Dining in the highest 24/7 restaurant in London - Duck and Waffle
Duck and Waffle is the highest restaurant in London that is opened 24/7! You can have breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, or supper in the restaurant! The catch? You'll have to make your reservations WAY in advance! 2 months, no less. Especially for the popular time slots, do make sure you head over to the reservations page to save your seats! We have come up with a step-by-step guide to help you plan and book your visit to the restaurant!
When should I visit Duck and Waffle?
So before you reserve your seats, you must be thinking, what time should I head to Duck and Waffle? For budget travellers, the best choice seems to be Breakfast (6.00 am - 10.30 am). The "Duck and Waffle" dish costs 16 pounds for breakfast, but 18 pounds for all other meal times. Although we are not sure if its the exact same portion sizes, the menu states the exact same dish with a 2 pound difference in prices. When dining in a group, this 2 pounds savings become 4,6,8, and so forth! To catch up more on sleep and to have a two in one meal, book the latest 10.30am slot! Also, as the sun is out then, you can enjoy the luxurious view of the city of London!
How to reserve my seats at Duck and Waffle?
It is quite unlikely for you to get a seat if you book a day in advance. Since booking opens two months before, we'd suggest you make a prior reservation online to avoid disappointment. Do also take note that each booking is for a one hour slot!
You will receive a confirmation email after reserving your seats at Duck and Waffle. Thereafter, about a few days to one week before your visit, you will have to confirm your reservation at the restaurant. Please do so as they are quite strict about it!
What to wear when heading to Duck and Waffle?
Duck and Waffle also has a strict smart casual dress code. You are not allowed to wear flip-flops. In the evenings, they also do not allow guests who wear jeans (especially ripped jeans, though smart jeans are allowed??) and sportswear. Do dress appropriately so that you will not have to be turned away!
How early should I be there at Duck and Waffle?
Make sure you're there about 10 minutes before your reservation. Arrive too late, you will be turned away. Arrive too early? You'll be asked to wait. =/
We had a 10.30 am booking but turned up at 10.00 am or so because we came straight from our hotel after arriving in London in the morning and were asked to wait. Even though they should start sitting guests 10 minutes before the allocated time, we waited a whole 30 minutes.
Oh well, thankfully there was a beautiful bar that we can lounge and relax in. You can also choose to grab some drinks while waiting. However, we seriously needed our coffee and decided to wait till it was our slot. On hindsight, we'd probably should have rested longer in our hotel before heading over!
How to get to Duck and Waffle?
The closest metro station is the Liverpool Street Underground Station. Upon arriving, head to Heron Tower at 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, UK. From here, you'll be able to spot the two clear elevators. Take it all the way up to the 40th floor or so, and be wow-ed by the marvelous views from the elevator.
You'll then reach a beautiful bar which has floor to ceiling glass windows which lets in lots of light during the day. The bar is beautifully and tastefully decorated that gives off a cosy vibe. Head over to the restaurant area!
What to order and Duck and Waffle?
Hmmmm.. This is a no-brainer. As the name of the restaurant suggests, definitely go for the DUCK AND WAFFLE! The duck is crispy and fatty which goes incredibly well with the mustard maple syrup. The duck egg also has a nice flavour.
For first timers to the United Kingdom, you may also wish to try the English Breakfast (16 pounds). Although it was also good, we felt that the duck and waffle's still the best. For beverages, you can pair your meal with some bubbly goodness but we desperately needed some caffeine after our 14-hour flight and opted for some coffee. Their flat white (4.5 pounds) smelt and tasted really good.
We also took the time to take many pictures of the restaurant as it was so beautifully furnished. Do ask for a window seat if possible so that you can get the view of the city while indulging in your breakfast.
We hope that this guide helps you in your planning and booking of Duck and Waffle and we hoped that you will have an enjoyable time there as we did.
Have you tried Duck and Waffle in London? Share with us what you think? :)