A look inside Duck & Waffle Edinburgh

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Iconic restaurant is getting ready to launch

This winter sees the much-anticipated launch of the iconic Duck & Waffle restaurant in Edinburgh. This is the first step out of London, where its sky high dining experience has drawn visitors.

Located within St James Quarter, at the entrance on St James Crescent, above Register Square, Duck & Waffle Edinburgh will provide guests with a playful and vivacious dining experience from early morning to late night, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

The menu is created around the brand’s namesake dish; Duck & Waffle, made with crispy leg confit, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup. New dishes will showcase a blend of the brand’s signature, innovative executions made with the very best, Scottish-sourced ingredients. Highlights include Spicy Ox Cheek Doughnut with apricot jam and smoked paprika sugar, and Whole Roasted Chicken with ratte potatoes, wild mushrooms and truffle.  The specially created for Scotland Deep Fried Haggis Bar crafted with a rich layering of ox cheek, haggis and duck fat caramel and served with a side of Bovril®.

Vegetable-forward standouts include Pulled Aubergine with lyonnaise onions, goat’s curd and chervil and the Hispy Cabbage with miso brown butter, caperberries, and crispy shallots. Complementing the menu are inventive desserts, including the mouthwatering Sticky Toffee Waffle with butterscotch caramel sauce and clotted cream.

“We are proud to be opening our doors in Edinburgh bringing our top quality, memorable gastronomic dining experience to Scotland;” states Shimon Bokovza, Duck & Waffle Brand Founder. Edinburgh is a globally recognised destination renowned for its diverse culinary offering, which made it the ideal location for opening our first UK venture outside of London – we can’t wait to welcome locals and world travellers alike.”

Inside the imaginative 8400 square foot space, guests can choose to dine at one of the chef counters, at spacious tables in the main dining room or within one of two individually designed private dining rooms; The Whisky Room with its charred timber walls, rich amber tones and copper accents (for up to 10 guests), and The Nest, with its feather and lace chandeliers (for up to 14 guests).


Duck & Waffle Edinburgh, St James Quarter, 400-402 St James Crescent, Edinburgh, EH1 3AE





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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