negroni helped matters somewhat but I would not go back.
The service was efficient and friendly enough but that, even with the views is not enough when there are so many other places to try.

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