Duck, Duck, Goose: Hot on the heels of Avobar, another London favorite lands in Hong Kong with its first overseas branch: Duck & Waffle, the popular restaurant famed for its signature eponymous dish. Some might remember its successful pop-up at Ozone in the Ritz Carlton in 2016.
Look & Feel: Located in IFC, Duck & Waffle takes up the space formerly occupied by Open Kitchen. Fun and dynamic, the main dining area is decked out in welcoming woods with splashes of red and patterned black and white walls and booths that match checkered areas of the floor. A lounge area spills out into the mall. There’s a takeaway counter flanked with shelves of ingredients and greenery, too.
On the Menu: Think playful British fare that takes plenty of inspiration from European and American cuisine. Of course, there’s the duck and waffle ($230), a confit duck leg on waffles topped with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup, but there are plenty other must-tries on the menu, too — we’re eying the spiced ox cheek donut ($135) and foie gras creme brulee ($150). Watch out for Hong Kong-exclusive dishes, as well, such as the beef tartare ($150) and miso custard tart ($80).
Great For: Casual weekend brunches.
FYI: The original Duck & Waffle in London is known for being open 24/7; while that isn’t the case for its Hong Kong counterpart, this location still brings the late night conviviality, being open until midnight from Sunday to Thursday and until 1am on Friday and Saturday.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.