Duck and Waffle Local

4.1
218 reviews
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£25 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, British
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 08:00–23:00
Sat, Sun 09:00–23:00
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Phone number
020 3900 4444
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 218 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.8
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DR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The closing time of 11pm felt rushed. I feel the duck and waffle late night vibe is not reflected here. You could sell the same menu out a van. It quacked like a duck and waffle but it’s effectively not duck and waffle.

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LH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was ok. The duck schnitzel and mushroom pasta were good. The duck burger wasn’t good at all.

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MT
London
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Few vegetarian options on the menu and the one they had they'd run out of with no alternatives suggested. Ended up having some sides and had to send one back. Not great. Ran out of other items on the menu too.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This branch does not have the view. But it does have the food. Plus, tends to not be as overbooked as the Liverpool Street brunch. Decor, ambiance and food is up to standard. Took a mate out, he loved it. Enjoy.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

We are at the restaurant after a show at half 9. we had made a booking, however once we were seated we were not asked for our drink orders for 20 minutes, so I had to ask the waiter if we could be served. The restaurant was not particularly busy at this time.

I ordered the tenderstem broccoli for starters which was nice except for the peanuts sprinkled on top. This was not listed on the menu and meant I did not enjoy the small plate as I don't like peanuts. I think the menu should make it clear that the dish contains peanuts.

I had the duck snitchzel for Main, which was very nice.

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m
London
35 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

First time visit was disappointing and we're not likely to return.

The food was hit and miss, especially for vegetarians. Carnivores did like the duck burger and duck wings but the only veggie main course is apparently bought in from outside!

The service was attentive at times but then completely absent for long periods. This was topped off by being presented with the bill during our desserts without asking for it!

There's a very limited selection of drinks (e.g. only 1 type of gin) and an expensive wine list.

Would echo some of the other reviews; it does feel like an overpriced fast food place.

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the vibe was just what you wanted, busy but out of the hustle and bustle! The service was enthusiastic but unfortunately a little slow; there were a lot of groups around which meant we kept being missed. However when they did help us they were lovely.

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JP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The burger with fried egg was yummy, the duck-fat chips very good. Quick, friendly service during a busy lunchtime.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Highly recommended the full English breakfast!

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IC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worse than expected. Dreadful service. Poor food. Surprisingly few waffle options.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the Dick and waffle, who’d have thought it would taste so good together!

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KL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff there are extremely friendly and it turned out be very nice dining experience in London.

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Z
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The quality of duck and waffle dish has degraded. The duck was tough and small. So different from what I had 1 year ago

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NT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Easier to get a table than its sister restaurant! Got the duck & waffle, tastes good, but could be a bigger portion! Duck fat chips were tasty.

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G
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Took ages getting served. Also marked me as a no show.

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EK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to Duck&Waffle before a theater night and it's not too bad for this purpose - as the service was really quick, maybe even too quick - our food arrived within 15 min after we ordered it. Burgers & polenta balls were really good, as well as chocolate bar dessert. However I'm not sure about the ambiance - it seems to be like a premium fast food chain but not the restaurant I would go to regularly.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was unfortunately not a good experience, very poor service and food which was disappointing, not worth a visit as there are so many great restaurant close by. Very slow service, ordered and received food before drinks arrived, no check back on food, which is pretty uninspired, DO NOT ORDER BBQ duck tongues, really cannot understand how these made it on the menu, about 90% cartilage, very unpleasant.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service was slow.

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FD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place and good location food and taste was near enough the same as their parent restaurant in the heron tower. Would definitely recommend

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time at Duck & Waffle Local for a birthday. I loved the local burger and the food food was good!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was very good.

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HE
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, staff were so helpful and were there when we needed them. Would recommend all of the desserts! Definitely be back.

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y
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service

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SP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We recommend the donut filled with duck and mango sauce as it is delicious and the flavours blend harmoniously. The menu is not as big as the D&W in Liverpool Street but we were satisfied with pir options. If you don't fancy duck, there are other options available too. My favourite was the dessert, caramelised banana with peanut butter ice-cream covered in chocolate

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely love the Foie Gras Creme Brûlée! It's what I loved in the original Duck & Waffle. Everything we ordered was delicious, too -- Duck & Waffle, Pulled Duck Bao, Mushrooms Ravioli. It's comfort food!

There was just 1 serving staff who was probably new whom would pass us to another whenever we had questions or requests, which I find odd, as a regular restaurant-goer.

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GP
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was a bit hit and miss. Ordered a starter, which I was then told they had ran out of - just as the rest of my table got served theirs. I asked for a different starter but this didn't arrive until my main had come out. The duck and waffle was good! And there was a good choice of items on the menu.

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FA
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Local branch, fantastic food as always and cozy spot in great location for a night out!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 1service 3ambience 5

Went after going to a duck and waffle in heron tower and was severely disappointed! Not up to the same standard - burger was very dry and unremarkable

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty and staff were kind and helpful

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HS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was a bit slow & also hit & miss. There was a new waiter delivering everyones food to the wrong tables. Took a while to place order & then it came out wrong - my new side order then went to someone else! Drinks were slow - even though the restaurant wasn't all that busy. Food was delicious. I'd go back - but not if I'm in a rush.

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AM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I both ordered the duck and waffle and were disappointed. The duck was beautifully crisp and the maple mustard syrup was superb. The atmosphere was very modern and fun. Definitely recommend!

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KC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was a middling standard for the price and service was lacking. I wouldn't go back, but it wasn't a bad experience all in all.

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SS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First time visiting and no real complaints!

We arrived just before 4 so had to wait for the main menu to start as it was still brunch. Ordered the duck wings and bread for starters which were very well cooked and presented! (I need that recipe for the marinade!)

Ordered the local burgers for mains and the chips and they were cooked very well and tasted very good! The dessert took a long while to arrive, I think they forgot our order as the waitress came and asked if we had it yet, but this was promptly corrected and the fudge brownie waffle was worth the wait!

All in all a good find and definitely will visit again if we’re in the area

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D
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We booked a table and were ended seated behind the bar area. Not sure if this is overflow but it really felt like it. We were served by about 4 different people which also meant we were forgotten about a few times. In the end when we finally were able to get the bill, the bartender who closed out the bill was great. Really kind and friendly. Hopefully we are luckier next time.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very substandard and not what I expected. Some strange flavours and combinations in a very ordinary environment. Duck and Waffle Local? It sounds like a convenience store!!

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OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Duck N Waffle always delivers in relation to taste, new alternative menus and vibes

The collie-flower dish is majestic - one of the tastiest dishes I’ve eaten this year, full of yummy awesomeness!

Keep reinventing ;)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it is very delicious but not expensive! I will come once again

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NM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant greeting, we were even told where the toilets were! Our waiter Antonio was extremely friendly and attentive. We will be back

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Average burgers and stone-faced, impersonal service. Strange layout as well. Basically an overpriced fast food joint.

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