And then there’s Duck & Waffle. Located on floor 40 of Bishopsgate’s Heron Tower, it is London’s highest restaurant and easy to spot thanks to the throng of people outside, so booking is advisable. Whizzing up in the glass lift, it’s clear why there is always a queue… the view is one of the best in London.
‘We tend to get really busy around three o’clock,’ says head waiter Christopher. ‘People come in for a nightcap and then get into the restaurant at four in time for breakfast and watching the sunrise.’
The food and cocktails verged on experimental and were delicious. A petite pot of baked haddock in lobster cream, white chocolate and pistachio blondie, and banana and chocolate waffles all brought more joy than can adequately be put into words. And then there’s the view. Again. The breakfast and sunrise club suddenly makes a lot of sense.
Written by Emma Barlow; Photographs by John Wycherley.