High up in the clouds of London sits a foodie hotspot for which you have to book at least a month in advance to be in with a chance of getting a table. It’s been on my list for a while (Duck and Waffle was SO 2 years ago Maya), so when Lauren managed to get us a booking, I was more than keen.
We arrived EARLY on a Saturday morning (before 9am on a weekend, if you please), to be shot up to the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in a glass lift. This is NOT for the faint hearted, as someone who is not 100% great with heights, I began to doubt this choice as I stood in the corner with my eyes closed, singing to myself as distraction. When we got out of the moving vessel of death and I was on solid ground however, I started to understand what all the fuss was about. The interior was well decked out, with beautiful blue and white tiling and a panoramic view over my beloved city. Slightly questionable (perhaps) was the graffiti wall, which felt just a little like my dad trying to be cool and ‘down with the kids’. Anyway, on the the main event, brunch. We were shown into the small dining area and shown to a table in the middle of the floor…err, we booked HOW FAR in advance, only to be given a table with no view? The waiting staff were charming however, and moved us to a table looking over London upon our smiley request.
What we ate:
Indian Spiced Chickpeas
Duck egg en cocotte
Ok, Lauren and I are pretty fussy, especially when it comes to brunch. My chickpeas were delicious (a little spicy, be warned), Lauren felt I’d made the better choice as her duck egg en cocotte was pretty heavy. Minor thing, the lack of dairy free milks (I recognise how basic I sound…bare with) surprised me, for a high end restaurant I kinda felt they needed to up their plant based game. I’d recommend to any London visitors though, or locals like us. It’s a beautiful location with lovely staff. I reckon I’ll be back one evening for cocktails in the sky!