Duck & Waffle Local
Brought to life by the team behind the award-winning Duck & Waffle restaurant, the highest restaurant in the UK, Duck & Waffle Local is a new fast casual, chef-curated restaurant.
Building on the success of the original, Duck & Waffle Local still emphasises local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, but with a more accessible, speedier and cost friendly format where guests can order at the counter before being shown to a table.
Alternatively, Duck & Waffle Local also includes a new takeaway service by collection for time-pressed customers on the go. It welcomes guests from early morning to late night with breakfast and all day menus.
Located in the re-developed St James’s Market, this new venture taps into the energy of its iconic big brother, taking its playful approach to gastronomy to the street, while placing the duck at its culinary core.
Speaking to Premier Hospitality, Shimon Bokovza, Duck & Waffle founder and managing partner, said:
“Duck & Waffle has been a hit from the start. We’ve served over one million guests and almost half a million Duck & Waffle dishes since opening in July 2012. We are now harnessing the energy of the brand and bringing it to the street in a more casual atmosphere that works for those who want the same high quality food and drink they are used to from Duck & Waffle – but want it to be quick and accessible.”
The décor of the 120-cover restaurant reflects the playfulness of the menu and authenticity of the ingredients. Designed by O1 Creative, with WFC appointed as the main contractor, the interior takes inspiration from farm-to-table dining – with a twist – merging polished concrete flooring and timber fittings with contemporary sculpture and handmade bespoke glazed tiling.
The curved corrugated metal ceiling and red open kitchen offer a subtle nod to Duck & Waffle while sculptural farm machinery hanging overhead reinforce the playful and high energy environment of Duck & Waffle Local.
St James’s Market is a new landmark destination in Central London set within over half an acre of revitalised public space complete with a new Pavilion and home to providing world-class dining and retail.
Under the direction of Duck & Waffle’s award-winning Chef Director Dan Doherty, this new eatery is the first fast casual restaurant centered around the unsung hero of poultry: the duck. New items include The Duck Burger with crispy duck leg, and a Duck Jam Doughnut, which reimagines sweet-meets-savoury cravings. The original and much-loved Duck & Waffle will also be on the menu. Accompanying the ‘duck centric’ menu will be fresh and seasonal vegetables such as Grilled Sprouting Broccoli with chilli, garlic, lemon and almonds or Baby Spinach with peas, avocado, grains and seeds.
Chef Director Dan Doherty said:
“Duck is something we have always loved and we wanted to focus on even more. It’s a wonderful ingredient, and we intend to showcase all the great cuts and offal as best we can, whilst being as accessible as possible. Whereas duck is a core part of our offering, I feel vegetables are just as important so we will have the other half of our menu based around the best the seasons have to offer us.”
Fans will also be happy to see several signature Duck & Waffle dishes on Duck & Waffle Local’s menu, including the Duck & Waffle, BBQ Spiced & Seasoned Crackling Pigs Ears and the Full Elvis, a peanut butter & jelly ‘buttered’ waffle with vanilla cream, peanut brittle, fresh berries and caramelised banana, as well as brand new offerings including an incredible Duck Burger and Duck Satay.
As with its food offering Duck & Waffle Local takes the same experimental approach to its bar philosophy as award-winning Head of Spirit and Cocktail Development Rich Woods continues to push beverage boundaries. Rich’s carefully curated ‘Taps & Tails’ menu delivers a creative range of unique on-tap cocktails ready to go at the pull of a tap. Local brews include the Holy Duck IPA and Local Lager, in addition to a select list of wines.
Open 24/7 and located on the 40th Floor of 110 Bishopsgate, Duck & Waffle is the highest restaurant in UK, offering incomparable views of London. The restaurant offers a playful take on traditional British cuisine with broad European influences emphasizing local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.
For more information on Duck & Waffle Local, please visit duckandwafflelocal.com.