Duck and Waffle Local

4.1
258 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Creative Cuisine
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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London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to get food later in the evening, we went after a theatre trip.
A more relaxed atmosphere compared to it's City of London counterpart.

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

Delicious brunch. Friendly service. Will be back

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

A little disappointed on portion sizes and lack of vegetarian options. I got the beetroot and goats cheese salad (the offer in starter and main size and only vegetarian main) and it was somewhat lacking. No actual salad involved just beetroot with pumpkin seeds, chilli and then a piece of goats cheese on top. Left very hungry afterwards. Would not reccomend going for food if a vegetarian.
Staff and drinks nice - particularly good value at happy hour.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’ve showed up for my anniversary dinner just to find out that the venue was closed due to private function.
The entrance to the elevator was shut and no one was at the door to let us in the building.
Very upsetting .

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a
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

don't expect a healthy menu at this place! I'm up for trying new dishes but duck tongues are best avoided. Ambience is ok and service was good, but otherwise an unremarkable and somewhat overpriced venue

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M
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my second time of going. Not quite as great an experience but maybe that was just because it wasn't all new. The service was impeccable in terms of right amount of contact and pleasant staff. But it just felt like the combinations weren't quite as great but that could be due to menu choices. Me and my friend shared two starters (foie gras Brule with popcorn covered brioche, and duck stuffed doughnut) and two mains (duck and waffle, and the ravioli). Probably should have ordered some kind of vegetable! But with a gin and tonic each and a bottle of wine the whole menu came to £128, without desert. So my suggestion is that you choose wisely on your menu choices. The other thing was that the music level was far too loud given that we were dining between 5 7 before the theatre. Only just able to talk properly. Still, a good way to spend a couple of hours before the theatre

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CB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great and friendly staff! Nothing too much trouble, will return soon!

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

Christmas present for my Mum

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lacked some vegetarian and vegan options

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

Excellent food and service just off Piccadilly Circus Leicester Square. Perfect for pre-matinee brunch.

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RR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice place for breakfast and atmosphere was really nice. The ambiance is good. The staff are very friendly.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very limited menu. Good if you want to try the food and aren’t worried about not getting the view in the real branch. Burger was fine, but quite small. Honestly couldn’t tell the difference between that and another dirty burger for half the price. Mrs had the duck and waffle, nice but would be much better if the duck was stripped from the leg and placed on top. Also the chips, no need for the herbs all over them- overpowered the flavour. Decent enough place for lunch, but it’ll be a £50 lunch so be warned.

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

BEST BEST BESTT!!!

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KF
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - brunch was excellent and my husband loved his Colombian eggs. Very reasonable price for what you get, great atmosphere.

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

Second visit as there’s a brunch menu at weekends we had the full English and the salmon royale both were delicious partner said one of the best breakfast meals ever. The bacon wrapped dates are so flavoursome.
The full Elvis was outstanding looked and tasted fantastic.
Service was friendly and professional.
We’ll be back soon

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great meal! Really delicious and reasonably priced. :)

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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual atmosphere with almost fine dining level of cuisine and presentation.

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PN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food and fast serving

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sehr zuvorkommender Service. Das Essen war für uns sehr Speziell aber sehr gut. Viele verschiedene Geschmäcker super kombiniert

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IU
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Wasn't the best choice but had heard so much about it. Food was adequate. Best dish is probably the fried duck on waffle.

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k
London
124 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

delicious junk food duck patty burgers with a touch of genius for those famous duck waffles. shredded duck inside a giant paprika and sugar dusted doughnut, on a bed of aromatic mandarin sauce, my new favourite dish of the year. the gem lettuce with ranch was delicious, the heritage tomatoes with pickled strawberries less so, furry tomatoes and strawberries that were not pickled at all. buzzy atmosphere, not very knowledgeable staff, they should be able to answer a question on the flavour of any dish on the menu surely? a fun place to be naughty...

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice vibe in the restaurant but the food is just ok, and the duck doesn’t go with the waffle.

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B
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve food was great!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is greaaaaat
Love it!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trés chouette moment passé chez vous. Merci

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TF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, great open plan kitchen, nice food, great location, easy to book.

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Matig, kleine portie’s wel redelijk van kwaliteit

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and good service led to a lovely birthday lunch.

First time at Duck & Waffle so we all had their signature Duck & Waffle main. Half waffle, confit duck leg and a maple mustard syrup dressing was the perfect portion to enjoy the rich flavours. Anything more would have been unnecessary, but without sides included I could see how one would be initially disappointed in the amount.

The service was good to start, however we had to get up and go to the counter to pay after waiting for some time after our plates were cleared. Other than that, the service was quick and smooth.

Will go again for sure.

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GK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you like Duck then good place to go otherwise no other options. Be careful with burgers as ours were rare. Service excellent. More casual then i expected considering other duck and waffle but would go for brunch not dinner.

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall food was great. There is room for improvement in service

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

food was really nice, just a bit loud as we went during lunch time. staff was ok,could be better.

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RA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very cheap experience. Staff knew nothing about what was in the dishes. Small range and not good quality. Sadly so disappointing

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Excellent food as always but so disappointed with the service! I have previously been to the duck and waffle in the Heron Tower and the service could not have been better, felt so valued and lovely chats with the waiting staff! However, at this local staff were very moody and made myself and family group feel like an inconvenience which was especially disappointing seen as it was my dad’s birthday. I had hoped for more.

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Z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Much easier to book than the original flagship Duck & Waffle in The City.

And conveniently located a stone's throw away from Piccadilly Tube.

Menu almost exactly the same.

We booked 4 Adults + 3 kids - and they were v accommodating. Even had enough veggie options for 1 solitary vegetarian in our group!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice brunch choice. Interesting combo of their signature dish “duck and waffle”, duck was tender with crispy skin. The maple wasn’t as sweet as I thought which I found that rather nice! Staff are nice and friendly. Cosy and hip atmosphere:)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Cold, unfriendly service, received starters before our drinks arrived, mediocre food, totally lacklustre experience.

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AM
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been to this place a few times and have a,ways been impressed with the polite staff and the decent find offering. Brunch is the best meal to go here for and the duck they are famous for is delicious. This place is well located for the west end and the theatres.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We tried it out for a late snack lunch. Its location on Haymarket makes it quite buzzy. We enjoyed the food and drink, but thought it a bit overpriced. The service was friendly but erratic. Overall, we would probably recommend it with the aforementioned caveats.

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TC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only our second time at Duck & Waffle Local but thoroughly enjoyed it once again. Service is very attentive, food is of an excellent quality and the ambience suits both couples and quieter meals as well as larger group dinners. Will definitely return and would recommend to others. A truly viable alternative to its better-known sister restaurant in the Heron Tower.

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EC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A real treat, creative dishes, well made and interesting cocktails. One to recommend for lunch or dinner or with kids!

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