Duck and Waffle Local

4.1
309 reviews
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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.
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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was so good! I got the duck and waffle and I see why they are famous for it. Service was also really good. I would definitely come back.

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LW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, great service from the moment we walked in the door. We were early for our reservation but they fit us in anyway, and the bar staff were the right amount of attentive but not annoying. The drinks were delicious and great value in the happy hour, and the garlic rosemary fries were yum!! Very place for a few pre-theatre drinks.

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FT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant with signature dishes from Duck and Saffle brought to central London. Food was fantastic. Ambience great. Only thing was the staff weren’t very attentive and our waitress didn’t seem to be listening when she asked for our order, we had to repeat ourselves about three times!

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CX
Buckinghamshire
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good friendly service. Recommend the Duck Schnitzel.

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h
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for a quick stop before the theatre. Not very many non-alcoholic drink options which was disappointing and it would be great to see even more veggie options too.

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Meh. Local version of the main branch. Room is a little sterile-quick-lunch-corporate-growing-chain blah. Staff were nice. Service was quick. Food was just a little dull. On the signature duck and waffle, the waffle was good, the duck felt fried and was just the leg. The dish could/should have been bigger, the duck marinated and then either roasted or even confit-ed (a word?). The slaw was good. Burger was adequate, fries were good. So oddly, would probably go back for other things, but not the signature. It's easy to do better at home.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a really great brunch; different menu, relaxed atmosphere and lovely staff.

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GG
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Friendly staff, food is decent. I think a good pit stop before heading off somewhere else rather than somewhere to spend your whole evening

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JC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. They listened to my concerns about food intolerances and did their very best to pay attention to this by explaining items on the menu. And checking when they did not know. This was very reassuring for me. Great location. Really loved the decor. Would definitely go back next time I am in London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the signature duck and waffle. The rosemary duck fat fries are an essential accompaniment!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

After going to the Duck and Waffle on the top floor of a different building on my birthday, my partner and I knew that the perfect place for our anniversary dinner would be back at Duck and Waffle again. This time, we wanted to try the local one as we hadn’t been there before. We loved the food and the music in the restaurant and had an incredible evening. The only downfall was that it felt like our waitress was rushing us a fair bit. She came over to ask us for our order 3 times within half an hour and the minute we had put our knives and forks down, she picked up our food without asking if we were finished or wanted dessert. As we felt like we were being rushed, it was a little bit difficult to relax and talk with the constant interruptions. Other than this, we had an incredible night! Thank you again for an awesome experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Terrible service

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NN
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Duck wings were not available for lunch as detailed on website. We had the duck and waffle which was ok, sea bream was ok. Best dish worth the money is the ox cheek doughnut

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DU
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, lovely atmosphere and good value.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was not fresh, it was cold until it arrived to the table. The coffee was burnt and cold. The service was pretty bad and the food was OK

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RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Nice food nice service,the other site is alot better

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food sounded interesting on the menu but the reality was very plain, mostly overcooked and small - e.g. one stuffed date served as a sharing dish. None of our order arrived together including drinks. The service staff were smiley and often at the table but knew nothing of the contents of the dish and when I paid our bill I was asked if the food was great - I told the waiter it was average and that was received with a blank mild mute smile ?? Great location but so is Ole & Steen next door who have it spot on.....

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ME
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service. Good size portions and great value for money! Would recommend! And will be returning!!

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unusual brunch all based around duck as the name suggests. As a duck lover really enjoyed the experience and food and would definitely go back again.

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

Recommended by a friend. Food in big portion. Located nearby shopping area. Good place for breakfast.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A biteful of their Foie Gras Creme Brulee is heaven on a spoon!

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointed with this restaurant. We were a party of seven, for some reason they put us on a table for 12. The service was bizarre, the waiter would take half an order and then disappear. Food was only average and poor value.

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DG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food in a great location. Decent pricing overall but with terrific service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food is overrated.

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H
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend the food and the service was fantastic, staff could not have been more fun or friendly or attentive. However I do feel that its a little overpriced for what it is and the type of establishment, a LOCAL one for example vs Liverpool Street restaurant.

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

Overall the experience was good. The waiter is very attentive and the food was good. The duck confit is a little dry but otherwise it was delicious.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, very reasonable for how good it is

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SV
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Decent place for grabbing a quick bite with friends
Great service

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GS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Absolutely Amazing food. When our steak arrived it wasn’t how we liked it cooked and our host didn’t question it and sent it back straight away without any problems, and it came back how we originally asked for it to be cooked. Delicious drinks too. My only fault is that when we were at the bar deciding on what drinks to order, the bar man told us we looked bored. That is not acceptable, incredibly rude, and just bizarre in my opinion.

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NC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was cooked perfectly, the standard has improved greatly since the last time we came. Was very pleased with the food and the service. I would like to thank one of themanager Dominika for her impeccable service. She was kind and friendly and has a natural gift in hospitality businesses. She made us feel like we were at a high end fine dining but was also relaxed at the same time. One of the best service I have experienced in London restaurant..

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Although the ambience was cosy the food was nothing special and some portions were a bit small. The cauliflower cheese, which was finished on a griddle, was too charred -border line burnt. The waiter was pleasant but clearly lacked experience, taking 5 minutes struggling to open an expensive wine bottle and making a few errors taking our order. We were also overcharged for teas.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good (nothing special) but the service was dreadful. I think they forgot our main course so it was very slow in arriving and eventually came after I enquired. They also kept trying to serve us food that was obviously for another table, and they forgot to provide us with cutlery to eat our main course after they cleared away our cutlery after the starters. Luckily they removed the service charge from the bill and apologised, but this was poor compared to previous experiences here that have generally been quite positive!

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JR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was average. Duck burger had very little duck in it and one had a sharp leg bone in the middle. Duck fat fries were just normal tasteless fries and for some reason covered in parsley. Even the table salt had no favour. Despite being an early lunch booking one of the chosen deserts was not available. Kitchen staff in open kitchen were not busy so just stood and stared at us eating the food - very off putting. Waiting staff was OK but one girl was clearly new(ish) as she didn’t know the menu and brought us the main menu to choose desert even though there is a separate menu. Overall, pretty average and considering they automatically add service charge, it wasn’t earned or deserved.

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DF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it .. and we will revisit
Just a lovely breakfast treat

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Service and food coming quickly.
Friendly atmosphere..
But dessert was quite disappointed cheesecake was too watery.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Plain and expensive food. Awful.

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AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t normally write reviews but I couldn’t help myself. This place is perfect if you’re looking for something a little different to your usual places. We both ordered duck burgers and had never had them before. Can honestly say they were one of, if not the best burgers we had ever had. Can’t wait to go back and try the other things on the menu. Also the atmosphere was prefect, service was great, staff were friendly, couldn’t really ask for more.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, nice place to have a quick bite, service is good friendly staff.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ll definitely be returning multiple times to work our way through the menu!

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LS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was poor and unfortunately embarrassingly slow. We struggled to get drinks refills and it took nearly 20 minutes after our arrival for them to find us a table - in spite of us having a reservation. The food, although good, took nearly an hour to arrive and some of it was cold by the time we got it. The staff had also got some of our drink and food orders wrong, but the service was so slow we didn’t even bother to ask for the remaining food which we had ordered.

I love the original Duck and Waffle, and so recommended the Local to a group of friends when we were looking to book somewhere for a reunion dinner. While the food was still ok, it was overall an embarrassing experience. I will keep going to the Duck And Waffle, but I will avoid the Local in the future.

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