DUCK AND WAFFLE

Last Tuesday the boyf and I hopped on the tube and found ourselves in Liverpool Street, uncharted waters for us non city folk.  We hot footed it to the Heron Tower, an enormously tall building with a glass elevator (very Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) which whizzes you up to the fortieth, yes fortieth floor to Duck and Waffle.  The restaurant gives you 360 degree views across London.  We had tremendous fun spotting the Gherkin, which is not that difficult as it's seriously close to the Heron Tower, the Olympic Stadium, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge which still has the Olympic rings hanging proudly underneath it.  The service was really good with the waiters being efficient AND friendly which is hard to come by these days.  Straight away you are told to get involved with the food, use your fingers and jump right in, you don't need to tell me twice!  We ate deliciously different food, had fantastic views and I drank what was quite possibly the best gin and tonic I've ever had in my life.  Visit Duck and Waffle here to view the menu and make a reservation.

Short cocktail menu, however the bar tenders pretty much make any cocktail you request with a modern twist.

The bar.
The most delicious Gin and Tonic with rose petals and Japanese foam.
Peas with bacon and eucalyptus.
Bbq spicy crispy pigs ears... much tastier then they sound!
Scallop, apple and truffle served on a Himalayan salt block.
Octopus with chorizo, this was my favourite.
Lamb cutlets on aubergine mash with tzatziki.
The signature duck and waffle with a fried egg and mustard maple syrup.
The Gherkin, Tower Bridge and the reflection of the chefs from the open kitchen.

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