Duck and Waffle Local

4.2
417 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
Duck & Waffle Local is a chef curated, fast casual restaurant located in the heart of the West End. Complemented by the highest quality, freshest ingredients, Duck & Waffle Local offers delicious dishes & drinks from breakfast until late night.

Offering a deliciously diverse menu to satisfy both your sweet and savoury cravings, the menu includes highlights such as the crave-worthy Big “Quack” Burger, the decadent Full Elvis buttermilk waffle, and of course the namesake Duck & Waffle dish. Vegetarian, vegan or gluten-conscious? No problem! With our wide range of mouthwatering small and large plates to choose from, we are always happy to make recommendations based on guests’ palates and preferences.

Introducing Afternoon Tea! Enjoy a selection of chef-curated bites for our twist on the traditional afternoon tea. Available Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

What 417 People Are Saying
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OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, delicious food & fantastic service. Highly recommended and perfect for pre-dinner theatre.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had duck&waffle for breakfast. No other customers when visited at 8 am in the morning on weekday.
The food was much much better than initially expected. Loved the duck. The waffle was a bit cold. If the waffle is warmer and a bit more crispy, that would be better, too. Want to visit again.

RR
London
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, amazingly friendly and fun staff. It is a bit overpriced for what it is as others have commented but as are most places! I would definitely come back.

z
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The duck is really tasty and other food is quiet normal, you can go to a better place if you only want benedict

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 of us, shared everything. Signature dish good as usual. Duck breast nuggets a bit uninspiring, but everything else, especially the mac n cheese was great

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my friends bday and they made it special by putting a candle in the cake, she had no idea. Excellence service.

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked a table for 2 for a Saturday in August with a 12:30 afternoon reservation. We ordered the "All Day Breakfast" and the "Colombian Eggs", with a cocktail and a glass of orange juice for drinks. We didn't have to wait too long to be served - our waitress was polite and took our order quickly, and the food/drinks similarly arrived quickly. Also cannot complain about the food - above average level of taste so very happy. My only slight negative is that the prices could have been a bit lower for what you're getting. But overall, this was a pleasant brunch experience in a relaxed environment, and in a nice busy London location. Would recommend :)

QC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS
DUCKLE AND WAFFLE WITH HONEY ARE PERFECT MATCH

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with the food overall for the price.

B
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited the Haymarket St. location early and were promptly greeted and shown to a table. Everything was GREAT. !!! The food was well done and and served while hot. The service was very good - competent without being intrusive. There are many locations but the Duck and Waffle chain seems to have it going.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, Old Fashioned is good!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food but a wee bit expensive than what it’s worth

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice evening all round. Would say the cocktails were a bit pricey with the limited selection..

SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was a bit slow. Asked for ice twice, never came

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love D the variety of quality (sometimes positively ‘quirky’) food...the ‘waddle’ branding and the friendly, welcoming service. Thank you!

SS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, unusual food and impeccable
Service. Our waiter, Rafael, was outstanding.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Would definitely go back to try the other dishes!

AS
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Ordered the original duck&waffle and duck egg en cocotte. Both were so good that we also tried the banana waffle, which was also really nice.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and good friends came to London for a girls weekend and we had an amazing experience at the duck and waffle.

The staff were so friendly and welcoming ! Also gave me great recommendations on having the duck pitta 😋

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, limited wine range but would expect much better service for these prices. (eg waiter forgot twice some of the drinks we ordered)

h
London
34 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wasn’t blown away - the original Duck and Waffle is a much better experience. Guess that view up the top adds something that just can’t be replicated.
Service was a bit slow to begin with, but we did get a lovely surprise dessert as I’d mentioned it was my husbands birthday when booking.
Food was tasty, but certainly not within the rules of my usual diet. Probably wouldn’t return, it only because there are just so many other options in London that I need to sample.

AS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks all excellent. Service was a touch slow getting started but was kind and attentive.

HB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good meal, fairly quick as pre theatre

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food very small and quite average, fried fish very disappointing. Staff and service very good, food overpriced and not special enough to return

A
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner, all food was amazing. Service staff were very friendly. Drinks were nice as well. Will definitely be back!

DR
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Good food but quite expensive especially drinks. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and even sang happy birthday to my partner. Worst part was the atmosphere but not sure what they can do to counter this. Due to its location it is a bit of a tourist trap and we spent the meal in between two tables who were looking at their phones during the entire meal - even when eating. There just didn't seem to be much of a buzz.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely meal with my husband and 3 year old. I had the burger which was lovely and husband had the duck and waffle. Both were nice but his won. Really enjoyed the cauliflower, it was expensive but very tasty. Probably the garlic bread let it down for me, felt like a bit of a waste of money and wasn’t great.
We weren’t offered a children’s menu which was fine by us (assumed not available) as my little one will eat what we eat within reason. Staff friendly and didn’t wait long to pay the bill which is always a massive plus for me - when I’m ready to leave, I’m ready to leave!!!
Really enjoyed and would go back. Would love to try the main restaurant

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you for your review! We truly look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Absolutely average Disappointing. I cannot think of anything positive to say.

DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good wholesome food. I was recommended to go there, I must say the food was superb, good fast efficient service, welcoming staff, real good value for money. Glad I finally made it.

CE
London
100 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time trying this local branch as opposed to the heron tower original. Didn't actually know it existed until I saw it as a suggestion on open table. Food was good. Tasty. A little pricey. Espresso martini was crazy sweet so had to send back. But otherwise, all good I think.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you for your review - we hope we will see you again soon!

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M
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is good but, I believe that some items are overpriced for the portion size.

The eggs were perfect in every sense of the word and I highly recommend the duck burger.

I was not a fam of the fries (but you will like them if you are a fan of a very crispy texture). The portion of the fries was big enough for two, so with three portions on the table, we were unable to finish the majority of them.

No complaints in regard to the customer service other than the fact that the table water was slightly warm.

We will be back.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We value all our guests' feedback, both positive and negative and appreciate your comments about the portion size. We truly look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner there
Love the signature dish much
The waffle and duck are so delicious
Must eat again

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thanks for your review! Looking forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch experience, a buzzing setting with enough space, so as you don't notice how busy it is.

Food is great value.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thanks for your review! Looking forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area.

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BT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was amazing and couldn’t fault it. Very very delicious - we had the duck burger and the duck and waffle with chips and garlic & rosemary bread.

The service was extremely slow, took 20 minutes for our order to come and about 15 minutes for our wine to be served. We had to ask for things such a sauces and the bill multiple times.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your recent visit. Should you choose to dine with us again next time you're in the area, please reach out to us at guestrelations@duckandwafflelocal.co m so that we may personally book your reservation and ensure that you have an excellent experience from start to finish!

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic night. The staff were very accommodating and the food was fantastic.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We truly look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious. Location is nice. Service could be a little better. Waitress was not too attentive but overall she was sweet. I would go back.

A
London
34 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food from a simple menu for mid week treat.

WH
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good but the service was exceptional.

L
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best meal I have ever had in my life, and when you bear in mind I was celebrating my 70th in your Haymarket restaurant on Monday you’ll réalise I’ve eaten quite a few meals on my lufetime, was at your 150 Bishopsgate restaurant a couple of years ago. Really! But sometimes my wallet and patience cannot stand a 2 month advance booking requirement, so your walk-in Haymarket location is just perfect. Every dish we ordered was 10/10. I could name them all but you’ve got a copy of my bill so you’ll know. My only complaint, and it’s not restricted just to yourselves, is automatically adding a 12.5 a 15% tip for yourselves. I do find this excessive and I know I’m not alone. Meanwhile to meal was excellent and we will be back.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We are so glad that we were able to help make your 70th special!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Disappointigly very slow service, no waiter came to ask for drinks or to bring tap water, until we continuously raised our hand to be noticed. Waiters were not friendly either, once they served us. Food was ok, I’ve had better full english’s elsewhere, and the quantity of the duck & waffle dish was not enough for a grown man. I was looking forward to visiting but I can safely say neither I or my friends will be going back. Other than that, great bacon!

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your recent visit. Should you choose to dine with us again next time you're in the area, please reach out to us at guestrelations@duckandwafflelocal.c om so that we may personally book your reservation and ensure that you have an excellent experience from start to finish!

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