Brunch at Duck & Waffle

I am starting to realise that my favourite mealtime is quickly becoming brunch. Of course, there’s nothing better than an evening in your favourite restaurant or a leisurely lunch that goes on for hours. But there is also something quite special about brunch that cannot be emulated at any other time.

Earlier today I met up with a few lovely bloggers who Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi had invited. Our destination was the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle.

Duck and Waffle

We were very lucky with the weather, with a clear view of London around us, which made riding up in the lift to the tallest restaurant in the UK an absolute thrill. Duck and Waffle

When we arrived, there was a great vibe: laid back yet buzzing, which was very energising. Waking up early on any day comes with the territory of being a mummy. On Sundays, you really feel the pain. There is no such thing as a lie-in anymore. But when you step into somewhere like Duck & Waffle, you get this burst of energy which is rejuvenating. It’s the type of energy that is electric in somewhere like New York … which leads on to my first point, why brunch is the best.

It is a good time to head out with your girlfriends because husbands and boyfriends don’t mind. It gives them an extra hour or two in bed. They can lounge around whilst you head out. It’s not unsociable at all. In fact, it’s quite a treat for them. 😉 And as for daddies, it gives them quality time with their little one(s), which isn’t so easy in the week.
Duck and Waffle

Also at brunch, you can have anything to drink. I had a soya cappuccino but I’ve also had bubbles and of course, there’s the all time brunch cocktail Bloody Mary. There really aren’t any rules.

On Duck & Waffle’s menu I was particularly intrigued by the Marmite Black Velvet. But I resisted.

Duck and Waffle

As for what to eat, again you can have anything. Make it sweet like this Full Elvis waffle dish which a couple of the girls had … Duck and Waffle

Or you could go savoury (with a touch of sweet) with the Duck & Waffle that comes with mustard maple syrup, which is what I had. Duck and Waffle

I ended up over-ordering when I also chose the spicy ox cheek doughnut with apricot jam and smoked paprika sugar, which I hadn’t expected to be so large. Duck and Waffle

Still, I gave it a try and loved it. Duck and WaffleBut the main reason why I love brunch is because it feels like an occasion without really being an occasion. It’s just a good excuse to get together, catch up and enjoy somewhere special: be it a favourite haunt or a new discovery. But because it’s in between regular mealtimes, it feels like a real treat.

Duck and WaffleAre there any places you like to go to for brunch? Where would you suggest I try next?

Chelsea Girl


  1. February 8, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Cripes, that was quick 😀 It was such fun wasn’t it!

    • Chelsea Girl
      February 9, 2015 / 9:18 am

      It was so much fun, thanks so much for organising Emma! I know, I had to write it straight away before the week started. Otherwise, they’d slip by the wayside like my other attempts. See you soon. 🙂 x

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