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London’s Duckiest Menus

London's Duckiest Menus, photo:chris osburn

A true gourmand’s delight, duck is one of the heartiest and most satisfying dishes around. Here’s an appetizing look at four London restaurants with delicious duck dishes guaranteed not to ruffle any foodie tail feathers.

HKK
88 Worship Street, EC2A 2DQ
The closest London Underground stations are at Old Street and Liverpool Street. Shoreditch High Street Overground station is nearby too.

Part of the celebrated Hakkasan group of fine dining establishments, new to the scene HKK is already world renowned for offering exceptional service in one of London’s most elegant contemporary settings. Best way to experience this lovely restaurant? Try the five-course duck lunch menu and decide whether the cherry wood roasted Peking duck is the juiciest piece of you’ll ever bite into or not.

Four Seasons
Chinatown 1: 12 Gerrard Street, W1D 5PR. The closest London Underground stations are at Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.
Chinatown 2: 23 Wardour Street, China Town, W1D 6PW. The closest London Underground stations are at Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.
Bayswater: 84 Queenway, W2 3RL. The closest London Underground station is at Bayswater.

With three locations, two in Chinatown and the original restaurant in Bayswater, Four Seasons is something of a London institution – and a great option for diners hankering for roast duck. Some say it’s not only the best Peking duck in the London, but the best in the world. Taste for yourself.

Duck & Waffle
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopgate, EC2N 4AY
The closest London Underground station is at Liverpool Street.

Located on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle is definitely worth a visit. The clean, contemporary feel, huge windows, and the stunning views of London, the Thames and the surrounding countryside provide an exquisite background for a memorable meal or cocktail. Even the brisk zip up to the restaurant in its own glass elevators offers an overwhelming wow of an experience. What to order when you go? The restaurant’s namesake dish (yes, duck and waffle – topped with a fried duck egg) is certainly a substantial and tasty option. It’s available throughout the day but does seem best geared for breakfast or brunch.

Comptoir Gascon
63 Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ
Nearest London Underground stations are at Farringdon and Barbican.

Not only is this the “Official Embassy of Cassoulet in the United Kingdom,” (cassoulet is casserole dish from southern France usually containing duck, but this shop/bistro has a “Best of Duck” menu that’s well worth a quack. Consider if you will the Duck Burger Deluxe which one-ups a bacon cheeseburger with a slab of foie gras served atop the duck patty and in a fresh made bun. Wow.

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Photo: Chris Osburn

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