The speedy ride up the glass lift isn't for the faint-hearted, as you swiftly scale up along the outside of the building the view expands before you and underneath you, treating your eyes to a spectacular view of central London.
With polished etiquette the staff took our jackets and showed us to our seats. Glass walls ensure nobody misses out on the vista and there is no need to worry about getting a table seat. The service was formal but not uncomfortably so. Staff were attentive and the food came quickly (thankfully as I was famished!). For brunch there is a good mix of smart professionals, casual holiday makers and people dressed up for a special treat.
Then there's the food. Having chosen the famous duck and waffle with mustard maple syrup I was not disappointed. The dish was presented beautifully and the flavour was full and mouth-watering.
The duck was perfect; its crispy skin and succulent meat was heavenly. Though I didn't try one of the many impressive sounding cocktails, the coffee was great, lovely taste, temperature and art. Yes, brunch for two did cost £60 so perhaps this may not make it as your regular breakfast haunt. However if you're looking for somewhere a bit more special, if you're in need of a treat, some delicious food and a bit of VIP treatment then book a table at the Duck & Waffle and indulge.