Duck & Waffle
Luxury in London can be summed up by a visit to the infamous Duck and Waffle; the UK's highest restaurant.
A glass lift takes only 24 seconds to whisk diners up (ears a-popping) to the 40th floor, to be greeted with unparalleled views of London's beautiful city architecture.
The modern interior features floor to ceiling windows wrapping around a central open kitchen, where chefs busily plate up food in front of your eyes. Seated in an intimate demi-spherical banquet seat under a yellow ribboned ceiling, we turned or attention to the brunch menu. Inspired by broad European and British influences and spirit, the ingredients are local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable and food is often created from the nearby market’s freshest offerings.
The namesake dish - The Duck and Waffle itself - doesn't come cheap, at £17, but is a classic, topped off with mouth-watering mustard maple syrup. The Ox Cheek Benedict is a picture, served on duck-egg blue plates, with an artful circle of Sriracha. Drinks are also a wallet drainer, with cocktails priced at £14 and a glass of bubbly at £15.
Open 24/7, there is no excuse not to experience this decadent, unique and stunning dining room in the sky.