Duck and Waffle Local
Chef Director Dan Doherty and founder Shimon Bokovza unveiled an exciting new concept for the iconic Duck and Waffle brand; Duck and Waffle Local. D&W Local will be offering a duck-centric menu that’s designed to be served fast, without the restaurant price tags and importantly, without what has become as much as a 6 week wait for a table in busy periods.
Duck & Waffle founder Shimon Bokovza was recently quoted: “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.”
The menu is exactly what we’d expect from this team at D&L, with classics like the namesake Duck & Waffle – a confit duck leg on a waffle with a fried egg served with mustard maple syrup. Alongside these classics are new gems like the duck jam doughnut, which will remind D&W regulars of the ox cheek doughnut from the original site and a duck burger made from crispy duck leg with whipped foie gras.
If you don’t like duck…
It’s not all duck – but it’s definitely the star of the show! There are however some wonderful looking vegetable dishes like the heritage carrot & spiced chickpea salad and the absolutely gorgeous baked & pickled beetroot with harissa, yoghurt & seeds.
Diners at Duck and Waffle Local will order at the counter before being shown to a table in order to allow for speedy service, while there will also be the option of pre-ordering for a set collection slot for those wanting food-to-go.
Chef Director Dan Doherty said: “We’ve seen that at Duck & Waffle people are ordering a lot of duck and loving it, so we thought why not explore that and focus on it while showcasing its versatility — it doesn’t have to be duck a l’orange.”
The new restaurant is situated in recently developed St James’s Market area of Piccadilly and the restaurant will serve right through from 8am to 1am.
More details about the venue and the menu can be found on their website: http://www.duckandwafflelocal.com/