Saturday 14 September 2013

Make mine a Marmite Champagne!

As a major foodie, I love getting recommendations to new / different places to eat at – I usually love them!  A perfect example of this is my recent trip to ‘Duck & Waffle’ in London, near Liverpool St station.

It’s on the 40th floor of Heron Tower so has fantastic views over the city (apparently it’s actually the highest restaurant in the UK!).

To fully appreciate the views we started with a few cocktails in the bar.  However, these are not just any cocktails, there are quirky elements to everything.  Take your traditional Cosmopolitan for example, a good drink to start off a girlie late lunch...this one was ‘roasted’ and included bone marrow! 

We all opted for different drinks, with the only rule being you couldn’t pick the same as someone else.  My ‘Dark & Stormy’ rum and ginger beer combo even arrived in a brown paper bag!

To accompany our drinks we went for a bar snack...pigs ears!!

We then headed in for our meal with the mouth-watering menu providing yet more eccentric delights!  The name-sake dish of ‘Duck & Waffle’ was literally a tasty waffle with a succulent duck leg on top, accompanied by a fried duck egg and maple syrup with mustard seeds.

By this point I’d decided on my favourite cocktail – a Marmite Black Velvet (actually a Marmite and Guinness reduction with Champagne) which went perfectly with our ‘brunch style’ food.

The apparently random, but incredibly delicious, combinations continued as we piled our table high with a feast of different dishes.  Including the ‘spicy ox cheek doughnut with apricot jam’, finishing with a final treat of petit fours for dessert.

Overall a fantastic place with excellent food and a great atmosphere – I definitely recommend popping in for a visit you won’t forget!  

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