Thursday, 15 August 2013

{Duck & Waffle}

I don't know about you, but personally I love to draw out my birthday for as long as possible. With this in mind, we headed to the 40th floor of the Heron Tower at a very untimely hour last Friday - all in the name of Birthday Brunch. 


When you first arrive at the tower in East London, you're greeted by a lady who shows you to this glass lift. Now, I was half expecting the elevator to go all Charlie & The Chocolate Factory on us - it went so fast! Nevertheless, we made it up there in one piece and were greeted with killer views of London.




Duck and Waffle itself is a very cool, fairly modern-style restaurant. The waiters are super friendly and chatty which may be something to do with having their heads up in the clouds all night and day.  



My English Breakfast tea came in a stylish transparent teapot which I was highly tempted to put in my handbag - but I decided it wasn't that kind of place.



I have it on good authority that the full english breakfast is delicious, despite a slightly disappointed face on its arrival due to the size. Looks can be deceiving though, and my fellow bruncher left the heavens very well-satiated. If you're a fry-up connoisseur, these were the team players: pork & herb sausage / two eggs, any style / streaky bacon / grilled tomato / field mushroom / hash browns / scottish black pudding / trotter-braised beans / sourdough toast.



I went for the more restrained(!) option of waffles with nutella and banana..... with an extra side of bacon. I didn't want to get food envy and start attacking my breakfast partner for meat! Whilst we were tucking in, we watched a confident lad stride across the restaurant to ask a gorgeous blonde for her number - with great success! That's the lack of oxygen for ya.



I'd highly recommend the Duck and Waffle for a cheeky date, Birthday brunch, or even just a Tuesday morning. There's something extra special about being so high up so early in the morning; even if the rest of your day sucks, at least you had breakfast in the clouds! 

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