Duck and Waffle Local

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International
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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.

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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My only complaint is the waitress that served us. We ordered our son the full day Elvis but asked if it would be possible to change the cream for ice cream. She immediately said no. I therefore challenged her in this as she could have at least checked with the kitchen. Again she said no it’s not possible, still without checking.
I have never been to a restaurant that won’t substitute cream for ice cream, especially for a 4 year old child.
I do believe this waitress needs some training and a bit of work in her customer skills as I was quite upset at this.

In the end we got the waffle with the cream, but I wasn’t too happy about it.

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MN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck and waffle sounded like a strange combination at first but thought I'd still give it a try. I was not disappointed. They go pretty well together. Loved the cinnamon coming through the duck and the crispy skin was very tasty. I'm not a fan of duck in general but this one tasted great. Nice cocktails, rosemary chips and atmosphere too.

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Responded 2 days ago

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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SD
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Delicious food, but very noisy, with loud music.

We ordered two 'small plates' (the roasted cauliflower and the ox cheek doughnut) as starters and they were HUGE, so if going again I think we'd either go straight to mains or only order small plates and sides! Also, the food came very fast, both courses, which felt a bit rushed. But lovely food, and I guess the speed of service would be a plus for the pre-theatre crowd...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for giving us a small cake of birthday surprise.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing you celebrate your birthday with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RZ
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Although the lunch started with a disappointment that the online brunch wasn't available, the burger that i ordered was indeed one of the best I've ever had. The sauce on the burger was simply fabulous.

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal at Duck and Waffle Local. Unsurprisingly the Duck and Waffle was the highlight for us both but the Pork Bao was also great as was my Elderflower Collins. We've already booked to visit the restaurant at 110 Bishopsgate so can't wait to try some more!

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review, Clementine. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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TK
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but portion size too large for one person. Two could share most dishes.
Waiters really should have informed us as it made the meal quite expensive and we left quite a lot of food

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expensive for what it is.

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The duck and waffle is a must try. One of the best ducks I've ever had.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Jeremy! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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

The service was great and food was delicious - good side portion and fairly priced

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E
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Probably better as a lunch resturant, basic dishes served by great staff in a corpoate feeling space.

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EL
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our first time here, love the food, they are tender, juicy, and crispy. The service is good as well. My daughter posted the pics on instagram. Will come again next time we visit London

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you, Erica! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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H
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is unusual but delicious. Staff very friendly. happy hour till 8pm is great!

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service great food...

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Having tried the concept a few years ago, it definitely lost is novelty on a second visit. Much of the food is unhealthy, carb based and oily. The service was poor - slow, inattentive and uninspired. You can do much better in central London. My vote - give this place a miss.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 3 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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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely brunch enjoyed by all, but at a quiet time so service wasn't fast which suited us.

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MJ
London
55 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Duck and waffle dish was delicious! Would def go again.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was not very good. We had been seated for circa 15 mins before being asked if we'd like to order drinks.

When we did order drinks it was another 10 mins before they were brought to us.

After we had our mains we were not offered the desert menu. After 15 mins we asked for the bill and left.

The restaurant was busy - this was early evening so there was no excuse for the poor service.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 21 May 2019

Thank 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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AC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Different way to have you brunch on top of a waffle instead of toast. Not as much choice as other places

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m
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a simple concept but delicious food. Lovely evening and the service was great.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 21 May 2019

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

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JT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointing quite bland food apart from all the salt. Never been so thirsty after a meal before. No way near as good as the proper one in Heron Tower.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was great but the food was over priced for the quality

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 21 May 2019

Thank 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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EU
London
26 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for lunch--having been to the Duck and Waffle on Liverpool Street, was half-expecting the same ambiance, forgetting I was in the heart of the touristland. Had the Duck and Waffle for the first time; it was surprisingly good. Service was efficient. Definitely a good place to start before heading off to see the sights about the Strand and Covent Garden.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoughtfully executed unique flavors with absolutely amazing service!

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JK
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I am giving 4 starts because I have expected a bit more in terms of design and overall look (maybe it s fault of Duck and waffle in Liverpool street). WE wanted to get there, but could not get a table on such a short notice and went to this brunch instead.

Everything else was great:
- booking a table -easy, literally found the place just an hour before reservation
- we were late because of traffic, but staff did not give us any problems because of this
- we warned our waitress, that my friend is in rush and she had a plain to catch, so we got our food relatively quick
- it was my first time in Duck and Waffle and this weird food combination was scaring me a bit, but was actually super tasty, i am not fun of duck as well, but this one was cooked so nice, that anyone would like it, i guess )
- watermelon cocktail was very refreshing too
- waitress was very friendly and polite

I would come back, but probably will try one in Liverpool street first, to satisfy my views expectations :)

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 15 May 2019

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

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I let them know it was birthday and they came out with an extra dessert with a candle and sang happy birthday, which was appreciated
The service was quick and efficient and I would definitely recommend this restaurant

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 15 May 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us, and for taking the time to leave review! Looking forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area.

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MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place.
Only problem with the menu is everything is too sweet! We struggled to find much that was not made with sugar, syrup etc. The actual duck (on the waffle) was tougher than I remember it was last time - usually succulent, but this time it was over crisped like it had been waiting under the pass for too long.
Wine selection was superb and service was smiley and friendly and super helpful.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly fantastic experience - the food was excellent and good value, the £5 cocktails before 8 were much appreciated, and the whole atmosphere was fun and friendly. Will definitely be returning!

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 6 May 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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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! Especially the full Elvis Dessert waffle👏🏼

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Responded on 6 May 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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ET
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place, however we turned up to the wrong Duck and Waffle! They were amazing in accommodating us. Thank you so much.

Duck and Waffle Local
Responded on 2 May 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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w
London
26 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A great breakfast place right by Piccadilly circus, d&w local offers a lovely selection of food.
There were only 3 occupied tables early in the morning so it lacks atmosphere in the week. Service was good. I think the staff could improve their welcome to dining guests.

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SG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely new concept for a different dinning experience

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DS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed brunch. Great chilled place for a breakfast near Leicester Square

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BB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was lovely but I would have liked a bit more food on my plate. We had duck and waffle, duck wings (amazing sauce), Garlic bread (won't get that again just pitta bread with garlic sauce), Prawns (healthy size prawns), Fries (these were nice). The deserts were just average, the brownies should be served warm but are cold and stiff. I would definitely go back just to have duck and waffle again and suggest everyone give it a try. Service was fast and we didn't wait around for our food long maybe because it wasn't that busy. Happy Hour cocktails could have a bit more of a selection but can't complain £5 for a cocktail.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My first experience going to Duck and Waffle. Portion sizes aren't great but reasonable. Service was OK, staff were keen to take our main course order but on completion never offered dessert even though sat there for about 20mins. Also had to ask 3 times for the bill

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Duck and Waffle is a great choice for a weekday lunch! Really central, nice venue and delicious food.

We shared 3 small plates and a snack between 2 of us, which was perfect for a weekday work lunch. The coal roasted prawns were a stand out, the avocado and harrisa which accompanied them was the perfect combo. The pork in the bao buns was great, loads of flavour but I don't think deep frying bao buns adds anything, much prefer the fluffy originals. The bacon wrapped dates is actually just one bacon wrapped date which is a bit misleading, although it was quite a large date - it was good but the size of the date was a bit off putting.

There was loads more on the menu that i wanted to try.

Overall it was a really enjoyable lunch and definitely recommend.

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IR
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I attended Duck and Waffle local for my birthday, the staff were extremely polite and welcoming, the atmosphere was nice and the overall service was great!!! I was very happy and would definitely revisit

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was tasty but expensive, waiting staff seemed bored and uninterested and kind of rude at times. Bar staff were friendly and quick.

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MM
London
72 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My second time at Duck & Waffle Local - and sadly this was a very different experience. Duck tenders were dry, confit duck was pretty dry too. Not really up to standard. The team were very good and did take the duck tenders off the bill.

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