Many of us have noticed the ‘Opening Soon’ sign for the mega-famous gastro diner Duck & Waffle while walking through Leith Street. Well, a date has officially been announced, and it’s sooner than we thought. It’s the brand’s first UK branch outside of London, so it is unsurprising that Edinburgh was the chosen one to become a new home for a Duck & Waffle.
The critically-acclaimed restaurant is famous for its creative effortless take on British cuisine, with playful touches from fellow European cuisines. The venue is open 24/7 and is not only a breakfast and brunch spot, but also a place for that post night out fill we just sometimes need. The gastro diner is set to be opening its doors on February 1 at St James Quarter on Leith Street side, and reservations are open now.
Duck & Waffle is most known for its signature dish, which (shockingly) contains a buttermilk waffle topped with a crispy duck leg confit and fried duck egg doused in mustard maple syrup. Those of us who have visited New York City will recall of the amazing chicken and waffles dish at Sweet Chick, but duck on a waffle sounds even more delicious.
The menu is delightfully wholesome nonetheless, with vegan, gluten-free, breakfast, brunch, all day and late night sections. For a filling breakkie, go for the Duck Benedict with braised duck leg, waffle and hen’s egg, topped with hollandaise and sriracha sauces.
Guests can also choose from freshly baked breads and snacks, to small and large plates such as Porcini Mushroom ravioli or a Lobster Roll with spicy Marie Rose sauce and brioche from the All Day Menu. What is more, their cocktail list is astoundingly mouth-watering: the Duck & Stormy, for example, is a true Duck & Waffle signature serve, with Bacardi Carta Negra rum, coconut, lime and ginger juice.
If you’re just as excited as us for the new Duck & Waffle Edinburgh, you can book your tables here for when it opens.