Get a guy who makes you giggle like a 16 year old but knows how to treat you when you turn 25.
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So, I turned the big 25 and the Mr did not disappoint in helping me celebrate. I’m absolutely awful at keeping surprises, always getting too excited and spilling the beans weeks before, but he managed to keep his lips sealed whisking me off into town without any clues whatsoever. We strolled from Waterloo to Piccadilly right through the doors of Duck&Waffle Local.
Created by the same people as the original Duck&Waffle it’s a more casual approach to dining with duck still taking centre stage.We grabbed a table in the window and perused the small but packed menu.
I kicked everything off with a Breakfast Fizz; Grey Goose L’Orange, pink grapefruit and burnt toast infusion. It’s like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a fizzing marmalade on toast.
Food wise I wanted to order the whole menu but managed to restrain myself. The Mr ordered himself some Duck Tongues, I had no interest in these and not to my surprise after the first few bites he didn’t either! However the rest of the food arrived soon after to distract us; a Duck Jam Doughnut; a huge cinnamon sugar doughnut filled with juicy duck meat and finished with an orange glaze – perfect for sharing, trust me it’s big enough.
The Duck Burger for the Mr; crispy duck leg, crushed noodles, miso mayonnaise & spiced slaw. I didn’t even get a bite of this he enjoyed it so much. Whereas I opted for the classic Duck and Waffle; confit duck leg topped with a fried duck egg sitting on a waffle and drenched in mustard maple syrup. I couldn’t fault one bit of it!
I sipped on a Duck and Stormy, waistband straining at the seams as we contemplated getting dessert. We didn’t need it but we certainly didn’t regret sharing The Full Elvis; peanut butter, strawberry jam, Chantilly cream, vanilla ice cream, peanut brittle & berries. Okay, maybe we regretted it a little bit as we waddled out of the restaurant, but it was worth it.
Walking a lot slower than when we first started we made our way to Southwark in the late afternoon.
Not only was I treated to lunch but the theatre as well. Kiki’s Delivery Service is one of our favourite films so seeing it on stage was magical!
What’s your dream birthday treat?