Up In The Clouds

These days there are countless ways to get an amazing view of London from above.

Queueing for hours to get on the London Eye is no longer the only option.

If you're feeling frivolous you can pay to head up the Shard.

If you're feeling adventurous you can climb to the top of the O2 or hop on the Emirates high line.

Or, if you're hungry... you can go to Duck & Waffle.

I booked a table a couple of months ago for Jack's birthday and when the day finally came I was definitely more excited than he was.

We jumped on the tube to Liverpool Street and before we knew it we were being whizzed up to the 40th floor of the Heron Tower.

As we were a little early for our breakfast booking, we took a seat in the bar area which was pretty gorgeous in itself.

Just look how pretty the floor is!

The view isn't half bad either...

After a few minutes we were ushered into the dining room and took our seats. 

I was pretty excited to discover that we had the corner table as we had amazing views at all angles. 

As we were there at 10 on a Tuesday, the breakfast menu was on offer. 

It's safe to say that there is a range of options to tickle your tastebuds. 

You can get anything from ox cheek Benedict to a more traditional full English, so we took our time choosing.

We started off with apple juice and freshly squeezed orange.

Jack went for the restaurants namesake: a crispy confit duck leg served with a fried egg, a waffle and mustard maple syrup.

I got a little taste of this and the duck was seriously good. If you like salty and sweet combos, this is the one for you.

 I wasn't so adventurous and satisfied my sweet tooth tendencies with the bananas brûlée waffle.

Waffles with vanilla ice cream, homemade nutella, caramelised bananas and peanut brittle.

It was as good as it looks- I would order this again in a heartbeat.

 Although I couldn't quite resist ordering a couple of extras in the form of delicious hash browns and black pudding. 

Don't be deceived at the little portions- these were more than enough alongside our main dishes. 

Not a bad spread, is it?

After hearing so much about Duck & Waffle, I admit I was slightly apprehensive that the experience would be a bit of a novelty and that the view would take priority over the food.

This definitely wasn't the case.

 The food was delicious and the breakfast menu is very reasonably priced. Our bill came to just over £40 with service which was pretty amazing considering the view that came with the meal.

I would highly recommend Duck & Waffle. Book in advance because it gets busy and tables get snapped up sharpish. 

Although, it's open 24 hours so if you're looking for a fancy midnight snack then this is the place for you.

In fact, I'm tempted to head there for a post-night out indulgence at some point...