Sky High Gluten Free Breakfast at Duck and Waffle, London

I know everyone and their second cousin’s baby daddy  has written about Duck and Waffle in London, but I don’t care! It’s my time now!


Duck and Waffle is at the top of Heron Tower on the north side of the Thames. Up 40 floors on the glass elevator and you arrive to a cozy window lined bar and restaurant with blue tile floors, dangling crystal chandelier, and an unbeatable view of the Gherkin.
We made reservations exactly 3 months in advance. This is the absolute earliest booking opens, and I made the reservation late in the day and already most of the slots were taken.

However, when we showed up to eat the restaurant was only about three quarters full, so if you can’t get a reservation there’s a possibility that just showing up on the day of would work out. Duck and Waffle is also open 24 hours a day, so you can always try an unruly hour of night as well 😉

On to the good part….. Food.

After pondering our breakfast menu for quite a while, and sipping on cappuccino (me) or mocha (my dad) and fresh squeezed orange juice (both!) we came to our very important decision.

Happiest of days, gluten free options are numerous at Duck and Waffle! They carry gluten free bread and more importantly waffles!! My kind dad ordered his meal gluten free as well so we could share and reported no difference in taste to normal waffles!
For him: English cherry Belgian waffles, for me: the classic GLUTEN FREE DUCK AND WAFFLE! Had to try to namesake after all!
^ English cherry Belgian waffle (gluten free) with vanilla bean ice cream and edible flowers…droooool

^ duck egg on duck leg confit on gluten free waffle

^mustard seed maple syrup…unexpectedly perfect combo!

It was the best breakfast I’ve had in a loooong time, and I mean look at those views…

^my dad and I, very full

^ view of the Gherkin from ground level. Puts it in perspective!

^view of the building from the ground level.
 ^weird Dads are good Dads

We had such a great breakfast on one of my dad’s final days in England! I will totally be going back soon for another gluten free duck and waffle. 🙂

Sarah xx

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  1. I loved hearing about your visit and had no idea they offered gluten-free options! I’m going to have to plan a visit soon. I have never been and practically worked next door to Heron Tower!

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